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Ski area: Grand Domaine
Resort height: 1450m+1650m
Resort top height: 2550m

Grand Domaine
(Valmorel, St Francois Longchamp, Doucy Combelouviere)
Km piste: 165
Lifts: 50 (3 gondola, 16 chairlifts, 29 drag lifts)
Snow cannons: 315
Snow parks: Yes

No. of slopes: 90

Green slopes 24 Blue slopes 39
Red slopes 19 Black slopes 8

Beginners starstarstarstar
Intermediates starstarstarstar
Experts starstarstar
Boarders starstar

Driving distance from Calais: 590 miles (8hrs 20)

Resort Info

So far it’s still largely undiscovered by British skiers, but Saint-François-Longchamp has plenty to appeal to families, who will appreciate its reassuring pistes, down-to-earth pricing, and easy road access from the nearby Maurienne Valley. Once you’re there, the architecture is mostly purpose-built, with the emphasis more on modern practicality than traditional authenticity, but things are improving and in winter it sits well enough within the bigger picture of a hauntingly-beautiful bowl below the 2000m Col de la Madeleine, a famous ascent in the Tour de France.


The resort has surprisingly beautiful surroundings and outstanding scenery, with, among others, a view of the "Mont Blanc" to the "Ecrins" and this from the "Col de la Madeleine (2000m)". Also, at the Saint François Longchamp 1450m, the "Cheminées des fées".

Accommodation is spread between three relatively compact areas, the lowest of which (St François 1450) is connected by draglift to the gentle lower section of a Blue-graded piste into Le Hameau de St François. The latter is a purpose-built apartment development which has a selection of essential services, plus convenient access to the pistes via a 6-seater chairlift and a draglift, either of which will connect you via easy return pistes to the main villages of 4 Vallées, Plan Mollaret and Longchamp 1650.  Here the accommodation is spread around two modern chairlifts, with a pair of draglifts providing access to gentle cruising over to Le Hameau and St François 1450.


For entertainment and services life mostly revolves around the 1650 sector, which in addition to the ESF ski-school, bars and restaurants, also offers a good choice of equipment, food and local produce outlets plus child-care (age-groups from 3months-12years), cash-point, post office and more. The range of mountain activities includes cross-country skiing, parapente, snowshoeing and dogsledding, while the Forum des Eaux aqua/fitness centre offers a range of relaxation and wellbeing facilities and treatments.

Access-wise, the A43 Autoroute from Chambéry and Albertville is just 12km away, as is the Gare TGV, for high-speed rail services from Paris (with scheduled bus transfers).

  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates


Grand Domaine opening times:

Saint Francois Longchamp: 20/12/14 – 18/4/15
Valmorel: 14/12/14 – 18/4/15 but will be partially open the first week (14/12-18/12) and the last week (11/04-18/04)
Doucy: 19/12/14 – 11/4/15


Child Care

Kindergarden'Club Lutins
Children aged 3 months to 12 years (CHILDCARE WITHOUT SKIING)


The "Maison des Enfants" gathers all children clubs (Lutins - 3 months to 3 years, Marmottes - 3 to 6 years, and Cabris - 6 to 12 years) and is located near the Tourism Office and near the principal ski lessons meeting place "Lauzière".

La Maison des Enfants
Children can play and relax through activities and various games. Fun and games for your youngsters and rest and relaxation for mums.
Located at the Tourism Office with entrance at the uphill side and just near the main ski meeting place (Lauzière).
800 m2 on two levels, adapted and colored rooms with large interior games. Children may play and relax through well adapted games and various activities.
La"Maison des Enfants" is certified by state governing bodies. (Direction de la vie sociale et DDJS)

Virtual visit -

From 9.00 am to 5.30 pm all season long except on Saturdays. Reductions on week rates for families with several children.
Phone during the season: 33 (0)4 79 59 15 60 (Fax : 33 (0)4 79 20 48 01)
E mail:

Medical certificate is required stating that the chidren can be looked at in a nursery environment with child'health booket.


Prices 13/14:

6 mornings from 8.45 am to 12.00 pm 94,00 € 
6 afternoons from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm 115,00 € 
6 lunch time from 12.00 am to 2.00 pm (meal to be provided)  61,00 €  
6 days  (meal to be provided)  218,00 €  
6 mornings + 12.00 -2.00 pm (meal to be provided)  149,00 €  
6 afternoons + 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm (meal to be provided)  168,00 €  
1 morning from 8.45 am to 12.00 pm 26,50 €  
1 lunch time from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm (meal to be provided)  14,00 €  
1 afternoon from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm  31,50 €  
1 day (meal to be provided)  69,00 €  



Dog sledging in St Francois Longchamp
Dog sleigh riding with gregory

St Francois Longchamp
tel: 0033

Paragliding / first flight in St Francois Longchamp
You dream of an overview over saint françois longchamp ?

