Valmorel ski holidays
Established in 1976 the French ski resort Valmorel lies at 1400 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2550m the area is snow sure. Over 153 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 6km of trails, which equates to around 12 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Valmorel is Chambery at a distance of 90km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
14 runs 17km
25 runs 48km
11 runs 19km
5 runs 5km
Skiing in Valmorel
55 pistes and trails means approximately 93km of runs. 35 Valmorel lifts have capacity to transport 37690 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 4km.
The mountain has 25% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 45% intermediate, 20% advanced slopes and 9% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 3km Riondet run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Valmorel
Of the 35 ski lifts, 21 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Valmorel is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Valmorel Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
10 apres ski bars 18 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 50 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Airboard, Bakery, Hammans, Igloo Village, Snake Gliss, Quad, Snow Scooters.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Valmorel" by any other name
The French resort is also known as Valmo Valmorel and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Valmorel slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Valmorel has slopes facing N NE NW.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Valmorel reviews, 4.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.