Puy Saint Vincent
Ski hire in Puy Saint Vincent
A typical village nestled in the heart of the Ecrins massif, Puy Saint Vincent is an ideal destination for a winter sports holiday. Thanks to its geographical position, the ski resort benefits from an incredible amount of sunshine throughout the winter and quality snow. To hurtle down the ski slopes in front of the magnificent panoramas on the Barre des Ecrins, book your ski hire Puy Saint Vincent with Ski Republic now. Take advantage of the best online offers and select the ski pack adapted to your needs.
Puy Saint Vincent, the nature destination
Situated in the Hautes-Alpes, Puy-Saint-Vincent immerses you from the moment you arrive in a rich, wild and preserved nature. During your stay in the mountains, you can discover the fauna and flora at the gates of the Ecrins National Park. Created in 1973, it is a real treasure of nature and environmental richness with a peak at 4,102 metres. Thanks to this unspoilt area, you will experience a life-size stay where you can enjoy numerous skiing and off-skiing activities in an exceptional setting. This large area of freedom will offer you a great breath of fresh air with unusual experiences to bring you a little closer to nature. Created in 1968, the resort attracted outdoor and mountain activity enthusiasts at a very early stage. Its vast territory and its large plateaus make the resort famous with its downhill and cross-country ski slopes.
Skiing in Puy-Saint-Vincent
Grouping three surrounding hamlets (Les Près, Les Alberts and Le Puy), the ski resort of Puy Saint Vincent offers a large playground suitable for all levels, from beginners to expert skiers. Overlooked by glaciers and mythical peaks (such as the Pelvoux which rises to 3,986 m), it is a large area surrounded by larch forests and omnipresent nature.
50% of the ski slopes are situated above 2000 m altitude, so you can enjoy quality snow cover and an ideal climate for skiing in a 100% natural area. The resort has the 2nd highest vertical drop in the Hautes-Alpes. Offering 90 hectares of ski slopes, every skier will find what he or she is looking for.
For freestyle enthusiasts, beginners or experts, discover the snowpark of Puy-Saint-Vincent as well as the boardercross for a family slalom! Boxes, rails and other modules await you for a maximum of sensation and new tricks.
The cross-country skiing area of Puy St Vincent is directly linked to that of Vallouise-Pelvaux-Les Vigneaux and Freissinières. Nearly 80 km of Nordic ski runs are accessible and have the equipment to test your biathlon skills.
For all off-piste and freeride enthusiasts, the Pays des Ecrins has over the years become a favourite area for ski touring. Escape for a getaway in a real alpine cocoon in the heart of valleys "with a thousand riches". Several marked and secured piste itineraries will enable you to climb the summits and enjoy exceptional panoramas.
All activities in the resort
FULL OF SENSATION IN WINTER
The resort of Puy Saint Vincent offers many off-ski activities for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the life of a musher for a Great North experience during a dog sled ride. You can explore the wide snowy spaces and discover the fauna and flora on a dog team. For the more sporty, take to the ice waterfalls with real mountaineering equipment. On the frozen walls, you will evolve in breathtaking nature and reach the summits for a new experience of great thrills! Finally, discover the mountain from a different angle by hurtling down the ski slopes on a Fat Bike or flying over the secret spots of the area on a paraglider.
SUMMER IN THE HEART OF NATURE
The resort is now the 2nd largest mountaineering site in France offering a wide selection of activities close to nature. Mountain bike enthusiasts, discover the mountain bike trails of Puy Saint Vincent as well as the electric bike routes. Enjoy the bike park with enduro, downhill and cross-country tracks. A land of mountaineering, Les Ecrins hides preserved natural areas with typical charm. Several mountain hiking trails are accessible from the resort to rub shoulders with the summits of the massifs.
Golf, accrobranche or geocaching will make you discover real treasures of nature. Playful courses are proposed for unforgettable moments with family and friends.
Come and ski in Puy Saint Vincent
The Pays des Ecrins is accessible from the A48 motorway to Grenoble, then via the Col du Lautaret via the RN91 towards Gap. Coming from Italy, follow the Maurienne valley via the A43 and the Fréjus tunnel then via the Col de Montgenèvre. Finally, if you are coming from the south of France, the A51 motorway takes you to La Saulce and then follow the RN94 towards Briançon.