Valloire ski resort
Valloire is a traditional French resort situated where the Northern and Southern Alps meet. The village nestles around a 17th century church and the rustic charm ensures a relaxed, friendly village atmosphere.
The resort shares its ski area with Valmeinier and is the largest ski area in Maurienne. Valloire covers 150 km of piste and has a ski range of between 1430 m to 2595 m above sea level.
In 1935, Le Ski Club de Paris was formed. Hotels with an ice skating rink were opened in Valloire, and within two years the first ski lift had been constructed. Valloire and Valmeinier joined together in 1974 to form one ski resort and fifteen years later snow cannons were introduced to allow for a lengthier tourist season.
Reasons why skiers choose Valloire ski resort
The resort is recommended for beginners and intermediate skiers, as well as snowboarders. The skiing conditions are remarkably good throughout the season due to most of the terrain being north facing, ensuring powder on the ground.
Beginners can enjoy the nursery slopes at the top of the mountain where the snow is soft. For intermediate to advanced skiers there is a choice of runs from blue to black that are great for the more experienced skiers.
For a more challenging winter holiday consider booking a skiing holiday in Meribel.
Facilities and activities
The quaint nature of the resort is complemented by a gentle buzz that exists around the bars and pubs in the resort in the evenings. Whether you want to sample some local delicacies or choose from international dishes from the many restaurants, you will find something to suit your taste.
The resort offers a number of child care facilities for children between 6 months to 8 years, making it ideal for families with younger children. Non-ski activities include the cinema and fitness centre with Jacuzzi and sauna facilities.