Risoul In France Now Open To Skibikes

Posted: Monday, 14 February 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels:

I recently received an e-mail from Dirk Van Borm asking if I knew if it was possible to skibike at Risoul, which is located in the South East of France, near the Italian border and accessible from Milan or Marseilles airports.
As I didn't have any relevant experience, I passed the request on to Olivier Wagner of the French Skibike Club who was able to open negotiations with the resort management.

To my great surprise Olivier mailed today to announce that "we now officially have the right to use our snowbikes in Risoul".

This is what Snow-forecast.com has to say about Risoul:
Combined with the neighbouring resort of Vars, Risoul offers almost 180 km of piste that should keep most people happy. The two resorts make the La Foret Blanche ski area. The resort is more low-key than many of the Alpine resorts but it should not be overlooked. Risoul boasts a good snow record and the off-piste opportunities are plentiful. Experts may look at the piste map and be disheartened but there are plenty of steep runs out there that are unmarked. This just sums up the understated nature of the Risoul. One possible criticism is the relatively slow lift network. However, this is being upgraded over time. Off the slopes, the village of Risoul seems to be friendly with less of the attitude that can be found in some of the bigger resort complexes.

Risoul - now open for skibiking