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Valloire Ski Resort

Valloire Resort Guide

Valloire, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Valloire Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length150km
Highest Lift2,600m
Resort Height1,430m
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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Valloire at a glance

Developing from a small farming community of the 1930s, Valloire has branched out across the Maurienne Valley, encompassing 17 hamlets, but remaining very French. It is located at the foot of the famous Galibier Pass, one of the highest in France, culminating at 2645m and at the heart of the Vallee d'or (Golden Valley). Well known for staging international competitions, including ice-sculptures.

 When will it snow in Valloire?

The next notable snow forecast for Valloire is 3cm, expected on 23 July.

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Valloire Facts, Stats and Ratings

Valloire Rated

Ratings for Valloire
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Valloire?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Valloire
Highest Lift2,600m
Lowest Piste1,430m
Resort Altitude (Valloire)1,430m
Max Vertical1,170m

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Valloire Ski Area

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Valloire Summary

The French Ski Resort of Valloire has direct access to 150km of downhill skiing, with 78 marked pistes, served by a total of 34 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,600m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Valloire Overview

The best known of the Maurienne Valley resorts, Valloire offers some of the most extensive slopes in the Alps, stretching across to the neighbouring twin stations of Valmeinier 1500 and 1800. At the foot of the Galibier Pass in the northern Alps, Valloire is snuggled in a hollow only 17km from the motorway N6.

These days tourism is the mainstay of the economy but Valloire was originally a small farming community before the ski lifts were established in 1936 and skiing's popularity began to soar. Despite the developments, Valloire has retained the charm of a typically Savoyard village with its 17th century baroque-style church.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Valloire is 12km long.

Skiing in Valloire

Valloire has a variety of terrain from the wooded trails on La Setaz, reached by the cable car of the same name. The other cable car Cret de la Brive transports you to Le Crey du Quart, on the other side you'll find the twin resorts of Valmeinier at 1500m and 1800m.

Wide open cruising runs on the Gros Grey 2594m make this area ideal for progressing beginners and intermediates. More experienced skiers have the challenge of the Olympic run on the Grandes Drozes leading down into Valmeiner 1500.

Parapente (skiing off the mountain with a parachute) is very popular with flights taking off from all the ski areas. First timers are taken up by an experienced instructor who rides tandem.

Children under 6 years ski free and the ski school have classes for kids from 3 years and up. A passport photo is required for lift passes.

Cross-country skiers have 10km of trails with routes for all abilities.

Valloire offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Valloire

Snowboarders now have a half pipe and snowboarding area with jumps, ski cross and varying routes regarded as one of the ten best in France. The snowboard club organises alpine and freestyle events including a modul contest.

When is Valloire open?

 Opened : 21 December 2019.

 Closed : 15 March 2020.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Valloire.

Snow Making

Valloire is able to make snow, on 50km of ski runs, with 400 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 34 ski lifts of Valloire are able to uplift 39,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Valloire?

Valloire is in the French Alps in Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France.

How can I get to Valloire?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Valloire are Chambery, Grenoble and Annecy. There are eight airports within three hours drive.

Off the Mountain

Valloire Aprés Ski

There can be lively nightlife with wide choice of restaurants, pubs and discos. Alternatively try a visit to a typical farm, the thrills of the adventure park, ice skating, microlighting, snow shoeeing, bowling and fitness.


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