The magnificent La Saulire mountain rises to a height of 2738m, an amazing sight that’s simply breathtaking. Its summit can be reached by the cable car which shares its name, which makes it easy for you to enjoy outstanding views from the top and join in the activities on offer…
You can reach La Saulire by taking the (free!) Verdons and La Saulire ski lifts to Courchevel 1850. The journey is an adventure in itself: as you soar high over the golf course you might even surprise marmots scrabbling about on the legendary La Combe de la Saulire run below, and at the summit, an impressive rocky world comes into view. As the door opens, the spectacular scenery is enough to stop you in your tracks. Then as you emerge, you gaze upon the glorious glaciers of the Vanoise, the impressive summit of l’Aiguille du Fruit and the majestic Mont Blanc.
Savour the moment while you treat yourself to a peaceful picnic break or indulge in something delicious from the terrace of the new high-altitude snack bar.
Want to get up close to the mountain? Try via ferrata! The “Panoramic” alpine climbing route is perfect for beginners. Its big sister, the “Verdons” route, takes you high into the mountains for astounding aerial views along vertiginous ledges; this passage is one of the greats of via ferrata in the mountains and it’s not to be missed. And for climbing enthusiasts, several routes of varying lengths await you on the mountain near the top of the cable car.
To descend, choose between hiking, mountain biking or the ski lifts (which are always free!).
The walk on La Combe de la Saulire back to the resort centre takes around 2 hours 15 minutes, a great opportunity to discover the ski slopes in summer! Or go via the Arrête de la Saulire, a magnificent ridge trail which heads towards the Col du Fruit and descends by Lac des Creux. It is not unusual to see some marmots en route.
Experienced mountain bike fans shouldn’t miss the chance to ride L’Intégrale, a magnificent track suitable for cyclists who want a serious challenge and who are not afraid to see their bike counter racking up the 13km route to the Lac de Courchevel Le Praz at high speed. The route is varied and peppered with rocky passages, alpine crossings, twists and turns on the “Funny Track”, with a finish on the steep slopes of the Praz forest. You’ll need to work at it to master L’Intégrale!