Published on : 05/02/2021
No downhill skiing on the program in February… However, the village resort of Champagny-en-Vanoise in Savoie welcomes you for a vacation under the sign of Nordic sports! At an altitude of 1,450 m, your playground is hidden in the unspoiled valley of Champagny-le-Haut. Labeled “Nordic France” for the quality of its facilities, the area attracts cross-country skiers, hikers, mushers and ice climbers…
Make the most of your vacation in Champagny!
Whether you prefer skating or alternative skiing, 23 km of trails for all levels await you in the middle of snowy fir trees, in one of the most beautiful Nordic areas in Savoie. An ideal and wild setting to introduce you to classic style or skating, as well as to perfect your technique at any age. For the youngest, the Nordic Park area offers fun courses to progress while having fun.
Let yourself be carried away by the sled dogs of Champagny-le-Haut!
In the hamlet of Le Bois, live the experience of a speedy ride with a professional musher, from the age of 3 years old. Get to know the overexcited pack, then experience the magic of a crazy race in the snow, comfortably installed in your sled pulled by 9 dogs.
Are you with your family? From 8 to 12 years old, your children can even learn mulshing, on a team of one or two dogs.
The mountain on horseback
Enjoy an original ski-joëring ride, towed on your skis by a horse, while the youngest discover the pony-sledge! Do you already have some basics in horse riding? Ride on horseback through the valley of Champagny-le-Haut in the powder snow!
A Champagne interlude, in the land of white hikes
Travel in an immaculate setting, along several well-maintained and well-marked itineraries, accessible on foot or with snowshoes depending on the snow conditions. Starting from the village of Champagny-le-Bas or from the valley of Champagny-le-Haut, whatever your level, with or without a mountain guide, there is bound to be a path made for you!
Icy vacations in the Champagny Ice Tower
Unique in Europe, 22 m high, this impressive artificial structure allows the most sporty to discover ice climbing with a mountain guide. To your crampons!
Not to be missed: toboggan run and ice grotto.
Finally, what would a snow vacation be without some nice tobogganing runs? Very close to the start of the cross-country skiing itineraries, the groomed track of Champagny-le-Haut is a delight for young and old alike and at the foot of the track an immersion in the far north, the ice cave with its superb sculptures!
As you can see, this winter in Champagny-en-Vanoise, the Nordic activities alone will be enough to make you spend a great February vacation, between sport, nature and strong emotions!