Réallon: In the heart of the countryside

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Réallon is a a mid-high mountain village located in the heart the Hautes-Alpes. A part of it is included in the National park of the Écrins. It looks over the lake of Serre-Ponçon.
 
It is comprised of five hamlets (Chef-Lieu, Les Rousses, Les Méans, Le Villard and Les Gourniers) and a ski resort.
 
The ski resort first opened in 1985. It overlooks the lake of Serre-Ponçon. There, you can try Alpine and Nordic ski. There are also a space for touring ski and a natural sledge run.
 
Snow and sun as a bonus!
 
Nested at 1 560m and going as high as 2 146m, in the heart of the cirque of the Aiguilles de Chabrières, at the gate of the National park of the Écrins, the resort overlooks the lake of Serre-Ponçon for an exceptional scenery.
Come in this family set-up with an authentic charm to discover the pleasure of mountain activities, right at the foot of the Aiguilles de Chabrières.
 
Réallon shows how diverse your winter activities can be in the mountain: Alpine ski, Nordic ski, touring ski, sledge, snow shoes, horse riding, tree tops adventures, gastronomy and relaxing, as well as admiring the landscape!
 
Réallon is a human sized, family set-up and easily accessible.
Less than 2h30 drive from Marseille, 30 mn from Gap and adapted to most.
 
Hotels, restaurants, newsagents, grocery, souvenirs, local products, entertainment and kids care, Réallon resort provides all services necessary for a great holiday.
Alpine ski area

With its eastern orientation, our skiing zone is guaranteed to have quality snow, backed up with an extended network of artificial snow. (from the top all the way down).
30km of pistes, 4 green, 5 blue, 3 red and 1 black.
6 skilifts:
2 chairlifts and 3 button lifts
Nordic ski area
 
The zone for Nordic ski is located in the Gourniers hamlet, on the meridional side of the National park of the Écrins, at the bottom of the valley of Réallon. Also 1 560m high, the snow is good and the pistes are adapted to all levels: green, blue and red and 3 shared circuits, that you can use on foot or with snow shoes.
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The skilifts are open from the 12th of December to the 28th of March (depending on snow).
A special care has been brought for handicapped use of the skiing zone and of the equipment. Réallon ESF owns ski chairs and instructors have been trained to drive them.
 
On the resort and around you will find:
1 launderette
1 grocery store
3 ski equipment rental stores
2 restaurants: 1 in the resort and one on the slopes
1 hotel restaurant
1 mountain gite
2 guest houses
1 holiday resort
3 estate agents and many furnished holiday flats

For kids

Free ski conveyor belt:
A skiing belt for beginners allows to discover ski with none of the hassle. This equipment is perfect to learn safely how to ride.
 
The Ripaaa: a natural sledge run:
Ripaaa means 'slide' in the local dialect.  It starts from the top of the resort: 40 mn of adrenaline.
Unaltered riding experience, to discover alone or with your friends and family in an exceptional landscape.
You can also ride it by night, guaranteed fun!
 
Day care and snow garden
The daycare « les pitchouns » welcomes children from 6 months to 6 years old.
The kids aged between 7 and 16 are welcomed in the kids club providing fun and educational activities every week.
 
On top of it all, the resort entertainment: DJ, karaokes, themed hikes and torchlit descents will be enjoyed whatever your age.
The ESF Réallon has many families as clients, so it knows how to adapt to every learning needs. The resort puts the accent on family and the team of instructors keeps a human and personalised relationship with children.
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Activities « nature and heritage »
 
The weekly visits of the goat farm will interest children and adults. The kids are born in February and the goat cheese is made until December.
You will see the goats being milked everyday from 4pm.
The farming and the production hold the organic label.
 
With your friends or family come and enjoy a snow shoes hike in Réallon, the perfect site. The professional guides have several themed suggestions:
        The ridgeways of Réallon, panoramic hike using the chairlifts (you only walk down!)
        The astronomic hikes
        tales and heritage walk
        snow trapper workshop

The scenery overlooking the lake of Serre-Ponçon is breathtaking and preserved thanks to the National park of the Écrins. For the bravest, the Aiguilles de Chabrières are a perfect site for mountaineering.
The ranch of the station offers poney rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, horse back riding, ski joëring bathed in a true western atmosphere.
Réallon is also a famous site for paragliding: on the south side the view opens on the gapençais...
You would like to try in tandem or try to learn by yourself?
Use a fat bike on the snow, an electrical bike or a classic mountain bike to go down to the lake of Serre-Ponçon. You will live unforgettable moments thanks to our complete service: transportation, rental, security equipment and supervision.
You will be able to buy soaps and beauty products made from jennet milk and local goods in the yurt at the entrance of the station. You will also appreciate the well-being sessions tailored to your needs: massage, reiki and reflexology and beauty moments.
 
The treetop adventure park, with more than a 100 games spread over 7 circuits adapted to all ages (the only requirement is to know how to walk) is open upon booking, which can also happen by night for a unique experience!
And last but not least, for the food amateurs and for your souvenirs, in the resort or in the village several artisans produce natural and authentic products.
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Well-being -Scandinavian bath
Immerse yourself in a red cedar barrel, filled up with water heated up to 40°C with a wood fire. Under the stars, you will relax like you have never relaxed before. Scandinavian appetizer and mountain buffet (local products) are prepared for you to enjoy all evening, wine and coffee included, whilst admiring the mountain and our amazing starry sky. Go on, take a dip!
Upon booking for groups
 
Well-being – Massages
On site or on the location of your choice, several professionals practice many ethnic massages. Relaxation tailored to your needs.

École du Ski Français
 
Réallon is a small ski resort located in the department of Hautes-Alpes at the gates of the National Park of the Écrins, overlooking the lake of Serre-Ponçon. It is perfect for a family ski holiday.
20 instructors at your service to learn how to ski and enjoy it.
 
Alpine ski/Snowboard - Nordic ski/Telemark / Touring ski
On pistes or off-pistes.  
For kids above the age of 3 1/2 years old or adults.
 
The ESF Réallon has many families as clients, so it knows how to adapt to every learning needs. The resort puts the accent on family and the team of instructors keeps a human and personalised relationship with children. Remember to book during half term, especially in February. Until the end of January: Internet - mail - telephone
 
Bookings on our website: www.esf-reallon.fr
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Laetitia Roux, our champion
Laetitia Roux, 30, holds the biggest number of mountaineering rewards in the world. Born in the Savinois, she still often trains on the slopes of Réallon and around the lake of Serre-Ponçon...
And is a regular feature of the event named after her!
Vertical or dry race, the Laetitia Roux is a mountain race open and accessible to all.
The first circuit is set on the ski slopes and the second one snakes up around the Aiguilles de Chabrières.
In an enchanting atmosphere, this nocturnal race is set on the 2nd of January (press pack available on demand)
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