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The ski resort in the Vaucluse (84)

List of ski resorts in Vaucluse :

There is one alpine ski resort in Vaucluse.

Ski resort Commune Name of the Massif Name of the ski area (if connected) Number of ski runs Ski area (in KLM) Number of cross-country ski trails Nordic area (in klm) Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) Average score according to /10
Ventoux – Mont Serein Beaumont-du-Ventoux Mont Ventoux Ventoux – Mont Serein 18 12 0 0 1 400 1 912 6,9

The department of Vaucluse

The French department of Vaucluse is located in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The INSEE and the POST office assign it the code 84. The average altitude is 1 912 meters at the mount Ventouxwhere the Vauclusians live.

What if you decide to ski in the Vaucluse this winter? There are several ski resorts with specific characteristics for novices or experts. Let’s discover together the Vaucluse in SKI and see what we can find!

The Ventoux / Mont Serein ski resort

The Ventouxwhich usually means « the Giant of Provence », is known for its rural laces leading to its summit, place of many stages cyclists of fame (ascent ranked in the Top 20 passes of France where the climbers of the Tour de France regularly fight). But the Mont Ventouxwith its crest line culminating at 1909 m of altitude topped by the spectacular summit observatory, hid behind its northern aspect a family resort of skiers Provençal appreciated: Mont Serein has always attracted slide lovers, as winter sports have been practiced there since the 1930s.

The strength of its location geographical is its major advantage. Located in the pre-Alpine massif of the Monts de Vaucluse, 1 hour from Avignon and Orange, 2 hours from Aix-en-Provence / Marseille, the Ventoux – Mont Serein enchants the Provençal valleys at the foot of the large areas urban of the country.

The site, located at 1400 meters to the north (access via Malaucène, the pass arriving from Bédoin being closed in winter), offers quality snow and 12 km of alpine ski slopes up to 1909 m of altitude in an atypical setting and under a magnificent sun. The surrounding plains, where thehorizon is transformed into blue sky, are splendid with the Pyrenean panoramas where the chain of the rainy Southern Alps piercing the pure sky is obstructed by the horizon due west and comes up against the snowy chain of the Southern Alps due east.

The Chalet bar-restaurant Liotard offers gites/apartments and local cuisine (including Ventoux gratin!) The Ventoux Serein chalet, with its quiet and comfortable rooms and tables d’hôtes. Several mountain chalets of the studio and gite type can be found all around the Mont Serein ski resort, welcoming skiers in apartment and gite formulas. The resort of mountain the highest in the Vaucluse, Mont Serein, hosts packages ranging from mini chalets The library, the fitness center, the sauna/jacuzzi and the grocery store are also available. The library, fitness center, sauna/jacuzzi and grocery store are also available.

In addition to these places ofactivityThere are snack bars, crêperies, bar-restaurants, cafés and equipment rental stores: enough to satisfy the desires and requirements of the Ventoux guests.

The Ventoux Mont Serein does not only rhyme with downhill skiing. It also offers the practice of snowshoeing through three circuits. The three circuits are : Family Introduction (easy course that lasts 45 minutes to an hour), Family Discovery Circuit (intermediate level between 1h30 and 2 hours) and The Chamois (beginner level – 3h30 to 3h30). The guides offer the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore an unspoiled mountain with breathtaking views (equipment is available for rent at the hotel).

In addition, on the snow front, children under 12 years of age can enjoy the sled on a designated and secured track, accessible by an automated conveyor belt.

Ventoux Mont Serein ski area

The domain skiable Mont Serein, located north of the Ventoux massif, offers 17 runs accessible to all (3 black and 6 blue, 4 red and 4 green) through a magnificent forest of Scots pines, and sometimes on the ridges, where you can enjoy panoramic views breathtaking on the plains of Provence, where the horizon merges with the sky in the west, and the snowy crests of the Alps from South to East.

The 12 kilometers of ski slopes located between 1400m and 1909 m of altitude are served by 7 ski lifts and a carpet.

The green tracks and blue runs are located at the bottom of the area, while the black and red runs are located at the top of Ventoux. The Andre Philip red run is magnificent with a breathtaking descent from the top of the area to the base at the foot of the Cretes. The black track « S » on the sector of Cretes warms the legs by a beautiful straight line.

It is important to note that the ESF French Ski School of Mont Serein is open to beginners in skiing and snowboarding, as well as to those who want to improve their skills. The school also offers workshops to discover the wonders of the snow as well as the first impressions of sliding for the youngest in the secure snow garden equipped with a carpet.

In addition, the freestylers have access to the snowpark between the Crétes and Gros Pin lifts (only when there is enough snow).


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