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Why We Love Valloire

Why Peak Retreats love Valloire Thursday, 18, October, 2012

As a charming traditional village that has retained all the authenticity of days gone by, Valloire is a ‘real’ French ski resort.

Valloire sits in the Maurienne Valley ski area 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.

With 70% of the 150km of pistes above 2000m, Valloire ski resort has first class snow conditions - but in case that's not enough, it has more than 400 snow cannons too! 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 opportunities near Valmeinier as well as blacks like the long ‘cascade’. Beginners have the nursery slopes and several runs for progression. 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. For non-skiing activities there's the Valloire adventure park, cinema, paragliding, ice skating, bowling, and dog sledding. Valloire also features two farms: the Ladriot and the Pres Clos, which sell local cheese, milk and more!

Valloire Resort

Each year Valloire holds the international snow sculpture contest. Sculptors come from across the world to compete, creating stunning sculptures lining the streets!

Valloire Snow Sculpture

We recommend staying in the 3 star superior Les Chalets du Galibier at the foot of the slopes opposite the Moulin Benjamin chair lift!

Les Chalets du Galibier

 

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