Skiing in Valmorel

Set in the Lower Tarantaise, not far from the infamous Three Valleys, the resort of Valmorel is part of the Grand Domain ski area. Little known to the British market, it's visitors come back year after year due to the great ski area and village atmosphere

Part of the stunning Grand Domaine ski area, Valmorel is a charming village with a loyal following. Great for families that want to ski together it offers a plethora of blue and red runs and family apres activities. The village centre is completely pedestrianised so safe and easy to access for all.

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Skiing in Valmorel

Part of the stunning Grand Domaine ski area, Valmorel is a charming village with a loyal following. Great for families that want to ski together it offers a plethora of blue and red runs and family apres activities. The village centre is completely pedestrianised so safe and easy to access for all.

The village of Doucy is situated at 1300m, and approximately a twenty minute drive from Valmorel. Doucy is ideal for small children and those looking for a peaceful and small village. Apartments are all ski to door under good conditions. Apres ski is low key but the tourist office organises a weekly programme including Sledge rides and 'Doucyland' with a bouncy castle and giant games. 

Skiing and boarding in Valmorel

The 'Grand Domaine' ski area is the fifth largest skiing area in the Savoie region and boasts 165km of piste made up of 85 slopes. This stunning area has panoramic views to Mont Blanc in the north and the Ecrins national park in the south. The ski area ranges from 1450m up to 2550m and offers a good variety of slopes to please all abilities. When the snow is good there is also plenty of opportunity for some great off piste and ski touring. The Grand Domaine offers 3 snowparks, 2 boardercrosses and 2 snowccrosses (safe off piste zone).

Doing more in Valmorel

With 20km of cross country piste and a number of other activities such as dog sledding, paragliding, snowshoeing or perhaps try the snake gliss, there is plenty to keep the family amused after the slopes shut. If you are a climber, why not try ice climbing on the natural waterfall in Valmorel or perhaps something a little more 'gentile' then try a horse drawn sledge or igloo building.

The resort has a number of good restaurants, a couple of bars and a nightclub however the apres ski is more driven towards the family market. There are a number of evening trips on offer including a night hike with dinner in a mountain restaurant or on a wednesday night try a meal followed by a snake gliss descent.

Accommodation in Valmorel

There are a couple of hotels and a number of self catered apartments. Some accommodation is ski to door but most of it isn't far from the piste.

Train options for Valmorel

The Eurostar and snow train stop at Moutiers (bottom of the valley) and transfer to resort from the station is approx 20-30 minutes depending on conditions.


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Ski area

No of km skiing (full area): 165

Vertical: 1335m

Snow cannons:315

No of lifts: 50

Snowzones: 6

No of km of cross country routes: 20

Mountain restaurants: 

Green Runs:
Blue Runs: 37
Red runs:
Black Runs: 8
Altitude (min): 1400
Altitude (max): 2550

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What we like

  • Perfect family option
  • Good range of accommodation options
  • Take the train and its a 20 minute transfer

Things not to miss....

  • Husky dogs
  • Night skiing
  • Paragliding

Ski Clothing Hire

Ski Chic

The best place for ski clothing and accessories hire online. Choose and book your all-inclusive ski outfit (jacket, trousers, goggles, gloves) and it will be delivered free of charge to your accommodation the day of your arrival in resort.

Ski Chic offer items for men, women, and children. 

  • Résidence Athamante et Valériane

    £112- £365

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI - PAYABLE LOCALLY 150M TO LIFT APTS FOR 4 - 8 PEOPLE CAR PARK LOCALLY

    Set near the centre of resort and just 150m from the lifts, the residence has everything on it's doorstep. The residence is ideal for families and friends alike.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • La Grange Aux Fees

    £204- £626

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI ACCESS APARTMENTS FOR 4 - 10 PEOPLE POOL, GYM, SAUNA ETC SKI TO DOOR ACCESS SELF CATERING

    A brand new 4 star residence with a ski to door location and easy lift access. This high quality residence has an indoor pool and wellness centre.

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  • Hotel Du Bourg

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    49 BEDROOMS 100M TO SKI LIFTS AND SLOPES WIFI IN PUBLIC AREAS AND COMFORT ROOMS SAUNA (FREE FOR HOTEL GUESTS)

    Located in the heart of Valmorel on the pretty village shopping street, the Hotel du Bourg integrates perfectly with the local Savoie architecture

    This 3-star family-friendly ski hotel is an ideal base for access to the ski slopes which are just 5 minutes walk away. Ski rental shops, the children’s club, shopping boutiques, a cinema and restaurants are all within 5-minutes walk of the hotel.

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  • Les Villages Club du Soleil - Valmorel

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    SKI IN SKI OUT ACCESS 59 BEDROOMS FREE OPEN AIR CAR PARK 2KM FROM THE HOTEL WITH COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE BUS COMPLIMENTARY WIFI IN THE BAR AREA FULL BOARD SAUNA

    Perfectly situated in the charming village of Valmorel, and with direct access to the slopes, this cosy club hotel offers a great base to enjoy a family holiday in the heart of the Maurienne Valley.

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  • Residence Anitea

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    40 APARTMENTS SLEEP UP TO 10 PEOPLE WIFI IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT 1 PARKING SPACE PER APARTMENT SPA AND WELLNESS FACILITIES

    The Residence Anitéa enjoys an ideal location at the foot of the Valmorel ski slopes.  Nestled at the heart of Valmorel's pedestrianised village you will benefit from direct access to the resorts shops and activities.

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