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Doucy

Thinking of skiing in Doucy? Doucy-Combelouviere is an outlying village of Valmorel, a small resort on the edge of the forest with direct access to the Grand Domaine.

Why Doucy Ski Resort?

  • Sunny south facing slopes
  • Ideal destination for families
  • Access to the Grand Domaine ski area

Doucy (Valmorel) Resort Information

With its typical wood-and-stone architecture, Doucy-Combelouvière combines traditional and modern elements. Combined with its sunny south facing slopes, it is the perfect ski holiday destination for the whole family.

Doucy not only offers amazing views, it is set around its central square which offers a lively meeting spot.

Today, the opening of the Celliers gondola gives access for ski trekkers and snow-shoe walkers to the huge unchanged area of the Lauzière mountain range where nature has stayed in charge.

 

Road access is straightforward, too, and there are direct TGV high-speed rail services from Paris, plus Eurostar Ski Trains from London, into nearby Moûtiers (15km).

In terms of amenities, there is a Sherpa mini-market, three restaurants, two ski-hire shops, a local products shop, a souvenir shop, Tabac, bakery and the ESF ski school.

Peak Retreats offers hand-picked apartments in Doucy. The 3* self-catered Residences de Combelouviere provide the ideal base for a Doucy ski holiday.

DOUCY SKI AREA

Doucy-Combelouvière is lift-linked to Celliers, Valmorel and (beyond the famous Col de la Madeleine) Saint François Longchamp. The resulting 165km of pistes are spread across an impressive 3600 hectares, whose combined terrain is known as le Grand Domaine. Currently, there are 50 ski lifts - skier capacity having received a major boost with the addition of two powerful new high-speed installations – a six-seater chairlift and an eight-seater gondola.

Despite the altitude (1300-2550m) being relatively modest, the geographical location attracts dependable snowfalls, and by way of further assurance, 315 snow cannons help maintain snow quality on key runs.

The Grand Domaine’s real strength is its suitability for families, early intermediates and beginners.

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page

Valmorel only - 100km of pistes, 34 lifts, 56 slopes:

Green slopes: 14
Blue slopes: 26
Red slopes: 11
Black slopes: 5

175 snow cannons on 11 pistes totaling 13km

DOUCY SKIING

DOUCY BEGINNERS

There are beginners’ areas for gentle ski learning. These are specially designed, reserved and made safe for learning and improving in complete confidence. Novices can also get a safe, sheltered foretaste of the blue runs on the green-graded Chantemerle run, which drops through the trees into Doucy-Combelouvière. Crossing over into Saint François Longchamp adds a sense of covering some distance (you’re now in the Maurienne Valley) and a different perspective on things, without the risk of getting out of your depth, ability-wise. In fact, the additional 57km of pistes on this side are even gentler, being mostly greens and blues.

DOUCY INTERMEDIATES

The local runs are mostly blue graded. They’re well linked, to offer some enjoyable cruising. There are some gentle blue runs in Saint François Longchamp too.

DOUCY EXPERTS

At first glance, the flattering, mostly undemanding terrain might put off advanced skiers, but there’s worthwhile off-piste to explore and a handful of black-graded pistes include some highly rated runs with dependable snow quality. Not surprisingly, they’re accessed above Valmorel via higher draglifts like Mottet (2394m), Riondet (2262m) and Gollet (2000m), or above Saint François Longchamp via Schuss (2099m). More experienced skiers will enjoy the red graded pistes which depart from beside the blacks described above and the descents from either side of the Col de la Madeleine. There are also ‘virgin areas’, like the Lauzière mountain range, with its numerous gulleys for “evasion” (escaping from the regular slopes) skiing.

Doucy Ski Hire (Pre-bookable)

Pre-book your Doucy ski hire with Peak Retreats.

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Doucy 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6. Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

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Doucy Ski Passes (Pre-bookable)

Pre-book your Doucy lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Doucy 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

Valmorel ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:

Half day - €32.30/adults, €26.50/child
Full day - €43.20/adults, €35.40/child

Senior passes also available. Under 5's are free.

The Blanchot draglift in Valmorel is free.

Doucy Ski School (Pre-bookable)

Pre-book your Doucy ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Grand Bornand, with Peak Retreats. 3-5 year olds will go into the Piou Piou lessons. There is also a creche for babies and non-skiing children (see our childcare tab).

View here for pre-bookable ski extra prices in £ for Doucy 2018/19

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Ski School: Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (22/12-4/1, 9/2-8/3 & 6/4-26/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

Doucy Individual Tuition (2018/19 prices, NOT pre-bookable):

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these. Prices per instructor, not per person.

1-2 pers: €74-94 (varies from 1.5-2 hours)
3 pers: €84-104 (varies from 1.5-2 hours)

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change.

Ski school Doucy contact number for private lessons:

Ecole du Ski Francais +33 (0)4 79 24 22 38


Doucy Child Care

Club Piou-Piou - Nursery from 18 Months to 3 Years Old

Piou-Piou club is from Monday to Friday half day or full day.

