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Saint Jean d'Aulps - La Grande Terche
Hire your skis in Saint Jean d'Aulps
Nestled in Haute-Savoie at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the ski resort of Saint Jean d'Aulps offers numerous activities for a unique family holiday. In the heart of nature and the Alpine massif, you will enjoy an invigorating holiday in a family resort surrounded by mythical peaks such as the Roc d'Enfer. To make the most of your skiing holiday, discover all our ski rental offers. With online booking, you can benefit from the best prices on your ski equipment and leave with peace of mind! As soon as you arrive in the resort, your equipment will be waiting for you in one of our Saint Jean d'Aulps ski shops. A professional and dynamic team welcomes you to advise you and accompany you throughout your winter holiday.
Your stay in Saint Jean d'Aulps
Located in the Vallée d'Aulps, the village welcomes you in an authentic and warm setting. From the moment you arrive, you are immersed in a family atmosphere ideal for a change of scenery in the heart of a rich and unspoilt nature. Saint Jean d'Aulps La Grande Terche is a popular destination for families because of its idyllic setting and its UNESCO-listed environmental heritage. The Chablais is a real land of experiences that reflects life in the mountain pastures.
Les Portes du Soleil: The cross-border ski area
Whatever your skiing level, the ski area of St Jean d'Aulps is accessible to all. Whether you are a beginner, an expert or an experienced skier, whether you are passionate about ski touring or Nordic skiing, the Vallée d'Aulps has something for everyone! Stretching from 970 to 1800 metres above sea level, more than 50 km of marked runs are waiting to be hurled down! The Roc d'Enfer ski area offers you the opportunity to enjoy skiing in a rich and wild environment. The most contemplative will be seduced by the numerous panoramas of the French and Swiss summits. Numerous slopes and circuits will take you into the forest to slalom between the fir trees and discover the fauna and flora.
The resort is connected to Les Portes du Soleil, allowing easy access to 12 ski resorts such as Avoriaz, Les Gets, La Chapelle d'Abondance or Montriond. This Franco-Swiss ski area is the largest cross-border ski area in Europe. With 308 ski runs and 208 ski lifts, you can enjoy quality snow cover, a wide variety of landscapes and a huge playground accessible to all levels of skiers.
The activities of the resort
In winter, in the heart of nature
A large ice rink of 125 m² located in the heart of the resort allows you to share unforgettable moments of gliding with your family! For lovers of nature and wide open spaces, beautiful snowshoe walks will take you to the heart of the snowy forests for magical outings. For a unique adventure, discover the ski-joëring and let yourself be guided by a team that will take you for a ride in the heart of nature.
In the summer, get higher
Numerous trails and wilderness routes are accessible during the summer months for mountain walks for all levels. Hikers will be able to enjoy incredible panoramas and a privileged view of Mont-Blanc and the Dents du Midi. Various mountain cirques are waiting to be discovered to discover the natural heritage of the village and the ancestral traditions of the Aulps valley.
Aulps Abbey is an 11th century Cistercian site, a real historical and architectural treasure to be discovered during guided tours. And for the more sporty, there are trail circuits and water sports that will give you plenty of thrills! Mountain biking, climbing and via ferrata will also be on the programme!
Skiing in Saint Jean d'Aulps
The A41 motorway from Annecy allows you to reach the Aulps valley by taking the direction of Chamonix then Bonneville and Morzine. Shuttle buses provide a link from the Thonon-les-Bains train station for easy access to the ski resorts of Haute-Savoie. If you are travelling by plane, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport and Geneva airport provide buses to Saint Jean d'Aulps.