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France | Region: Northern Alps

Albiez-Montrond is a French commune located in the Savoie department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. This city is home to the ski resort and winter sports resort of the same name on its territory.

The Albiez – Montrond ski Resort

The charming mountain villages of Albiez-Montrond and Albiez le Jeune, are located on an open and sunny plateau at the foot of Aiguilles d’Arves. These unrivaled places have an exceptional panorama. They are an ideal location to recharge your batteries.

In the heart of the Maurienne Valley in southern Savoy, Albiez-Montrond is a ski resort in the Arvan-Villards massif. Easily accessible, it is only 25 minutes from St Jean de Maurienne and 1 hour from Chambéry.

Albiez-le-Jeune, located 5 km away, is a villa in the heart of nature. Perfect for family walks, with several Nordic routes. The Albiez-Montrond alpine ski area include altitudes from 1500m to 2100m above sea level and offers 35km of slopes. During your stay, it is an almost obligatory visit. The Sybelles sector, located just 20 minutes by car (access from St Sorlin and St Jean d’Arves) with the “Ici et Ailleurs” package (in Spanish, “here and there”). Another possibility is to escape one day to the Val Thorens region, a 45 minute trip through Orelle  by car.

The accommodation in Albiez-Montrond is placed in two areas far from each other: Chef-lieu (also called le Plan) and the Mollard. Most of the accommodation offered in Chief-Lieu and Le Mollard (fully furnished, plus residences, cabins and hostels) are close to the slopes. As well as shops and stores (snow equipment, restaurants, fast food and supermarkets) complement the rest of the activities.

Alpine ski area

With the beauty of the landscape and the 67 hectares of slopes, you will be seduced by the Albiez ski area. Its ski slopes are located around the two main villages: Chef-lieu and Mollard. They range from 1500 to 2100 meters above sea level and are suitable for both beginners (mountain routes) and experienced skiers (cross-country and walks).

To facilitate ski learning, 2 ski lifts are offered specially adapted for beginners (both adults and children): the Tapis du Replat and the Coucou ski lift (included within the special forfait “mini domain”). For the less experienced skiers, 2 new routes in the lower part of the village (Grand Loup and Vernette) have recently been opened to the public.

Experienced skiers are likely to concentrate on the slopes connected by the Teppes chairlift or the Crêt de l’Âne ski lift: the black slopes of the Dome, Pierre Aigé, the red slopes of Pras Radet, and Plan Corbé are the scene of terrific descents.

Snowparks and Albiez play areas

The new Fun zone has multi-level modules in the ski area. The opening of this area depends on both weather and snow conditions. When snow conditions are fine, this fun park is located near the blue track of Impéne, accessible from the Grand Loup chairlift.

Nordic skiing and ski schools in Albiez

For skating enthusiasts, Albiez offers three sectors and more than 20 km of skating trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding or various routes that run trough the middle of nature.

If you want to learn how to ski, the 30 monintores of ESF Albiez welcome and accompany visitors during their learning. Both to improve on the track and on the off-track. With the mission of offering support and advising on progress during a private class, a group class, a cross-country skiing tour or even a snowshoe route.

Another proposed formula: the Doudou Ski, which combines kindergarten and the discovery of the joys of skiing (supervised by the ESF) for children from 2,5 years old.

Albiez – Montrond have the kids in mind

For the wellness of children, in Albiez-Montrond we find the following infrastructures for use and enjoyment: snow gardens, easy ski slopes near the accommodation, sleigh slopes, children’s pole, play areas … All this with little traffic on the roads and free transport (skibus) at the resort. In addition, “Le Chat Perché” kindergarten and the leisure center “Le Petit Montagnard” will take care of the kids, from 3 months to 6 years. The fun park is perfectly accessible for children from 4 to 12 years old.

In addition to its 35 kilometres of alpine ski slopes, the Albiez ski resort also offers a wide range of non-ski activities: an excellent way to prolong pleasure once skis are deatached or, for those who don’t ski, the opportunity of enjoy the mountain differently.

Activities for everyone

Among the many activities offered, you can find:

  • snowshoes, dog sleds or even snowmobiles,
  • sleds on one of the 3 trails specially aimed to this practice (Chef-lieu, Mollard, and Albiez le Jeune)
  • or you can discover the village heritage : chapels, churches, bread ovens, barns, farms …

But we also highlight the most “atypical”:

  • The numerous routes with themed itineraries, including the famous combination of hiking, aperitif, Nordic bath and local food. Covering the whole program.
  • Igloo construction workshop.
  • Yukigassen, a space created for snowball battles, with a large area.
  • The Yooner will delight all Albiez visitors.