Overview of Valmorel Ski Resort
Valmorel is one of the world’s youngest ski resorts, first opening in the late 1970s, but its careful design in keeping with traditional architectural style is both attractive and almost timeless, so you might not realise it is so young. This means that the advantages of purpose-built ski areas are here with ski-in/out accommodation the norm for example, but without the need to put up with ugly concrete blocks.
The village has a relaxed, family-oriented atmosphere while its ski area, the Grand Domaine, has spread out to become one of the largest in France with nearly 100 miles of piste linking it to the nearby resort of St François Longchamp.
While being careful not to alienate its core market, Valmorel has been stressing that it does have a ‘wild side’ with a recently opened gondola accessing some great off piste and ski touring terrain, and investment in its terrain park, pipe and boardercross areas. To experience the great ski area at a good price, check out our Valmorel ski deals page.