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Les Saisies

Les Saisies Ski Resort Guide

Les Saisies, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length70km43 miles
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Resort Height1,650m5,413ft
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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Les Saisies

An excellent Nordic ski centre facing Mont Blanc and overlooking Beaufortain and Val d'Arly. There is also good Alpine skiing with the vast Espace Diamant linked to Crest Voland Cohennoz. In the 1992 Winter Olympics all the cross-country and biathlon events were held here.

Summary

The French ski resort of Les Saisies is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,650m5,413ft, with 70km43 miles of marked runs.

Les Saisies is part of the Espace Diamant ski area with access to 185km115 miles of downhill skiing, with 226 marked pistes, served by a total of 136 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Les Saisies itself (70km43 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Espace Diamant ski resorts of Crest Voland Cohennoz, Flumet, Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Praz sur Arly.

The ski resort itself is at 1,650m5,413ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible.

Skiing

Les Saisies offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

Les Saisies is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Les Saisies.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Les Saisies?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm3in, expected on 26 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Les Saisies Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
13
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 5 
Downhill
Total Length
70km43 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
80km50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
24

Espace Diamant Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
16
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
70
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
91
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
49
Downhill
Total Length
185km115 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
136

Altitudes

Les Saisies Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Resort Altitude (Les Saisies)1,650m5,413ft
Lowest Piste1,150m3,773ft
Max Vertical850m2,789ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Les Saisies
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Les Saisies Overview

An excellent Nordic ski centre facing Mont Blanc and overlooking Beaufortain and Val d'Arly. There is also good Alpine skiing with the vast Espace Crystal linked to Crest Voland Cohennoz. In the 1992 Winter Olympics all the cross-country and biathlon events were held here.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Les Boufeutins'.

Location and Map

Where is Les Saisies?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Espace Diamant, Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Les Saisies is Chambery, 70 minutes drive away.

Grenoble, Annecy, Geneva, Lyon Bron, Lyon St-Exupéry, Sion, Turin Caselle and Saint-Étienne airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts are able to uplift 20,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 49 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Les Saisies open?

 Opened : December 21, 2019.

Usual opening is mid December (Opens weekends in December up to Christmas week ), and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Les Saisies, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Les Saisies Tourist Office for the latest.

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