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Villard Reculas

Villard Reculas Ski Resort Guide

Villard Reculas, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates and Snowfall.
Highest Lift3,330m
Resort Height1,450m
 Nearest AirportsGrenoble and Chambery
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Villard Reculas

A charming, traditional village with minimal tourism infrastructure, linked to the huge Grand Rousses ski area of Alpe d'Huez.


The French ski resort of Villard Reculas is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,450m.

Villard Reculas is part of the Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski area with access to 389km of downhill skiing, with 304 marked pistes, served by a total of 150 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Villard Reculas itself (10 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski ski resorts of Alpe d'Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans and Vaujany.

With ski lifts as high as 3,330m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Villard Reculas offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Villard Reculas.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Villard Reculas?

The next notable snow forecast is 18cm, expected on 3 October, with around 77cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Villard Reculas

Ski Area Stats

Villard Reculas Ski Area

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

Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski 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


Villard Reculas Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,330m
Resort Altitude (Villard Reculas)1,450m
Lowest Piste1,250m
Max Vertical2,080m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Villard Reculas
Intermediate Skiers

Villard Reculas Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'La Forêt No'.

Location and Map

Where is Villard Reculas?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Alpe D’huez Grand Domaine Ski, Isère.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Villard Reculas is Grenoble, 60 minutes drive away.

Chambery, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Annecy, Geneva, Saint-Étienne, Turin Caselle and Avignon airports are all within three hours drive.

Grenoble is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 8,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 2km of ski runs, with 15 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Villard Reculas open?

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

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

Piste Map

Villard Reculas Piste Map
Villard Reculas

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Villard Reculas, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Villard Reculas Tourist Office for the latest.

Villard Reculas