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Villard de Lans

Villard de Lans Ski Resort Guide

Villard de Lans, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length81 miles
Highest Lift7,119ft
Resort Height3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsGrenoble and Chambery
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Villard de Lans

The French ski resort of Villard de Lans is in the French Alps at an altitude of 3,445ft, with 81 miles of marked runs.


Villard de Lans has direct access to 81 miles of downhill skiing, with 32 marked pistes, served by a total of 28 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 7,119ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Villard de Lans offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Villard de Lans offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Villard de Lans.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Villard de Lans is 4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Le Grand Couloir'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Villard de Lans?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 1 February, with around 12in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Villard de Lans

Ski Area Stats

Villard de Lans Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 8 16 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 19 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 25 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 8 19 miles
Total Length
81 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
81 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Villard de Lans Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift7,119ft
Lowest Trail3,806ft
Resort Altitude (Villard de Lans)3,445ft
Max Vertical3,675ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Villard de Lans
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Villard de Lans

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Location and Map

Where is Villard de Lans?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Isère, Rhône-Alpes.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Villard de Lans is Grenoble, 63 minutes drive away.

Chambery, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Annecy, Geneva, Saint-Étienne, Avignon and Montpellier airports are all within three hours drive.

Grenoble is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 28 ski lifts are able to uplift 30,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 31 miles of ski runs, with 283 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Villard de Lans open?

 Opened : December 17, 2022.

 Closes : April 10, 2023.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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