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Valmorel Ski Resort Guide

Valmorel, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length152km
Highest Lift2,550m
Resort Height1,400m
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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The French ski resort of Valmorel is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,400m, with 152km of marked runs.


Valmorel is part of the Le Grand Domaine ski area with access to 311km of downhill skiing, with 167 marked pistes, served by a total of 90 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Valmorel itself (152km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Le Grand Domaine ski resorts of Doucy-Combelouvière and St François Longchamp. Valmorel is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Doucy-Combelouvière and St François Longchamp.

With ski lifts as high as 2,550m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Valmorel is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Valmorel.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Valmorel is 4km long and the most difficult run is the 'Riondet', which is 3km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Valmorel?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 28 January, with around 2cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Valmorel

Ski Area Stats

Valmorel Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 8 9km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Le Grand Domaine Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Valmorel Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,550m
Lowest Piste1,400m
Resort Altitude (Valmorel)1,400m
Max Vertical1,150m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valmorel
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Valmorel

Ski Hire Shops in Valmorel.

For more information, see our page about Valmorel Ski Hire.

Ski Lessons in Valmorel

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Valmorel Ski Schools and Valmorel Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Valmorel?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Le Grand Domaine, Savoie.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Valmorel is Chambery, 60 minutes drive away.

Grenoble, Annecy, Geneva, Lyon Bron, Lyon St-Exupéry, Sion, Saint-Étienne and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Chambery is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 38 ski lifts are able to uplift 51,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 35km of ski runs, with 315 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Valmorel open?

 Opened : 18 December 2021.

 Closes : 18 April 2022.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Valmorel, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Valmorel Tourist Office for the latest.

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