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Valloire, a high altitude village, on the slopes of the Galibier

It is 100 km from Chambéry that the French commune of Valloire is located. It is 130 km from Grenoble and 140 km from Turin (Italy). In fact, it is located in the center and south of the valley of the Mauriennenot far from the French-Italian border and bordering the department of Hautes-Alpes.

Valloire is a high altitude villagecomposed of 17 hamlets and a tourist resort alpine resort for winter and summer sports. Valloire is the commune on which is located the famous Galibier pass, at 2 642m one of the highest in France, and open only in summer to the traffic, which has seen many passages of the Tour de France.

Valloire is basically a mountain pasture commune, with an economy turned towards the pastoralism and forestry. Thus, the village a charm certain, although some residences tourist There are a lot of tourist facilities built there. You won’t feel like you’re in a tourist factory, and it’s very pleasant to stroll aroundboth in summer and winter. And some hamlets have an atmosphere of end of the world.

The facilities of the commune

At the level of equipment in the commune, there is something for everyone, whether it is for the fans of sliding sports, or those who prefer to have it to take it easy.

For example, the commune has a aquatic complex with a sauna, a hammam, a jacuzzi, but also a cinema, or an ice rink in winter. Finally, the town is nationally renowned for snow sculpture contest.

Level restoration and shops, you will find everything you need to spend your time stayand the possibility to buy many local products, from the cheese factory to the delicatessen.

Finally, there are many ways to hikes (or snowshoeing) from the commune, or from the summit of the ski lifts. The tourist office will be able to help you on site distribute plans for this purpose.

Valloire and Valmeinier, two linked resorts

Valloire and Valmeinier are two villages linked to form the ski area of Galibier-Thabor which has a total of 160 km of slopes spread over 3 massifs (Setaz, Crey du Quart and Gros Crey). These trails are served by 29 ski lifts 2 gondolas, 16 chairlifts and 11 drag lifts) and are equipped with 690 snow guns.

The alpine ski area Valloire has 89 runs including 8 black, 34 red, 30 blue and 17 green allowing to ski between 1430 m and 2750 m of altitude.altitude. Several beginners’ areas and kindergartens are also located at high altitude in each sector. On the other hand, Valloire is not a big Nordic skiing site. Skating enthusiasts can enjoy the 10 km of cross-country ski trails located between the hamlets of Verneys and Bonnenuit.

The Rhodos trail (3.2 km), a new hiking trail is also installed in Valloire in addition to the snowpars ranked among the best in France. There is also a playful ski run, snowbolide, of 710 m of banked turns, basses, tunnels on the massif de la Setaz is also available.

The Valloire Galibier ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️Valloire
MassifGalibier Massif
MountainNorthern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):160
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) :160
Longest downhill ski run (in km)12
Name of the ski areaValloire Galibier
Connected station(s)Valmeinier
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 430
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)2 750
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)2 090
Total height of the domain (in m)1 320
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)36
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs18
Number of blue runs29
Number of red trails33
Number of black runs10
Total number of downhill ski trails90
? Lifts ?
Ski lifts10
Children’s treadmill1
Fixed grip chairlifts10
Detachable Chairlifts7
Cable cars0
Total number of lifts29
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)3
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):10
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa :Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village :Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)1083
Slogan of the stationFamily ski resort
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station:Saint-Michel – Valloire train station
Bus shuttle to a train station:Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)672
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 41 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 209 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 650 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 850 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 268 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 1 798 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 3 900 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 5 100 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 234 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 510 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 109
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 109
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 109
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 109
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 109
Note on the average cost of a stay / 106
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /108
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 108,4
? Ranking according to ? 14th position on 232 stations in France

Valloire in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Valloire?

The resort of Valloire is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities such as:

Snowboard : This activity is perfect to get the full thrill while enjoying the relief of the resort. You can also enjoy the Snow Park of the resort for more fun.

Sledding : This activity allows you to take advantage of the resort’s reserved sledding runs to spend some great moments with family and friends.

Dogsledding : This activity allows you to enjoy unique sliding sensations during a ride on a sled through the resort.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity allows you to explore the resort at your own pace. You can discover its nature and admire its winter landscapes.

  • What are the activities in summer in Valloire resort?

The resort of Valloire also offers many summer activities such as :

Hiking This activity allows you to explore the resort as a whole. You will be able to admire its different landscapes at your own pace and discover its nature.

MOUNTAIN BIKING : This activity gives you the opportunity to take full advantage of the relief of the resort. You will be able to hurtle down the slopes of the resort at full speed and enjoy the thrill.

Trial : This activity between running and hiking allows you to explore the resort while doing your sport. You can run while enjoying the scenery of the resort.

Climbing: This activity allows you to enjoy the thrill of climbing while having the opportunity to admire unique views of the resort and its surroundings.

  • What to visit in Valloire and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Valloire, we can mention : the Col du Télégraphe, the Val Thorens, the Galibier pass, La Sétaz des Prés, Crey du Quart.

  • Where to eat in Valloire ?

The resort of Valloire offers more than 28 restaurants among which we can mention : The Kosa Kruta and the Pré du Kosa, The Beam, The Mérégers.

Valloire offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Aiguille Noire, Hotel Relais du Galibier, the Grand Hotel of Valloire and Galibier.

  • How big is the ski area of Valloire ?

The ski area of the resort of Valloire has a size of 160 kilometers, divided into 90 trails. Of these runs, the longest is 12 kilometers. It also has 10 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Valloire?

This area has an altitude between 1430 meters and 2750 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Valloire ski pass?

Their packages start at 41 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Valloire?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 850 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 650 euros.

  • Does Valloire resort have a bike park?

Yes, it has a 33 kilometer Bike Park with 16 trails, the longest of which measures 10.5 kilometers.

  • How to get to Valloire by train ?

You can easily get there by being at the Saint Michel- Valloire train station. Then you can take one of the available shuttles to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Valloire ?

The zip code of Valloire is 73450.

  • In which department is the Valloire resort located ?

The resort of Valloire is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Valloire have a tourist office?

The resort of Valloire is part of the tourist office of Valloire. It is located at 210 Rue des Grandes Alpes 73450 Valloire.

  • Are there any webcams in Valloire ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Valloire ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Valloire station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Valloire ?

In Valloire, the lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Valloire ?

Yes, it is at the address Rue de la Setaz, 73450 Valloire, France.

What is’s opinion about Valloire?

In the end, gives the average score of 8.42 to the resort of Valloire, which places it in the 13 French ranks. Its strong points are: the ski area, the proposed activities, the charm of the resort.

Map of the ski slopes of Valloire

Valloire - Ski area map
Valloire – Map of the ski area
Valloire Valmeinier - Map of the ski runs
Valloire Valmeinier – Ski slopes map
Valloire - Nordic ski area map
Valloire – Nordic ski area map
Valloire - Map of snowshoe trails
Valloire – Map of snowshoe trails


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