Track No. 3: The Plain

Track No. 3: The Plain

Level : Beginners track
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Distance: 2km loop from the Chalet Nordique - approx. 11 m ascent. 

An easy and pleasant way to enjoy the sunshine of the Vallouise plain, on your own or with your family! 

This loop takes you right through the heart of the Vallouise plain, not far from the heart of Vallouise village. Ideal in the morning, the circuit is in the sun from the very first hours of the day. 

The circuit is available in skating or classic technique.

1. Once you've arrived at the Chalet Nordique with your Pass in your pocket, set off to discover the practice on circuit n°3 La Plaine.
2. After crossing the bridge to reach the left bank of the Onde, the circuit skirts the river, until forking off 500 meters further to the right for a loop that takes you back to the starting point.
  • Towns crossed : Vallouise-Pelvoux


A few rules: 

→ Cross-country ski trails are groomed, marked and safe. Access is subject to a charge and reserved for Nordic skiers. 

→ You use these trails under your own responsibility: find out about weather conditions and trail closures, and don't overestimate your possibilities.

→ Respect the signs: trail directions, dangers, prohibitions, avalanche closures, etc.

→ Dogs are forbidden on cross-country ski trails. 

→ Night-time activities and biathlon shooting in the Nordic area must be supervised by a professional.

→ Skiing outside opening hours is dangerous and prohibited (presence of grooming equipment).

→ Take your garbage with you 

Tours are available in skating or classic technique.

Winter conditions are very pleasant all day long. However, from March onwards, it's best to practice in the morning, as some of the trails are quickly exposed to the sun. 

Don't hesitate to ask for a piste map at the Chalet Nordique in Vallouise or at the Pelvoux lift information point! 

Please note: This information is for guidance only. It is your responsibility to check the weather report and conditions before you set off. The Tourist Office and Écrins National Park cannot be held responsible in the event of an accident. In case of doubt, contact professionals: instructors or equipment hire companies. 

Emergency contact details: Secours Montagne: 04 92 22 22 22 or 112

1 point of interest

  • Architecture

    Saint-Étienne de Vallouise Church

    Listed and protected as an historic monument since 22 October 1913, the church dedicated to Saint Stephen is one of the most beautiful religious edifices in Hautes-Alpes. It is typical of the Romanesque churches in the Briançon region built in the second half of the 15th century, although its exact construction date is still uncertain.