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Puy Saint Vincent Ski Resort

Puy Saint Vincent Resort Guide

Puy Saint Vincent, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Puy Saint Vincent Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length60km37 miles
Highest Lift2,750m9,022ft
Resort Height1,400m4,593ft
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Chambery
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Puy Saint Vincent at a glance

Located in the largest park in France, the 92000 acre 'Les Ecrins', Puy Saint Vincent is a year round purpose-designed centre split in to two resorts at 1400 and 1600 metres. Very wide raging facilities, including a night-skiing piste.

 When will it snow in Puy Saint Vincent?

The next notable snow forecast for Puy Saint Vincent is 23cm9in, expected on 24 October, with around 27cm11in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Puy Saint Vincent Facts, Stats and Ratings

Puy Saint Vincent Rated

Ratings for Puy Saint Vincent
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

How High is Puy Saint Vincent?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Puy Saint Vincent
Highest Lift2,750m9,022ft
Lowest Piste1,400m4,593ft
Resort Altitude (Puy Saint Vincent)1,400m4,593ft
Max Vertical1,350m4,429ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Puy Saint Vincent Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Puy Saint Vincent
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
12
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
14
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 6 
Downhill
Total Length
60km37 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
16

Grande Galaxie Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Grande Galaxie
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
31
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
75
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
94
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
64
Downhill
Total Length
531km330 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
150
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Puy Saint Vincent Summary

The French Ski Resort of Puy Saint Vincent is part of the Grande Galaxie ski area with access to 531km330 miles of downhill skiing, with 264 marked pistes, served by a total of 150 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Puy Saint Vincent itself (60km37 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Grande Galaxie ski resorts of Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier.

With ski lifts as high as 2,750m9,022ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Puy Saint Vincent Overview

Located in the largest park in France, the 92000 acre 'Les Ecrins', Puy Saint Vincent is a year round resort split in to two levels at 1400 and 1600 metres. Puy Saint Vincent is a friendly ski resort combining an authentic village atmosphere with all the advantages of a modern resort.

Puy St Vincent 1600 is the larger, most convenient for ski lifts and has the lion's share of facilities. It is however dominated by one giant concrete complex of holiday flats with shops, bars and restaurants below. There are other large slopeside lodging options nearby.

Puy 1400 is a more laid back affair. Whilst the lifts ascent from the small hamlet of Puy 1400, nearby hamlets Le Villaret, Les Pres, Les Albers and the original, church-filled village of Le Puy each has a smattering of hotels, shops and restaurants.

On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Carmen'.

Skiing in Puy Saint Vincent

Puy St Vincent has good range of skiing up to 2750m, giving a healthy 1350m vertical. This means long blues and reds back down to the resort. However there's a good range of terrain including some very black runs from the top of the lifts beneath La Pendine. There are about 75km (45 miles) of runs with enough variety to keep most people happy for a week.

Beginners have nursery slopes at 1400 and 1600 and snow cover is normally good despite the southerly latitude, thanks to northerly exposure and increasing snowmaking cover.

The wide raging facilities, including a night-skiing piste and a new slalom stadium opened for the 2005-6 season. Night skiing is available during school holidays.

If you're staying for six days or more the Galaxy Advantage ticket offers a day in other large ski areas nearby including Serre Chevalier, Pelvoux, Montgenevre and the Milky Way resorts in Italy, Les 2 Alpes l'Alpe d'Huez and la Grave. With the exception of Pelvoux, to which there are two buses a day, you will need to work out your own transportation to these resorts however, there is no official ski bus link.

Hands free skiing: the validity of your lift pass is checked automatically when you go through the gates ad turnstiles. Your fidelity card can be used for skiing and researching your ski pass in all resort using the same system.

Puy Saint Vincent offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Puy Saint Vincent

There is one boarder cross at 2000m with jumps, banks and rails. Beginner boarders can also use the new high speed six seater chair which links 1400 up to 1600 to access gentle terrain on wide sunny meadows between the two bases. More advanced riders will head up the mountain to tackle the steep reds and blacks.

When is Puy Saint Vincent open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Puy Saint Vincent.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Puy Saint Vincent.

Snow Making

Puy Saint Vincent is able to make snow, on 15km9 miles of ski runs, with 64 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 16 ski lifts of Puy Saint Vincent are able to uplift 13,150 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Puy Saint Vincent?

Puy Saint Vincent is in the French Alps in Grande Galaxie, Hautes-Alpes, France.

How can I get to Puy Saint Vincent?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Puy Saint Vincent are Turin Caselle, Chambery and Grenoble. There are six airports within three hours drive.

Off the Mountain

Puy Saint Vincent Aprés Ski

The majority of the bars and restaurants are in 1600m, although there are a handful - Les Arcades, La Pendine and Le Saint Roch at 1400m

In 1600 you have about a dozen choices. The livliest is usually Le Tire Bouchon which does Karaoke (and take out pizza). For late night dancing the Caliente disco is the place to be.

There are plenty of evening activities including snowmobiling, cinema and quad biking and the resort's entertainments team organise extra events every day. A Festival of Laughter is staged every January.

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