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Where to ski from Grenoble

Uncover new areas to ski you may not have heard of (that wont cost you hundreds in taxi costs to get to)

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This is great if you are:

  • Planning a solo ski holiday

  • Need new ideas

  • Want good value transfers

  • Want to avoid the English


Ever wondered, where can I ski near Grenoble (that's good value)?

I got a cheap flight to Grenoble, where next?

Where's good value skiing for a long weekend?

Are there shared ski transfers or Ski bus options?


Cheap transfers for solo skiers aren't always easy to find to lesser known resorts, but we have your options here!

We're talking £60 return vs £500 taxi


 

Let's start, where can you ski from Grenoble?


The 3 closest mountain ranges to Grenoble are:

  • BELLEDONNE

  • OISANS

  • VERCORS


OISANS

International tourists might feel a familiarity with the 'Oisans' range.

This contains 4 distinct ski areas, 2 of which are world renowned, those being:

Les Deux Alpes // 200km // €279 for 6 days

&

L'Alpe d'Huez grand domain // 250km // 292 for 6 days

Including the towns of Oz en Oisans, Vaujany, Villard Reculas and Allemond.


Smaller areas that are less well known internationally are:

Auris en Oisans // 45km pistes

L'Alpe du Grand Serre // 55km pistes


Hidden resorts for the international market to discover


BELLEDONNE Range

Chamrousse // 90km slopes // €195.50 for 6 days

les 7 Laux // 120km slopes // €195.00 for 6 days


VERCORS

Espace Villard - Corrençon // 125km slopes // €223 for 6 days

click on the names to visit the area website


So what?

Enough skiing for an extended stay

Cheap connections from Grenoble

They're overall cheaper to stay & ski at


Check out the accommodation options


So how do you get from Grenoble to the Ski areas?



Transaltitude is a great public service that runs from Grenoble train station to all the key resorts in the area.

Timetables differ by resort, some having more departure times than others.


Pay maximum 35 Euro return 3 pieces of baggage included - Backpack, suitcase & Skis/Snowboard (covered)


Grenoble Train station departure times - outbound

​ALL SEASON SERVICES

Saturday

Sunday

Mon-Fri

Chamrousse

8:00 08:15 10:45 14:00 15:45 19:15

​08:00 08:15 10:45 14:00 15:45

​8:15

1hr

Les 7 Laux (Propoutel)

​8:15

​8:15

​8:15

1.5hrs

​Villard - Corrençon

8:15 15:45

​8:15

NA

45min

If you're travelling during February school holidays / Christmas and NYE periods, there's more times available


Check out the up to date timetables here

Of course, they also offer shared transfers to Les Deux Alpes and the Alpe d'heuz towns if you want. We'll do a separate post on that.

 

Tip: SkiLigne deals



Skiligne is a specific one day return ticket which includes your ski pass and bus ticket.

Usually leaving at 8:15am and returning at 5pm

Costing you a max of 50 euro / day (Alp d'heuz)


Long weekend Tip

Stay in Grenoble and try a different ski area each day

Make a long weekend of it?


This is a great value option, and means that you don't have to time your international travel around bus connections on the day of travel.

grenoble telepherique bastille
 

What if these times don't work?

You can always find an alternative shared transfer on Omio

Omio displays all car shares (blablacar) and alternative options that match your times.



How do I get to Grenoble train station?


By Train Connection

Grenoble is on the Lyon line, connected internationally by routes on high speed TGV lines e.g. via Paris

From the UK you can easily get the Eurostar, transfer across Paris and take a direct service to Grenoble.


Check out the links via buttons below for a time table, check prices on the calendar and search & book specific dates

Read our article on planning train travel to ski destinations in Europe for helpful hints & tips when planning

By Plane + Bus

45min bus from Grenoble airport, regular line

27 euro return Adults

Up to date info & Booking here


By Plane + Train

Obviously, you can skip part of the journey and fly into Grenoble airport or you can fly into Lyon.


Flying into Lyon isn't a bad idea, the airport is connected by a shuttle train to the main train station where you can get a quick and cheap train to Grenoble. Especially good for those who hate the idea of a long coach journey.


This gives you more options for choosing a good value accommodation either in Lyon or Grenoble if you get a late cheap flight before a transfer connection.



Why not search for flights and see what deals you can get?




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