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Top 5 ski resorts in the Alps

Fancy enjoying winter sports in a ski resort not far from Lyon? The snow and the slopes are at your fingertips from the capital of Rhône!

A number of ski resorts in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region are easily accessible from Lyon Airport.

No, you don't have to drive for hours from Lyon to enjoy the joys of skiing!

 Finding a ski resort near Lyon, in a beautiful setting, is child's play. Snow-covered mountains, long slopes, fresh air and tall fir trees are all in the proximity of Lyon. For a family trip, a couple or a group of friends, whether for a long weekend, a holiday or just a day trip, the ski resorts near Lyon offer everything you need.

Just a few hours away from Lyon, there are some very attractive ski resorts waiting for you: Val d'Isère and Tignes, Alpe d'Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Val Thorens, La Plagne, etc... The Northern Alps have everything to charm you... 

Val d'Isere

1. Tignes - Val d'Isère, one of the largest ski areas in the Alps

From Lyon Airport, the Espace Killy ski resort (Tignes - Val d'Isère) is ideally located.. Close to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, this rather unspoilt and charming site offers around 300 kilometres of slopes, spread out between 1550 and 3450 metres in altitude
To spice up your stay, Tignes - Val d'Isère regularly organizes events and activities during the day and evening!

Are you an alpine or cross-country skier, a hiking or snowshoeing enthusiast or simply a fan of the "mountain" ambience? Tignes - Val d'Isère is the perfect place for you. The resort, with its ideal snow conditions, offers a range of activities suitable for everyone!

The station is accessible from Lyon Airport thanks to shuttles that run every Saturday.

Alpe d'Huez

2. The Alpe d'Huez and its huge ski area

In the long list of ski resorts near Lyon, there is the iconic Alpe d'Huez. Located close to Grenoble, it is one of the quickest to reach from the Lyon Airport. This immense and somewhat rugged resort offers a sumptuous setting of 10,000 hectares, with around 250 kilometres of downhill ski slopes. 

This resort, known in particular for its famous Sarenne glacier, offers many activities in summer and winter, near Lyon.
 Alpe d'Huez, with its 35 kilometres of hiking trails and 55 kilometres of cross-country skiing, offers the longest ski run in Europe and safe trails.

The resort is accessible directly from Lyon Airport. Special shuttles are available every Saturday to take you there.

Deux Alpes

3. Les Deux Alpes, the resort for a timeless vacation 

Looking for peace and quiet and a break from the hectic pace of life? The resort of Les Deux Alpes has everything to charm you. Their secret for a successful vacation ?  The perfect balance between a sporty and trendy resort at an altitude of 1600m and an exceptional ski area at nearly 3600m in the heart of the Ecrins massif. 

Still not convinced ? Enjoy also 6 slalom stadiums, 1 mogul stadium, 2 snowparks, 1 gliss'park.  

The station can be reached in no time from the Lyon Airport. Its idyllic location is less than 2 hours  away, just over 150 kilometres by car or shuttle. 

Direct shuttles are available from Lyon Airport every Saturday.

Val Thorens

4. Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe

The mythical Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe and the highest point of the 3 valleys area, is accessible by shuttle every Saturday from Lyon Airport. This vast ski area is quite simply the largest in the world, with over 600 kilometres of slopes accessible to all. Thanks to its unique position, the snow remains of great quality, and allows skiing until early May.

In terms of ski resorts near Lyon, Val Thorens is unquestionably one of the finest. Snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, off-track skiing, sledging, snowboarding, freestyle... All activities are available. 

La Plagne

5. La Plagne, the perfect resort for a family holiday 

La Plagne, halfway between Courchevel and Bourg Saint-Maurice, is a massive ski area. With 425 kilometres of slopes, most of which are above 2000 metres, this resort offers everything you could wish for!

The bonus? Wake up the Rasta Rockett in you... La Plagne is the only resort in France where you can feel like a bobsleigh champion!  Book a frosty descent on 19 turns at more than 100km/hour with your friends or your family! 

Better still, it can be reached in 2 hours from the Lyon Airport and is accessible every Saturday thanks to our shuttle service.

Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, Lans-en-Vercors, L'Alpe du Grand Serre, Chamrousse and many others have a lot to offer.
It is up to you to make your choice according to your expectations, your desires but also your budget.

Don't hesitate to ask about the different means of transportation from Lyon Airport to the ski resort of your choice.
Cab, car rental... There are many ways to get to your destination!