only one word to describe skiing at Puy - FANTASTIC!!!! It is
quite simply the best place to ski imaginable. Although the resort
may at first seem quite limited as it only has 50 km of piste
there are so many off-piste opportunities for all standards of
skiers that it is just a perfect place to spend a week. In addition
your ski pass also gives you the opportunity to use the other
local resorts of Mongenevre and Serre Chevalier.
Pistes are well groomed and maintained and there is a good balance
of Greens, Blues, Reds and Blacks. The highest point is Pendine
which is at 2700m and there is a run from here all the way down
Our favourite runs include:
- first thing in the morning when there is no one else around.
Carmen - black run from the top
of the mountain
Grand Combe - from the top of the
mountains through a steep gulley
Le Chemin - a fast green run from
2000 meters, down to the village, that winds through the trees
and with lots of opportunities for young skiers to go over 'the
bumps' and for older skiers to miss them!
- an exciting fast red run though the trees along the edge of
Ski lifts open at 9.00am and the last lift closes at 4.30pm. It
is wise to make sure that you are not at 1400 towards the end
of the day because if you miss the lifts (you need to take two
to get back up) then it is a very long walk!
On two evenings a week there is night time floodlit skiing for
those who can still stand up!
Ski passes are relatively inexpensive working out at about £80
per week. The can be obtained from the Caisse opposite the apartment.