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Puy Saint Vincent

Puy Saint Vincent Ski Resort Guide

Puy Saint Vincent, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall 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

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.


The French ski resort of Puy Saint Vincent is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,400m4,593ft, with 60km37 miles of marked runs.

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.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Puy Saint Vincent?

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Ski Area Stats

Puy Saint Vincent Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
60km37 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Grande Galaxie Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
531km330 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Puy Saint Vincent Ski Area Heights

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Puy Saint Vincent
Intermediate Skiers

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.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Carmen'.


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.


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.

Location and Map

Where is Puy Saint Vincent?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Grande Galaxie, Hautes-Alpes.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Puy Saint Vincent is Turin Caselle, 127 minutes drive away.

Chambery, Grenoble, Turin Cuneo, Annecy and Marseille Provence airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

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

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 15km9 miles of ski runs, with 64 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Puy Saint Vincent open?

 Opened : December 12, 2020.

 Closed : April 11, 2021.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid 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 Puy Saint Vincent, 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.

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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.

Puy Saint Vincent