‘‘ Summer or winter, here are the essentials you can't miss out during your visit in Crévoux
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♡ The big blue

This is the nickname we give to a series of blue trails almost 7km from the top of the Crévoux resort at the snow front. It is undoubtedly the most beautiful trail to ski in the Crévoux ski area and it is accessible to all levels.

Beginners will find it possible to descend from the summit without difficulty. Intermediate and advanced skiers will benefit from a fun course with many ground mouvements. We promise a descend on more than 1000m rich in sensation.

From the summit to the station, at an altitude of 2550m at the arrival of the Pré de l’étoile chairlift, take the time to contemplate the view of the Serre-Ponçon lake and the Ecrins National Park before setting off on the Cézier trail. Continue with the Gentianes trail which will lead you to Ancolie and its roller coasters in the middle of the larches to the base of the slopes.

 

Ride, breathe… Repeat !!!

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♡ Ski in the forest !!!

The Crévoux forest is one the most beautiful you can find in a ski resort in the Southern Alpes. The slopes weave between the larches reinforcing the feeling of solitude in the heart of nature. The Larch, the tree of light as it is called here, needs space. In addition, the breeding and grazing still present in our valleys provide natural summery maintenance that limits the proliferation of vegetation. This is why our forests are open and sparse. A real joy for free riders. A whole other area that is open to powder snow enthusiasts. Natural slalom between trunks, elongated curves in clearings, natural jumps on tree stumps, the possibilities become endless.

 

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‘‘ On more than 80% of the area, it is the larch celebration. This makes riding always pleasant with correct visibility, even in the middle of a storm. To put it simply, Crévoux is no more and no less part of our Top 3 for forest riding!
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♡ The Pellat valley

This is the most famous off-track itinerary in Crévoux. A classic in an atmoshpere of wild skiing and wide open spaces dominated by the cliffs of the Pellat mountain. The steep slope makes this route accessible to the majority of skiers. It’s wide and easy skiing in the valley followed by a more or less sporty walk in the forest depending on the lines chosen. The starting point at the top of the Pré de l’étoile after an off-track crossing full East. The return to the resort is made by cross-country skiing.

 

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♡ The Parpaillon tunnel and the Spanish Cabin

This amazing tunnel, perched at more than 2,600m above sea level, is one of the most remarkable sights in the region. Almost 500m long, it can be crossed by a four-wheel-drive vehicle, motorized or not, or on foot. ATV or when walking, a reflective vest and a frontal light is recommended to face this adventure. Dating back to the late 1800s, this military work is sketchy. You will walk along the visible stones of the bowels of the mountain in the the only light of your own lighting. Its access not being cleared of snow, it is rare to access it before mid-July and we can even find, late in season, patches of ice and stalactites along the walls. Welcome to another world…

 

[ La Cabane des Espagnols ]

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♡ The Crachet Lake

The Crachet is a small altitude lake nestled in the heart of a valley perched in 2200m above sea level. Its slightly shallow waters are of a rare clarity. You will reach it by a fairly sustained path over 600m of elevation, which makes it a hike of intermediate difficulty. For good walkers, it is possible to continue towards the Col du Crachet and the Pointe de l’Eyssina (1000m drop) in a much more mineral atmosphere. The view over the Haute Ubaye, Queyras and the Ecrins massif is absolutely magnificent.

For adventure seekers, head towards Lalatcha Lake, at an altitude of almost 2800m in a exotic atmosphere almost lunar.

 

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♡ The fairy trail and the Razis waterfall

A poetic break in the heart of the mountains. The path leading to the  Razis waterfall, in the Crévoux valley offers around twenty works of art to discover in the middle of  nature. For the icing on the cake,  it is even possible to spend the night under the stars in a restored shepherd’s hut converted into a work of art …

This pleasant walk of around 2 hours is done in a loop. It is suitable for family hikes with children. The discovery of a work of art that makes you want to join the next one. The first part of the hike is done on a wide and comfortable path, along a torrent at the edge of the forest. A short yet steep climb gives access to the highest point of the hike, the shepherd’s hut and the Razis waterfall. The hike back takes place under the larch trees in the bed of an old irrigation canal.

 

 

An outing that will awaken the child in you !

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♡ The Chalp plateau in winter

This vaste plateau cultivated in summer turns into a paradise of Nordic activities in winter. Very sunny, it is an ideal place to enjoy the snow otherwise. You can go snowshoeing or Fat Biking (With supervision only for Fat Bike) on the pedestrian tracks. You will practice skating or alternative skiing on the cross-country ski trails facing the imposing cliffs of the southern slopes of the Crévoux valley and the Barre des Enfers! Along the Crachet trail, in cross-country skiing, you will be able to discover some works of art from the Parcours des Fées in their winter clothes. At the terminal of the Jaffeuil pedestrian path, you can contemplate the Razis Waterfall frozen in ice… Unless you prefer to act like Martin Fourcade on the biathlon stadium?

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♡ Dog sledding or Fat Biking in the Castle area

The Castle sector is a multi-activity space adjoining the alpine ski area which offers very beautiful views of the Crévoux valley, the village and the hamlet of La Chalp. Morgan, our musher, offers every winter a moment of communion with man’s best friend. An ideal place for a dog sled baptism on dedicated routes between larch forests and large clearings.

The Castle sector allows you to walk or snowshoe. Also, you can discover the Fat Bike, a bike specially designed to ride on snow. The electric assistance present on the bike will allow you to evolve without difficulty on the hills to retain only the pleasure of this unusual experience.

The practice of the Fat Bike is only authorized with supervision of a professional and only on pedestrian tracks. More info on  Chastan Sports.

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Other places to discover on a detour of a stroll in Crévoux:

 

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