Superdévoluy and La Joue du Loup, the two ski resorts in Le Dévoluy, located in the Hautes-Alpes, at the heart of the southern Alps.
Dévoluy ski area
La Joue du Loup and Superdévoluy ski resorts have 100 kilometres of slopes in total, and are connected by both their joint ski area and bus shuttles.
The resort low pistes are slightly flatter and therefore ideally suited for the beginning skier and snowboarder. In the higher elevations, predominantly red pistes, with their shady, rocky starts, await practised skiers. Below the summit plateaus run the steepest pistes in the area, rightly labelled at the black level. With the 6 person, high-speed "Le Sommarel" chair lift, you can race up to the highest locations in the ski area. In the summit region, the pistes, with their many promising names like "Le Mur" (The wall), are more sophisticated.
Freeriders will find, among other things, excellent possibilities on Combe Ratin or Tête de la Cluse.
A large part of the pistes in Superdévoluy are located on the northern slopes. This guarantees good snow conditions. In addition the resort is equipped with plenty of snow cannons so the lower laying areas and the valley descent can be maintained in good skiing condition.
With your lift pass you can reach the "Mushroom's Park" that lies at an altitude of 2,000 m and is shared by La Joue du Loup and Super Dévoluy. On a surface of over 2 hectors, the snowpark offers quite a lot that a freestyler's heart desires. With lines of all kinds of levels of difficulties, the park "Rider" invites you to come and have loads of fun. You can explore the park whilst listening to slow music, or relax in the chill zone. Next to the usual rails and kickers, a "Big Airbag" awaits you to practice new tricks, and a boarder-cross route can also be found.
Le Dévoluy's first ski resort was born in 1966. Its architecture was designed to make it a practical, friendly and welcoming resort. If you stay in the Bois d'Aurouze, a large building located on the snowfront, you need only go down a few floors to have a coffee, buy your newspaper and rent your ski equipment. Others may prefer the new residences organised into chalets and located a little further away, but just a stone's throw from the skilifts.
The evenings in the resort can be spent socialising in several cosy pubs and bars, as well as the cinema. Discos await night owls, where you can party to your heart's content. However, if you prefer to let your evenings come to a cosier end, a traditional fondue or raclette dinner could be what you're looking for.