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Villard de Lans, a charming high altitude village

The station of Villard de Lans is a village in the Alps, located in the department ofIsèreand within the massif of Vercors. Its particularity is to be a village of 4000 inhabitants, and particularly animated in the year. Its economy is mainly linked to the tourismwith a significant success summer and winter.

Located on a plateau at 1050maltitudebut surrounded by mountains, its geographical location gives it a nice atypical mix of vegetations between fir trees and pines on one side and rocky facade on the other. The landscapes are very changing according to the seasons, and its panorama on the Vercors massif is striking.

The city has many shopsbut especially leisure facilities, such as a casinoA swimming pool, a bowling alley, an ice rink, and a gym. In short, something to keep you busy in eveningafter a day in the open air.

Villard de Lans, where skiing for all

Villard de Lans has 125 km of trails spread over 238 ha of skiable area. The resort has 53 slopes the longest of which is 6 km long. The resort also has a snowpark, ideal for learning and performing tricks and recreational areas to have fun and (re)discover the joy of sliding.

We find in the ski area Villard de Lans has as many green and blue runs. There are 12 of them. Thus, even skiers of average level can reach the summits and enjoy the beautiful views while having their lunch at the terracein height.

For the big fans of the slidethe black run Carole Montillet (ex-Olympic champion) provides a absolute freedom thanks to its 300 m difference in level and its unequalled curves. The ski resort Villard de Lans has great spaces. And one of its strong points is its Nordic area110klm long, where many competitions take place every year.

Villard de Lans in summer

In summer, you will find a large number of of activitiessuch as strolling downtown, visiting its Saint-Bonnet churchits calvary of Valchevrière, or to observe the mTraditional farmhouses of the Vercors. Also, the station is favourable to the MOUNTAIN BIKING downhill, and road cycling. But it is especially the hiking summer, whether for a day or several days, which is the most common activity.

The ski area of Villard de Lans in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Villard-de-Lans
Commune Villard-de-Lans
Massif Vercors Massif
Department Isère
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 245
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 120
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Espace Villard-Correncon
Connected station(s) Correncon-en-Vercors
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 143
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 050
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 597
Total height of the domain (in m) 907
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 38
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 14
Number of blue runs 12
Number of red trails 16
Number of black runs 10
Total number of downhill ski trails 53
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts 11
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 6
Detachable Chairlifts 2
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 2
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 21
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 6
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 110
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 2600
Slogan of the station Your Escape Space
? Resort access ?
Nearest train station: Grenoble
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 596
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 38 €
Price of the weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 198 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 450 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 630 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 046 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 544 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 350 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 141 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 310 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 10
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 8
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 8
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 8
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 8,1
? Ranking according to ? 23rd position out of 232 stations in France

Villard en Lans in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Villard de Lans?

The resort of villard de Lans is a very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing: this activity allows you to explore the resort and its surroundings in winter, so you can admire its winter landscapes, fauna and even flora of the resort.

Sled dogs This activity gives you the opportunity to travel around the resort on a sled pulled by dogs. You can enjoy unique sliding sensations during this activity.

Paragliding : This activity gives you the opportunity to take the height. You will be able to admire unique views of the resort’s landscape in winter.

Fat Bike: This activity allows you to enjoy all the sensations offered by mountain biking in winter. You will have the opportunity to ride down the slopes of the resort while admiring its landscapes.

  • What are the activities in summer in Villard de Lans ?

The resort also offers many summer activities such as :

Hiking This activity will give you the opportunity to explore the resort and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to discover its fauna and flora while admiring its beautiful summer landscapes.

Paragliding Paragliding: this activity will allow you to enjoy the thrill of the sky and to admire the view of the resort from the sky.

Mountaineering Mountaineering: This activity gives you the opportunity to explore the peaks of the resort and its surroundings. You can enjoy unique panoramas and sensations.

Climbing Climbing : this activity allows you to have a lot of thrills and to work your whole body. It will also allow you to admire unique views of the resort.

  • What to visit in villard de Lans and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in the resort of villard de Lans, we can quote: the Lake of Moucherolle, the Chapel of Valchevrière, the Bear of the Place, the Regional Natural Park of Vercors.

  • Where to eat in Villard de Lans ?

The resort of villard de Lans offers several restaurants among which we can mention : la Creperie de l’Ours, Le Pot de Vin, La Bergerie.

  • Where to sleep in Villard de Lans ?

The resort of villard de Lans offers a number of different accommodations such as : Les 4 Montagnes, Logis Auberge des Montauds, Best Western Grand Hotel de Paris.

  • How big is the ski area of Villard de Lans?

The ski area of the resort of villard de Lans has a size of 120 kilometers, divided into 53 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 4 kilometers. It also has 110 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Villard de Lans?

This area has an altitude between 1143 meters and 2050 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Villard de Lans ski pass?

Their packages start from 38 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Villard de Lans?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 450 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 630 euros.

  • Does the resort of Villard de Lans have a bike park?

Yes it has a Bike Park of 14 kilometers for a total of 6 tracks of which the longest measures 4,7 kilometers.

  • How to get to the resort of Villard de Lans by train ?

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

  • What is the zip code of the resort of villard de Lans ?

The zip code of the resort of villard de Lans is 38250.

  • In which department is located the resort of villard de Lans ?

The resort of villard de Lans is located in the department of Isère.

  • Does the resort of villard de Lans have a tourist office?

The resort of villard de Lans is part of the tourist office of Lans It is located at 31, avenue du Général de Gaulle 38250 Villard de Lans

  • Are there any webcams in Villard de Lans ?

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

  • Where to find information about the weather in Villard de Lans ?

You can find the latest weather report from the villard de Lans station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Villard de Lans?

In Villard de Lans, the ski 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 Villard de Lans ?

Yes, it is at 2368 Route de la Côte 2000 38250 Villard De Lans

What is’s opinion about villard de Lans?

In the end, gives an average score of 8.14 to the resort of villard de Lans, which places it in the 25th position in France. Its strong points are : domain size vs rate 10/10, snowmaking medium 8/10, ski area 8/10.

Map of the ski slopes in Villard de Lans

Correncon en Vercors - Ski slopes map
Villard de Lans – Ski slopes map
villard de lans ski map
Villard de lans – Map of the cross-country skiing area
correncon en vercors summer hiking map
Villard de Lans – Summer hiking map


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