Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes holiday accommodation is located in the Hautes Alpes department of southeastern France’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. There’s a maximum elevation here of more than 2,500 metres, and you’ll be on the southwestern fringe of the Ecrins National Park.
If you arrive at Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes self-catering chalets in the winter months you’ll have a wealth of snow-based activities to enjoy almost on your doorstep. All ski disciplines are offered here, from alpine to cross-country, and even jumping. Lessons are available, both in groups and with one-on-one tuition. There’s also a specially designated area for children to learn to ski, called the snow garden, which is equipped with the latest safety measures and technology. Meanwhile the variety of slopes here is impressive, from invigorating downhill trails to picturesque routes that snake through larch forest. Other winter activities on offer at Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes include tobogganing, dog-sledding, ice-skating and snowboarding at the extensive snow park. Just minutes away from Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes self-catering holiday rentals is large network of cross-country ski trails, at Champsaur, with a wide range of terrains to explore. Champsaur is also known for its frozen waterfalls – 50 in total. And a thrilling way to experience the stunning scenery in winter is by snowmobile or ice-kart, with rentals easily available in the area. Summers offer a very different experience here, but the choice of activities is not diminished. At this time of year you’ll really be able to enjoy the area’s sunny climate, which boasts more than 300days of sunshine a year. Activities available locally include hiking, horseback riding, climbing, paragliding and canyoning, which is a watersport that entails climbing up or down waterfalls and fast-flowing rivers. Cyclists can explore the winding mountain roads or thrilling downhill trails.
During your holiday in Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes you could take the opportunity to see more of the Ecrins National Park, which sits a little way to the north. It’s home to breathtaking natural scenery, and is considered a real hotspot for climbers and mountaineers.
Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes is at high altitude, which has a an effect on the climate – summers are moderately warm here, with plenty of sun. Winters though, bring near constant sub-zero temperatures, as well consistent snowfall from around December through to March. The microclimate here still offers plenty of sun, even in mid-winter.
Grenoble Airport (GNB) is around an hour north of Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes. You can get to this destination from the UK by flying with EasyJet, Jet2 and Monarch from London Luton (LUT), London-Stansted (STD), Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Birmingham (BHX) and Liverpool (LPL).