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Nordic skiing

Located at the gates of the Hauts Plateaux Nature Reserve and at an altitude of more than 1,050 m, discover Nordic skiing in this exceptional setting!
Between forests and wide open spaces, let yourself be enchanted by magical landscapes that are often compared to the Great Canadian North, while enjoying a fantastic day of skiing! A complete change of scenery!

Open from Saturday 4 December:

The Nordic area of Villard-de-Lans and Corrençon-en-Vercors will be open from Saturday 4 December.
Marked, packed and safe slopes available from 09:00 to 17:00.

The resort in a few figures

155 km

of slopes


biathlon stadiums


entrance gates (Villard/Corrençon)


2 types of Nordic skiing

Haut-Vercors Nordic site

A vast Nordic area linking the villages of Villard, Corrençon and Herbouilly.
With its 155 km of packed and marked trails for skating and classic skiing, the Haut-Vercors Nordic area is known as one of the largest cross-country skiing sites in Isère!

Easily accessible from Bois Barbu (Villard-de-Lans) and from the Hauts-Plateaux (Corrençon), ski at your own pace while you savour the silence and nature – far from the crowds!

Skating or alternative?


Skating is the most recent addition to cross-country skiing (80s). To move, you’ll need to use a skater’s step. This movement is similar to that of ice skating or rollerblading.

Once you’ve found your balance, the feeling of gliding and speed is unbeatable! A truly fun sport for everyone. Little ones will find their balance very quickly, though it may take a little longer for older skiiers

Skating is most notably practised as part of biathlon, combined with rifle shooting. The Villard/Corrençon Nordic ski school offers introductory lessons!

Alternative skiing

Alternative cross-country skiing is the most “classic” form of this discipline.

This skiing technique uses parallel skis on the rails provided for this purpose at the sides of the slopes.

The skis are equipped with an anti-reverse system that allows you to move forward on the rails.

The movement is very similar to walking, making the practice very easy and accessible!
For the more athletic, simply increasing your pace will offer up more technical and intense skiing.

Discover this ultra-accessible practice on our ski area, offering a range of slopes to suit all levels