The Queyras offers 105km of trails for downhill skiing, spread over the resorts of Abriès (30 km), Arvieux (15 km), Ceillac (21 km) and Molines Saint-Véran (36 km).
With a single pass you can ski at any of these resorts, although there are no linking slopes between them. You will have to drive or, better, take a shuttle (see the prices for the lift-passes).
This is downhill skiing in a protected natural environment where the sun reigns supreme. No vast wide ski-slopes. Everything here is on a human scale – or the scale of the larch trees. No crowding at the foot of the slopes, no endless queues for ski-lifts.
- Abriès, with its magnificent views over Monte Viso.
- Arvieux, ideal for beginners and families with children.
- Ceillac, on the slopes of the Ubac overlooking the valley of l’Ubaye.
- Molines-Saint-Véran, on the slopes of the Ubac overlooking the valley of l’Ubaye.
Details of the Queyras ski resorts
|Pistes||Altitude en bas||Altitude sommet||Dénivelée||Nombre remontées||Type remontées (1)|
|Abriès||30km||1550m||2450m||900m||6||1 D 6 places|
|Arvieux||15km||1680m||2110m||460m||5||1 ND 3 places<|
||1600m||2500m||770m||5||1 D 6 places|
|Molines Saint-Véran||36km||1750m||2900m||1150m||13||1 D 4 places
et 1 ND 4 places
(1) : D = detachable lift - ND = non-detachable lift
With almost 150 trails and marked itineraries for Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing, the Queyras is one of the foremost resorts in the southern Alps for these sports.
Four areas, all within the Regional Natural Park, are spread over four valleys (click to see the maps):
- Vallée des Aigues 29km (Molines en Queyras, Saint Véran)
- Vallée du Haut-Guil 54km (Château-Ville-Vieille, Aiguilles en Queyras, Abriès, Ristolas)
- Vallée du Cristillan 36km (Ceillac)
- Vallée de l'Izoard 39km (Arvieux)
If you love high and breathtaking mountain landscapes, then go up to Col d’Izoard (Arvieux) or Col Agnel (Molines). If you prefer the valley bottoms with their beautiful larch forests and villages buried under the snow, then follow the valley of the Haut-Guil (from Château-Queyras to Ristolas) or the valley of Le Mélézet (Ceillac), or go up to Lac de Roue (Arvieux).