Valmorel ski resort is a French village located at 1,400m with excellent skiing. The ski resort is composed of a number of small satellite villages, each of which includes mostly chalet-style buildings with self-catering accommodation. Valmorel ski resort has gained the reputation of being an excellent family ski resort for a number of reasons. First, the centre of the village is car-free. Second, most of the pistes cater to beginners and intermediates. Third, there are areas specially designed for people of all ages to learn.
It's part of the Grand Domaine skiing area which offers 165km of pistes. Enough to keep most beginner and intermediate skiers entertained for a whole week. A lot of the accommodation is slopeside, so you can have a ski-in-ski-out experience too.
Valmorel ski resort has a traditional alpine charm to it. For a small ski resort, it has a good number of bars and restaurants to choose from. The nightlife is very relaxed, and the locals are very welcoming. The village is also car-free, which is perfect to get around the town safely with children.
You can fly to Chambery to get to Valmorel ski resort. It’s only an easy one-hour transfer to the ski resort from the airport.
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Resort Altitude: 1,400m
Resort Skiing: 2,850m
Total Ski Area: 165km
Green Runs: 27km
Blue Runs: 77km
Red Runs: 37km
Black Runs: 24km
Cross Country: 40km
The Grand Domaine skiing area offers 165km of marked piste, which is enough to keep you entertained for the week. This ski area leans heavily towards beginners and intermediates with lots of easy greens and blues. Skiers and snowboarders coming to Valmorel ski resort looking for advanced and challenging pistes, freeride or a terrain park should probably look elsewhere; this resort is tailored to novices and families with young children.
The Valmorel skiing area is great for beginners and intermediates, with plenty of greens and blues to help progress your level of skiing. There are a couple of blacks and some great freeride around the Mottet area for advanced skiers, however it should be noted that the areas on the piste will quickly be completed by the best skiers.
Beginners or intermediates will enjoy cruising on Valmorel ski resort's blues, whilst advanced snowboarders may struggle to find more challenging pistes. There is however a terrain park for freestyle boarders to enjoy. It should be noted that 21 of Valmorel's 33 lifts are draglifts, which may prove a challenge for complete boarding novices.
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The ESF ski school in Valmorel ski resort run the Piou-Piou club, a daycare centre, for young children who want to take the first steps in learning how to ski.
Valmorel ski resort offers a great selection of family-friendly dining options. Le Petit Prince is one of the village favourites, serving delicious Alpine cuisine at budget-friendly prices in a relaxed atmosphere. Another great establishment is La Casa Pizz who have a range of brilliant pizzas, easily the best in the resort.
Valmorel ski resort has a relaxed après scene but there are a few places to go for a beverage after the lifts shut. Jimbo Lolo is a trendy bar that is a popular spot during the post-skiing rush, serving great tex-mex style food. Le Café de la Gare is a cosy bar that is good for relaxing with a wine or beer in the evening. For night-owls, Le Sound Pub & Club will have music playing up until the early hours.
Valmorel ski resort offers some alternative winter sports activities, such as the option to hire a guide and go snowshoeing or Nordic walking. There is also the option to see the sights from the skies on a fantastic paragliding experience.