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Chaillol, a resort and village of choice

In the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the Champsaur is a valley which borders the Drac river. In summer as in winter, the temperature The temperature is mild, as it is possible to enjoy the sun all year round. However, this does not affect the snow conditions during the winter. Indeed, various activities are possible in the surroundings of Champsaur.

Apart from the hiking, rafting or canoeing in summer, the commune of Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol has a ski resort practicable on 15 km during the winter. It is about Chaillolone of the ski resorts of the Hautes-Alpes which has a alpine ski slope of 4 km. Snakegliding and ski touring are also available.

The dimensions of the « sun resort », its nickname

Located at 671 km from Paris, Chaillol is a ski resort with four green runs, five blue runs and four red runs. The altitude of this areafrom top to bottom is 2,000 meters and 1,600 meters respectively. Moreover, with a ski area At an altitude of about 1,800 m, this resort has a total vertical drop of 400 meters.

The ski area of Chaillol in a few figures

Ski resort Chaillol
Commune Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol
Massif Massif des Ecrins
Department High Alps
Mountain Southern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 15
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 15
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 4
Name of the ski area Chaillol
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 600
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 000
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 800
Total height of the domain (in m) 400
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 4
Number of blue trails 5
Number of red trails 4
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski trails 13
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 6
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 8
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 0
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 0
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 330
Slogan of the station The sun station
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Gap
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 671
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list for a ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 22 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 110 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 400 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 560 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 800 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 161 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 800 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 950 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 108 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 195 000 €
? 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 price of the stay / 10 6
Note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 5
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 9
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,0
Final ranking according to 116th position out of 232 stations in France

Chaillol in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Chaillol ?

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

Snowshoe hiking This activity will allow you to enjoy the nature of Chaillol. You can admire the beauty of the fauna and flora of Chaillol.

Sled dogs This activity will allow you to enjoy a privileged moment with these formidable balls of hair. You can admire the beauty of Chaillol without too much effort.

Ice rink You can have fun with friends or family with this activity. The resort has a skating rink for you to have fun.

Paragliding Thanks to this activity you will discover the benefits of height and you will have the opportunity to admire a breathtaking view of Chaillol.

  • What are the activities in summer at Chaillol resort?

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

Trial Indeed, this station has courses for the Trial. Accessible to all, this activity will delight amateurs and professionals alike.

Climbing Chaillol : the resort of Chaillol has several cliffs, which will delight climbing enthusiasts. Indeed you can climb the cliff of Ceuse or that of Ailefroide.

White water sports This activity allows you to enjoy a guided descent on different courses. These descents are done in raft, hydrospeed or kayak.

Snowshoeing : Indeed you can explore the fauna and flora of Chaillol in summer with this activity. It will allow you to appreciate the landscapes of Chaillol while relaxing.

  • What to visit in Chaillol and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Chaillol, we can mention : The Ecrins National Park, Valley of Champsaur, The Valgaudemar Valley, The Chapel of Green Wood.

  • Where to eat in Chaillol ?

The resort of Chaillol proposes several restaurants among which we can quote: Le Forest, Le Café du Midi -La Violette, Raj Mahal.

Chaillol offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Auberge Le Vieux Chaillol, La Bagatelle, The Cairn.

  • How big is the ski area of Chaillol?

The ski area of the Chaillol resort is 15 kilometers in size, divided into 13 runs.

  • What is the altitude of Chaillol?

This area has an altitude between 1600 meters and 2000 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Chaillol ski pass?

Their packages start from 22 euros per day, and 110 euros per week.

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

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 400, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 560 (see figures on

  • Does the resort of Chaillol have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Chaillol by train ?

You can easily get there from the GAP train station. Then you can take a Bus or a Taxi to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Chaillol ?

The zip code of Chaillol is 05260.

  • In which department is located the station of Chaillol ?

Chaillol resort is located in the department of Hautes Alpes.

  • Does the resort of Chaillol have a tourist office?

The Chaillol station is part of the Chaillol tourist office. It is located at 2 chemin des Counits Chaillol Station, 05260 Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol, France.

  • Are there any webcam in Chaillol ?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Chaillol ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Chaillol station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Chaillol ?

In Chaillol, 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 Chaillol ?

Yes, it is at the address 05260 Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol, France.

What is’s opinion about Chaillol?

In the end, gives the resort of Chaillol an average rating of 7/10, which places it in the 132e French ranks. Its strengths are : the charm of the resort, average snowfall, Internet users’ evaluation.

Map of the ski slopes of Chaillol

chaillol ski slopes map
Chaillol – map of the slopes
chaillol snowshoeing map
Chaillol – Map of a 6klm snowshoe hike.


Chaillol’s rates

The ski resort in the commune of Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol offers affordable accommodation for ski enthusiasts. Indeed, it is 108,000 euros for an apartment of 60 m2. Otherwise, you can opt for a chalet with an average price per m2 of 1 950 euros. For 100 m2, you will pay 195 000 euros.

Once on site, you can choose between a day or week package. For 22 euros a day, or 110 euros for six days, you can access the entire ski area for one day.


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