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Discovering the Nordic area of Crévoux

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‘‘ Whether you've simply come for a walk or if you’re a seasoned skier, you’re sure to find the activity for you in the Nordic area of Crévoux. Take advantage of the soothing beauty of these mountains, put on your skis and explore a site where all the pleasures of Nordic winter sports come together.
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Warm-up and training

Your warm-up begins with a crossing of the La Chalp plateau. This vast expanse bathed in sunshine brings together most of the easiest slopes. Below, you’ll discover the biathlon stadium where the young people of  l’ESF local.

Permanent targets, penalty loop and more: everything you need to follow in the footsteps of Martin Fourcade. We even offer laser rifles for children to safely discover the activity.

A little further along, you’ll meet the young people of SCOCE, the local club, perfecting their technique with the help of their instructor. This is the club of our local champion, Coraline Hugue, a member of the French cross-country ski team.

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The Snow Trail

Here, you’ll find yourself at the Pont du Plan, heading towards the Razis waterfall. You make your way along the torrent, as it sleeps under a thick blanket of snow. The slope begins to get steeper. Your breathing quickens and the cold air grips your lungs. Your breath starts to fall in time with the rhythm of your sliding steps.

On the side of the slope, you’ll discover the works of the Parcours des Fées which, covered with snow, are revealed in a new light. Did the artists behind their creation ever imagine them in their winter finery? In summer, they lead to the Razis waterfall that can be seen in the distance, frozen by the ice.

 

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Oh Time! Suspend your flight

After this beautiful loop, you’ll be ready for your daily dose of bravery. A long climb takes you to Des Espagnols hut, before leading on to the Cébières slope in the heart of the forest. Higher up, a hut droops under the weight of the snow at the foot of these imposing larch trees. A long horizontal crossing allows you to recover and enjoy the landscape. Time means nothing in this forest: only the deafening silence of the mountain reigns during this winter break.

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Variety of Nordic activities at the Château

A detour through the Château sector allows you to approach the ski resort. This connecting sector offers a stunning, hilly loop, with incredible views of the imposing cliff overlooking the village.

Here, you meet some off-piste skiers heading back to the platter lifts after Morgan, the station musher and his team. You try to race with him, though you’ll very quickly have to face the facts. His sled dogs are faster, with oodles of stamina !

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Drunk with speed

The descent to La Chalp is exhilarating. Your skis squeal on the freshly packed snow and the wind whistles in your ears. The many twists and turns will require all your technique and concentration. Finally, you find yourself back on the La Chalp plateau after a good dose of adrenaline.

The return is more peaceful. You’ll walk along the footpath where many families stroll, introducing their little ones to the joys of snow.

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After such an effort, it’s time for a well-deserved rest

At the end of the session, you’ll join your family – already sat down on the terrace of the Petite Fringale.

This is the restaurant of the Nordic area, where you can enjoy local cuisine that often highlights the delicious cheeses of the village. Under the beautiful sun, you enjoy this majestic setting. Behind the restaurant, children sledge in the fun area.

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