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SuperDévoluy

SuperDévoluy Ski Resort Guide

SuperDévoluy, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Resort Height1,500m4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsMarseille Provence and Avignon
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SuperDévoluy

Sunny, high-rise purpose-built centre linked to La Joue du Loup. It is a so called station village, small, quiet and with direct snow access from all lodging, it's perfect for families.

The Devoluy at the gateway to the Hautes-Alpes, represents an area of 300m◊ and offers a wide variety of snow-covered landscapes. There are nursery, snow gardens, fun activities and entertainments for every age.

Terraced between 1500 and 2500 meters, the ski area Devoluy offers 100kms of slopes of varied difficulty to satisfy all fanatics of ski sports, from the beginners to experienced skier.”

Summary

The French ski resort of SuperDévoluy is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,500m4,921ft.

SuperDévoluy is part of the Dévoluy ski area with access to 100km62 miles of downhill skiing, with 120 marked pistes, served by a total of 25 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in SuperDévoluy itself (60 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dévoluy ski resort of La Joue du Loup.

With ski lifts as high as 2,500m8,202ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in SuperDévoluy?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 7 November.

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Ski Area Stats

SuperDévoluy Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
15
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
25
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
15
Cross Country
Total Length
79km49 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
26

Dévoluy Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
10
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
30
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
50
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
30
Downhill
Total Length
100km62 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
43km27 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
25

Altitudes

SuperDévoluy Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,500m8,202ft
Lowest Piste1,500m4,921ft
Resort Altitude (SuperDévoluy)1,500m4,921ft
Max Vertical1,000m3,281ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for SuperDévoluy
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

SuperDévoluy Overview

Sunny, high-rise purpose-built centre with direct-to-snow access from all lodging, it is lift linked to La Joue du Loup. SuperDévoluy has a quiet vibe and is perfect for families, not for partying. There's a good skier/boarder mix, prices are good compared to much of the Alps, it's not posh and not for serious big mountain fans or powder perfectionists.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in SuperDévoluy is 4km2 miles long.

Skiing

SuperDévoluy shares 100km (65 miles) of mostly easy and intermediate trails with its neighbour, La Joue du Loup. Five of the 60 runs are black and the max vertical is 1000m, but you can only make the full descent if you're happy on black as the two steepest trails are at the top of the mountain, runs 37 and 38 off the Pierra drag. These only descend a few hundred metres however, so if you want to keep it steep take a tight right on to trail 13 which quickly deposits you on the longest black to be found here, number 35, alongside the Veaux tow. This still only takes you about half way down the mountain, so you'll have to decide whether to complete your descent on blues and greens or head back up from there.

There are few hardcore off piste opportunities here, although a local Guide may be able to provide evidence to the contrary. With most of the area above the treeline however, there are powder fields to be had, most notably beneath Bonnet Rouge which is reached by the short drag of the same name which appears out of nowhere on your right a little way down blue run 27. This takes you to the top of the fast red cruiser 29, which is away from most of the rest of the runs and offers serious temptation to head off either side. Shorter steeper powder stashes are to be had from the top of the Pierra drag.

SuperDévoluy offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

The snowpark features multiple hits including a quarter pipe and 100m long half pipe. Intriguingly subbed The mushroom's park it also incorporates rails, spin, table, big air and more.

Location and Map

Where is SuperDévoluy?

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

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to SuperDévoluy is Marseille Provence, 164 minutes drive away.

Avignon and Annecy airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts are able to uplift 2,250 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 3km2 miles of ski runs, with 13 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is SuperDévoluy open?

 Open from : December 12, 2020*
*Dévoluy.

 Closes : April 10, 2021*
*Dévoluy.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Early 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 SuperDévoluy, 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 SuperDévoluy Tourist Office for the latest.

Aprés Ski

SuperDévoluy's nightlife is typically quiet with just a couple of bars in the slopeside complexes, of which Le Village Pub is usually the most lively through the evening. The Sans Souci is a good choice for cocktails. La Fournaise disco opens its doors next to the cinema in the Sommarel complex. You can expect to hear any sound from any era here, although Europop tends to dominate right through to closing at 4am.

SuperDévoluy