Vallouise Plain
Vallouise Plain
Puy-Saint-Vincent, Vallouise-Pelvoux

Vallouise Plain

Level : Beginners track
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Vallouise plain is ideal for children and family outings, or for cross-country skiing beginners.

From here, three trails are available: The Campsite (no. 2), The Plain (no. 3) and The Ranch (no. 21).


Access: From the N94 Gap-Briançon, turn off at l'Argentière-la-Bessée towards Puy-Saint-Vincent - Vallouise (D994E). 

Just before the village of Vallouise, turn left towards Puy-Saint-Vincent Station (opposite the pharmacy). Just after crossing the bridge, park in the parking lot in front of the Maison du Parc and the Chalet Nordique. 

Information on access and transport is available in the practical info section of our website:

Parking: We advise you to park at the Maison du Parc and Chalet Nordique when purchasing your Pass at the chalet. Vallouise's cross-country ski trails all start from here. 

If you already have your Pass, you can also leave from the parking lot at Pont Gérendoine. From here, a large number of loops are also possible. 

A departure is also possible from the Pelvoux resort. From here, four circuits are available. And you can also start from Les Vigneaux, for two circuits.
  • Towns crossed : Puy-Saint-Vincent and 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

Information desks

Vallouise Park house

, 05290 Vallouise

04 92 23 58 08

Information, documentation, models, exhibitions, screenings, product sales and works of the Park. Guided tours for school, reservation required. The new Park House opened in Vallouise since June 1, and offers visitors an interactive permanent exhibition inviting to explore the area and its heritage. A temporary exhibition space will allow a renewed offer. Finally, the device is completed by an audiovisual room to organize screenings and conferences Free admission. All animations of the Park are free unless otherwise stated.

Find out more

Place de l'Eglise, 05340 Vallouise

+33(0)4 92 23 36 12

23 Avenue de la République, 05120 L'Argentière-La Bessée

+33(0)4 92 23 03 11

Les Alberts, 05290 Puy Saint Vincent 1400 m

+33(0)4 92 23 35 80

6 points of interest

  • Know-how

  • Architecture

  • History

  • Architecture

  • Architecture

  • 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.


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