Panorama hivernal du Verdon


In the Southern Alps, snow and sunshine were the order of the day. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tobogganing… an avalanche of activities and surprises awaits you in the heart of winter.

Pistes de ski de fond sur les pistes de la Colle-Saint-Michel domaine nordique

Winter in the Verdon

Piste de ski
Panaeaux au Col st Michel

The stations

Enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year

Let yourself be charmed by the diversity of immaculate landscapes offered by the snow-covered valleys and forests of the Verdon.

From the
Val d’Allos
to the highest peaks of the
Mercantour National Park
from the springs of the Verdon to the Nordic areas of
Ratery 1700
La Colle-Saint-Michel
plunge into the sun-drenched great white!

Discover the Haut-Verdon resorts

Did you know?

The word “ski” comes from the Old Norse “skih”, meaning a wooden billet, shoe or snowshoe on the snow.
However, some etymologists believe that the root comes from the Altai mountain region of Mongolia.

The debate is open!

Pistes de Ski dans le Verdon Le tube de Val d'Allos

Downhill skiing

Alpine skiing is the ultimate winter sports activity! The Espace Lumière du Val d’Allos is one of France’s largest ski areas .

With dozens of kilometers of ski runs, it offers beginners and experienced skiers alike an exceptional and varied playground!

In the heart of larch forests, in mountain valleys or on unspoilt trails, the scenery is never the same. A change of scenery guaranteed!

Ski de fond domaine nordique Ratery Ski de fond domaine nordique Ratery 1700

Nordic skiing

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cross-country skier, the Ratery 1700 and La Colle-Saint-Michel Nordic ski areas offer cross-country ski trails and itineraries adapted to your level.


Ratery 1700

  • 4 cross-country ski trails – 20 km: 1 green, 1 blue, 1 red, 1 black


La Colle-Saint-Michel

  • 7 cross-country ski trails – 57 km: 1 green, 2 blue, 3 red, 1 black
  • 1 Nordic route – 20.9 km + 4.8 km (return variant)

be accompanied

Would you like to know all the secrets of the Verdon’s enchanting nature?
Book your snowshoe outing now with our passionate and enthusiastic mountain guides.

Biathlon enfants Biathlon


In the Nordic areas of Ratery and La Colle-Saint-Michel, you can practice biathlon with a laser rifle.

Initiation is possible from the age of 8! Book an individual or group lesson for your child or yourself today!

Piste de luge
Espaces luge

Tobogganing areas

Tobogganing is a must! For the whole family, there’s a whole range of areas designed for safe practice!

  • 1 tobogganing area in Val d’Allos-le village
  • 1 tobogganing area at Ratery 1700
  • 1 tobogganing area in La Colle-Saint-Michel

Verdon Express

multi-season tobogganing at La Foux d’Allos

Located close to the Marin Pascal chairlift in La Foux d’Allos, the Verdon Express rail sled is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy the thrills and safety of the Verdon Express!

995 metres of fun, with a succession of ascents, descents, turns, jumps, waves and flip-flops. Are you tempted?

Balade en chien de traineau
Balades en chiens de traîneau

Dog sled rides

Comfortably installed in the sleigh pulled by the musher, set off on an adventure like the great explorers of the Far North! A magical, unforgettable moment.

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