"Go skiing!! The closest ski..." Grenoble Things to Do Tip by some_clown

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<b><font color=red>Go skiing</font></b>!! The closest ski resorts are only an hour away from the city! There's different types of resorts in the area.
In the northern Alps (in <b>Haute Savoie</b>) are the cosy ones that were built around villages. These resorts were started by the farmers who had to have a revenue during the winter.

In <b>Savoie</b> --a bit down in the South-- the resorts are huge and very commercially oriented (if that makes any sense!). The most famous ones are <b>Tignes</b>, <b>Val d'Isere</b>, <b>La Plagne</b>, etc. The number of slopes is amazing -goes up to over 200 slopes!- and most of these resorts offer a year-round service.

If you go further South, you'll get to the southern Alps and smaller resorts. They are the ones being the closest to Grenoble. <b>L'Alpes d'Huez</b>, <b>Les 2 Alpes</b> and <b>Les Sept Laux</b> being the most famous ones. The latter is actually very a nice one --good orientation, big enough for not having to do the same slope twice in a day, and usually very sunny.
The GUC --the students' sports association-- has very good deals in usually fairly good ski resorts such as Les 2 Alpes. If you're not a student or if you're only in Grenoble for a week or two, there are associations in town proposing day trips in big ski resorts for a very good price --transportation and ski pass included.<p>
<font color=blue><b>Enjoy the snow!!</b></font>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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