Valmorel, France

Valmorel is one purpose built family ski resort which actually fulfills its ambition. Built in the 1970's to create a traffic free mountain village using only traditional Savoyard stone and wood for the largely slope-side accommodation it is very attractive, practical and brilliant for families looking for an easy ski holiday. Its location, just a short drive from Moutiers, makes it one of the most accessible Tarentaise ski resorts and although not on a par with its huge neighbours, the Trois Vallees and Espace Killy, it has a fairly extensive range of slopes for all levels of skiers and boarders.

The highest lift reaches an impressive 2,550 metres but the majority of the runs are below 2,000 metres which means snow quality is not excellent right the way through April. The choice of accommodation, restaurants and bars is fairly limited, with the resort unashamedly marketed towards intermediates, families and mixed ability groups. However, there is an excellent Club Med luxury hotel. Valmorel is divided into several areas: Fontaine, La Foret, Bourg-Morel, Planchamp, Le Mottet and Creve Coeur. However, these separate villages merge into each other along a winding road. Bourg-Morel is the hub of the resort, and it has the bulk of the shops, restaurants and bars.

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  • Funicular 3545022401d4cbcd363e07397500eb11e3c0a8b9938ecfc1bd44a5c240306315 Funicular
  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Chalet e74a3b79ab6c7c9200e443bb0a5a0ba591d5a08b249288e6336bcbb2fd95d64d Property
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