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The difficulties of the ski slopes 📐 of the 232 French resorts

Difficulties of the ski runs 📐

The set of ski resorts with the most black runs, and sorted according to their difficulties.

Ski resort Mountain Maximum vertical drop of the slopes Ski slopes
(Number in units)
Green
(Number in units)
Blue
(Number in units)
Red
(Number in units)
Black
(Number in units)
Megeve Northern Alps 1300 185 35 54 72 24
Greolières les Neiges Southern Alps 400 86 22 22 22 20
Champagny en Vanoise Northern Alps 2000 136 10 72 34 19
Montchavin – La Plagne Northern Alps 2000 135 9 73 32 19
La Plagne Northern Alps 2000 128 9 67 33 19
Alpe d’Huez Northern Alps 1440 111 34 31 28 18
Saint Gervais Mont-Blanc Northern Alps 1375 120 24 36 43 17
Les Arcs Northern Alps 2026 123 10 55 42 16
Tignes Northern Alps 1900 74 6 33 20 16
Chamonix Northern Alps 2233 119 18 43 42 15
Les 2 Alpes Northern Alps 2250 90 13 48 17 12
Flumet – St Nicolas la Chapelle Northern Alps 650 160 30 67 51 11
Courchevel Northern Alps 1638 109 21 41 36 11
La Tania Northern Alps 1382 109 21 41 36 11
Valloire Northern Alps 1320 90 18 29 33 10
Valmeinier Northern Alps 1320 90 18 29 33 10
Val d’Isère Northern Alps 1606 81 15 33 22 10
Villard de Lans Northern Alps 907 53 14 12 16 10
Corrençon en Vercors Northern Alps 939 51 13 12 16 10
Montgenèvre Southern Alps 840 48 9 13 16 10
Brides les Bains Northern Alps 2350 67 6 26 24 10
Serre Chevalier Southern Alps 1600 82 5 30 38 10
Auron Southern Alps 850 46 3 17 16 10
Crest Voland Cohennoz Northern Alps 839 157 30 68 50 9
Font-Romeu РBolqu̬re РPyrenees 2000 Pyrenees 563 41 15 9 8 9
Les Contamines Montjoie Northern Alps 1290 48 8 12 19 9
Les Gets Northern Alps 830 73 4 32 27 9
Peisey Vallandry Northern Alps 1600 69 3 29 28 9
La Clusaz Northern Alps 1460 85 16 30 30 8
The Angles Pyrenees 750 45 14 9 14 8
Les Menuires Northern Alps 1400 85 12 42 23 8
Saint Martin de Belleville Northern Alps 1400 85 12 42 23 8
Val Thorens Northern Alps 930 88 11 39 30 8
Orelle Northern Alps 2300 86 11 36 31 8
La Giettaz Northern Alps 730 66 11 17 30 8
Combloux Northern Alps 747 65 11 17 29 8
Meribel Northern Alps 1852 70 8 26 28 8
Val d’Allos Southern Alps 800 64 5 29 22 8
Vars Southern Alps 1100 72 4 30 30 8
Saint Lary Soulan Pyrenees 800 56 3 30 15 8
The 7 Laux Northern Alps 1050 51 11 14 19 7
Gresse en Vercors Northern Alps 506 27 10 5 5 7
Orcières Merlette Southern Alps 875 51 9 17 18 7
Saint Sorlin d’Arves Northern Alps 1120 39 9 14 9 7
Les Saisies Northern Alps 919 61 8 32 13 7
Piau Engaly Pyrenees 1180 41 4 19 11 7
Les Rousses Jura 520 55 14 18 18 6
Beuil les Launes Southern Alps 670 57 11 11 28 6
Puymorens staff Pyrenees 900 35 11 7 11 6
Flaine Northern Alps 900 65 9 28 22 6
Chatel Northern Alps 1100 45 9 15 15 6
Le Lioran Central Massif 690 44 9 15 15 6
Ax 3 Domains Pyrenees 1000 36 9 11 10 6
Avoriaz Northern Alps 1127 53 8 25 14 6
Praz de Lys Sommand Northern Alps 750 53 7 28 12 6
Chamrousse Northern Alps 850 43 7 14 16 6
Pralognan la Vanoise Northern Alps 945 24 7 5 6 6
Sainte Foy Tarentaise Northern Alps 1070 25 1 7 12 6
Val Cenis Northern Alps 1500 63 16 20 22 5
Le Grand Bornand Northern Alps 1100 46 14 13 14 5
Valmorel Northern Alps 1150 61 13 31 12 5
Doucy Northern Alps 1150 61 13 31 12 5
Saint Jean d’Arves Northern Alps 1520 41 10 14 12 5
Chabanon Southern Alps 500 35 9 12 10 5
Superdevoluy / La Joue du Loup Southern Alps 1000 53 8 28 12 5
La Rosière 1850 Northern Alps 950 41 8 13 15 5
Valberg Southern Alps 400 42 7 6 24 5
