Set in the Savoire region of the French Alps, Valloire is an excellent ski resort with a traditional and welcoming vibe. Offering gentle runs for beginners, as well as more challenging runs for intermediate and expert skiers, Valloire is suited to all levels. Child-friendly and laid back, Valloire is ideal for families and couples looking for a skiing holiday in a picturesque setting.
Valloire ski resort
The biggest resort in the Maurienne Valley, Valloire features 35 ski lifts and 1170 metres of vertical descent. With the high altitude and 400 snow cannons snow conditions are first class, and there are 150 km of well-groomed pistes to enjoy. Valloire is ideal for beginners who can start off on the nursery slopes, though there are blue, red and black runs that are perfect for intermediate and expert skiers. With an ideal terrain for snowboarders, there is also a snowpark and halfpipe.
Nature lovers can try cross-country skiing and snowshoe walks, while dog sledding offers a truly unique experience. If skiing and snowboarding isn’t enough of a workout, head to the gym at Valloire’s fitness centre which also features saunas and Jacuzzis to relax in.
Valloire is a traditional village built around a 17th century Baroque church and still retains its charm and friendly atmosphere. There is an ice rink and bowling to enjoy and plenty of events to experience throughout the year. As well as a short-film festival and a Christmas market, Valloire hosts annual snow and ice sculpting competitions with sculptors coming from all over the world to compete.
The restaurants of Valloire offer something for all tastes and budgets. As well as mountain restaurants where you can take in the magnificent scenery whilst enjoying a meal, there are plenty of restaurants in the nearby Valmeinier resort. Have a relaxed dinner in a cosy creperie, or treat yourself to some classic French cuisine at an upmarket eatery. There are several bakers, grocery shops and delicatessen in town as well as a market on Friday where you can buy local cheeses.
The nightlife in Valloire is fairly low key, with the restaurants and relaxed bars providing the evening entertainment. The town becomes livelier at the weekend, with the Irish pub becoming a focus of activity and there are two discos for those who have the energy for dancing after a day of skiing.
Holidays to Valloire
Great for families and beginners, Valloire has a long-standing reputation for offering excellent skiing, great food and affordable accommodation. It’s not hard to see why people flock to this beautiful resort to ski and snowboard on the slopes. lastminute.com has excellent deals on cheap holidays to Valloire, so take a look today.