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Valloire

Thinking of skiing in Valloire? Built around a 17th century Baroque style church, Valloire has retained the charm and authenticity of days gone by with plenty of character and friendly locals.

Why Valloire Ski Resort?

  • It’s a 'real' French resort
  • With Valmeinier, it has 150km of pistes – 70% of which are above 2000m
    (6,500 ft)
  • 50% of slopes are covered with snow cannons
  • There’s some excellent après-ski with plenty to do and many places to relax 
  • It’s well-suited to non-skiers
  • And it’s only 17km from motorway exit

Read Mary Novakovich's review of Valloire in The Guardian, 'Walking with llamas and the best beer in the Alps!

Valloire Resort Information

In the 'Golden Valley', Valloire and its 17 hamlets (including Les Verneys, Les Clots and Les Granges where some of our accommodation is located) is a reasonably large traditional village with 1300 inhabitants and is located between 1400m and 1800m. At the foot of the famous Galibier Pass, Valloire is accessed via the motorway exit and TGV station at St Michel de Maurienne (17km) and is four hours from Paris by train.

Valloire has is a good selection of bars, discos, shops, an ice rink, bowling and a fitness centre. Alternatively you can visit a working farm in Valloire to try the local Beaufort cheese - or try spotting a chamois on snowshoe outings, go parapenting or try a microlight flight. There are five kindergartens, while teenagers (aged 10 to 99!) will be keen to visit Valloire’s Adventure Park.

For three days and nights each year in Valloire ski resort, sculptors from all over the world meet to compete in a snow-and-ice sculpture contest .

Galibier Pass

This pass, the natural frontier between the southern and northern Alps, not far from ‘la Vanoise’ and ‘les Ecrins’ National Parks, has been made famous because of the celebrated Tour de France bike race. You can admire other summits such as the ‘Aiguille d’Arves’ and you might even get a glimpse of an ibex.

Peak Retreats features a range of Valloire accommodation options. All our apartments, chalets and hotels have been hand-picked and are of a high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Valloire ski holiday.

VALLOIRE SKI AREA

Valloire is rightly recognised internationally as an excellent ski region. With 150km of well-groomed pistes linked with nearby Valmeinier and 70% of the area above 2000 metres, over 400 snow cannons and predominantly North facing slopes, snow conditions are first class.

The lightly wooded terrain is varied and some of the runs are as long as 1,000 vertical metres.

On the Valloire side, there are four locations where you can access the ski area.

- The Cret de la Brive gondola departs from the centre of the resort right by the church. This takes you up to the Crey du Quart area of Valloire. There are all types of runs along this sector and the in-resort runs are green or red. You can drop down into Valmeinier from this side of the mountain. 

- The Setaz gondola leaves from another point in the resort centre and takes you up to the Setaz mountain area and the Thimel mountain. Again it’s a mix of runs with some great black runs for the experts off the side of the Thimel mountain. The resort runs are green or red.

- The Moulin Benjamin chairlift heading out of the main Valloire town into another hamlet links up with the Thimel mountain area. The resort run back to the Moulin Benjamin area is blue. Les Chalets du Galibier are situated opposite the chairlift.

Also in Les Verneys is a FREE drag-lift for beginners. The resort runs down to Les Verneys are green or blue. Les Fermes du Planet and Le Planet are close by and l’Alpe apartments are opposite the chairlift and next to the free draglift. 

VALLOIRE SKIING

VALLOIRE BEGINNERS

There is an above-average choice of runs for “never-ever” skiers and progressing beginners. They can quickly get a 'feel' for the peaks on the nursery slopes around the Thimel mountain restaurant. Whichever area you choose to ski there are also green and blue slopes and a free drag-lift at Les Verneys.

VALLOIRE INTERMEDIATES

Intermediates have a good choice of runs from wide reds to gentle blues.

VALLOIRE EXPERTS

Black runs like the long Cascade will test many experienced skiers. There’s is also a snow park and half-pipe.

Valloire Ski Hire 

Pre-book your Valloire ski hire with Peak Retreats.

