Chambery 2 hrs 15 mins, Grenoble & Geneva 3 hrs 15 mins. Ski Train (Moutiers) 30 mins.
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Eurostar, Exeter, Leeds/bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Southampton
So what's it like?
Family-friendly resort with great access to the slopes
Valmorel is an ideal family resort, with a traffic free village centre and doorstep skiing from all areas. For beginners there is a dedicated nursery area right by the village, and intermediates have a good choice of easy slopes at high altitude with 152km of wonderfully groomed pistes. The resort itself is purpose built, yet one of the prettiest of modern resorts. Off the slopes the après ski is low key with bars and restaurants offering good value and a welcoming atmosphere.
Valmorel is an ideal resort for beginners with many English speaking instructors at the ski school and our superb value First Time packages. There are 15 acres of piste exclusively reserved for beginners in the ski school. Gentle, tree-lined runs leading back to the resort are perfect for building up confidence at the same time as enjoying spectacular mountain scenery.
The Altispace 4-man chairlift will give you fast access to the skiing from the village. Excursions can be made across to the villages of St. François, Longchamp or Doucy for lunch and you can still make it back in time for a couple of red runs down the Gollet before the lifts close.
Often underrated by British skiers looking for more challenging terrain, Valmorel offers a number of testing black descents. These include the Riondet and the steep Mottet run with its hair-raising moguls to test your skills as soon as you get off the chairlift. For off-piste enthusiasts, there are literally miles of wonderful powder, to be skied for many days after fresh snowfall, with mind-blowing couloirs and steep faces to challenge even the professionals.
Friendly, fun-loving resort with lots of atmosphere. · La Cordée, Hôtel du Bourg bar for a cosy drink around an open fire. L'After discothèque, Café De La Gare, and Jimbo Lolos for more lively apres ski.
Fitness centre with sauna, steam room and massage, parapenting, airboarding, tobogganing, torchlight descent, marked walking trails, market & a cinema
A good range of tempting restaurants and cafés · Set 3 course menu for around €25 · Fondues from €25 including wine and dessert · Le Perce Neige, La Cordée or Skiroc for French cuisine, Pizzeria du Bourg, Le Petit Savoyard for fondues and traditional dishes
· Cinema with occasional English films · Beautiful walks through old Savoyard villages to Les Avanchers · Small open air market once a week · Occasional pageant evenings · Music festivals and recitals · Children's festivals
From Chambery airportOne-way (arrival) from £36 pp. Return from £68 pp.
Local area rep. We'll give you a call to say hi once you've settled into your accommodation. We'll get you sorted with your lift passes, lessons and equipment so you can settle in and get on the slopes as soon as possible. You can also find our phone number, lots of tips, activities and après events in your info pack. We've got loads of insider tips for your ski resort. Just call 24/7.
Valmorel is undoubtedly one of the finest family ski resorts in France. The Piou Piou children's village run by the ESF, offers a crèche for children aged 18 months-2 years, with a choice of imaginatively designed playrooms and a sleep room. For 3-6 year olds the Piou Piou club provides the perfect opportunity for them to take their first steps, or slides, in their skiing career. The ski kindergaten is in a fenced off area, it has a magic carpet and a number of fun obstacles to entertain and familiarise the children with sking in a fun and safe environment. There are a variety of options available for both the crèche and the ski kindergarten, mornings and afternoons can be booked with or without lunch, or there is a whole day option. The Piou Piou children's village is open Sun-Fri 8.45am-5.30pm and can be pre-booked. For prices see the Valmorel resort page or for further information visit our website or call our Family Hotline on 0871 971 0457 (call charges apply).
Special offers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
Kids ski free: free helmet for kids booking skis & boots
Senior savers: reduced lift pass prices for seniors 65-75yrs