Located on the Route des Grandes Alpes, at the foot of the Col du Galibier and between the Vanoise and Ecrins National Parks, the seventeen hamlets of the commune of Valloire extend throughout the "Vallée d'Or". The Telegraph, another famous pass, marks the northern entrance to the valley.
The resort of Valloire with its 150 km of slopes combines the pleasure of great skiing with the charms of its authentic village. The after-ski area also offers a large number of activities for both shopping enthusiasts and snowshoe lovers... Valloire is a true Savoyard village whose existence goes back to long before the winter sports fashion. The 17th century church, the double-sloped roofs, the seventeen hamlets and the 1263 permanent inhabitants make it a unique place, preserved by constant development.
Thanks to the progressive evolution of tourism during the 20th century, the Valloirins have been able to adapt their activities according to the seasons: bricklayers, craftsmen or shopkeepers, mountain farmers and of course tourism and winter sports professionals; all strive to preserve their way of life and mountain identity. Valloire benefits from the proximity to the A43 freeway, the last link in the Alpine traffic chain between France and Italy. Accessible in less than 30 minutes from the freeway exit, the village retains all its winter tranquillity at the foot of the Col du Galibier, whose road remains closed until spring.
The Valloire-Valmeinier ski area, vast and varied, culminates at 2600 m of altitude. Its exposure, its vast and hilly spaces allow you to practice all kinds of snow sports, from the most family oriented to the most sporty, including free style and free ride. It also hosts international competitions. 70% of the ski area is above 2000 m of altitude and thanks to the 375 snow guns, the snow covers a large part of the slopes.
This guaranteed snow coverage allows you to reach the village with skis on your feet and to benefit from the services expected from a big resort during the whole season. The qualification of the ski area is confirmed by the two international slopes (homologated during competitions): a 3810 m and 1000 m slope for the downhill and a 2250 m and 350 m slope for the Super G.
With its A. F. S. labeled snowpark, Valloire is in the top 10 of the best snowparks in France as voted by "SnowSurf", the reference magazine for snow sports enthusiasts. Located on the Crey du Quart massif, the snowpark is composed of a half pipe and a preformed boardercross. To vary the tricks, the big-air, or hips multiply during the winter, to the rhythm of the snowfalls. 3 " snowparkers " work full time all season long.
Valmeinier - Les Karellis