Gavarnie Gèdre Pyrenees 550 29 7 9 8 5
Luchon Superbagnères Pyrenees 657 28 4 12 6 5
The Schnepfenried Vosges 248 16 4 3 4 5
Luz Ardiden Pyrenees 820 29 3 4 17 5
Beille Pyrenees 200 17 1 5 7 5
La Sambuy Northern Alps 700 12 1 2 4 5
Samoëns Northern Alps 1800 98 21 40 33 4
Our Lady of Bellecombe Northern Alps 920 98 21 40 33 4
La Mongie Pyrenees 1100 58 15 24 15 4
Barèges Pyrenees 1100 58 15 24 15 4
Jura Mountains Jura 780 47 13 15 15 4
Le Corbier Northern Alps 1520 41 10 15 12 4
Les Orres Southern Alps 1170 35 9 4 18 4
Montriond Northern Alps 1380 50 8 25 13 4
Aillons Margeriaz Northern Alps 900 40 8 22 6 4
Saint Pierre de Chartreuse / Le Planolet Northern Alps 900 28 8 6 10 4
Pra-Loup Southern Alps 1000 50 7 17 22 4
Gourette Pyrenees 1100 39 7 13 14 4
Guzet Pyrenees 1000 29 7 9 9 4
Les Agudes Pyrenees 800 49 6 22 17 4
Peyresourde Pyrenees 800 49 6 22 17 4
Les Karellis Northern Alps 920 28 6 6 12 4
The Collet of Allevard Northern Alps 650 27 6 9 8 4
Auris en oisans Northern Alps 1700 24 6 9 5 4
Besse Super Besse Central Massif 500 27 5 9 9 4
Les Carroz Northern Alps 960 28 4 13 7 4
Ventoux – Mont Serein Southern Alps 512 18 4 4 6 4
Areches Beaufort Northern Alps 1240 30 3 11 12 4
Albiez Montrond Northern Alps 600 28 3 13 8 4
Valfréjus Northern Alps 1187 23 3 11 6 4
Bernex Northern Alps 1000 21 3 5 9 4
Mijan̬s РDonezan Pyrenees 470 15 3 5 4 4
Les Houches Northern Alps 910 30 1 11 14 4
The Lodge of the Guards Central Massif 160 4 0 0 0 4
Saint Francis Longchamp Northern Alps 1100 42 12 18 9 3
Métabief Mont d’Or Jura 560 35 10 13 9 3
Oz en oisans Northern Alps 1700 33 9 11 10 3
Vaujany Northern Alps 1150 33 9 11 10 3
Isola 2000 Southern Alps 610 44 7 22 13 3
Savoie Grand Revard Northern Alps 200 32 7 13 9 3
Cambre d’Aze Pyrenees 760 23 7 5 8 3
Autrans Northern Alps 660 21 7 5 6 3
La Colmiane Southern Alps 2100 20 7 10 0 3
Montclar les 2 valleys Southern Alps 1150 29 5 11 10 3
Puy-Saint-Vincent Southern Alps 1300 35 4 17 11 3
Le Mourtis Pyrenees 510 19 4 5 7 3
Risoul Southern Alps 900 43 3 20 17 3
Bonneval sur Arc Northern Alps 1200 26 3 12 8 3
Aussois Northern Alps 1250 21 3 7 7 3
The Grand Puy Southern Alps 500 13 3 2 5 3
The Chioula Pyrenees 485 13 3 4 3 3
The Olmes Mountains Pyrenees 600 21 2 5 11 3
Laguiole Central Massif 207 15 1 6 6 3
Camurac Pyrenees 300 11 1 4 3 3
Val d’Azun Pyrenees 250 9 1 2 3 3
Le Mont Dore Central Massif 650 31 15 8 6 2
Rousset pass Northern Alps 550 26 12 7 5 2
Molines en Queyras Southern Alps 1090 33 7 12 12 2
Saint Véran Southern Alps 1090 33 7 12 12 2
Roc d’Enfer – St Jean d’Aulps Northern Alps 900 30 7 7 14 2
Sauze Super Sauze Southern Alps 1000 34 6 12 14 2
Chastreix Sancy Central Massif 380 18 6 5 5 2
The Ballon d’Alsace Vosges 330 14 6 3 3 2
La Toussuire Northern Alps 1520 42 5 18 18 2
Alpe du Grand Serre Northern Alps 817 38 5 19 12 2
Cauterets Pyrenees 720 23 4 9 8 2
The Brasses Northern Alps 600 20 4 5 9 2
Morzine Northern Alps 1466 20 4 5 9 2
Ascou Pailhères Pyrenees 600 17 4 5 6 2
The Markstein Vosges 180 11 4 3 2 2
La Pierre St Martin Pyrenees 626 29 3 16 8 2
Ornon Pass Northern Alps 290 8 3 1 2 2
Roubion – Les Buisses Southern Alps 520 20 2 4 12 2
Val Louron Pyrenees 635 20 2 8 8 2
Saint Colomban des Villards Northern Alps 1520 19 2 11 4 2
Vallouise-Pelvoux Southern Alps 1050 18 2 8 6 2
Thollon les Memises Northern Alps 1000 16 2 3 9 2
Chalmazel Central Massif 504 15 2 6 6 2
Ventron Vosges 280 9 2 3 3 2
Pond of Lers Pyrenees 270 4 0 1 1 2
Bramans Northern Alps 570 4 0 1 1 2
Lans en Vercors Northern Alps 387 30 10 12 7 1