St Francois Longchamp
tel: 0033


Spa & Wellness Center in St Francois Longchamp
Plan Mollaret
Tel: 0033 4 79 20 27 25 


Bar Bowling in St Francois Longchamp
Area "Plan Mollaret"
Balneotherapy Center invites you to its bowling bar to relax. It is a warm and friendly place to entertain. In case of inclement weather, the Bowling Bar may open earlier in the day.
Open everydays from 14.00 to 01.00 hour. 

Cinema at 1650m.


All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website.

Tourist Office of Saint Francois Longchamp and Montgellafrey
Immeuble Salle Polyvalente

Tel: +33(4) 79 59 10 56
Fax: +33(4) 79 59 17 23

Booking System
+33(4) 79 59 10 56
The tourist office is open all week from 9 am to 6:30 p.m.




Restaurants Altitude
La Banquise 2000
La Petite Bergerie
Les 2 Mazots


Bars/nightclubs in St Francois Longchamp

The best after ski of the resort 

Resort 1650m - Building "Le Montjoie" 

Various restaurants across St Francois Longchamp
Located at 1650m

Restaurant Bar and Pizzeria Savoyard specialties: open daily

Area "Plan Mollaret"

For lunch, enjoy a breathtaking view and enjoy our cuisine specialties, grilled over a wood fire, buffet at 19 €
Evening: Savoyard specialties, traditional cooking and semi-gastro
Reservations highly recommended
Open daily from 12 am to 11 pm non-stop!

Located at 1650m


Area "Plan Mollaret"

Snack / Pizzeria Plan Mollaret. Take away, they offer our burgers at noon, and American pizzas. For evening, remember to book your pizza by phone, you can then pick them up or they order them by delivery (free from 20 € of purchase).
Open daily from 11:30am to 10pm

Located at 1650m

Lunch: Special ski! Sun terrace close to the slopes at 1650m. In front of snow garden and chair lift of La Lune Bleue ...
10 meals under 15 minutes / less than 10 €.
The evening version cocoon, panoramic veranda, sunset on the slopes and beautiful card.
More information at 04 79 59 11 02

Located at 1650m

Located on the slopes, the restaurant "La Godille" accompanies you throughout your days. Breakfasts. Lunch: self service, dish of the day, pizzas, paninis, fries ... Evening: Savoyard specialties, pizzeria, grill.
Enjoy at any time the sun terrace and solarium accessible on skis. Hot drinks, draft beer and pancakes, not to mention meals and takeaway pizza.

Area "Plan Mollaret"

In the shopping mall of the residence "Les 4 Vallées", the Bar Restaurant "La Grange" welcomes you in a mountain setting with the charm of erstwhile, its fireplace, sun terrace facing south. Cooking of the old tradition, with dishes and menus Savoyards.
Access on skis by the chair lift Mollaret. Snacks for lunch. Pancake house in the afternoon. Pizzas and takeaway.

Area "Plan Mollaret"

Warm and typically Savoyard atmosphere.

Wine tasting every Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm.
Open daily from 10am to midnight.
Discover local specialties, especially various fondues, raclette ramp with his cheese cauldron, Charolais entrecote (approx 300g) but also a fine selection of wines of Savoy and elsewhere at reasonable prices. Bottles or a glass of wine, also offer tastings every Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm. The afternoon of bad weather, warm yourself around a game of chess or card (belotte, tarot, ...)

Located at 1650m

To eat in or on the terrace for lunch and dinner with our Savoyard specialties: fondue, raclette, tartiflette ... hot sandwiches, meats XL, our homemade burgers on or off the premises, prime rib for two, the famous Savoyard stew, farcement of Savoy.
But for sweet pancakes in the afternoon, the Happy Hour after ski (7 beers at half price) for the sport on the big ECAN, to enjoy a single malt Whiskey.



Access-wise, the A43 Autoroute from Chambéry and Albertville is just 12km away, as is the Gare TGV, for high-speed rail services from Paris (with scheduled bus transfers).


SFL is the first resort of Maurienne  valley in term of accessibility.
Highway A43 Exit n°26 "la chambre"
(12kms only from the resort)
Caution, Madelaine pass is closed during winter.

High speed train from Paris.
Station: Saint avre La chambre (12 km).

Public bus: Ben's Bus run ski transfers from Grenoble Airport to St Francois Longchamp every Saturday.

By plane:

Geneva (170kms) -
Lyon St Exupery (165 kms) -
Chambery Aix les Bains (90kms) -


Public shuttle bus transfers from airports:


Lyon Airport - St Francois Longchamp via St Arve ( Saturdays from 19/12/14-29/03/15 (one per day only). Adult return €115.


Chambery Airport - St Francois Longchamp via St Arve ( Saturdays from 20/12/14-18/04/15 (up to 3 per day). Adult return €60.


