Ailefroide, a unique village in the heart of the Écrins National Park

The village of Ailefroide is an unspoilt, magical place. Nature surrounds this wonderful little village with its old stone houses. The hamlet on the edge of the Écrins National Park exudes a sense of tranquillity.

It takes a good hour and a half to reach Ailefroide in the winter. When you get there, you might be lucky enough to find Mr and Mrs Buisson’s small refreshment bar. They are lovely people and live in Ailefroide all year.

In winter, meet up at the tunnel in Les Claux (at the end of the Pelvoux road).
With your snowshoes, you can either follow the trail that runs up the left bank of the stream (starting from the right of the penstock) or by the road after the tunnel.

Check information concerning avalanche risks before leaving.


Head towards Pelvoux and continue as far as the tunnel in Les Claux. The snow is not cleared from this point.