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Espace Val d'Arly, France

Espace Val d'Arly ski holidays

Established in 1940 the French ski resort Espace Val d'Arly lies at 1230 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1970m the area is not snow sure. Over 60 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 13km of trails, which equates to around 15 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Espace Val d'Arly is Geneva at a distance of 90km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Crest Voland gained its first lift in 1951 and has grown steadily ever since, linking to Les Saises in 1985 to create the huge 'Espace Crystal' ski region covering 3000 hectares. It is situated on a natural terrace above the Arly gorge, facing the Aravis chain with the Beaufortain massif behind.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 22 runs ?km
18%  Intermediate Trails
 27 runs ?km
54% 
Advanced Trails
 22 runs ?km
27%  Expert Trails
 3 runs ?km
19% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Espace Val d'Arly snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Espace Val d'Arly snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €129 - €172
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 90km
total length of Espace Val d'Arly trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 2.03km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation S
direction Espace Val d'Arly area faces
Top Altitude 1970m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1000m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1230m
centre of Espace Val d'Arly ski resort
Vertical Drop 420m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 420m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Espace Val d'Arly web cams
Nearby resorts:

La Clusaz

Megeve

Skiing in Espace Val d'Arly

120 pistes and trails means approximately 90km of runs. 43 Espace Val d'Arly lifts have capacity to transport 40000 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 2.03km.

The mountain has 18% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 54% intermediate, 27% advanced slopes and 19% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 0.5km Les Bäches run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Espace Val d'Arly after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Espace Val d'Arly

Of the 43 ski lifts, 34 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Espace Val d'Arly is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 2 quarter pipe and 3 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Espace Val d'Arly Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

14 apres ski bars 15 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

SNO-man says

Airbourne activities including paragliding with triple French champion Patrick Berod or ballooning flights available vioa a Megeve based company. On the snow try new sports like auirboarding as well as snowshoeing for all ages or snowmobiling. In the evenings torchlit descents are a popular weekly activity available to all, night skiing is also an option. There's a natural ice rink at the Col des Saises, ten minutes away. Or to relax after a pleasant day skiing, Simone Sempere will introduce you to the techniques of traditional painting on wooden objects. The course open to all enthusiasts whether beginners or experienced. The Atlantis sports and leisure centre is 15 minutes from the resort. Opewn every day it has a 25 metre pool, squash courts, fitness facilities and a balnéothérapie (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi).

Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

"Espace Val d'Arly" by any other name

The French resort is also known as Crest Voland and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Espace Val d'Arly slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Espace Val d'Arly has slopes facing S.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Espace Val d'Arly, France

Espace Val d'Arly day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Crest-Voland Cohennoz has created a sledge run especially for families and operates a nursery for children between two and six years old. There is also a children's garden with ski classes for toddlers. The children's learning area, especially designed for children between three and five years old includes a baby ski-lift and teachers instruct in the first stages of learning to slide, using the ski-lift and passing the first French Ski School Test. Small children are looked after at the "Les p'tits malins" day nursery by qualified staff in especially designed premises. These include an activities room where early learning games, indoor games, origami, collages, music... and much more are offered. There is also an outdoor games area in the snow, ideal for making snowmen and sledging next to the French Ski School Garden for alpine skiing. For older children who have already mastered the basics, lessons are offered by Fred Marin-Cudraz, a member of the French Ski Team. Children and teens are taught technique, moguls, surfing, powder snow, giant, special slalom, super G and more.

4 stars out of 5 overall    

Espace Val d'Arly Shopping

Espace Val d'Arly shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

The resort has around 16 shops, have of them offering ski rentals and ski hardware and clothing sales. There are a similar number of local artisan outlets and worshops, reflecting the long natural heritage of the resort. In addition you will find souvenir stors, newsagents, a hair dressers and several grocery shops. An excursion to the cheese production farm in Albertville is a must for cheese lovers.

Espace Val d'Arly value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Espace Val d'Arly

Espace Val d'Arly hire shops - overview of all shopping in Espace Val d'Arly

The resort has around 16 shops, have of them offering ski rentals and ski hardware and clothing sales. There are a similar number of local artisan outlets and worshops, reflecting the long natural heritage of the resort. In addition you will find souvenir stors, newsagents, a hair dressers and several grocery shops. An excursion to the cheese production farm in Albertville is a must for cheese lovers.

Espace Val d'Arly ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Espace Val d'Arly

Espace Val d'Arly ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ecole du ski Français and has 40 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? www.esf-crestvoland.com 316003

Espace Val d'Arly for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Espace Val d'Arly for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Espace Val d'Arly for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Espace Val d'Arly for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Espace Val d'Arly

Espace Val d'Arly snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Espace Val d'Arly: 7km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 7km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 7      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Espace Val d'Arly

Espace Val d'Arly snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0.2km Paragliding schools: 1

Espace Val d'Arly non skiing facilities also include ?.


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