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Ventron, a resort on the Vosges mountains

The station of Ventron is known as « Ermitage Frère Joseph » or « Les Pistes de Ventron ». We are here in the Vosgesin a commune of medium mountainsurrounded by forests and mountain pastures. Note that Ventron borders the Bas-Rhin, and thus theAlsace.

The center of the village of Ventron is located at 640 m d’altitude while the ski resort is at 900 m to 1100 m above sea level and is located 4 km from the city center. The village itself is charming, and typical of the dwellings vosgiennes. There is also a textile museum to be visited, because the textile was formerly an important element of theeconomy local.

At the foot of the slopes, you will find a mini-village, with a restaurant, a ski rental, two hotels, and a ski school. You will be able to park your car there, summer and winter, while you go to do your activities.

Ventron, and its multiple activities

At the foot of the summit of top of the Rouge Gayon, is the ski resort of Brother Joseph and its highest point is the Grand Ventron at 1204 maltitude. Obviously, we are at very high altitudes modestand the snow cover is highly dependent on the climatic conditions.

Even though it is a modest size, the station offers 9 downhill ski runs very varied, spread out between 870 m and 1110 m of altitude 2 green slopes for beginners, 3 blue slopes for skiers who improve, 3 red slopes and 1 black for good skiers. 7 ski lifts, including a chairlift, serve this ski area.

A Snowparks and a playground are also available in Ventron. But, the practice of snowboard is allowed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays except school vacations. Also, Ventron offers 3 cross-country ski trails : La Futaie 7,5 km, La Ronde Bruche 4km and Les Buttes 1km. There are also 3 circuits snowshoes are also offered: a circuit baby snowshoes of 800 m, and 2 circuits of 2,3 km and 4,2 km.

Ventron, towards a transformation of the resort?

Émile Leduc, a famous skier, came to settle at the Ermitage Frère Joseph in 1922 and his descendants developed the skiing at the Hermitage with the family business.

Sound descendantThibaut Leduc is looking for new solutions for the ski resort, due to global warming, to build a 5 star hotel, in order to attract a year-round clientele, especially the hikers.

More information on Ventron in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Ventron
Commune Ventron
Massif Massif des Vosges
Department Vosges
Mountain Vosges
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 10
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 10
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 2
Name of the ski area Ventron
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 870
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 150
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 010
Total vertical drop of the domain (in m) 280
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 3
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 2
Number of blue trails 3
Number of red trails 3
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski trails 9
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 6
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 7
? Nordic area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 16
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa : No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 838
Slogan of the station Live there, stay there
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station: Remiremont
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 455
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 23 €
Weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 123 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 350 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 550 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 776 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 191 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 750 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 1 600 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 105 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 160 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 5
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 6
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 5
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 5
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 6
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 6,0
? Ranking according to ? 217th position out of 232 stations in France

Ventron in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Ventron ?

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

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity allows you to discover the resort and its surroundings. You will be able to explore and admire its snowy landscapes in complete safety.

Alpine Skiing This activity will allow you to enjoy the unique sensations offered by the slopes of the resort. You will be able to ski in total freedom while taking the time to admire the snowy landscape.

Sledding Sledding: This activity gives you the opportunity to spend some fun time with friends or family. You will be able to slide at full speed through the luge tracks of the resort.

Sled dogs This activity allows you to enjoy a walk through the resort. You will be able to enjoy the unique sliding sensations offered by a sled pulled by dogs.

  • What are the summer activities in Ventron?

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

Hiking This activity gives you the opportunity to explore the resort in summer. You will be able to discover its nature and admire its magnificent landscapes.

Paragliding This activity gives you the opportunity to discover the sensations of height. You will be able to admire the landscapes of the station seen from above.

Nature Walk This activity offers no less than 120 kilometers of trails so that you can fully appreciate the nature of the resort in summer.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain biking : this activity allows you to take full advantage of the relief of the resort in summer. You will have the opportunity to ride down the slopes of the resort at full speed and admire its landscapes at the same time.

  • What to visit in Ventron and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Ventron, we can mention : Vosges textile museum, Grand Ventron, Col d’Oderen, Cascade Du Cuisinier.

  • Where to eat in Ventron ?

The resort of Ventron offers several restaurants among which we can mention : AUBERGE DU TILLEUL, Ferme Auberge du HUSS, la Table d’Angèle.

The resort of Ventron offers a number of different accommodations such as Hotel les Buttes, Hotel de l’Ermitage, Chalet de Valentine.

  • How big is the ski area of Ventron?

The ski area of the resort of Ventron has a size of 10 kilometers, divided into 9 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 2 kilometers long. It also has 16 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Ventron?

This area has an altitude between 870 meters and 1150 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Ventron ski pass?

Their packages start from 23 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Ventron?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 350 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 550 euros.

  • Does the resort of Ventron have a bike park?

No, it does not have a Bike Park.

  • How to get to Ventron by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the ramiremont train station. Then you will have to take a cab because it does not have a shuttle to reach the station.

  • What is the postal code of Ventron ?

The postal code of the station of Ventron is 88310.

  • In which department is Ventron located ?

The station of Ventron is located in the department of Vosges.

  • Does the resort of Ventron have a tourist office ?

The station of Ventron is part of the tourist office of Ventron. It is located at 4 place de la Mairie 88310 VENTRON.

  • Are there any webcams on the station of Ventron ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Ventron ?

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

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

In Ventron, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow cover of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Ventron ?

Yes, it is at the address Ermitage Frere Joseph 88310 Ventron

What is’s opinion about Ventron?

Bottom line, gives Ventron resort an average score of 6, which places it in the 212th position in France. Its strong points are : cost of a stay 10/10, user rating 7/10, average snowfall 7/10.

Map of the ski slopes of Ventron

Ventron - Ski slope map
Ventron – Ski slopes map
Ventron - Map
Ventron – Map


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