There's a charming little story to the birth of the beautiful skiing resort of Vaujany. The village was a sleepy Alpine community until France's largest hydro-electric scheme was built on its doorstep in the late 1980s, paying villagers millions of Euros a year in rent for the land they took. The locals used that cash to develop the ski resort that you see today, with access to the fantastic Alpe d'Huez ski area. It's still a sleepy Alpine community in many ways today, and the resort has been built in traditional style, with families and cosy nights in mind. Further, most of that money was spent on the very best modern lifts rather than huge apartment blocks.
Vaujany remains small and pretty. Although it's very modern, it's been tastefully developed and looks Christmas-card pretty under a blanket of snow. Although, Vaujany is small, its après ski scene is growing and the resort now offers more off-slope fun. It's certainly not for party animals, and is well suited to families, but does offer a good deal of entertainment, coupled with good pistes.