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Val Pelens

A rural mountain community

Located in the municipality Saint-Martin-d’EntraunesVal Pelens is a ski resort located in the south of France, in the Alpes-Maritimes department. France. The station is a small paradise of Mercantouressentially family, and in a setting with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Perched at 1 600 metersIn the heart of a forest of larches and the famous Pelens needles, the resort offers you a friendly atmosphere. In summer as well as in winter, the resort is an interesting place for a stay in family. Moreover, the village has changed little over the years, and the alleys are particularly pleasant to stroll around.

Activities in the resort, summer and winter

The Val Pelens station offers you a wide range of possibilities to occupy yourself:

In summerIn the summer, you can discover exceptional landscapes and a wide range of walks. The historical monuments are among the places to visit in Val Pelens. The resort also has a point culminating at 2,516 meters, where you can admire the spectacular view of the valley of the Var.

In wintera 3 km area of ski slopes green and blue are available to ski lovers or professionals. Also, activities such as ski touring or snowshoeing Snow sports are to be practiced in family. Moreover, for your families and your children, Val Pelens offers you an initiation to the joys of skiing.

Services available in the village

To satisfy your needs, the Val Pelens resort has an inn in Saint-Martin-d’Entraunes, which serves as a mini grocery store and bread store. There is also a sports store, where you can rent your equipment.

In addition, the restaurants in the vicinity of the village will make your stays moments of joy and conviviality, with the possibility of lodging in gite or residence of tourism In short, Val Pelens is a quiet resortin the heart of a site exceptional.

The Val Pelens ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Val Pelens
Municipality Saint-Martin-d’Entraunes
Massif Mercantour Massif
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Mountain Southern 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 Val Pelens
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) 1 750
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 675
Total height of the domain (in m) 150
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 5
Number of blue runs 2
Number of red trails 0
Number of black runs 0
Total number of downhill ski runs 7
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 2
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 2
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 6
?️ 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) 142
Slogan of the station The village station
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Embrun
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 833
? Station price survey ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 15 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 75 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 320 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 500 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 630 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 963 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 300 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 550 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 78 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 155 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 7
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 4
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
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 ? 218th position out of 232 stations in France

Val Pelens in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Val Pelens ?

The resort of val-pelens is a very rich resort in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity allows you to take advantage of several itineraries marked out through the mountain. You will be able to admire the landscapes of the resort in winter at your own pace.

Sledding: This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the slopes of the resort to spend fun moments with family or friends. You will have the opportunity to slide at full speed on the slopes of the resort.

Cross-country skiing Cross-country skiing: this activity offers you no less than 6 kilometers of trails so that you can fully enjoy the unique experience of skiing offered by the snow of the resort.

Spa This activity gives you the opportunity to relax and unwind in a beautiful setting designed for relaxation.

  • What are the summer activities in Val-Pelens?

The resort also offers many summer activities such as :

Hiking The Mercantour National Park and the Var Valley are exceptional landscapes with many marked trails winding between the plateaus and peaks.

MOUNTAIN BIKING : This activity gives you the opportunity to take full advantage of the relief of the resort. You will be able to take advantage of its relief to hurtle down its slopes at full speed while admiring its summer landscapes.

Mountaineering This activity gives you the opportunity to climb the Puy. You will be able to enjoy a unique sensation while admiring a breathtaking view.

Tyrolean traverse This activity gives you the opportunity to make the full of strong sensation. You will have the opportunity to move at a speed of 13 kilometers per hour.

  • What to visit in and around Val-Pelens?

Among these places that you must visit in the resort of val-pelens, we can mention : chez pépé Nicolas, sport center, la belle en cuisse.

  • Where to eat in Val-Pelens ?

The resort of val-pelens offers no more than 78 restaurants among which we can mention : patisserie pelens, chalet de la marine, lauberge des balcons.

  • Where to sleep in val-pelens ?

The resort of val-pelens offers a number of different accommodations such as : romantik hotel le val d’Amblève, pelens, le val de poix hotel, val d’arimont hotel.


  • How big is the ski area of val-pelens?

The ski area of the resort of val-pelens has a size of 3 kilometers, divided into 7 tracks. Among these slopes, the longest measures 3 kilometers. It also has 6 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of val-pelens?

This area has an altitude between 1600 meters and 1750 meters high.

  • What is the price of the val-pelens package?

Their packages start from 15 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in val-pelens?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 320 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 500 euros.

  • Does the resort of Val-Pelens have a bike park?

No, it does not have a Bike Park.

  • How to get to Val-Pelens by train?

You can easily get there from the train station of embrun. You will have to take a cab because there is no shuttle to reach the station.

  • What is the postal code of val-pelens ?

The zip code of val-pelens station is 06470.

  • In which department is val-pelens located ?

The station of val-pelens is located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes.

  • Does the resort of val-pelens have a tourist office ?

The station of val-pelens is part of the tourist office Route du Col des Champs, It is located at Route du Col des Champs 06470 Saint-Martin-d’Entraunes, France

  • Are there any webcams on val-pelens ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in val-pelens ?

You can find the last weather report of the val-pelens station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in val-pelens?

At val-pelens resort, the 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 val-pelens ?

Yes, it is at the address Valberg-Beuil 3 Avenue de Valberg 06470 Valberg.

What is’s opinion about val-pelens?

Bottom line, gives val-pelens resort an average score of 5.92, which puts it in 221th place in France. Its strong points are : cost of a stay 10/10, charm of the station 7/10, Internet users’ ratings 6,5/10.

Map of the ski slopes of Val Pelens

Val Pelens - Ski trail map
Val Pelens – Ski slopes map



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