As a charming traditional village that has retained all the authenticity of days gone by, Valloire is a ‘real’ French ski resort. At 1400 to 1800m in the Maurienne Valley ski area, Valloire is located at the foot of the Galibier pass – the natural frontier between the North and the South Alps, made famous thanks to the Tour de France.
Peak Retreats Valloire Village
With 150km of pistes – 70% of which is above 2000m, the Valloire ski resort has first class snow conditions, as well as more than 400 snow cannons. There are 85 runs throughout Valloire covering all skiing ability, including a good choice of reds and blues for intermediates. For experts there is some good off piste near Valmeinier as well as blacks like the long ‘cascade’. Beginners will enjoy the nursery slopes and runs for progressing. The Valloire ski resort snowpark is one of the 10 best snowparks in France.
Valloire boasts excellent après-ski including bars, traditional restaurants, and discos. The Valloire ski resort is well suited for non-skiers, as it offers activities such as the Valloire adventure park, cinemea, paragliding, ice skating, bowling, and dog sledding. Valloire also features two farms: the Ladriot and the Pres Clos, from which you can purchase local cheese, milk and more.
This year is the 30th international snow sculpture contest held in Valloire, and sculptors will come from across the world to compete, creating stunning sculptures lining the streets of Valloire.
This December Valloire is installing two new six-seater ski lifts for the coming season.
Valloire ski resort is easily accessed via the TGV station and international airports, and the motorway exit is only 17km away.
Valloire Snow Sculpture
Peak Retreats offers ski accommodation in the Valloire ski resort, including the 3 star superior Les Chalets du Galibier with indoor pool sleeping up to 8 and ideally located at the foot of the slopes opposite the Moulin Benjamin chair lift. Peak Retreats' other favourite is the luxury chalet Les Fermes du Planet, situated in one of Valloire's loveliest hamlets (Les Verneys), near the centre of the village. Le Hameau de Valloire, Vallee d’Or, Le Planet, Les Alpages d'Auguste and Les Valmonts.
Valloire: les Chalets du Galibier