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Abriès is a French commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. It belongs to the Queyras Regional Park. It is located in the valley of the Guil and is appreciated for its position along long and medium distance footpaths in a rural and preserved environment.
It also hosts a small ski resort which offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers. Abriès has 30km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1550m to 3305m. Before the second half of the 20th century, it was difficult to access because its location is at such high altitude in the end of the Guil valley. It always has been a path between Italy and the Southern Alps in France. This resort has direct access to 30km of downhill skiing, with 13 individual pistes, served by 5 ski lifts. The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Abriès are perfectly feasible
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are direct trains and buses going to the resort form Chambery but if you are going from Grenoble you will have to take a train to Chambery first. Although Turin airport is the closest there are no public transport going to Abries.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.