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Valloire Ski Resort, France

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  • Resort height: 1,430m
  • Highest lift: 2,594m
  • No. of lifts: 31
  • No. of slopes: 89
  • Total piste: 150km
  • Transfer times: 2 hours 

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Overview

Valloire is a pretty and authentic resort in the French Alps and in the Maurienne valley. The resort contains historical treasures including 17 chapels, as well as the Valloire Church which dates back to 1630 and has a beautiful interior. The resort is suited well to beginners and intermediates with a good mix of runs across the mountains. Valloire would also be well suited to families.

3 Things We Love About Valloire

  1. Valloire has a reputation for being the best kept skiing secret of the French Alps!
  2. Valloire has shunned the built-up development of its neighbours, and is a traditional resort, and there's even a farmers' market.
  3. Once on the mountain, the piste skiing is ideal for intermediates, beginners and families.

Skiing and Boarding in Valloire

When skiing in Valloire you'll have access to 150km of slopes across five mountains. This includes access to the neighbouring resorts of Valmeinier. There are 89 pistes split into 18 green, 30 blue, 32 red and 9 black runs. To access you'll find 31 lifts. For those after some freestyle then head over to the snowpark on Le Crey du Quart. Should the weather be bad and the snow a little thin then no worries as there are 690 snow cannons which cover the entire ski area.


Activities in Valloire

There are a range of non-ski activites in Valloire to enjoy, including:
  • Ice rink - Ditch the skis or snowboard and zip around on skates instead.
  • Toboggan run - A great activity for thrill seekers.
  • Dog sledding - Enjoy a 30 minute ride through beautiful scenery pulled by around a dozen dogs.
  • Cinema - For a relaxing evening and showing a range of movies.
  • Guided hikes - Available for different levels.

Après Ski in Valloire

Although there isn't a huge amount of bars in Valloire you'll find a few options, allowing you to catch some after ski beers and cocktails. Here are a few options:
  • Le Bar à Zing - Located downtown with a great atmosphere.
  • Le Centre Bar Pub - Cozy pub offering beers, spirits and other drinks.
  • Le Mast'Rock - A nice bar with live music.

Places to eat in Valloire

You'll find various restaurants both up the mountains as well as in resort. Here are a few suggestions:
  • Schuss Mousse - Offering homemade dishes as well as over 70 types of Belgium beer.
  • Pizza Club - For a quick pizza.
  • La Maison d'Angeline - Classic savoy dishes.
  • Le Crêt Rond - With a range of options including traditional dishes.
  • Le P'tit Galibier - Serving pizza and other options.
  • L'Escale - For traditional Savoy dishes.
  • Thymel - Accessible via the Sétaz cable car and serving French/European cuisine. 
  • L'Edelweiss - Located on the Crey du Quart massif at 1770m. With creperie and specialties on the menu.
  • Le Chalet do Montissot - Serving French and European dishes and located on Massif du Crey du Quart.
  • L'Alp de Zélie - A French restaurant and accessed using the Crêt de la Brive cable car.
  • Les Mérégers - Located at 2122m and offering a self-service options. Also offering fantastic views of the 'L'Aiguille Noire' summit
  • Château Ripaille - Also on the Crey du Quart massif and serving French and European dishes.

Family Ski Options in Valloire

Here are some of the childcare options available:

  • La Souris Verte - Kindergarten - A ski school for children ages 3-6 years old.
  • Kindergarten & Mini-club daycare - Offering ski lessons and other activities as well as lunch. For children ages 2.5 - 12 years old.
  • Halte-garderie les Aiglons - day care - For children aged from 6 months to 6 years and with an indoor area of 250m2.

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