Supervision is provided by trained facilitators who will respect the lifestyle of each child. Inside, outside, everything is organized according to the weather.

Out on the snow garden, play area extends to the forest and allows many snow activities. Inside, rooms are bright and cheerful. A room is also available for children for a nap in peace.

15/16 :

Prices 18 month to 3 years old
5 half days without lunch
9.00 am to 12.00 or 13.45 to 5.00pm - 139,00 €      
Half day ticket - 39,00 €

From December 19th to March 27th 9.00 to 12.00 and from 13.45 to 5.00

Contact :0033 479 24 22 38

Doucy Resort Activities

Doucy Aperitif snowshoe outing

Bureau Montagne des Portes de la Tarentaise
Phone: 0033 6 14 90 22 06
Mail:  sylvain.jugand@wanadoo.fr
Snowshoe outing for nature and gastronomes... Return by torchlight.

Doucy Quad biking (guided outing)

Phone: 0033 4 79 24 30 32
Mail:  choucasport@wanadoo.fr

Quad outings every evening 5 days a week from 6 pm. 1h15 including snow circuits, guaranteed excitement!

Doucy Dogs sleigh

Escapades nordiques

Phone: 0033 6 87 33 93 49

Mail:  escapades.nordiques@gmail.com
An activity accessible to everyone in which, on beautiful trails, you can meet dogs, husky alaskan or Greenland.

Doucy Paragliding

An wonderful experience!
With David and Christian, nationally qualified paragliding instructors.
Accessible to anyone, All skiing levels 
Non-skiers welcome
50€ for a tandem flight
Book your place at the ESF office!

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.     

Doucy Tourist Office       

Tel: +33(0)4 79 22 94 17
Fa: +33(0)4 79 24 19 43
Emai: info@doucy-combelouviere.com


Doucy Ski Activities

In addition to the downhill terrain there are seven snowparks, some 50km of groomed routes for cross-country skiers and walkers, plus opportunities to try parapente and speedriding.

On foot or on snowshoes, the 50km of marked and maintained trails discover another side of Grand Domaine. Via the chairlift Altispace, Lanchettes or Combelouviere easily access to altitude range to enjoy a unique panorama.

Nordic skiing at Valmorel (near Doucy)

20 km of marked-out itineraries leave from Les Avanchers and go towards the Empyrée and Pierre Laron. The style here is more Alpine and access is free. From Valmorel, access to the pistes is by free shuttle buses.

Snowparks in Grand Domaine

Charmettes boardercross (blue category)
The Valmocross (blue category) and Mini snowpark (green category): Sector Arenouillaz.
The Snowpark Gollet (red category): modules, boardercross and a Big Air Bag.
Snowcross Gollet (red category), the Snowcross Noire du Mottet (black category) and the Snowcross Riondet (black category): Secured Zones ungroomed.

Valmorel/Doucy Resort News and Events 2018/19

Events:

  • End of year Festivities - 23rd December - 6th January 2019
  • La Reebook Spartan Race - 26th-27th January 2019
  • 6 Nations Tour - 14th February 2019

More information can be found on Valmorel tourist office: www.valmorel.com

Doucy Après-ski, Bars & Restaurants

Le Blizzard - Doucy-Combelouvière
73260 Doucy-Combelouvière 
Phone: 0033 4 79 22 55 34  

Le Petit Montagnard - Doucy-Combelouvière
73260 Doucy-Combelouvière 
Phone: 0033 4 79 22 95 45
Bar - Restaurant - Pancakes - Specialities


Doucy Amenities

Doucy is served by a range of amenities including: Sherpa mini-market, 3 restaurants, a bakery, 2 sports shops, local produce shop, souvenir shop, a tabac, and the ESF/Piou Piou office.

Getting to Doucy, France

By Road:

Driving Distance from Calais to Doucy 570 miles or 8hrs20. Go to Albertville on the A43 from Chambéry or the N 212 from Annecy. Take the dual carriageway RN 90 in the direction of Moûtiers. Take exit 37 for Doucy.

By Rail:

Doucy Bus Deslandes
Transfer railway station - Excursions
Phone: +33 (0)4 79 24 06 94  - Fax : +33 (0)4 79 09 26 07 

Email: doucybus@wanadoo.fr

Airports:

Chambery Airport is 90km from Doucy (1 hour)
www.chambery-airport.com

Lyon St Exupery is 180km from Doucy (1 ¾ hours)
www.lyonairport.com

Geneva Airport is 125km from Doucy (1 ¾ hours)
www.gva.ch/en

Doucy Airport Transfer

Pre-book your taxi transfer with Peak Retreats to Doucy.

For transfer prices please click here


Doucy resort season dates

Grand Domaine (Valmorel, Doucy, St Francois Longchamp) ski area is open: Saturday 22/12/18 - 13/04/19 (this is with connections)
Doucy - 22/12/18 - 14/04/19
Valmorel - 22/12/18 - 14/04/19
(Celliers - 22/12/18 - 07/04/19)

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras

Accommodation in Doucy

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