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Risoul Ski Resort Guide

Risoul, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length180km
Highest Lift2,750m
Resort Height1,850m
 Nearest AirportsTurin Cuneo and Turin Caselle
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The French ski resort of Risoul is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,850m, with 180km of marked runs.


Risoul is part of the La Forêt Blanche ski area with access to 180km of downhill skiing, with 108 marked pistes, served by a total of 59 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Risoul itself (180km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other La Forêt Blanche ski resort of Vars. Risoul is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Vars.

The ski resort itself is at 1,850m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,750m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Risoul is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Risoul.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Risoul is 2km long and the most difficult run is the 'Les Vautours'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Risoul?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Risoul.

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Ski Area Stats

Risoul Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 2km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

La Forêt Blanche Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Risoul Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,750m
Resort Altitude (Risoul)1,850m
Lowest Piste1,650m
Max Vertical1,100m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Risoul
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Risoul

Ski Hire Shops in Risoul.

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Ski Lessons in Risoul

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Risoul Ski Schools and Risoul Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Risoul?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in La Foret Blanche, Hautes-Alpes.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Risoul is Turin Cuneo, 134 minutes drive away.

Turin Caselle, Chambery, Marseille Provence, Grenoble and Avignon airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 26 ski lifts are able to uplift 22,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 35km of ski runs, with 25 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Risoul open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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