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A high altitude village, in the heart of the Queyras

Commune French Belonging to the Hauts-Alpes department, Ceillac is a typical high mountain village. With the valley of Mélézet on one side and the valley of Cristillant on the other, the village is located in the heart of the natural park of Queyras.

La commune has more than 287 inhabitants and is known as the perfect destination for skiing. With a surface area of 96.05 km – and culminating at 1640 m altitude, the region has a large area for an escape in the middle of nature and for the practice of some winter sports.

An impressive panorama on the alpine landscapes

Ceillac en Queyras offers a surprising view and a breathtaking landscape. The village is surrounded by high peaks, all of which are more thane 3000 m of altitude. Among them, we can find the northern peak of Font-Sancte, the peak of Heuvières, the peak of Vyeres, the Tête de la Cula, the point of Avers, the rocks of Eissassa, etc.

The relief is essentially composed of limestone and lustrous shale and greenstone. Once an ocean floor, the region has kept all its splendor and its natural beauty. If you are looking for a place that offers both amazing scenery and excellent skiing, look no further than Ceillac en Queyras.

Ceillac en Queyras, a nature destination

With family, friends, lovers or solo, Ceillac en Queyras has something for everyone. The area offers an excellent terrain for skiing and 16 trails with a total length of 45 km in all. Whether you’re an expert skier or a novice, there’s plenty to choose from.

Besides skiing, you can also go to theadventure by hiking or cultural tourism. For your information, the commune is home to various historical monuments et typical houses that have preserved their traditional architecture.

The resort of Ceillac-en-Queyras in a few figures

Ski resort Ceillac-en-Queyras
Commune Ceillac-en-Queyras
Massif Massif of Queyras
Department High Alps
Mountain Southern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 17
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 17
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 5
Name of the ski area Ceillac en Queyras
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 700
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 450
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 075
Total height of the domain (in m) 750
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 6
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 4
Number of blue trails 2
Number of red trails 9
Number of black runs 1
Total number of downhill ski trails 16
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 4
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 5
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 7
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 48
?️ 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) 300
Slogan of the station Charming high mountain village
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Oulx Cesana clav sestriere // Montdauphin Guillestre
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 741
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 30 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 153 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 480 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 680 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 986 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 454 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 750 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 050 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 165 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 305 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 6
Note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 4
Note on the diversity of the proposed activities (except ski) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 8
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,6
Final ranking according to 160th position on 232 stations in France

Ceillac-en-Queryas in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Ceillac en Queyras?

The resort of Ceillac en Queyras is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Paragliding Paragliding : this activity is perfect to take the air, it will allow you to gain the heights. You can then enjoy an incomparable view of all Ceillac in Queyras.

Sledding This resort also offers sledding on secure slopes. This activity is perfect for young and old alike and will allow you to spend long hours of fun sliding down the slopes of the resort.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing: both gentle and amazing, snowshoeing will allow you to enjoy the beautiful snowy landscape of Ceillac in Queyras.

Mountain biking on snow You can enjoy the snowy slopes with Fat Bike. This activity will offer you new sensations.

  • What are the activities in summer in Ceillac en Queyras ?

The resort of Ceillac en Queyras also offers many summer activities like :

Hiking This activity will allow you to discover the nature of Ceillac in Queyras in summer. You will be able to appreciate its fauna and flora.

MOUNTAIN BIKE This activity will allow you to make the full of strong sensation on board your mountain bike. You can take advantage of the relief of Ceillac in Queyras to have the most sensation possible.

Paragliding Paragliding : just like in winter, this activity will allow you to discover the nature of Ceillac en Queyras from another angle. You will discover from the heights of unique panoramas.

Climbing Climbing : you can also do climbing, this activity thanks to the very varied levels of difficulty of its tracks is accessible to all. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, you can practice it.

  • What to visit in Ceillac en Queyras and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Ceillac en Queyras, we can mention : the Mirror Lake, Lake Sainte Anne, The Regional Natural Park of Queyras, The Alpine Hamlets and the Church of Saint Sebastian.

  • Where to eat in Ceillac en Queyras ?

The resort of Ceillac en Queyras offers more than 25 restaurants among which we can mention : L’etape Gourmande, The Yellow Foot, The Chalala.

  • Where to sleep in Ceillac en Queyras ?

Ceillac en Queyras offers a number of different accommodations such as the Serendipity Hotel, Hotel Restaurant Le Grand Tetras, The Alta Peyra Hotel and Spa.

  • How big is the ski area of Ceillac en Queyras ?

The ski area of the resort of Ceillac en Queyras has a size of 17 kilometers, divided into 16 tracks. Among these slopes, the longest measures 4.8 kilometers. It also has 48 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Ceillac in Queyras?

This area has an altitude between 1700 meters and 2450 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Ceillac en Queyras ski pass?

Their packages start from 30 euros per day, and 153 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Ceillac en Queyras?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 480, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 680.

  • Does the resort of Ceillac en Queyras have a bike park?

No, it doesn’t have a bike park.

  • How to get to Ceillac en Queyras by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the station of Oulx Cesana Clav sestriere or at the station Montdauphin Guillestre. Then you can take a cab to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Ceillac en Queyras ?

The zip code of Ceillac en Queyras is 05600.

  • In which department is located the station of Ceillac en Queyras ?

The resort of Ceillac en Queyras is located in the department of Hautes Alpes.

  • Does the resort of Ceillac en Queyras have a tourist office?

The resort of Ceillac en Queyras is part of the tourist office of Ceillac. It is located at the Mairie Place Philippe Lamour, 05600 Ceillac, France.

  • Are there any webcam in Ceillac en Queyras ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Ceillac en Queyras ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Ceillac en Queyras station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Ceillac en Queyras?

In Ceillac en Queyras, 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 Ceillac en Queyras ?

Yes, it is at the address La Gravière, 05600 Ceillac, France.

What is’s opinion about Ceillac en Queyras?

In the end, gives the average rating of 6.57/10 to the resort of Ceillac en Queyras, which places it at number 163e French ranks. Its strengths are : the average snowfall, the charm of the resort, the cost of a stay.

Map of the ski slopes of Ceillac

ceillac piste map
Map of the ski slopes



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