St Francois Longchamp Transfer

Pre-book your St Francois Longchamp airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to St Francois Longchamp – from £89 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon, Turin and Geneva airports too. For all other transfer prices please view here 

Resort News



Events in St Francois Longchamp







Christmas Week in St Francois Longchamp


21st-27th December 2013





New Years Eve celebrations


31st December 2013





Reggae Night

2 Reggae artists for one evening concert will start at 9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Tourist Office.


16th January 2014





Children Fest': "Les P'tites Canailles en Moufles"  
Zian discover Africa all his friends in Saint Francois Longchamp. A festival dedicated to early childhood filled with events, discoveries and educational workshops.


18th-24th January 2014





Week in discovery of wines of savoy
Station Saint Francois Longchamp organizes a special week to discover the wines of Savoie and flavors of our terroir. Program sessions and oenology blind tasting every day with the participation of local producers and journalists specializing in wines.


1st-7th February 2014

Saint Francois celebrates Olympics Games 

Two weeks of holiday, or station of Saint Francois Longchamp invites you to support the french.

8th-23rd February 2014

Beaufort Tour 
A day dedicated to this delicious local cheese. Discover our famous king of Gruyères: "THE BEAUFORT" in all its glory. you'll be manufacturing tasting. Animations from 10:00 until 18:00 on the snow front, mascots, tasting all day, games and animations.

27th February 2014

Taimonainche Blanche  
Hiking from Saint François Longchamp to Montaimont. Typical Savoyard meal at Auberge du Grand coin, in Montaimont, with a lot of entertainment. Way back by bus. Booking at the tourist office.

13th March 2014

SFL Springbreak 2014 
SFL SpringBreak is a feast to end the winter season. Derby with two starting line, parallel slalom, boardercross and many other things to enjoy the last day of opening of the ski area of ​​Saint Francois Longchamp. SFL SpringBreak is the opportunity to enjoy one last time the ski area. For this, several races are friendly bet up throughout the day. The winner of the day will be awarded the trophy Derby Saint François Longchamp. Two age groups U-18 and 18 and three categories of equipment (Ski, Snow Sports Unidentified Object) and ranking men and women. A total of 12 awards categories and one trophy Derby.

19th April 2014

- Events courtesy of St Francois Longchamp tourist office



Every Thurs from 5.15 - a snack and a show offered to all children by Saint Francois Longchamp.



Every Wednesday evening, at the foot of the chairlift La Lune Bleue, a great ski show you look freestyle demonstrations on a big air, torchlight children, adult torchlight on the track of l'Aigle and mulled wine to the end of the show.

21 December 2013
Starting this winter, the ski area grows, the new chairlift in St Francois Longchamp will access a new area between the lift of Lune Bleue and Marquis to take you to more than 2300 meters of altitude. Two new tracks are created for the occasion, one blue and one red.
Other Amenities

Spar, Sherpa, sports shops, regional products, boulangerie, patisserie, pharmacy, tabac, post office.


Ski Info

As well as being near-neighbours, Saint-François-Longchamp and Valmorel fit together very neatly, and between them manage to offer sufficiently varied terrain to appeal to most levels of skier. The altitudes on offer (1300-2550m) might not be the highest, but the geographical location attracts dependable snowfalls, and some 315 snow-canon help maintain snow-quality on key runs.


21 December 2013
Starting this winter, the ski area grows, the town of Saint François Longchamp welcomes new chairlift will access a new area between the lift of Lune Bleue and Marquis to take you to more than 2300 meters of altitude. Two new tracks are created for the occasion, one blue and one red.


Additional ski info facts, main ski info in panel above

St Francois Longchamp




16 (7 chairs, 9 drags)

Slopes 34














140 snow cannons on 10 pistes over 9km.


If you want more, a Grand Domaine lift-pass allows you to cross into the Valmorel sector (in the Massif de la Tarentaise) and expand your options dramatically. The combined area adds up to a respectable 165km of pistes, spread across 3600 hectares.



Of the two destinations, Saint-François possesses much the higher proportion of gentle pistes, making this the logical choice for young families and first-timers (and it’s worth noting, too, that Saint-François is an established HandiSki centre for skiers with a disability). With this in mind, it’s been well thought-out; take whatever lift you like and you’ll be able to cruise gently right back down on wide, Green-graded pistes, or in the case of St François 1450, the gentlest of Blues. Some of them are quite long, too, which not only allows time to enjoy the dazzling scenery, but also helps build both confidence and fitness.



There are also wide, Blue-graded cruises on the St Francois Longchamp side. Valmorel’s own terrain is mostly Blue-graded (although green and red piste numbers follow just behind).



There are some not-too-demanding Reds plus three Blacks – all of them on the Saint-François side of the mountain. There’s worthwhile off-piste to explore and a handful of Black-graded pistes includes some highly-rated runs with dependable snow-quality in Valmorel.

