Nestled in the foothills of the Col de Madeleine lies the charming village Valmorel. Allthough Valmorel is very young for European standards (it was created in the 2nd half of the 20th century) its makers continued the alpine tradition and used only noble materials such as wood and rock. The results are beautiful ski lodges, picturesque back yards and an ample pedestrian zone
Valmorel features a beautiful and huge ski resort but offers also lots of alternatives to skiing such as winter hiking, snowshoeing, airboarding and toboggan. With such an abundance of winter activities to choose from winter will definitely become a favourite season. And Valmorel is without doubt a winter-wonderland which will leave a lasting impression!
Valmorel caters to its guests with different events such as a torch night skiing on Christmas and New Year’s. Ski schools offer their services also in foreign languages, a real plus feature for France!
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,004 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 867 m. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 2,404 m.
- Season starts on 23 Dec and ends on 15 Apr (113 days). Average season duration in France is 120 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (23 Dec to 15 Apr) is 181 cm at summit elevation and 62 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 217 cm at summit elevation and 73 cm at the base.
- Cellier Valmorel features 38 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 46 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 11 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
Snow Making Machines: 332
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)