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Ski in Grenoble

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Ski in Grenoble

My daughter will be studying at the Pierre Mendes Univ,Grenoble starting in Jan. I would like her to fly to Grenoble from Paris as she will have a big bag and skiis. I understand that the closest airport is Lyon and there is direct train from Lyon airport to Grenoble. I would like to confirm all of this.

Also, I would like to visit her for a ski week and wondered if you could recommend skiing areas, distance, as well as accomodation. I think I would prefer to stay downtown so I can

visit with her in the evenings.

Over the past few years, how late has one been able to ski in Grenoble. Is late March too late? Thanks

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1. Re: Ski in Grenoble

Hello,

From Paris to Grenoble take the train rather than a flight. It's only 3 hours by train, and you can find direct one.

From Lyon's airport to Grenoble take the bus Satobus, one every hour, it's cheap and it's ok.

For the ski the only very very close skiresort is Chamrousse, but in march not sure to find some snow there, choose L'alpes du huez or les 2 Alpes, at least you can find snow there, other ski resort, smaller can be found around grenoble (in Vercors, or Chatreuse) after it's just a matter of what kind of ski are you looking for.

Hope it helps

grenoble,france
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2. Re: Ski in Grenoble

Hi

I agree with Cliffer's post. The direct train from Paris to Grenoble is 3hrs and cheap and efficient. sncf.com for booking tickets. The bus from Lyon to Grenoble is also recommendable. I live near Chamrousse and there is usually a fair amount of snow in Late March, but in mid April it starts to melt.

There are buses from downtown to Chamrousse and the Univ. that run frequently. The tram system also would help you get from downtown to the Univ. There is a variety of lodging close to the train station, or if you prefer to stay closer to the resorts, there are hotels in Uriage or right in Chamrousse.

Email me if you have more questions. nursears@hotmail.com

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3. Re: Ski in Grenoble

Just back from skiing in Chamrousse in early April, excellent conditions and skiing, for half the price of some of the higher resorts. However, it's worth checking snow and webcams before you go. If you are staying there, then I recommend the Auberge de Jeunesse in Chamrousse 1600. It's about a two minute walk (under a pedestrian access tunnel) to one of the main access lifts. The hostel itself is clean and friendly and they serve indecent amounts of food.

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