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A panoramic village on the Écrins massif

Ancelle is a small ski resort which stands out for the variety of its slopes. It is ideal for skiers beginners and intermediates. Away from the long lines and the crowd, you will have your moments of relaxation through the fir trees and an environment sunny.

This exhibition and the good quality of its snow The resort is even equipped with an artificial snow system on most of its slopes, provided that the temperature is negative. This ensures that it has sufficient snow cover throughout the winter, although the altitude of its domain skiable area is « only 1579m » ofaltitude on average.

Moreover, it is located at a altitude between 1350 and 1800 m in the Champsaur valley. This difference in altitude offers a very large skiable area with trees. But a small station does not necessarily mean fewactivities.

Ancelle and its forests of snow-covered fir trees in winter

The situation geographical of Ancelle, in the massif des Écrins, but in average altitude makes its strength, because it allowed thedevelopment of several gentle trails between the fir trees.

But recently, the resort also has a Snowpark and a Bordercross which are located at foot of the « Polémik Park » tracks. The amateurs of freestyle will probably be satisfied with theatmosphere that reigns there.

In fact, the ancillary activities are numerous and the ideal is to discover them with your family. Cross country skiing, ski joëring, dog sledding as well as other winter sports will be offered to you.

And there are also tables of picnic and barbecue facilities available, all in an atmosphere friendly with good music. We are here in a atmosphere family and friendly.

An authentic village, shaped by farmers

Ancelle is a real authentic village of the hautes-alpes, and is according to me, the family destination par excellence during the winter. Not overflowed by tourists, the infrastructures related to the ski and winter sports are of high quality and there is even a ski school and a snow garden for children.

On site, stroll through the small villageits few shops and its warm atmosphere. And discover thearchitecture You can enjoy a crêpe or a local mulled wine.

Close to the pastoralism and its farmers, Ancelle has been able to keep and develop its local products such as cheeses, charcuterie, etc. Moreover, the accommodation offer is limited, but generally authentic. The villagers have developed a tradition of hospitality touristSince the creation of the resort in the 1950s.

The ski area of Ancelle

Ski resort Ancelle
Commune Ancelle
Massif Massif des Écrins
Department High Alps
Mountain Southern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 30
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 30
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 5
Name of the ski area Ancelle
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 340
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 807
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 579
Total height of the domain (in m) 457
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 5
Number of blue runs 7
Number of red trails 7
Number of black runs 1
Total number of downhill ski trails 20
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 11
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 13
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 4
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 18
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 910
Slogan of the station 1340m-1807m
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Gap
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 674
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 26 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 126 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 420 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 600 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 852 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 251 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 100 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 250 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 126 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 225 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 7
Note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Final station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,9
Final ranking according to 136th position out of 232 stations in France

Ancelle ski slopes map

ancelle ski slopes map
Trail map

Ancelle in Questions and Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Ancelle ?

The resort of Ancelle is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as :

Ice rink The resort of Ancelle has an open air skating rink. You can enjoy 300 square meters of ice for family fun. From the rink, you have a view on the mountains.

Ski touring Ski touring : perfect for all nature loving skiers. This tour on your ski is accompanied by a guide. This will allow you to appreciate all the beauty of the Ancelle resort.

Climbing Climbing: With this activity, you can climb the icefall. This activity will allow you to discover a whole world of colors and forms that will mark you for life.

Hiking with Snowshoes This activity will allow you to spend a whole half day in complete safety with a certified mountain guide. You will be able to discover all the natural beauty of the resort of Ancelle.

  • What are the activities in summer at Ancelle resort ?

The resort of Ancelle also offers many summer activities such as :

Tandem paragliding flight The resort of Ancelle also offers paragliding with qualified instructors. This activity will allow you to make the full of strong sensation while taking advantage of the sight that has to offer the heights.

Hiking The resort of Ancelle offers more than 300 kilometers of hiking trails. You will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of nature in complete safety.

Climbing Thanks to this activity, you can enjoy the pleasures of climbing the cliffs of Ceuse or Ailefroide. In addition to the National Park of Ecrins you can enjoy several sites of boulders, cliffs.

MOUNTAIN BIKE Mountain biking: it also offers as a summer activity to ride a bicycle or a mountain bike. It has several mountain bike trails for this activity.

  • What to visit in Ancelle and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Ancelle, we can mention : Ancelle BreweryThe Black Wood Farm, Via Ferrata of RouanneThe Schuss.

  • Where to eat in Ancelle ?

The resort of Ancelle offers more than 28 restaurants among which we can mention : La fiesta, Les Autanes Restaurant and Les Aux Fagots.

The resort of Ancelle offers many different accommodations such as the Hotel Les Autanes, The Chamois and Residence Les Ecrins.

  • What is the size of the Ancelle ski area?

The ski area of the resort of Ancelle has a size of 30 kilometers, divided into 20 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 5 kilometers. It has 18 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of the Ancelle ski area?

This area has an altitude between 1350 meters and 1807 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Ancelle ski pass?

Their packages start from 26 euros per day, and 126 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Ancelle?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 420 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 600 euros.

  • Does the resort of Ancelle have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Ancelle by train ?

You can easily get there from the Gap train station. Then you will have to take a cab to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Ancelle ?

The zip code of Ancelle is 05260.

  • In which department is the Ancelle station located ?

The Ancelle ski resort is located in the department of Hautes Alpes.

  • Does the resort of Ancelle have a tourist office?

The resort of Ancelle is part of the tourist office of Ancelle. It is located in Le Village, 05260 Ancelle, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Ancelle ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Ancelle ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Ancelle station at .

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Ancelle ?

In Ancelle, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Ancelle ?

Yes, it is at the address Le Village, 05260 Ancelle, France.

What is’s opinion about Ancelle?

In the end, gives the average rating of 6.85/10 to Ancelle resort, which places it at number 140 in France. Its strong points are : The cost of a stay, Internet users’ evaluation, the average snowfall.


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