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6.  Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

Find out more about Peak Retreats ski hire


Valloire Ski Passes

Pre-book your Valloire lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

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

Galibier Thabor ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 18/19:

½ day - €30 children, €36 adults
Late afternoon from 3pm - €22.50 for all ages
Day - €34 children, €40.50 adults

The Verneys draglift (in Les Verneys hamlet) is free to begin skiing without spending money. The draglift is right next to Alpe apartments and near to Les Fermes du Planet.

Valloire Ski School

Pre-book your Valloire ESF ski school with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski school

Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 12 years, in Valloire, with Peak Retreats. 3-6-year-olds will go into the Piou Piou lessonsChildren can learn to snowboard from 7 years+.

For ski school times and prices, please download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page. Please note these are just guiding prices. Please call us for the latest prices.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient.  For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - 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.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

Valloire Individual Tuition (18/19 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Around €47 per hour for 1-2 people.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change. 

Ski school Valloire contact numbers for private lessons:

Valloire ESF +33 (0)4 79 59 00 73


Valloire Child Care

Les Aiglons nursery (6mths-6yrs) +33 479 59 03 98

Open from 22.12.18 till 19.04.19 from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Saturday).
5 competent and qualified persons will take care of your children while you are skiing. Managed by "Crèches de France".
Located near the “Sétaz” Cable-car, in Tigny

A room of 250 m² + a terrace of 77 m² 
It is highly recommended to book a place in advance and to give a deposit (25%) 
For the inscription, call the kindergarten during season. Off season, call the "Crèches de France".

Rates 2018/2019:

Morning 08.45-12.00 - €30/day or €150 per 6 days
Afternoons 13.30-17.00 - €31/day or €155 per 6 days
Day 08.45-17.00 - €73/day or €365 per 6 days (meal included)
Meal 12.00-14.00 - €20/day or €100 per 6 days
Connection with ski schools
Ski-instructors can bring your child from the ski-school kindergartens to the day nursery.

Halte-Garderie "Les Aiglons" - +33 4 79 59 03 98 - garderie@valloire.net

Outside the opening dates of the day nursery, contact "Crèches de France"
+33 6 11 62 95 27

Ski-passes are free for children aged less than 5 years old during the whole season.

Valloire Recreation centre (Les Loupiots)

For children aged between 3 and 11 years old - from Mon-Fri during French school holidays (A group). Closed during weekends.  Open from 8.00-18.00.

For more information:
Claire-Joie
Rue des Grandes Alpes - 73450 Valloire
Phone. +33 4 79 83 39 85 - e-mail. lesloupiotsvalloire@orange.fr

Free activities for children

• Free ski pass for children under 5 years old
• The Verneys lift is free
• Free ride in a horse-drawn carriage around the village
• Tobogganing down the Combe St Pierre – organised by the Tourist Office every Wednesday

Top winter activities to experience in Valloire!

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable.

Snowsport activities:

Easy park on the slopes
Have a go on the small bumps and hairy turns on the Escargot run - Access: TSF Lac de la Vieille / Piste Escargot lift.

Boardercross on the slopes
480m of downhill thrills with a beautiful view of the Golden Valley. For children and adults, solo or in groups - Access: TSF Thimel lift.

Big airbag on the slopes
Fly through the air with your skis on your feet and land on a big, inflatable airbag – Access: TSF Lac de la Vieille or TK Château Ripaille lift.

Snow Racer on the slopes
710m of steep curves, humps, tunnels and surprises for everyone! Test your mettle on the Snow Racer slope! - Access: Thimel ski lift.

Cross-country skiing
3 loops of different levels all starting in Verney's hamlet– access by shuttle.

Dog-sledge rides
Come for a 30-minute ride in the sled led by 10 dogs around la Valloirette (not suitable for children under 2 and expectant mothers and people with back pain). The sled can carry 2 adults and 2 children aged less than 10 years old or 1 adult and 1 to 2 children (Weight limit: 200 kg or 440 lbs)

Ice skating rink
Open December to April.

Snow-shoeing & walking
Please take note that outside of prepared zones you are at risk (steep slopes, cliffs, crevasses…). Dangerous areas are not marked and there may be an avalanche risk. Leave marked areas at your own risk and peril. This sport requires walkers to have knowledge and understanding of what walking off-piste entails. Find out about the avalanche risk. Walk off-piste with a guide. Choose a route adapted to your technical and physical level.

