Established in 1906 the French ski resort Villard de Lans lies at 1050 metres altitude in the Dauphiné - Isère region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2170m the area is not snow sure. Over 220 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 16km of trails, which equates to around 12 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Villard de Lans is Grenoble at a distance of 58km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Pleasant, large, traditional resort with extensive skiing reached from the Cote 2000 ski centre above the village . Night life is lively and snow cover relatively certain thanks to extensive snow-making.
4 runs 30km
8 runs 40km
9 runs 30km
8 runs 25km
View our detailed Villard de Lans 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 Villard de Lans snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€? - €?|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Villard de Lans trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||6km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||N E|
|direction Villard de Lans area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Villard de Lans ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1000m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 13% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 25% intermediate, 55% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Le Grand Couloir run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
The French resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Villard de Lans 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. Villard de Lans has slopes facing N E.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Villard de Lans shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops
80 shops locally
Villard de Lans value for money gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Villard de Lans hire shops - overview of all shopping in Villard de Lans
80 shops locally
Villard de Lans ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Villard de Lans ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole de Ski Villard de Lans and has 70 teachers teaching in English, French, Italian, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 2.5.? ? 951094
Villard de Lans for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Villard de Lans for intermediates gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Villard de Lans for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Villard de Lans for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Villard de Lans snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Villard de Lans: 130km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 20km Intermediate XC Trails: 60km Difficult XC Trails: 50km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.3km
Villard de Lans snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 1
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0.3km Paragliding schools: 1
Villard de Lans non skiing facilities also include Archery, Ballooning, Bridge, Casino, Caving, Ice Climbing, Luge, Scrabble.