This winter, for your skiing holidays, keep your feet in the city and your head in the clouds
A winter stay in Grenoble means spending days in the mountains in one of the 3 surrounding mountain ranges and enjoying the vibrant nightlife of the city.
Savour a mountain dish in one of the many restaurants of the city, take a stroll in the old city centre of Grenoble while nibbling on roasted chestnuts, gain height and ski in one of the resorts close to Grenoble.
It is the realm of possibilities for your ski and culture week-end in Grenoble.
1. At the heart of the urban and mountain atmosphere, all in one
Grenoble is a “Town of Art and History” (label obtained in august 2017) at the heart of a mountain environment. An opportunity for you to combine the pleasure of summits with culture and historical heritage.
What emotion as we arrive in the Grenoble valley. The hills play with the rays of the sun and the winter atmosphere is magnified by the snow-covered mountains.
2. La Bastille : the mountains 5 minutes away from the city-centre
No matter the season, the cable-car Téléphérique Grenoble-Bastille is an attraction not-to-be missed if you want to enjoy a view overlooking the city and the surrounding mountains. The landscapes are transformed by the snow which brings out the summits, peaks and cliffs of the mountain ranges. Between the azure-blue sky and the whiteness of the summits, the winter season in Grenoble appears to be magical.
Hop on the cable-car, which will take you from the old town of Grenoble to the Bastille fort, in no more than 5 minutes. It’s truly the mountain in the city! Right from the start of the ascent, the landscape will open before your eyes, first on the city and then on the mountains. Whatever the direction your eyes glance at, your gaze will always end up on a mountain; that is Grenoble.
Once on the Bastille site, you can discover the Musée des Troupes de Montagne , or increase your dose of thrilling sensations by climbing on the various apparatus of the acrobatic park Acrobastille , without forgetting the amazing zip line!
3. A week-end of ski and culture
Grenoble is at the heart of the mountains: in winter, ski resorts are 30 minutes away from the city centre.
Enjoy a quiet beautiful night in the city and the next day, make the most of your ski session in one of the ski resorts around Grenoble. The choice is yours between family resorts and large skiing areas, enough to satisfy all your wishes. It’s a hard choice?
Every mountain range has its particularities.
The Vercors mountains and their welcoming crests for smooth downhill skiing sessions, the Chartreuse mountains and their dense forests to ski inside mysterious landscapes, the Belledonne mountains and their snow-covered peaks to hit the slopes at full speed, and finally, the Oisans mountains and their large skiing areas for an awesome day.
4. Taste and savour the local cuisine of the Dauphiné
In Grenoble, various restaurants offer a typical mountain cuisine in a –also– mountain atmosphere, with a warm and generous mood. Take great delight in the night and enjoy the meals. The local gastronomy is full of hidden treasures!
Catch a glimpse of the gustatory richness of the region:
Famous meals based on cheese: gratin Dauphinois, gratin de crozets, ravioles, tartiflette, raclette, fondue, with Saint Marcellin and Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage cheese... Without forgetting the sweet deserts such as the walnut tart, the gem of the Dauphiné region, or the famous blueberry tart. The Chartreuse liqueur, famous liqueur of the Pères Chartreux, will then exalt your meals.
Make your stay easier with Grenoble-Pass
To visit the city and the region in an easy way and enjoy the Grenoble-Pass, a pass that includes the not-to-be-missed places and discounts in many sites to go to.
20 free services included in your Pass, must-haves from the destination and its surroundings: the Grenoble-Bastille Cable Car, the Grenoble Museum, the Chartreuse Cellars ... and discounts in more than 10 sites and shops.
- Choose a validity period according to your stay: 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours
- Public transportations in the metropolis are included
- One and only use