About Puy St Vincent

Puy St Vincent is a purpose built ski resort in the French Alps. It consists of two villages; one at 1600 meters where the main ski activity takes place and the other at 1400 meters where there are ski chalets, some hotels, bars, restaurants a church and the Mairee. You will probably spend the vast majority of your time at the upper location.

The resort is self contained with a number of shops including some excellent but expensive clothes shops, a supermarket with a good selection of fresh produce, a very good boulangerie and various touristy shops for souvenirs.

There is L'office du Tourism and a small skating rink (which doubles as a swimming pool in the summer) opposite the apartment along with the Caisse for buying your ski passes. Skis and boots can be hired from any one of three outlets. We use Chaud Sport which is situated directly beneath the apartment.

Ski lessons can be booked through one of the three ski schools that operate at the Resort.

There is a good range of restaurants that will satisfy all tastes. The menus are typical of the region but you can always get pizzas or steak and chips if you prefer. After your meal try some of the local liqueurs - Genepie made from a wild mountain flower is particularly good. All the staff at all the outlets speak good English.

Ski lifts open at 9.00am and the last lift closes at 4.30pm

The supermarket closes at lunchtime so it is advisable to buy any provisions for lunch before going out to ski in the morning.

If you fancy a day or an evening out then visit the nearby town of Briancon. The old town is very quaint. There are a variety of large supermarkets at Briancon including Champion and Geant and if you are desperate for some fast food there is a MacDonalds.

The resort is also very popular in the summer. There are a wide range of activities ranging from tennis, mountain walking, rafting, cycling, luge and swimming. There is also an adventure park with aerial runways in the trees. Some of the lifts are open to take you up to 2000 meters. Look out for the Marmottes - beaver like creatures that guard the mountains. A walk up to 2000 meters will take you through the world's largest alpine rockery!

Ice Sculpture carved on site

Puy St Vincent 1400
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