Gérardmer Vosges 400 21 9 4 8 1
La Norma Northern Alps 1400 27 8 6 12 1
Saint Léger les Mélèzes Southern Alps 740 16 8 4 4 1
Bellevaux – Hirmentaz Northern Alps 510 26 7 8 10 1
The Audibergue РLa Mouli̬re Southern Alps 400 23 7 5 10 1
Arvieux en Queyras Southern Alps 415 14 7 1 5 1
Villard Reculas Northern Alps 635 14 6 4 3 1
Ancelle Southern Alps 457 20 5 7 7 1
Manigod Northern Alps 320 29 4 11 13 1
Ceillac in Queyras Southern Alps 750 16 4 2 9 1
Abundance Northern Alps 780 15 4 8 2 1
Reallon Southern Alps 586 13 4 5 3 1
Saint Maurice sur Moselle Vosges 710 10 4 3 2 1
Morillon Northern Alps 1800 20 3 12 4 1
Formiguères Pyrenees 700 19 3 6 9 1
Sainte Anne la Condamine Southern Alps 570 13 3 6 3 1
The Cross of Bauzon Central Massif 261 11 3 6 1 1
Mount Saxonnex Northern Alps 500 11 3 4 3 1
Les Estables – Mezenc Central Massif 340 8 3 3 1 1
La Planche des Belles Filles Vosges 198 6 3 1 1 1
La Bresse Hohneck Vosges 450 34 2 16 14 1
Praz sur Arly Northern Alps 1034 25 2 13 9 1
Les Habères Northern Alps 700 19 2 9 7 1
Artouste Pyrenees 700 18 2 9 6 1
Abriès in Queyras Southern Alps 900 16 2 3 10 1
White Lake Vosges 300 13 2 3 7 1
Menthieres Jura 484 9 2 2 4 1
Serre Eyraud Southern Alps 620 9 2 2 3 1
Laye en Champsaur Southern Alps 550 8 2 2 3 1
Goulier Pyrenees 350 8 2 3 2 1
La Bresse Lispach Vosges 210 8 2 4 1 1
Crévoux Southern Alps 950 16 1 7 6 1
La Bresse Brabant Vosges 120 8 1 3 3 1
Le Bleymard РMont Loz̬re Central Massif 240 7 1 1 4 1
Larche Southern Alps 252 5 1 2 1 1
Romme Northern Alps 380 7 0 4 2 1
Les Fourgs Jura 170 15 7 6 2 0
La Chapelle d’Abondance Northern Alps 800 24 6 13 5 0
Céüze Southern Alps 470 17 6 6 5 0
The Semnoz Northern Alps 254 20 5 7 8 0
Font d’Urle Northern Alps 450 16 5 6 6 0
Hautacam Pyrenees 313 16 5 5 6 0
Val Pelens Southern Alps 150 7 5 2 0 0
Alti Aigoual Central Massif 317 14 4 6 4 0
The Field of Fire Vosges 400 14 4 4 6 0
Chaillol Southern Alps 400 13 4 5 4 0
Le Chazelet Southern Alps 500 10 4 3 4 0
Passy Plaine Joux Northern Alps 400 9 3 3 3 0
The Coulmes Northern Alps 399 8 3 4 1 0
Puyvalador Pyrenees 120 8 3 3 2 0
Bussang – Larcenaire Vosges 148 8 3 4 1 0
Brameloup Central Massif 190 7 3 1 3 0
Aiguilles in Queyras Southern Alps 160 5 3 3 0 0
Les Plans d’Hotonnes – Plateau de Retord Jura 250 13 2 7 4 0
Cord Northern Alps 600 10 2 3 6 0
Le Reposoir Northern Alps 620 10 2 5 3 0
Ghisoni Corsica 290 7 2 2 3 0
Lus la Jarjatte Northern Alps 370 7 2 4 1 0
Sixt Fer à Cheval Northern Alps 400 6 2 4 0 0
Turini Silver Camp Southern Alps 320 4 2 1 1 0
La Combe Saint Pierre Jura 155 4 2 2 0 0
The Source of the Doubs – Mouthe Jura 245 4 2 1 1 0
The Granier Northern Alps 420 4 2 1 1 0
Xonrupt – Le Poli Vosges 175 4 2 2 0 0
Ristolas in Queyras Southern Alps 50 2 2 0 0 0
Méaudre Northern Alps 588 16 1 8 6 0
Saint Hilaire du Touvet Northern Alps 400 10 1 4 5 0
Nistos Pyrenees 287 8 1 2 5 0
Prabouré Central Massif 135 7 1 2 4 0
Gaschney 360 Vosges 310 7 1 1 5 0
Marcieu pass Northern Alps 350 6 1 3 2 0
Le Sappey en Chartreuse Northern Alps 390 6 1 2 3 0
The Bottières Northern Alps 620 6 1 2 4 0
Bellefontaine Alpine Space Jura 261 5 1 3 1 0
Montmin – Col de la Forclaz Northern Alps 90 5 1 3 1 0
The Equals Northern Alps 200 4 1 2 1 0
The Entremont Desert Northern Alps 200 4 1 2 1 0
Bessans Northern Alps 260 3 1 2 0 0
Le Grand Valtin Vosges 389 3 1 1 1 0
Saint Jean de Sixt Northern Alps 60 1 1 0 0 0
Door Pass Northern Alps 445 5 0 3 2 0
The Schlucht Vosges 146 2 0 2 0 0
La Grave la Meije Southern Alps 200 1 0 1 0 0

