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Vaujany, share the domain of Alpe d’Huez

Located in front of the Massif des Grandes Rousses, Vaujany is a village of 339 inhabitants at the year, which counts 7 hamletswhich owes its notoriety to the fact that it is connected to theomaine skiable of Alpe d’Huez. Today the city has many facilitiessuch as shops, a bowling alley, an ice rink in winter, restaurants and a little train in summer.

Vaujany was historically a poor villagewhose villagers lived from thebreedingand logging. At the beginning of the last century, the town experienced an exodus, to the benefit of the more importantlike Grenoble, and its revival is due to the activity tourist. Note that the commune has two dams, on water reservoirs, which provide income of money not negligible to the commune.

The village of Vaujany has some old farms, to which were added residences of tourismssince the 70s. The city is located on a quiet roadwith little traffic, and you will find quickly peace and quiet and contemplation of nature, sought during the vacations in the mountains.

Quality infrastructures, financed by hydroelectric dams

The activities that can be practiced in Vaujany are numerousThanks to the money from the hydraulic dams, which financed quality equipment, such as a aquatic centerspa, shops, toboggan, indoor skating rink, everything is there and during the winter, many events are organized.

Vaujany is an ideal destination for familieswith the presence of safe play areas, a ski school and animations for families organized during the vacations school

Summer and winter activities

In summerit is also interesting to stay in Vaujany because it is located at the doors of National Park of Ecrins. You will have the possibility of making many hikes in the dayor over several days. It is also possible to borrow the cable carand to go up to 2817m.

In winterIn winter, you can enjoy a 197 km long ski area, shared with Alpe d’Huez, and whose lifts mechanical are relatively recent, with detachable chairlifts for the majority.

L’altitude The high altitude of the ski area, and the possibility to ski above 3000m of altitude, makes it one of the resorts where you will have the best probability of snowfall in France.

The Vaujany ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️Vaujany
MassifMassif des Grandes Rousses
MountainNorthern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):197
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm):197
Longest downhill ski run (in km)8
Name of the ski areaAlpe Huez Grand Domaine Ski
Connected resort(s)Oz-en-Oisans, Alpe Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Villard Reculas
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 650
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)2 800
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)2 225
Total height of the domain (in m)1 150
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)115
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs9
Number of blue trails11
Number of red trails10
Number of black runs3
Total number of downhill ski trails33
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts8
Children’s treadmill1
Fixed grip chairlifts0
Detachable Chairlifts3
Cable cars6
Total number of lifts26
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):30
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spaYes
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)307
Slogan of the stationFree, Breathe
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station:Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station:Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)630
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 54 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 275 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 120 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 65 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 750 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 1 000 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 540 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 2 223 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 4 850 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 5 400 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 291 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 540 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 109
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 109
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 108
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 108
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 108
Note on the average cost of a stay / 106
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /107
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 107,9
? Ranking according to ? 37th position out of 232 stations in France

Vaujany in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Vaujany?

The resort of Vaujany is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort and discover its nature. You will also have the opportunity to admire its beautiful winter landscapes.

Cross-country skiing Cross-country skiing: This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy skiing off the beaten track. You will be able to ski in the middle of nature and admire wild landscapes.

Snowboarding Snowboarding : this activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the thrill. You will be able to ride through the slopes of the resort in total freedom and enjoy its unique relief.

Ice rink This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the sensations provided by ice skates in a unique setting. You can spend unique moments with family or friends.

  • What are the activities in summer in Vaujany ?

The resort of Vaujany also offers many summer activities such as :

Hiking This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy the nature of the resort. You will have the opportunity to explore it at your own pace and admire its different summer landscapes.

Bowling Bowling: This activity is perfect for enjoying unique moments with family or friends. You will have the opportunity to enjoy several bowling lanes for more fun.

ATV Mountain biking : this activity is perfect to take full advantage of the relief of the resort. You will be able to ride down its slopes while admiring its sunny landscapes.

Trial : This activity between running and hiking is perfect to do your exercises while admiring the landscapes of the resort.

  • What to visit in and around Vaujany ?

Among these places that you must visit in the resort of Vaujany, we can mention : the EDF Hydrélec Museum, the Grandmaison Lake, Croix de Belledonne, Pic de l’Etendard.

  • Where to eat in Vaujany ?

The resort of Vaujany offers several restaurants among which we can mention : Auberge La Cure, La Remise, Restaurant Le Vaujaniat.

The resort of Vaujany offers a number of different accommodations such as Le V de Vaujany, Auberge La Douce Montagne, Camping RCN Belledonne.

  • How big is the ski area of Vaujany?

The ski area of the resort of Vaujany has a size of 197 kilometers, divided into 33 trails. Among these slopes, the longest is 16 kilometers long. It also has 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Vaujany?

This area has an altitude between 1650 meters and 2750 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Vaujany ski pass?

Their packages start from 54 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Vaujany?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 750 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 1000 euros.

  • Does the resort of Vaujany have a bike park?

Yes, it has a Bike Park with a length of 124 kilometers for 23 trails, the longest of which measures 32 kilometers.

  • How to get to Vaujany by train ?

You can easily get there from the Grenoble train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Vaujany ?

The postal code of the station of Vaujany is 38114.

  • In which department is Vaujany located ?

The Vaujany resort is located in the Isère department.

  • Does the resort of Vaujany have a tourist office?

The resort of Vaujany is part of the tourist office of Vaujany It is located at 5 place du téléphérique, 38114 Vaujany, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Vaujany ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Vaujany ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Vaujany station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Vaujany?

At Vaujany 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 Vaujany ?

Yes, it is at Gare du Telepherique 38114 Vaujany.

What is’s opinion about Vaujany?

In the end, gives the average rating of 7.85 to the resort of Vaujany, which places it in the 40th position in France. Its strong points are : average snowfall 9/10, domain size vs price 9/10, ski area 9/10.

Map of the ski slopes of Vaujany

Vaujany - Ski slope map
Vaujany – Ski slope map
Vaujany - Oz en oisans - Cross country skiing and snowshoeing trail map
Vaujany – Oz en oisans – Cross country skiing and snowshoeing map


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