And in addition to Le Grand Domaine’s downhill terrain there are seven snowparks, some 50km of groomed routes for cross-country skiers and walkers, plus opportunities to experience the adrenalin surge of speedriding.

  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
Ski Hire


Saint Francois Longchamp ski hire prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for St Francois Lonchamp ski hire prices.

Ski Passes



Covers Saint-Francois Longchamp + Valmorel ski areas 150km


6 Days

7 Days

Adult (13-64yrs)



Junior (8-12) + Senior (65-74)**



Child (5-7)**



Children under 5yrs**, Senior over 75yrs** are free

** Proof of age will be requested, please bring ID when collecting lift-passes

NOTE: Compulsory €2/pass for hands-free pass to pay locally (refundable when pass handed back to lift company at the end of the stay or can be re-used for following season).

This pass allows you to ski in Val Thorens (3 Vallées) for €22/day via the Orelle cable car.


Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):


Saint Francois Longchamp ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 13/14:

½ day - €24.00 children, €27.40 adults

Day - €28.50 children, €33.00 adults


Grande Domaine ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 13/14:

½ day - €32.60 children, €37.70 adults

Day - €41.70 children, €35.40 adults


Mini Domaine 13/14:


TK Slalom, TK Sapin, TS Clochettes


Ski School



OFF PEAK: 21/12-6/2 + 8/3-17/4

PEAK: 8/2-6/3



Adults (13+)


Adults (13+)

6 half-days (mornings)





6 half-days (afternoons)






6 half-days (am)





6 half-days (pm)





TIMES: SKI OFF PEAK: Sunday-Friday 9.00-11.30 - SKI PEAK ADULT Beginner to Level 2: Sun-Fri 15.15-17.15 - Level 3 + : Sun-Fri 9.00-11.30 - SKI PEAK CHILDREN Beginner-3rd star 15.15-17.15, from Bronze star 13.15-15.15 - SNOWBOARD: OFF PEAK Sunday-Friday 21/12-6/2: 9.00-11.30 - 8/3-17/4: 13.15-15.15. PEAK Beginner to Level 2 15.15-17.15 - Levels 3+4: 13.15-15.15

Lessons only (lift passes not included)


Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply


Ski School: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (21/12-04/01, 15/02-15/03 & 12/04-19/04) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.  


Private lessons (not prebookable)

Private skiing courses (not prebookable with Peak Retreats)
Ski lessons for 1 hour, 1 hour and a half, 2 hours or more for all levels.
Skiing, telemarking, snowblading...

In order to obtain maximum benefit from your ski lesson, it's important that all participants have about the same level. Children and adults cannot be both in the same lesson.

All season long, between 11.30 am to 1.15 pm and after 3.45 pm (but 4.15 pm from the 16th February to the 14th March) and during all the day after the 29th March.

Note: during this period, particularly in the afternoon, schedule could be modified according the availabilities of the ski instructors.


Private skiing lessons except French Feb holidays (prices 13/14)

1 hour - €42 for 1-2 persons and €56 for 3-5 persons

1 hour 30 - €63 for 1-2 persons and €84 for 3-5 persons


immeuble La Lauzière
Tel: 0033 4 79 59 1073



Cross country skiing in St Francois Longchamp 

For cross country skiing, head up to the Grand Coin Nordic area (situated 12km from Saint-François Longchamp). Access is via the charming village of Montaimont (you must continue past the centre of the village up to the Bonvillard parking which is found at the end of the road). There are 40km of marked trails which pass through pine tree forests and snow covered meadows, gently heading up to the Col du Chaussy.


Snowshoeing in St Francois Longchamp

Tel: 0033 608 00 1968
Snowshoeing half day or full day, Nordic walking, night hikes and meals ... 


Pedestrian access to chair lifts:
La Lune Bleue, Le Marquis and Les Clochettes.


News 14/15:

New big airbag facilities will open in December 2014 in Saint-Francois Longchamp.


Other Accommodation In: St Francois Longchamp

More details
Chalets de la MadeleineNew to our programme
Sleeps 2-10
Madeleine offer a range of luxurious apartments and chalets with sunny, south facing position and slope side location, offering true ski-in, ski-out convenience, are unrivalled in the resort.

More details
Les 4 Vallees
Apartments. Sleeps 2-6
Indoor pool
The ski-in/ski-out residence is ideally located 150m from the Mollaret chairlift that gives direct access to the new Frne chairlift linking the whole Grand Domaine ski area.

More details
Hotel Le Lac Bleu
3* Hotel
Sleeps 1-4
Family-run hotel enjoys one of the best locations in the resort right in the pedestrianised centre of the resort and the new 6-man high-speed Lune Bleue chairlift within 100m.
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