Valloire Freeride
Valentino specialises in teaching beginners and off-piste skiing in Valloire. He will find a route adapted to your level: discover the area with « Ski Safari » - improve your technique, train and maintain your level of fitness, ski touring and for those who want to be the first to leave their mark on virgin snow, discover the best spots to do so! Half-day or 4 to 6 half-days.

Other activities:

Animal Safari
A fun way to discover the ski area: hunt down the five huge wooden animal sculptures which make sounds. The Marmotte, chamois, eagle, wolf or hare tell tales of the valley and Valloire.

Musical treasure hunt
Look for musical instruments hidden in the ski area (bells and xylophones).

L’Eestancot – Family outings with llama Gilles Tosca
Tchupi and his friends will take your family for a ride (children from 4 years of age). Trip Advisor approved. Information at Kosa Kruta in the square in front of the town hall or at the welcoming event Dahu Malin on Sundays.

Segway touring
Segway tours. Try a Segway to see what all the fuss is about! Open to everyone, even to those with physical disabilities (if they can stand).

Paragliding & speed riding
Accompanied by a team of dedicated professionals, this gentle way of taking to the skies, facing the Aiguilles d’Arves Mountains, lets you pick up speed on your skis then lift off and admire a breathtaking panorama from the air. For thrill-seekers: aerobatics and proximity flying for added excitement.

Les Sens des Cimes spa
Les Sens des Cimes is an oasis of serenity in the heart of Valloire where you can rest and relax. Our spa, of refined design, welcomes you both alone and in pairs. You can choose various massages, formulas or facials and body treatments. We have a Jacuzzi for you to relax in and a sauna and hammam to drain your stress away and to eliminate fatigue and toxins. If you want to take the experience even further, you can end your visit in our tea-room.

Cinema
Seats 334, digital and 3D equipment, about 15 different films every week including previews, French films and box-office hits. The cinema is classed as « Art et Essais ».

Association Valloire Patrimoine & Culture
Visits with qualified heritage guides from Savoie Mont-Blanc

Bowling Le Mafayo
Bowling - Bar - Cocktails - Billiards – Table football – Video games. Open from 4pm to 2am (2pm in the event of rain or snow). Next to the ice-skating rink, 6 lanes, all equipped with bumpers for children. (Please book in advance) Karaoke and gift evenings every week – Big screen TV for sports events.

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort. 

Valloire Tourist Office

Valloire tourist information
Open every day in season
e-mail: info@valloire.net    
Tel 0033 479 59 03 96
www.valloire.net

Valloire Après-ski, Bars & Restaurants

Restaurants will suit all tastes and budgets and range from the much-praised 'Le Gastilleur' to the cosy Crêperie.

There are 19 Bars, 23 restaurants, a cinema, bowling, 2 night clubs and 6 altitude restaurants.

Valloire Altitude restaurants

L’Auberge de l'Archaz (Pré-Rond) ..................00334 79 59 78 28
Le Chalet de la Brive .........................................00334 79 59 59 39
Le Chalet de Montissot .....................................00336 25 91 43 43
Château Ripaille .................................................00334 79 83 31 34
Les Mérégers ........................................................00336 11 28 19 83
Thimel....................................................................04 79 05 36 65

Valloire restaurants

L’Antre d’Eux ...............................................00334 79 83 35 68 - b6
L’Asile des Fondues .................................... 00334 79 59 04 71 - c5
Le Beauséjour (Verneys) ...........................00334 79 59 37 85 - d8
Bistrot Chez Fred .......................................00334 79 59 08 32 - b6
Le Chalet des Saveurs ................................00334 79 59 21 44 - b5
Le Diablotin ................................................00336 09 49 12 03 - a5
Le Don Camillo ..........................................00334 79 59 08 21 - d6
L’Escale .........................................................00334 79 83 38 62 - a5
L’Escarnavé ..................................................00334 79 59 00 95 - a5
La Ferme de Poingt Ravier ...................... 00334 79 59 07 78 - e5
La Fontaine .................................................00334 79 59 00 83 - b5
La Grange de Thelcide (+ crêperie) .......00334 79 59 06 62 - b5
Le Great Himalaya ..................................... 00339 52 42 52 70 - c5
Le Hameau Gourmand ..............................00334 79 59 00 99 - b5
La Maison d’Angeline ............................... 00334 79 59 31 97 - c5
Les Mélèzes .................................................00334 79 59 03 44 - b7
La Pizza ........................................................00334 79 59 09 14 - b5
Il Pizzaïolo Les Marmottes (Verneys) .....00334 79 59 07 55 - e10
Pizzeria Vent d’Italie ................................. 00334 79 05 91 98 - c5
Le Plancher des Vaches (+ crêperie) ...... 00334 79 59 07 27 - b7
Le Planté du Baton ..................................... 00334 79 83 34 68 - c5
La Poutre (Bonnenuit) ...............................00334 79 59 08 75 - c10
Au Resto ...................................................... 00334 79 59 39 23 - c6

