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The Desert of Entremont

Le Désert d’Entremont, a family resort in the Chartreuse massif

The Desert of Entremont is a small ski resort of the Chartreuse massif in the Savoie department on the territory of the commune of Entremont-le-Vieux. This Nordic site of Entremonts is located on the Désert plateau in the heart of the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park. The Désert d’Entremont is very close to Chambéryfrom Lyon and Grenoble. Located at 1200 maltitudeThe resort offers a superb view on the Mont-Granier, on the Chartreuse summits and on the Mont-Blanc.

This modest size resort welcomes from Christmas until the end of the winter vacations, but outside of the school vacation periods, the alpine ski area of Desert of Entremont is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

A resort focused on cross-country skiing

Le Désert d’Entremont is a small family resort which offers a large number of activities. You can indeed do alpine skiing, nordic skiing, hok ski. In addition, snowshoeing, dog sledding andairboard are waiting for you in the resort.

On the other hand, the Nordic site of Desert of Entremont offers an ideal relief for the practice of classic cross-country skiing and skating. Indeed, 45 km of cross-country ski trails can also be used for skating. In addition, 60 km of trails snowshoes4 itineraries starting from the Nordic center with different difficulties and durations are waiting for you in the Entremonts. These are the Col du Mallardof Corbel, Pointe de la Cochette and Grand Carroz.

With its 4 alpine ski slopes

You should also know that the Désert de l’Entremont resort The resort of Désert l’Entremont has 2 alpine ski areas for family and beginner skiing. You will find 3 km of slopes, including 1 green, 2 blue, 1 red at the Désert de l’Entremont and 3 km of slopes at the Col du Granier, including 2 green, 2 blue, 1 red. The Desert of Entremont also has orienteering courses, mountain biking and an out-of-bag room.

The Désert d’Entremont ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Le Désert d’Entremont
Commune Entremont-le-Vieux
Massif Massif de la Charteuse
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 3
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 3
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 1
Name of the ski area The Entremont desert
Connected station(s) Le Granier
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 200
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 400
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 300
Total height of the domain (in m) 200
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 1
Number of blue runs 2
Number of red trails 1
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski runs 4
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 3
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 3
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 7
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 45
?️ 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) 650
Slogan of the station Heart of Chartreuse Resort
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Voiron
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 593
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 11 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 62 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 400 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 580 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 684 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 002 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 900 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 800 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 114 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 180 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 6
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 4
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 10
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 6,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 5,9
? Ranking according to ? 221th position out of 232 stations in France

The Entremont Desert in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in the Entremont Desert?

The Désert d’Entremont resort is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Luge This resort offers sledding for you and your family. You can enjoy moments of pure fun by enjoying the sensations of sledding.

Ski touring This activity will allow you to get off the beaten track and discover new sensations. You will be able to take advantage of a course especially arranged for this occasion.

Paragliding : Thanks to this activity you will be able to take height and admire the magnificent landscapes offered by the station and its snowy surroundings.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity will allow you to enjoy all the beauty of the snowy landscapes of the resort and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to admire its fauna and its snowy flora.

  • What are the activities in summer at the Désert d’Entremont resort?

The Désert d’Entremont resort also offers many summer activities such as :

Paragliding : This activity will allow you to take height and admire a unique view of the resort and its surroundings.

Trial : This activity that mixes hiking and running is perfect to enjoy the nature of the resort in summer while doing sports. In addition, this resort has many trails perfect for trial.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: The Désert d’Entremont resort also offers mountain bikes so that you can take full advantage of its relief. You can also discover the nature and its landscapes.

Hiking Hiking : this activity is perfect to appreciate at your own pace the landscapes of the resort. You will discover its fauna, its flora and can fully enjoy the beauty of its nature in summer.

  • What to visit in and around Le Désert d’Entremont ?

Among the places you must visit in Le Désert d’Entremont, we can mention : the Natural Site of the Cirque de St-Même, the Cave Bear Museum, the Castle of Entremont, known as of Montbel or Peppaz.

  • Where to eat in Le Désert d’Entremont ?

The resort of Le Désert d’Entremont offers more than 30 restaurants among which we can mention : La Table du Moulin des Chartreux 1733, The Outbreak, l’Auberge Herbe Tendre.

  • Where to sleep in Le Désert d’Entremont ?

Le Désert d’Entremont offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Kyriad Chambéry Centre-Curial, The Chartreux Mill, Les Ateliers du Cucheron.

  • What is the size of the Désert d’Entremont ski area?

The ski area of the Dessert d’Entremont resort has a size of 3 kilometers, divided into 4 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 0.6 kilometers long. It also has 45 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of the Désert d’Entremont?

This area has an altitude between 1200 meters and 1400 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Désert d’Entremont package?

Their packages start at 11 euros per day.

  • What is the average cost of renting an apartment in Le Désert d’Entremont?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 400 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 580 euros.

  • Does the resort of Le Désert d’Entremont have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Le Désert d’Entremont by train ?

You can easily get there from the Voiron train station. Then you will have to take a cab because there is no shuttle.

  • What is the postal code of Le Désert d’Entremont ?

The zip code of Le Désert d’Entremont is 73670.

  • In which department is the Désert d’Entremont resort located?

The Désert d’Entremont resort is located in the Savoie department.

  • Does the Désert d’Entremont resort have a tourist office?

The Desert d’Entremont resort is part of the Coeur de Chartreuse tourist office – Accueil touristique des Entremont. It is located at 15 Place de l’église, 38380 Saint-Pierre-d’Entremont, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Le Désert d’Entremont?

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

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Le Désert d’Entremont?

You can find the latest weather report from the Le Désert d’Entremont station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts at Le Désert d’Entremont?

In Le Désert d’Entremont, 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 Désert d’Entremont ?

Yes, it is at the address 38380 Saint Pierre de Chartreuse -France.

What is’s opinion about Le Désert d’Entremont?

In the end, gives Le Désert d’Entremont a rating of 5.92 on average, which places it in the 219th French rankings. Its strong points are: the cost of the stay, the charm of the resort, the evaluation of the Internet users.

Map of the Entremont Nordic area

Entremont - Map of the cross-country ski trails in the Nordic area
Entremont – Map of the cross-country ski trails in the Nordic area


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