Vaujany – The Resort
About Vaujany, Alpe d'Huez
Vaujany is a rather secret and unique alpine village with state of the art facilities. Located at the centre of the Oisans, Vaujany has its own beautifully-maintained pistes and is linked to the huge ski area of Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine. The village retains its charming authentic roots with chickens roaming safely in quiet corners.
Situated at a height of 1250m, facing the Massif des Grandes Rousses, a fast 160 person cable car, only a few minutes walk from our chalets, whisks you into the heart of a ski area with more than 250kms of prepared pistes, including the fantastic Sarenne - the longest black run in Europe. Vaujany is rare in that it is ideal for mixed abilities with advanced and varied off piste skiing easily accessible. At the top of the Montfrais bubble, in the Vaujany ski area, ESF’s ski school sits a stone's throw from comfortable restaurants and fun practice runs for little ones.
Many enjoy summer in Vaujany as much as winter with fantastic access to mountain biking, climbing, treetop surfing, kayaking and other outdoor activities in the fresh, alpine air with meadow flowers at your feet.
Other things to know about Vaujany
Ice skating: Vaujany boasts an international indoor ice rink where the French teams come together to play and
practice. Take the children for a skate and watch one of the exciting ice hockey matches
Leisure centre: Including a 25m indoor pool with long tube slide and separate children’s paddling pool, the leisure centre also has a sauna and steam room, gym and 4 lane bowling alley
Childcare: The nursery and children’s club is purpose built and has an excellent reputation. It is open daily and welcomes children from 6 months to 11 years.
"Amazing sports centre: we swam and skated (free with ski passes) and went to watch an ice hockey match one evening (saw posters, free entry) - very exciting"
Vaujany is a compact resort easily accessible by foot and car with lots of free parking. For pedestrians the resort is brilliantly linked by a series of escalators and lifts taking you from top to bottom of the village in minutes.
The Lift System
With hardly any queues, Vaujany has its own superb lift system taking you to 2800m and linking with the extensive 250km ski area of Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine in less than 10 minutes. For beginners and little ones the Monfrais bubble lift takes you directly to Montfrais 1650 to find your ski legs on beautiful, quiet and tree-lined runs.
The Skiing in Vaujany/Oz & the Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine
Thanks to continuous investment over the last 20 years, Vaujany has developed a ski area which includes snow canons covering all pistes, which ensures good skiing throughout the season.
From Vaujany you have access to the Massif des Grandes Rousses, the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez and surrounding resorts of Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans and Villard Reculas. The Alpe d’Huez ‘Grand Domaine’ offers world-class skiing and is the 5th largest ski area in France. Highlights include Pic Blanc, the area's highest peak, at 3,300m, from where you can ski the longest black run in Europe, the world famous Sarenne (16km).
The vast ski area includes 248km of marked pistes and 900 snow cannons which, along with the high altitude of the resort, ensures good ski conditions throughout the season. For beginners and experienced skiers alike this offers ideal leisure and high performance skiing.
In total there are 84 lifts serving:
As described above, all of Vaujany's pistes are covered by snow cannons while the Grand Domaine is equipped with one of the largest snow-production plants in Europe ensuring skiing from early December to late April.