Always a popular choice for Rocketskiers, Risoul is a very attractive resort with a woodland setting and genuine French atmosphere. A well-linked lift system allows you to get around the incredible 180km of marked piste enjoying scenic views and superbly maintained ski circuits.

Plenty of sunshine and a variety of shops, cafes and bars will ensure you have a unique and enjoyable time on resort and everything is walking distance. Linking with Vars to form the ‘Domaine de la Forêt Blanche’ this region is one of the largest ski areas in the Southern Alps and all level of ability is catered for.

Key Features:

  • Great snow record and a long ski season
  • Compact village where everything is within walking distance
  • Variety of shops, cafés, bars and a nightclub on resort to keep resort guests entertained
  • Breathtaking views accessed by the 180km of marked piste

Accommodation Choices:

On the Slopes:


Beginners in Risoul are well catered for, with lots of confidence building wide and sunny nursery slopes that are set just aside from the main pistes near the village centre. There are lots of easy blues, so beginners will be able to progress quickly and confidently with a good choice of slopes.


The link between Vars and Risoul can be skied over on blues and greens making it a great skiing experience for intermediate skiers.


Risoul ski resort offers the more daring skiers a good range of challenging black runs covered on your pass. You will find the hardest pistes on the Vars side of the Crête de Chabrières. Great off-piste opportunities can be found amongst the lower wooded areas and the higher snow bowls.


Risoul has lots to offer for snowboard enthusiasts. Under the De Cezier chair is “Surfland” which has a boardercross run, rails, quarters and an array of different sized kickers and a 100m long pipe. There is endless variety and enough to keep even the keenest of snowboarders pushed to the max.



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Ski Facts:

  • 180 km
  • North, East & West
  • 20 43 35 10
  • 8 km
  • Approx 3.5 hours from Grenoble
    Approx 15 hours from Calais

  • 50
  • 2750 m
  • 116 Snow Cannons
  • In resort
  • 2 terrain parks, 1 boarder-cross
  • Ski kindergarten and ski school

  • Yes. €2 deposit is added to final invoice and refundable in UK.

  • In Briançon

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  • Cinema
  • A great range of bars
  • Good variety of restaurants
  • Bumboarding
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