Valloire Bars

BARS
L’Aiguille Noire ............................................00334 79 59 01 74 - b5
L’Antre d’Eux ...............................................00334 79 83 35 68 - b6
L’Asile des Fondues .................................... 00334 79 59 04 71 - c5
Bar du Soleil (+snack) ..............................00334 79 83 34 27 - b7
Bistrot Chez Fred .......................................00334 79 59 08 32 - b6
Le Centre .....................................................00334 79 59 00 83 - b5
L’Equipe ........................................................00334 79 59 00 57 - b7
L’Escale .........................................................00334 79 83 38 62 - a5
La Grange de Thelcide (+ crêperie) ........00334 79 59 06 62 - b5
Le Mafayo (bowling) .................................00334 79 83 30 20 - b3
Les Mélèzes .................................................00334 79 59 03 44 - b7

La Poste .........................................................00334 79 59 03 47 - c5
Patchwork Café ...........................................00334 79 59 00 99 - b5
Pub l’Atelier .................................................00334 79 59 09 58 - b4
Au Resto (bar à vins) ................................ 00334 79 59 39 23 - c6
Le Beauséjour (Verneys) ...........................00334 79 59 37 85 - d8
Le Crêt Rond (Verneys) ............................00334 79 59 01 64 - d8
Le Relais du Galibier (Verneys) ..............00334 79 59 00 45 - e10

Valloire Clubs

Le Village: Open every night from 11pm. Free entry
www.myspace.com/levillagevalloire

• Le Slalom/Odyssée : Bar - Discothèque,

Open from 12pm (midnight) – Free entry
www.leslalom.com  


Valloire Amenities

Valloire is served by a range of amenities including: mini-supermarkets, several cash points, doctors, pharmacies, physiotherapist and dentists. Library, fitness centre, beauty parlour, 3 hairdressers, launderettes/dry cleaning, bakeries… 

The resort has 70 shops, 19 bars, 23 restaurants, multiple pubs and a disco.

Getting to Valloire, France

By Road:

Driving distance from Calais 580 miles (8hrs30)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, then A43 Motorway Exit no9. Follow signs to Valloire (17 km from the motorway exit).

The Galibier pass is closed from the end of October till the begining of June.

Valloire Petrol station

Credit Card 24/24

Station Service La Vallée d'Or

Route du Télégraphe - 73450 Valloire

By Rail:

St-Michel – Valloire (17 kms).

• TGV directs :

Paris/St Michel - Valloire (4h30)

Sat and Suns during Christmas, Feb and Easter holidays.

Bus transfers from rail station to the resort of Valloire.

Booking on www.mobisavoie.fr 

Airports:

Chambery is 118km from Valloire (1 hour)
www.chambery-airport.com

Grenoble is 179km from Valloire (1 ½ hours)
www.grenoble-airport.com

Turin Airport is 147m from Valloire (1 ¾ hours)
www.aeroportoditorino.it

Geneva is 190km from Valloire (1 ¾ hours)
www.gva.ch/en  

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 189km from Valloire (2 ½ hours)
www.lyonairport.com

Public shuttle bus transfers from airports

Lyon Airport - Valloire via St Michel de Maurienne (www.lys-altibus.com). 

Chambery Airport - Valloire via St Michel de Maurienne (www.lys-altibus.com). 

