Valloire: 1,430m (4,962ft)
Chambery 1 hr 45 mins, Lyon 2hrs 45mins
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
So what's it like?
Wide open runs and some wonderful views
Set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Maurienne Valley, Valloire represents excellent value for money with a friendly, French atmosphere. Valloire, built around a seventeenth century Baroque style church, is a family orientated resort with an authentic and traditional French village feel. The resort is linked to the smaller, purpose built neighbouring resort of Valmeinier to provide an excellent ski area at the foot of the Galibier Pass.
Valloire and its neighbour Valmeinier both have easy nursery slopes close to the resort. As you progress there are plenty of good wide, open slopes on which to master those turns!
There are a wide variety of pistes for the intermediate skier to choose from. Try the shaded, west facing slopes on the Crey du Quart or the long red from the Le Gros Crey peak into Valmeinier 1500.
Setaz offers several black runs and the mogul field down to Valmeinier 1500 is steep and challenging. Also dropping off from the Grand Plateau, there is an excellent powder bowl to keep those who are off-piste hungry entertained.
Bar Centrale is lively and popular. Dance the night away at the L'Odysée nightclub or the Village Discothèque.
Fitness centre with Jacuzzi and sauna, paragliding, snow shoe walking, bowling, banks, shops & a cinema
Good range of restaurants including Plancheur de Vaches crêperie, La Pizza for pizzas and Bistro 'Chez Fred' for Savoyard dishes.
· Cinema · Fitness centre with Jacuzzi and sauna · 2 farms · Banks
From Chambery airportOne-way (arrival) from £39 pp. Return from £77pp.
The resort, which is excellent for families, offers free lift passes for children under 6yrs. The two ski kindergartens, La Souris Verte and Les Marmottons-L'Ourson offer care and tuition for children from 3 yrs old. Cost for 6 days tuition, am day care and lunch costs approx €128; there are special offers at non-peak times. The Les Aiglons nursery takes children from 6 mths-6 yrs and offers care with indoor and outdoor games. Cost approx. €148 for 6 full days, extra €6 per day for lunch.