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The little resort with big time night skiing

Ski lovers who haven’t had enough after a day on the slopes will love the Manigod night skiing. The swish of your skis over the snow, but instead of blue skies overhead, a blanket of stars…

The small resort of Manigod, part of the La Clusaz ski area, boasts the largest night skiing area in the Haute-Savoie!  With four lifts and eight floodlit pistes, there is a huge area to enjoy skiing under the stars. Here we’ll give you our insider’s tips to make the most of Manigod night skiing…

Night skiing promo from 2014/15

When and Where?

Night skiing takes place in Manigod’s Croix Fry / Merdassier ski area every Friday and Saturday night from Christmas week, until mid to late March. During the school holidays, you have even more opportunities to get out under the stars as it takes place every night of the week except Sundays.

The Chevreuil chair lift and the Chevrette drag lift on the Merdassier side are open for access to the Genêtes green run and the Girolles blue run, as well as access over to the Croix Fry side of the hill. On that side, you have the Crête Blanche and Cabeau chair lifts giving access to a number of blues, reds and one green run.

The lifts are open from 16:30 until 21:00. If you get your pass ahead of time you don’t even need to leave the slopes at the end of the day, just continue skiing into the night! Take a look at the piste map below to see which runs are open (floodlit runs marked in yellow):

Manigod night skiing piste map

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It’s great for kids too!

Night skiing isn’t just for you big kids out there, the floodlit pistes are open to all ages. There is even a fun, colourful slalom run where kids can duck and swerve around their favourite animals!


There are floodlit sledging areas which are completely free to use on either side of Manigod hill. Little and big ones who want a break from skiing or an alternative activity will love scooting down these safe sledge runs!

It gets cold, so wrap up warm!

The temperature can really drop after the sun sets so make sure you wrap up warm. At least one extra layer is recommended. If you find yourself a bit on the cold side you can stop at one of the piste side restaurants to grab a hot chocolate or vin chaud to warm up!

A skier carving on a floodlit piste at the Manigod night skiing

Ski and dine offers…

Manigod has partnered up with a number of local restaurants to make the night skiing experience even better. Restaurants, such as Le Happy Chalet on the Merdassier side, have special ski and dine offers combining the night ski lift pass and a meal from around 27€ pp. Visit the night skiing website for more information. Here are the contact details of the five restaurants offering the deal:

Le Happy Chalet (Col de Merdassier)

Tél: 04 50 02 46 02
Meal on offer: Tartiflette or fondue

Les Rosières (Col de la Croix Fry)

Tél: 04 50 44 90 27
Meal on offer: Check with the restaurant on the day to find out the daily special

Les Sapins * (Col de la Croix Fry)

Tel:  04 50 44 90 29   
Meal on offer: Pork belly confit with vegetables and Savoyard stew broth or Cromesquis with reblochon and Savoy ham, perfect with the génépi

Le Arvi’Pa Café (Col de Merdassier)

Tél: 04 50 02 26 57
Meals on offer: Fondue served with a green salad or Matouille (a local cheese gratin) accompanied by local cold meats, potatoes and salad, or pizza

Le Top Marmotte (Col de Merdassier)

Tél: 04 50 02 42 80
Meal on offer: Salad, local cold meats, potato beignets and the house dessert

A couple taking a chairlift at sunset at the Manigod Night skiing

Evening Ski Lessons at the Manigod night skiing

For those who want to continue honing their skills after dark, ESF Manigod offers ski lessons during the opening hours of the Night Skiing. For more information visit the ESF Manigod page.


Prices for the 2018/19 season are yet to be released. To get an idea of the prices take a look at last season’s prices below:
Manigod Night Skiing tarifs.

No matter what time of the season you’re visiting the Aravis, the Manigod night skiing is well worth a visit. Find out more at the Manigod Night Skiing website. And if you’re still looking for the perfect chalet to make some truly exceptional experiences in Manigod and the surrounding area, visit OVO Network.

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