Tucked amongst lakes and pine forests, Gérardmer-La Mauselaine lies in a protected reserve in the Vosges region of France. Known locally as the pearl of the Vosges, if you’re thinking of buying a property in Gérardmer-La Mauselaine you’ll be delighted to discover this gem, especially if you prefer the authentic feel of a traditional resort over a purpose-built ski facility. Our Gérardmer La-Mauselaine resort guide will help you discover the full charm of this delightful location.
Living in La Mauselaine and things to do
Gérardmer-La Mauselaine is a resort blessed with an incredible range of snow activities. For skiing, Gérardmer La-Mauselaine has 21 runs, with an emphasis on beginners. 43% are beginner runs, with 18% intermediate, 38% advanced and 3% for the experts. To serve this impressive 40km of runs, the resort has 19 chairlifts and draglifts including the 6-man high-speed Grand Haut. Elevations range between 775 and 1,132 metres and the resort boasts no less than 173 Snow cannons, to guarantee that slopes are kept topped up with snow. In keeping with the family-friendly feel, there is a dedicated ski lift and a magic carpet for children and beginners in the village La Petite Mauselaine. It’s a resort truly dedicated to the pleasure of learning to ski and this is borne out by its great facilities for children. Specialised educational equipment and emphasis on fun and confidence means children find their balance naturally, promoting a life-long love of the slopes.
What makes buying property in Gérardmer La-Mauselaine so unique is the sheer diversity of activity. You can enjoy illuminated night skiing, accompanied by great music, snowshoe hikes and experience fine Nordic skiing as well as an award-winning slalom course, and other less snowy pastimes such as bowling or hiking.
Away from the excellent ski facilities, you’ll find plenty of other things to do in Gérardmer La-Mauselaine. There are diverse restaurants offering everything from a quick bite to a top-notch dinner overlooking magnificent views. You could discover and art exhibitions or just relish exploring the regular gastronomic feasts on offer at the markets. Since this is a traditional rather than purpose-built resort, it’s possible to experience local festivals, which gives another dimension to your holiday. There are theatre productions, film festivals, and even tours of a cheese maker, so there’s plenty of ways to learn about the local area.
Venturing further afield brings its own rewards. With a host of pretty local villages and several national parks as well as natural wonders such as Lake Longemer, you’ll be able to enjoy your investment in Gérardmer La Mauselaine all year round.
Snow and weather reports of La Mauselaine
Looking at previous years, Gérardmer-La Mauselaine had a total snowfall of 144cm in 2017, with a maximum base depth of 70cm and a maximum summit depth of 90cm. If we turn to look at averages, we can see the average base depth is 19cm and the average summit depth 43cm. There were 22 snow days and the biggest snowfall was 20cm. Gérardmer La Mauselaine also benefits from snow cannons should the snow be less than desired, although it is a resort that seldom relies on them. For the latest Gérardmer-La Mauselaine snow report, have a look at our guide here.
Gérardmer-La Mauselaine enjoys a pleasant alpine climate, with
temperatures ranging between -1° in winter up to 20° in summer. Up to the minute Gérardmer-La Mauselaine weather reports can be found as part of our resort guide here.
Investment potential in La Mauselaine
Gérardmer-La Mauselaine is the smaller of two major ski resorts in Vosges. Little sister of La Bresse, it enjoys the same idyllic location nestled between the largest peaks of the area, but with a distinctive family feel, making investments in Gérardmer La-Mauselaine a sought-after choice. The population sits at around 8000 out of season and rises considerably in winter at this important ski resort. Recent investment of over €700,000 have been put toward new ski lifts, such as Les Hetre and the high speed six man lift, Grand Haut, showing Gérardmer is looking firmly to the future.
Designated as a La Famille Plus resort, Gérardmer La-Mauselaine has a solid infrastructure including shopping, great transport and day-care for children. Living in Gérardmer La-Mauselaine gives you the opportunity to enjoy the vibrant summer scene as well as the unique diversity of the winter season.
Transport to La Mauselaine
Gérardmer La Mauselaine is conveniently located for transport. There are several airports in easy reach, three train stations, all with car rental facilities and a comprehensive bus service with connections to Epinal, Remiremont, Saint-Dié or Munster. If you prefer to drive, road links are good, and there is plenty of information available about driving conditions. Getting around the resort is easy, with regular shuttles to the slopes and ample taxis available.