This great article about Vaujany in the Guardian by Felice Hardy sums up just why we love Vaujany. We hope to be included in articles like this in years to come...
BLOG POST: 3 MARCH 2017
“Great little ski resorts: Vaujany, France”
This unspoilt village on the doorstep of the vast Alpe d’Huez ski area offers stunning scenery, but is free of the crowds and commercialism of the bigger resort.
The village of Vaujany, an hour by car from Grenoble, struck unexpected gold in the 1980s when the government compulsorily purchased a giant chunk of land for France’s largest hydro-electric scheme. Astute villagers invested the money in what was then the largest cable-car in the country, to reach the slopes above the neighbouring Alpe d’Huez ski resort.
KITTING UP FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
BLOG POST: 31 JANUARY 2017
How many layers? Goggles or sunglasses? How do I find THE pair of gloves? Head this way for our favourite outlets for ski wear and ski gear.
Little Adventure Shop
This is everything you need for your children and more. A comprehensive range of quality children’s outdoor clothing and equipment. What’s more this company is flexible, they are helpful and they are friendly; and that’s what seals the deal for us. www.littleadventureshop.co.uk
Ski de Rouge
Make an appointment with Libby de Rougement for wonderfully personal service. Based in south-west London from her own home, Libby will help kit you and the family out for your trip. Libby has a permanent saleroom of previous season’s stock for some excellent bargains and, if you have up-to-date outgrown children’s skiwear, you can arrange to sell it through Ski de Rouge. How great is that? www.skiderouge.com
Ludo and Ariane run the ski shop at the top of the village in Vaujany and are a veritable dream team. So fear not, if you’ve forgotten anything, or didn’t have time pre-trip, you can pick up anything you need to hit the slopes at the very last minute.
Ethically sourced products and cold water surfing are at the heart of Finisterre. But the soul of an ocean lover and a mountain lover work in sync in our humble opinion; their design ethos resonates with mountain living. Explore Finisterre for adults’ base layers, outer wear with superb warmth to weight ratio as well as laid-back apres ski wear. www.finisterre.com
Women’s activewear that turns heads, this is our go-to for indulgence in the ski wear department. And just because it looks good doesn’t mean you lose out on technicalities; Sweaty Betty’s gear is made for active chicks. www.sweatybetty.com