Ski runs to everyone’s taste
180km of runs evidently also leaves plenty of space for seasoned skiers. A range of demanding black-rated runs, including the most difficult in the ski area at 2km in length, will test the skills of even the most practiced professionals. Espace Lumière’s exciting off-piste facilities are also not to be overlooked.
Snowboarders will also find themselves spoilt for choice, with 3 snow parks and a total of 6 “boardercross” zones at their disposal. A so-called “rider park” in the Pra Loup area, itself containing a half pipe and many quarter-pipes, is complimented by another rider park near Val d’Allos, as well as the new snow park “South Park”, with its own impressive selection of jumps and other obstacles.
All the above facilities are, of course, served by a comprehensive network of 52 lifts, which ensure efficient transit to any desired destination within the ski area.
The majority of the 25km of cross-country routes are to be found in the area surrounding the Val d'Allos resort, from where the northerly tracks lead away along the River Verdon. Pra Loup on the other hand is home to the longest of the routes, at 4km, which is ideal for those new to cross-country skiing.
All kinds of fun on the snow
Alongside the traditional winter sports disciplines, visitors to Espace Lumière can also look forward to a few more unusual opportunities, whether on one of the 4 toboggan runs, 6 snowshoe routes or 2 winter hiking routes. Snow scooters, quad bikes and dog sleds provide another few alternative ways to take in the delights of the high-alpine landscape. Ice enthusiasts also have various options open to them: a few laps of the ice rink, ice climbing or a trip out on the ice in carts.