Please note we are talking about the number of black runs in units, not in elevation. Thus, Megève is the first resort for black runs because the resort has a consequent number of ski runs (in number) with difficulty, but it is necessary also take into account the difference in altitude « average of each of them ».

Some interesting information

Which resort has the most black runs?

The resort of Mègève is the ski resort which has the most black runs, with 24 ski runs classified as « very difficult ».

What is the longest black rated ski run in France?

The Sarenne track, in Alpe d’Huez, is the longest black ski run in France, with a length of 16klm, for a difference in altitude of 1800m.

What is the most difficult ski run in France?

A Courchevelthe black run of the  » big corridor « . is the steepest ungroomed ski run in France, with a maximum slope of 80% on its last meters. Its average slope is 55%, that is to say that on 100m length, you go down 55m in difference of level.

What is the most unusual ski run in France?

It is the slope « the Tunnel » in Alpe d’Huezsince you have a tunnel of 200m of length to cross, itself dug in the mountain, before being able to start to descend the black track.

What is the best resort for off-piste skiing?

The resort of « La Grave » is famous throughout the world for its off-piste possibilitiesIt is safe from avalanches. The area goes up to 3 550m of altitude, and is rather recommended to experienced skiers, adapted to freeride.

Which ski resort has the most green (easy) runs?

It is the resort of Alpe d’Huez which has 34 green runs, and where beginners will find the most ski runs easy. Afterwards, all ski resorts have trails for beginners.

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Translated from the french original version : https://skidata.io/station-de-ski/domaine-skiable/difficultes-pistes/?rand=9113

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