Alpe du Grand Serre Ski Station

Custom Itinerary Examples - Wonderful White Winter

Custom Itinerary of the French Alps, On and Off the Slopes

The French Alps is one of the most well-known mountain chains in the world. Be it winter or summer, there is always something to do in the Alps. Chamrousse is the ideal place to begin your holiday. Get away from the touristy stations and perfect your snowplow as you try a few of the over 50 slopes. Discover Corrençon for a bit of snowshoeing in the magically peaceful forests of the Vercors.

Day 1, 2, 3 - Chamrousse

Upon arriving high up in the Belledonne peak of the Alps, head straight for the slopes! With amazing views of the Vercors, Oisans, and Chartreuse peaks, one could be quite happy simply watching the horizon all day long. After the long days in the fresh air, enjoy some of the typical rejuvenating mountain dishes including raclette, tartiflette, and pierrade paired with a Savoie white wine.

Day 4 - Grenoble

Following three days of downhill exhilaration, take a cultural break in nearby Grenoble. Take the egg-shaped cable cars up to the hills of the Bastille where you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Visit "Le Magasin," the contemporary art museum located in a giant warehouse originally built for the 1900 World Fair in Paris. "Le Magasin" often has in-house artists whose works are completed onsite.

Day 5 - Villard de Lans, Corrençon

Head into the Vercors, were you can try your hand (or foot) at snowshoeing through the forests of Corrençon. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings as you discover areas of the mountains that challenge even the best of skiers. Stay in the neighboring village of Villard de Lans, where you can settle yourselves around the roasting fire as you enjoy a hearty mountain dinner.

Day 6 - Resistance Memorial

The Vercors is probably best known for the role it played in World War II, for it is in these mountains that the last volunteer soldiers (resistors) were conquered while trying to trap the German soldiers. Take time to hear the personal stories of those who lived through this important period of French history.

Day 7 - Last Day

Spend your last day on the slopes of Villard de Lans. The station's 80 miles of slopes allows you to have a full day of skiing without spending too much time waiting for the lifts.

After six days of snow, it is time to say goodbye to the winter spectacular of the Rhône-Alpes.

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Chamrousse Ski Station

Enjoying hot cocoa

The Alps in winter

Enjoying the slopes

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