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The ski resort of Valloire is a pretty little village full of charm, centering around its baroque church at the heart of the Galibier mountain range. Above all, the perfect family resort, it offers a host of activities for young and old alike. For your winter sports, Valloire offers you a vast skiing area, barhing in sunshine, dominated by the impressive Mont Thabor and the Aiguilles d'Arves. The ski resort of Jean-Baptiste Grange, world slalom skiing champion, combines all the elements necessary for a successful skiing holiday, offering 150km of skiing, for a “100% skiing” holiday.
Take time to discover the activities available on or around the resort of Valmeinier:
- Skating rink
- Fitness centre
- Adventure park
- Dog sleigh
- Snow shoe outings
- Speed riding
- Multimedia room
- Llama outings
- Horse-drawn carriage rides
- Little train
- Ice sculpture
- Snow sculpture
- Donkey farm : visit, sleigh rides and sale of donkey milk products
- Farm visits
- Guided tours of the Valloire heritage and of its 17 hamlets
- Notre Dame de l‘Assomption parish church (baroque church of the 17th century)
- The Télégraphe fortress
- Traditional houses with sundials
- Poingt Ravier hamlet
- Cheese manufactures
- la Séa snow cave
Minimum altitude 1 430 m - Maximum altitude 2 600 m
Ski to your heart’s content, in the Galibier Thabor skiing area, with its 150km of downhill ski slopes, at an altitude of over 2000 m with 86 slopes (20 green, 25 blue, 30 red and 11 black) and 31 very modern ski lifts. The 400 snow guns on the resort guarantee excellent skiing conditions, from December to April. There are 3 slalom runs and 2 certified international competition slopes.
If you are new to skiing but wish to discover the sensations, tandemski are available to hire, for a fun discovery, with friends or family.
Night-time skiing is possible on certain slopes.
For Nordic skiing, just go to Valloire, the other resort, which is linked to the skiing area via a shuttle. Several circuits of differing levels are available, giving you the opportunity to discover further the surrounding mountain passes.As well as the 10kmù of cross-country skiing circuits, there are also high-altitude foorpaths and snow-shoe tracks at the summit of the 2 telecabins.
One of the main attractions of the resort is its huge Snowpark, renowned one of the best in Europe. It is a paradise for freestylers, with a half pipe, a ski cross , an expert slopestyle and a medium park. An easy park, for beginners, is also available.
Outings for off-piste skiing are organised by the ski schools.