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Overview of Valloire

Valloire is a family-friendly ski resort nestled between Col du Galibier and the Col du Télégraphe in the Maurienne valley. Located close to the Italian border, the ski villages of Valloire and Valmeinier make up the Galibier Thabo ski area in France’s Savoie region.

Full of charm and authentic Alpine character, Valloire is also well known for its wide range of skiing and snowboarding options. The resort offers over 150 km of ski runs that climb up to 3000m at its peak. The runs in the ski area are shared by both ski resorts with the larger Valloire sector covering a sizable range of runs suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers, including some off-piste skiing. Valmeinier, on the other hand, has more beginner-friendly runs.

The resort also has a snow park, which features jumps, rails, and other features for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. Other winter activities available in Valloire include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and tobogganing.

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Valloire's après-ski scene offers ski holiday-makers a place to relax and mingle after a day on the slopes. There's no lack of places to unwind and have fun, from early afternoon hot in mountain cafes to bustling bars with inventive cocktails and live music. After a long day of alpine exploration, Valloire offers the ideal setting for unwinding with a delectable meal of local specialties or a leisurely apres-ski drink.

The resort is also home to a number of cultural and historical attractions, including the 17th-century Baroque-style Church of St. Michel and the Galibier Museum, which showcases the local history and culture of the Maurienne valley. Valloire also offers a variety of newly refurbished chalets and apartments as well as a decent amount of traditional restaurants, cafes and creperies to enjoy.

Beyond skiing and snowboarding, there are plenty of off-slope activities available, including skating, snowshoeing and a trip to the quaint, village market on Fridays for a taste of the local culture ( if you’re visiting over a weekend).
Overall, Valloire is a pleasant destination that offers a range of activities and amenities for a memorable winter vacation.

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Valloire ski resort offers an incredible range of ski terrain, with elevations ranging from 1,430m to 2,750m. With 70% of the slopes located above 2,000m, there's always plenty of snow to enjoy. The terrain encompasses three mountains and five mountainsides, with a total of 690 snow cannons covering the entire skiing area to ensure excellent conditions. No matter your level of experience, there are 89 slopes to choose from, including 8 black, 33 red, 31 blue, and 17 green runs. There are 31 mechanical lifts, 17 chairlifts, 11 ski lifts, and 1 covered conveyor. There are also two cable cars that will take you up to the mountains of Le Crey du Quart and La Sétaz. You can also take a 6-seater chairlift from Les Verneys or a 4-seater chairlift from Le Moulin Benjamin to access the slopes.

Skiing in Valloire

Valloire is great for beginners who will enjoy its decent range of green and blue runs that are perfect for beginners. The green runs are wide and gentle, making them perfect for those who are new to skiing. There are a total of 17 green runs in the resort, including the Cret de la Brive and the Moulin Benjamin.

There is a varying mix of intermediate runs in Valloire. The blue runs are great for those who are looking to progress from the beginner slopes, while the red runs offer a bit more of a challenge. There are several red runs in the Valloire but intermediate skiers can also enjoy skiing on some of the black runs, which offer steeper slopes and more challenging terrain.

Advanced skiers will find plenty of challenging runs in Valloire. There are 6 black runs in the resort, including the Face Nord and the Crey du Quart. These runs are steep and require a high level of skill and experience.

Valloire also offers a range of off-piste skiing opportunities, which are perfect for advanced skiers who are looking for a bit more of a challenge. The resort has several ungroomed areas, as well as several routes that require a high level of skill and experience.

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Snowboarding in Valloire
Valloire offers something for everyone when it comes to snowboarding. The Lac de la Vieille Snowpark is a must-visit for freestylers, with its half-pipe, ski cross, expert-level slopestyle course, and intermediate zone. It has even received top rankings from leading independent European magazines. ...

Valloire offers something for everyone when it comes to snowboarding. The Lac de la Vieille Snowpark is a must-visit for freestylers, with its half-pipe, ski cross, expert-level slopestyle course, and intermediate zone. It has even received top rankings from leading independent European magazines.

For beginners and young snowboarders, the Easy Park is a great choice, located next to the slopes of the 3 massifs de Galibier Thabor, and features accessible whoops, banked turns, and bumps. Lastly, the ARVA Park, located at the top of the Sétaz 2 chairlift, is perfect for those who want to improve their avalanche search techniques. With so many different options, Valloire is a top destination for snowboarders of all skill levels.

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Apres Ski in Valloire
Valloire may not be known for its lively apres ski, but it still has plenty of options for those looking for a night out. With over a dozen bars, you'll find everything from relaxed wine bars to lively nightclubs. **Bar Centrale** is a popular spot for happy skiers, while **Le Beau Sejour's** large ...

Valloire may not be known for its lively apres ski, but it still has plenty of options for those looking for a night out. With over a dozen bars, you'll find everything from relaxed wine bars to lively nightclubs. Bar Centrale is a popular spot for happy skiers, while Le Beau Sejour's large south-facing terrace is perfect for a drink with a view. Check out Le Mast'Rock or Pub l'Atelier if you're looking for live music. For those who want to dance the night away, there are two nightclubs with free admission and open from 11 pm - Le Village and Le Slalom/Odyssée. And if you're in the mood for bowling, the Mafayo bowling alley is open until 2 am, offering six lanes, pool tables, and karaoke fun!

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Facilities in Valloire
Valloire boasts exceptional facilities suitable for a range of guests, including families, friends, couples, and solo skiers. Moreover, there is an abundance of entertaining activities both on and off the slopes that cater to a diverse range of interests. Ski Passes are also available....

Valloire boasts exceptional facilities suitable for a range of guests, including families, friends, couples, and solo skiers. Moreover, there is an abundance of entertaining activities both on and off the slopes that cater to a diverse range of interests. Ski Passes are also available.

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Facilities for Children in Valloire

Valloire is an ideal family-friendly ski destination with child-friendly activities designed to keep children entertained throughout the course of their visit to the resort.

Mountain Information
Valloire ski resort offers an incredible range of ski terrain, with elevations ranging from 1,430m to 2,750m. With 70% of the slopes located above 2,000m, there's always plenty of snow to enjoy. The terrain encompasses three mountains and five mountainsides, with a total of 690 snow cannons covering...

Valloire ski resort offers an incredible range of ski terrain, with elevations ranging from 1,430m to 2,750m. With 70% of the slopes located above 2,000m, there's always plenty of snow to enjoy. The terrain encompasses three mountains and five mountainsides, with a total of 690 snow cannons covering the entire skiing area to ensure excellent conditions. No matter your level of experience, there are 89 slopes to choose from, including 8 black, 33 red, 31 blue, and 17 green runs. There are 31 mechanical lifts, 17 chairlifts, 11 ski lifts, and 1 covered conveyor. There are also two cable cars that will take you up to the mountains of Le Crey du Quart and La Sétaz. You can also take a 6-seater chairlift from Les Verneys or a 4-seater chairlift from Le Moulin Benjamin to access the slopes.

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