Altitude: 1250 Meters

Vaujany in short

  • Quiet alternative to Alpe d'Huez
  • Skiing below the tree line
  • 160-person gondola to reach ski area

Vaujany is a small farming village located just opposite the ski area. Along with Auris En Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans and Alpe d'Huez, Vaujany is part of the Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine ski area, with a total of 250km of slopes. The village of Vaujany has a handful of hotels, restaurants and bars. The bar of the Hotel Rissiou is particularly appreciated by the locals. There is also a skating rink and a cinema, so no-one gets bored in the evenings here.

Vaujany has pretty, tree-lined slopes that make a nice change from the rest of the Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine ski area. The highlight of Vaujany is the gondola (one of the largest in the world) that can take 160 skiers and snowboarders quickly up to 2800m of altitude. Whoever wants to avoid the crowds in Alpe d'Huez should consider Vaujany (the gondola is almost never full) and in no time you will be at the top of the Pic Blanc. Unfortunately you can only ski back to the village by taking a beautiful, but black, run through the trees to the Vaujany Enversin lift.

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The village is really quiet, don't come here for the après-ski! Other than that the ski area is good, not super large so maybe a little boring for advanced skie...

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Vaujany

Restaurants 14 Theatre
Bars & cafes 4 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Vaujany

No. of ski schools 8Private ski lessons € 35
No. of ski instructors 40Ski lessons6 Days, 15 Hours, € 95
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Facilities Vaujany

No. of hotels 2 Supermarkets 1
Total no. of hotel beds 21 Banks -
Total no. of beds 4000

 Tourist information for Vaujany

Office de tourisme de Vaujany
0033 - 04 - 76807237

 Distances from Vaujany

Railway station
Grenoble approx. 63 km
Grenoble approx. 63 km
From the motorway:approx. 42 km 50 minuten by car

 Vaujany for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Vaujany

Public saunaFootpaths 30 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Vaujany

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(Photo: © Thijs Termeer)

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30 March 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

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Ski area
Alpe d'Huez

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Total slopes 250 (km)
Green slopes 49 km
Blue slopes 54 km
Red slopes 80 km
Black slopes 67 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (68 )
Drag lifts 30
Chair lifts 23
Gondola lifts 15
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