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The Ballon d’Alsace

The Ballon d’Alsace, a resort on the summits of the Vosges

The Vosges, in the Grand Est region, is home to a massif that includes several ski resorts. Among these, we can mention The Ballon d’Alsace which is the most important station in the south of this massif. Indeed, it is a mountain which makes nearly 1 247 meters of altitude. It is thus the highest point of the Southern Vosges.

Moreover, the Ballon d’Alsace is classified as a great national site. In addition, it also includes several other peaks that constitute its massif. Among these, we will quote:

  • Servance Balloon in the West;
  • The Beautiful Girls Plank to the southwest;
  • The meadows of the Gentian Plain, the Wissgrut, the Tremontkopf and the Baerenkof;
  • A ridge line that joins the Upper Bers massif to the northeast.

This mountain also collects an activity that can be practiced in winter as well as in summer: hiking. We also practice snowshoeing on secured tracks.

A family ski resort

The Ballon d’Alsace ski resort is located in the natural park of the Ballon des Vosges. The activities that can be found there are adapted to families. Indeed, we practice downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or dog sledding and tobogganing. In addition, ski lessons are available on site. By the waythe ski area is 13 ha with a snow culture of 10 ha.

With an altitude of 1,150 meters and a vertical drop of 387 meters, the Ballon d’Alsace ski resort offers slopes at several levels of difficulty. For the great pleasure of beginners45% of these runs are green runs and only 14% are black runs. In all, there are 5.7 km of ski slopes, the longest measuring 0.9 km. These slopes are of course equipped with ski lifts : eleven in all.

The Ballon d’Alsace in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ The Ballon d’Alsace
Commune Lepuix
Massif Massif des Vosges
Department Upper Rhine
Mountain Vosges
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 46
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 46
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 1
Name of the ski area The Ballon d’Alsace
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 820
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 150
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 985
Total height of the domain (in m) 330
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 10
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 6
Number of blue trails 3
Number of red trails 3
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski trails 14
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 11
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 11
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 6
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 20
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
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) 1154
Slogan of the station Destination Ballon d’Alsace
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Belfort Montbeliard
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 465
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 20 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 107 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 300 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 450 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 694 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 042 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 100 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 300 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 66 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 130 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 4
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 4
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
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 6,3
? Ranking according to ? 190th position on 232 stations in France

The Ballon d’Alsace in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

The resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace is a very rich resort in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowboard : Perfect for all the snow lovers, this activity will allow you to take full advantage of the snow of the resort. In addition it has a Snow Park to offer you more freedom.

Dog sledding : This activity allows you to spend a privileged moment with these sled dogs. You can explore the resort and its surroundings without too much effort on board these sleds.

Sledding: This accessible activity will allow you to enjoy a unique sliding sensation. In addition, this station provides a sledging track for you to do so safely.

Snowshoeing This activity will allow you to enjoy the nature that the resort has to offer. You will be able to enjoy its landscapes and admire its fauna and flora at your own pace.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

The resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace also offers many summer activities like :

Hiking : This activity will allow you to explore the resort in summer. You can discover its fauna and flora while admiring its landscapes.

Paragliding : This activity allows you to take the height and to make the full of strong sensation. You can enjoy a unique view of the resort and its surroundings.

MOUNTAIN BIKING : This activity offers you mountain bikes so that you can enjoy the relief of the resort. In addition it offers many trails dedicated to this activity.

Climbing : This resort has many sites especially for this activity. You have the choice in terms of difficulty and location. In addition each of these sites will offer you a different panorama.

  • What to visit in and around Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

Among these places that you must visit in Le Ballon d’Alsace, we can mention : the Vosges Textile Museum, the Hautes Mines du Thillot, Théâtre du Peuple, the Cascade du Rummel.

  • Where to eat in Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

The resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : L’Atelier Gourmand, Couleurs Nature, La Chaumiere.

  • Where to sleep in Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

Le Ballon d’Alsace offers a number of different accommodations such as Hotel Le Paradis des Loups, Le Jardin des Gouttes, Ferme IM-Berg.

  • How big is the ski area of Le Ballon d’Alsace?

The ski area of the resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace has a size of 46 kilometers, divided into 14 trails. Among these slopes, the longest is 0.9 kilometers. It also has 20 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Le Ballon d’Alsace?

This area has an altitude between 820 meters and 1150 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Ballon d’Alsace package?

Their packages start at 20 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Le Ballon d’Alsace?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 300, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 450.

  • Does the resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Le Ballon d’Alsace by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Belfort Montbeliard train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to go to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

The zip code of Le Ballon d’Alsace is 88560.

  • In which department is located the station of Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

The station of Le Ballon d’Alsace is located in the department of Vosges.

  • Does the resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace have a tourist office?

The resort of Le Ballon d’Alsace is part of the Intercommunal Tourist Office of the Ballons des Hautes Vosges-Bureau de Saint-Maurice-Sur-Moselle. It is located at 28 bis Rue de Lorraine, 88560 Saint-Maurice-sur-Mocelle, France.

  • Are there any webcams on Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

You can find the latest weather report for Le Ballon d’Alsace at

  • What is the opening date of the lifts in Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

In Le Ballon d’Alsace, 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 Le Ballon d’Alsace ?

Yes, it is at Route du Ballon d’Alsace Bâtiment Gentiane, 90200 Lepuix, France.

What is’s opinion about Le Ballon d’Alsace?

In the end, gives the average rating to Le Ballon d’Alsace with a score of 6.28/10, making it one of the 188e French ranks. Its strengths are : the cost of a stay, average snowfall, the evaluation of the Internet users.

Ballon d’Alsace – Map of the ski runs

Ballon d'Alsace - Ski slopes map
Ballon d’Alsace – Ski slopes map
Ballon d'Alsace - Ski trail map
Ballon d’Alsace – Cross-country ski trail map


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