Ski Holidays in Valmorel, France
The Alpine village of Valmorel is an ideal base for all levels of skier, particularly beginners and intermediates, and caters especially well for the family skier.
The resort itself is stylishly designed with a cobbled, traffic-free main street featuring traditional local wood and stone buildings. It is in this main street where one can find many of the shops, bars and restaurants. Apres ski venues range from quiet bars and restaurants to popular bars later on which feature live music, creating a vibrant atmosphere.
Beginners are extremely well catered for in the excellent local ski school, having their own reserved area of piste, and gentle tree-lined runs back down to the village making for picturesque enjoyment. There is plenty of opportunity for intermediate skiers, with many blue and red runs to occupy even the most mileage hungry of skiers. As well as the slopes around the village, there are some great opportunities for day long trips to St Francois, Doucy or Longchamp, all on varied blues and reds. The area is often underrated by hardcore advanced level skiers, but the resort actually offers some steep black runs, notably under the Mottet chair, and various off piste opportunities with good snow down towards the Madeleine area.
For 2006/07 season there is a new 6 seater easy access chairlift at La Madeleine. The resort introduced also hands free support which lets you recharge your ski pass on the Internet.