Puy Saint Vincent | Welove2ski
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Puy Saint Vincent, France

Puy Saint Vincent | Welove2ski
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The Stats

Altitude: 1400m

Top Lift: 2750m

Ski area: 75km of piste

Adult lift pass: 150€ for six days

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In a Nutshell

Combining the charm of a traditional village at 1400 and a more modern ski station at 1600, Puy Saint Vincent offers a good range of family facilities and beginner to intermediate skiing.

Essential Advice for the Perfect Trip

The resort of Puy Saint Vincent (or PSV) is located 20km from Briançon on the edge of the Ecrins National Park. Its micro-climate usually ensures secure late-season snow, along with 300 days of sunshine per year.

It was extremely popular with British families in the 1970s until they went on to bigger resorts further north. However, if you’re seeking a safe and unsophisticated resort for your family, with reasonable prices, look no further. As one reporter put it: “Everything is in a safe family environment, where the kids can be left to play without being out of sight. The food and drink is also very cheap as ski resorts go, and the ski school and children’s facilities are second to none”.

PSV 1400 is an unspoilt mountain village connected by a six-pack to PSV 1600. Newer residences, a few chalets and a handful of shops and restaurants have been built on the edge of the piste, and the higher village is the better bet if you want doorstep skiing.

The Loveometer

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We Love

We Hate

tick The small and unsophisticated village.
tick The reasonable prices.
tick The safe, family-friendly atmosphere.
tick The extras offered by the ski school, such as children’s race-training.
tick The affordable lift pass.
cross The limited ski area for all but beginners and intermediates.
cross The style of the resort now looks dated.
cross The lack of variety when eating out.

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About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice was one of the founders of Welove2ski and regularly contributes, as well writing for a range of other publications including The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Country Life, BA Highlife and House & Garden. She started skiing at the age of three. She also enjoys hiking with her dogs and mountain biking in the Alps.

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