Valloire Airport Taxi Transfer

For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here

Getting around Valloire

Different shuttles lead you from the town centre to the hamlets:

Hameau du Col > Valloire roundabout Brive / Valloire roundabout Brive > Hameau du Col
Les Verneys > Valloire centre / Valloire centre > Les Verneys
Les Charbonnières > Valloire roundabout Brive / Valloire roundabout Brive > Les Charbonnières
L'Archaz > Les Clots / Les Clots > L'Archaz
La Curia > Valloire roundabout Brive / Valloire roundabout Brive > La Curia

As well, a little train is driving around the town-centre - everyday except on Saturdays.

SHUTTLES AND LITTLE TRAIN ARE FREE!


Valloire Opening Dates

The Valloire ski area (La Toussuire, St Jean d'Arves, St Sorlin d'Arves, Les Bottieres, Le Corbier) is open: 21/12/19 17/04/20.

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras

Accommodation in Maurienne Valley

Les Chalets du Galibier

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8 Superior

The 3* Superior residence Les Chalets du Galibier is ideally located, at the foot of the slopes and opposite the Moulin Benjamin chair lift, so it is possible to ski back to nearby part of the residence (snow and level depending). There is a free shuttle bus every 15 minutes to the resort centre (1km) from the front of the residence, otherwise it is only a 5-10 minute walk.

Superior

Les Chalets d'Adrien

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 10

Enjoying an ideal position just 200m from the pistes and right in the centre of Valloire, the Chalets d’Adrien provide an ideal base from which to enjoy the resort’s amenities, as well as excellent ski convenience.

Etoile des Neiges

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 9

Ideally situated in the very centre of the village of Valloire, opposite the Baroque church and 260m from the slopes the ski school meeting point and the Crêt de la Brive gondola, the 4* residence Etoiles des Neiges offers great ski convenience as well as a very convenient base to make the most of the resort’s many restaurants and shops.

Chalet Le Mas

Self Catered Chalet Sleeps 1 - 8

The recently built Chalet Mas offers a perfect location for a get-away-from-it-all stay in Valloire, being located in the hamlet of les Clots, just 1.5km from the resort centre, and yet only 800m from the Moulin Benjamin chairlift; the ski shuttle bus stop is just 100m away.

Chalet Alroc

Self Catered Chalet Sleeps 1 - 10 Superior

This comfortable chalet enjoys a quiet location 800m from the resort centre (ski shuttle bus stop 100m away), doorstep skiing, 100m from the foot of the slopes and the Moulin Benjamin chairlift.

Superior

Chalet Clothilde

Self Catered Chalet Sleeps 1 - 14

The recently constructed Chalet Clothilde enjoys a quiet location in the hamlet of Serroz, 700m from the Clos Benjamin slopes, and 200m from the ski shuttle bus stop. The chalet is spacious and comfortable and provides a good range of facilities as well as some wonderful mountain views.

Vallee d'Or

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8

The 3* residence Vallee d’Or is ideally located for skiers as the slopes are between 10 and 200m away. The free resort shuttle bus stops by the residence but, for your own convenience, we strongly recommend a car. Vallee d’Or is close to Les Valmonts.

Les Valmonts

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 8

The 3* residence Les Valmonts is ideally located next to the bustling resort centre and right on the slopes (snow and level depending), with the Crêt de la Brive cable car just 200m away. Les Valmonts is close to Vallee d’Or.

Les Fermes du Planet

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 12

Conveniently located about 300m from Les Verneys chair lift, it is also within about the same distance of a boulangerie, a pizzeria, a newsagent and a ski shop. There is a hotel-bar-restaurant and a bar-restaurant right next to the chalets. There is also a regular bus service to the centre of Valloire.

l'Alpe

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 10

Conveniently located about 140m from Les Verneys chair lift and with ski access to the beginners’ area (there is a free drag lift next to the property too), it is also within the same distance of a boulangerie, a pizzeria, a newsagent and a ski shop. There is also a regular bus service to the centre of Valloire stopping 140m away.

Le Hameau de Valloire

Self Catered Apartments Sleeps 1 - 10

Le Hameau de Valloire 3* residence is situated one mile from the resort centre and shops and ¾ mile from the lifts (free resort ski bus).

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