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Ski resorts near Lyon

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Nov 3, 2020
Ski resorts near Lyon

SKI RESORTS NEAR LYON

You live in the Lyon area and are looking for where to go skiing during the next winter holidays? Discover our selection of ski resorts near Lyon. Something to give you a breath of fresh air, whatever the season.

1/ LES CONTAMINATIONS MONTJOIE

An authentic ski resort, Les Contamines Montjoie is not lacking in charm and offers you a protected cocoon in which to enjoy winter sports. The commune is surrounded by sublime mountains. A change of scenery guaranteed.

Travel time to Lyon: 2h30

Altitude: between 1,200 m and 2,500 m

Snow coverage: 240 cm

Sunshine: 374h

Size of the ski area: 120 km of slopes

Type of practice: downhill, cross-country and nordic skiing

Other winter activities: snowshoeing, mountain biking on snow, Joëring skiing, ski touring...

Other summer activities: walking, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, paragliding, climbing...

2/ Chamrousse

Built in the heart of a forest, this ski resort offers breathtaking scenery during your downhill runs. It also seeks to integrate as well as possible with nature with the Chamrousse Mountain Park project, a resort connected to combine sustainable development and new technologies.

Travel time to Lyon: 2 hours

Altitude: between 1,650 m and 1,750 m

Snow coverage: 145 cm

Sunshine: 380h

Size of the ski area: 90 km

Type of practice: downhill, cross-country and nordic skiing

Other winter activities: ski touring, freestyle, jumping, snowboarding, tobogganing, snowshoeing...

Other summer activities: hiking, quad biking, mountaineering, horse riding, canyoning, via ferrata...

3/ VAL THORENS

By choosing Val Thorens for your winter holiday, you will enjoy a wide range of facilities. Activities are available for all ages, so that the whole family can have a great time.

Travel time to Lyon: 2h45

Altitude: 2,300 m

Snow coverage: 365 cm

Sunshine: 360 hours

Ski area size: 600 km of slopes

Type of practice: Alpine skiing

Other winter activities: Tyrolean traverse, car circuit, snowpark

Other summer activities: rock climbing, climbing of the summits, hiking, archery, cycle touring...

4/ LA CLUSAZ

In addition to traditional skiing, this resort offers its guests many original activities to keep them busy. Whatever you feel like doing at the moment, you are bound to find something to amuse you at La Clusaz.

Travel time to Lyon: 2h15

Altitude: between 1,500 m and 2,600 m

Snow coverage: 270 cm

Sunshine: 374h

Size of the ski area: 125 km of slopes

Type of practice: downhill and cross-country skiing

Other winter activities: ice skating, sledging, ice-bumpers, paragliding, sled dogs...

Other summer activities: climbing, Aravis water park, horse riding, leisure centre...

5/ BRIDES-LES-BAINS

Brides-les-Bains knows how to combine board sports and relaxation with this domain which has a spa and offers you the benefits of thermal waters. You will be able to relax after skiing down the slopes. Well-being is guaranteed.

Travel time to Lyon: 2 hours.

Altitude: between 600 m and 2,000 m

Snow coverage: 360 cm

Sunshine: 374h

Size of the ski area: 150 km of slopes

Type of practice: cross-country and downhill skiing

Other winter activities: spa, snowshoeing, ski touring...

Other summer activities: spa, paragliding, hiking, paintball...

6/ MOTTARET MERIBEL

Méribel Mottaret is an essential ski resort in the 3 Vallées ski area near Lyon. It is located directly at the foot of the slopes, ideal for the most impatient. You will have access to many activities throughout the year.

Travel time to Lyon: 2h20

Altitude: 1,700 m

Snow coverage: 260 cm

Sunshine: 310h

Size of the ski area: 150 km

Type of practice: downhill and cross-country skiing

Other winter activities: snowshoeing, tobogganing, hiking, horse-drawn sleighs, Joëring skiing...

Other summer activities: horse riding, climbing, golf, hiking, via ferrata...

7/ LE GRAND BORNAND

Le Grand Bornand is THE ideal place to go with your family. The ski slopes are accessible to all levels and the setting is idyllic. This Haute-Savoie village is full of charm and will seduce young and old alike.

Travel time to Lyon: 1h45

Altitude: between 1,300 m and 2,100 m

Snow coverage: 210 cm

Sunshine: 374h

Size of the ski area: 86 km of slopes

Type of practice: cross-country, Nordic and alpine skiing

Other winter activities: tobogganing, skating rink, Joëring skiing, snowshoeing...

Other summer activities: swimming, hiking, mountain biking, golf, climbing, tree climbing...

8/ VILLARD-DE-LANS

A major ski resort in the Vercors, Villars-de-Lans offers 52 slopes for skiers. The ideal place to recharge your batteries with family, friends or just the two of you, surrounded by mountains with surprising peaks.

Travel time to Lyon: 1h50

Altitude: between 1,111 m and 2,050 m

Snow coverage: 80 cm

Sunshine: 290h

Size of the ski area: 125 km of slopes

Type of practice: downhill and cross-country skiing

Other winter activities: luge, airbord, biathlon, sled dogs, fatbike, Nordic walking...

Other summer activities: horse riding, golf, hot-air ballooning, orienteering, paragliding...

9/ CHALMAZEL

Very close to Lyon, the Chazmazel station is a place on a human scale that is easy to survey. You can enjoy it even for a day or a weekend.

Travel time to Lyon: 1h45

Altitude: 1,634 m

Snow coverage: 80 cm

Sunshine: 422h

Size of the ski area: 12 km

Type of practice: downhill and cross-country skiing

Other winter activities: snowpark, snowshoeing, snowkiting, tobogganing, hiking...

Other summer activities: mountain biking, hiking, downhill karting, archery...

10/ SAINT-PIERRE DE CHARTREUSE

With its warm and traditional environment, the resort of Saint-Pierre de Chartreuse is only 1h40 from Lyon. It is therefore easy to get there for the day.

Travel time to Lyon: 1h40

Altitude: 2,000 m

Snow coverage: 210 cm

Sunshine: 400h

Size of the ski area: 35 km

Type of practice: downhill, cross-country and nordic skiing

Other winter activities: snowshoeing, biathlon, speed riding, hiking...

Other summer activities: canyoning, wine tourism, helicopter, donkey trekking, paragliding...