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Valmorel

Thinking of skiing in Valmorel? Known as 'Valmorel la Belle', the setting alone in the heart of the Massif de la Tarentaise is simply beautiful and is a firm family favourite ski resort.

Why Valmorel Ski Resort?

  • Ski-in/ski-out access to over 165km of intermediate pistes
  • Voted 'Best Family ski Resort' at the 2014 World Snow Awards
  • Attractive purpose-built resort
  • Car-free resort centre

Valmorel Resort Information

The purpose-built ski village has been developing steadily since the late 1970s, as a result of which important lessons learnt elsewhere have been put into practice here; particularly in the architectural style used.

Low-rise chalet-style developments have a pleasing, premium look, are well proportioned and incorporate stone, timber and attractively painted stucco, with traditional Savoyard design features. The end results integrate successfully with the surrounding unspoilt high-mountain landscapes, whose aspect is softened locally by extensive tracts of forest.

The compact heart of the village has most essential services located conveniently around a single, car-free street. Elsewhere development has been mostly in clusters, taking account of return runs and thus taking full advantage of the ski-in/ski-out potential. Getting around is easy, with free half-hourly shuttle buses serving outlying accommodation. Road access is straightforward, too, and there are direct TGV high-speed rail services from Paris, plus Eurostar Ski Trains from London, into nearby Moûtiers (15km). You’ll need to pay for car parking in the traffic-free village, although there are 180 free unsecured parking spaces in nearby Crey (1.5km).

For non-skiers, or for anyone with the urge to add a little variety to their stay, the range of outdoor activities includes snowshoeing, ice-climbing and Segway hire.

 

Founder of The Dad Network, Al Ferguson, recently visited Valmorel with his family. In his review he says, "this resort really does cater for all abilities...We had a truly wonderful time whether it was skiing, eating, shopping, sledding or relaxing. This resort is by far the best we’ve been to and we will certainly hope to return again soon!" 

In Briony Key's review on Ski Bible, she says, 'friendly people, friendly on the pocket, with plenty to keep skiers and non-skiers happy, Valmorel rocks'! 

Peak Retreats offers hotel rooms and apartments in Valmorel. All our accommodation is hand-picked and of a very high standard (3 & 4*), providing the ideal base for a Valmorel ski holiday.

Interested in buying an apartment in Valmorel? See our Buying in the Alps section

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Valmorel ski facts:

  • Ski area: Grande Domaine
  • Resort height: 1400m
  • Resort top height: 2403m
  • Grande Domaine (Valmorel, St Francois Longchamp, Doucy Combelouviere)
  • Km piste: 165
  • Lifts: 50 (3 gondola, 16 chairlifts, 29 drag lifts)
  • Snow cannons: 315
  • Snow parks: 7
  • No. of slopes: 92
  • Green slopes: 26
  • Blue slopes: 39
  • Red slopes: 19
  • Black slopes: 8
    • Beginners 4 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Boarders 2 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 590 miles (8hrs 20)

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