Alpine Skiing: Aillons le Jeune - 1,814 m. (5,952 ft)

Thu, 23 February 2017


Minimum altitude: 1,330 meters

Distance: 39.7 km

Slope Aspect: North-West

Vertical Climbed: 3,656 meters (11,995 feet)

Vertical Descended: 3,622 meters


There are two parts to this ski area. A number of ski lifts in the village, now reduced in size to cut operating costs and a high area on Mont Margériaz. The station dates from Christmas 1964 with the higher Margériaz area opening in 1980.

Trip Report

We were looking for somewhere to ski during the French holidays that wouldn't be too busy. Well we were wrong, the lift queue at the main chair in the village was pretty rammed even if the upper drags were ok. It cleared out after lunch where we skied the right side of the platea with some excellent views at the summit and try lined runs at the base. A good family area and it generally has good snow cover but the plateau is rocky so needs a meter of snow to be skiable. Beware of potholes off piste.


Thin snow cover, very busy at the main lift until lunch


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