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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