Nestled on the heights of the valley of La Vallouise Puy Saint Vincent has no shortage of assets. As for example to be able to hit the slopes from the top of the Pendine to the plain of Vallouise 1500 meters lower.
The Puy Saint Vincent ski resort (France)
The station is also called "the protected from the winds". The Ecrins massif blocking the road with strong north winds that would otherwise sweep the north faces of the station; as for example in Serre Chevalier where the wind sneaks by the passes of Lautaret and Galibier.
The slopes at Puy Saint Vincent are of all inclinations and oriented to the north, from steep black slopes to slopes for beginners. The historic station is at 1400 meters above sea level while the most recent part is 200 meters higher; an area easily recognizable by the very large main building which casually marries the shape of the crest of the Pendine to try, without success, to be as discreet as possible.
Video (smartphone) ski at PSV (French Alps)
Puy Saint Vincent, pretty family resort has all the assets to make the most of the joys of ski holidays. The package to more than 33 euros in 2018 may seem expensive compared for example with the forty euros Montgenèvre or twenty euros from the nearby ski resort of Pelvoux Vallouise but the ski area is large and varied. A nice space track Cross-country skiing leads to the Col de la Pousterle and will offer you calm and a panoramic view towards the Ecrins massif.
We advise you to stop over at the chalet Tournoux where depending on the year it is possible to have a drink in the sun away from the tumult of the slopes.
Off-piste fans from the top of the resort head for the pass of the ball and then the valley of Narreyroux. Attention the sector, very accidentogenic because of the avalanches, is unfortunately regularly the theater of dramatic accidents. Do not hesitate to call on the services of an off-piste ski professional and study precisely the weather and snow conditions of the day. Note that many areas of the resort allow to ski "edge of the track" to enjoy the powder-free virgin of all traces, the day after snowfall.
Photo mégapixel (11000/2900 px) Puy Saint Vincent (05) with legends
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Puy Saint Vincent is a beautiful mid-size resort favored by the inhabitants of southern France (Marseille, Toulon, etc.) during school holidays and by tour operators from Eastern Europe (Slovakia, Hungary, etc.). ) outside periods of French school holidays.