The Val d’Allos
Located in the Mercantour park, the Val d’Allos is home to the source of the Verdon river which descends from the Col d’Allos and flows to the Grand Canyon . In 1989, the village of Allos was regrouped, under the name of Val d’Allos, with two ski resorts, “La Foux d’Allos” and “Seignus d’Allos”: this made possible to creation of the most important ski resort in the Southern Alps with 165 km of slopes..
Val d’Allos- The Village
The village of Allos is located at 1,425 meters above sea level. With an area of 116 km² and 788 year-round inhabitants. Its economic reconversion in the 1960s allowed this village to have a very important tourist capacity .
This village is lucky to havethe highest altitude lake in Europe , which gives it a strong appeal for tourists . To be able to admire it, you will have to walk minimum 45 minutes from the Laus car park (the car park at the top). You can also reach it from a lower car park, for the more athletic. The climb will then be in the forest to reach the parking lot from above. Today the village of Allos lives entirely from tourism activity, only 3 breeders and producers are active in the village. Agricultural activities have sharply declined in the high mountains. That’s why in 2005 the Local Urban Plan wanted to set up a balance between a exploited rural space by mountain agriculture, and an urbanization limited to the economic needs of mountain tourism.
Val d’Allos: Seignus d’Allos resort
The Seignus d’Allos ski resort was first born in 1936, it is located just above the village at 1500 meters above sea level. This resort offers many activities. Like downhill skiing or snowboarding for thrill seekers, marked snowshoe walks for hiking enthusiasts, cross-country skiing in the forest and also downhill mountain biking in summer.
La foux d’Allos: ski resort in the Southern Alps
La foux d’Allos is a station located 1800 meters above sea level. It was established in 1937, located 9 km from the village of Allos. The station presents a typical architecture mountain with its wooden chalets, which gives it a lot of stamp . But its main asset is of course its ski resort: which is almost always sunny on its 5 sides. When the snow conditions allows it, this station is linked to an Ubayan station called Pra Loup in order to form an area of 230 km of tracks called the Light Space domain. It is a family ski resort, with the “Famille plus” label.