Skiing in Valmorel - Le Grand Domaine...

Valmorel - having one of the best snow statistics in the area - has the reputation of being an excellent family ski-resort with more than 165 km marked pistes in altitudes between 1450 m to 2850 m. Valmorel rivals some of the bigger, better known resorts by having a lot of regular pistes and virtually no flat boring "connecting" pistes, offering you a great time on each piste.

Some of the pistes cater well for beginners and intermediates. There are areas specially designed for specific needs in all ages; schools, snowparks, half-pipes etc... This doesn't mean that advanced skiers aren't presented with very much to test their skills, as there are plenty of mogul fields and some really really good off-piste as well !!!

New and upgraded lifts are also being introduced in the area, after the company running the lifts at Val d'Isere, La Rosière and Avoriaz has taken Valmorel as their "new baby" a few years ago. They are also being pushed by "Club Med", who is building a new 35.000 sqm resort in Valmorel.

Piste facts:

Total 165 km / 84 pistes + the off-piste + 20 km cross-country tracks

28 green pistes
32 blue pistes
16 red pistes
8 black pistes
Lift capacity: 42.000 people/hour
Total number of lifts : 54
Snow canons: 202
Liftsystem: Keycard (hands free)
Ski school: ESF




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See the new piste map for Le Grand Domaine.

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Have a look at the pictures from
the pistes and ski area:


  The Planchamp piste seen from the Altispace chair lift
just above the apartment:

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  Les Traveres piste & Altispace mid-station.
In the background: Le Nielard & Col du Mottet:

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  Arrival at the top of the Altispace chair lift:

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  - and down the Combe de Beaudin piste:

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  Combe de Beaudin from another angle:

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  The Frêne piste (more than 2km long):

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  More of Le Frêne:

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  Husky dogs at Col de la Madeleine:

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  Col du Mottet just above Valmorel:

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  View from the Prariond Restaurant:

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  View towards Mottet from the Altipiano Restaurant:

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  Massive amounts of snow on Lauzière:

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  The challenging Noire du Mottet (black):

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  Sunset over La Grand Combe:    (Download as wallpaper)

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  The top of Lauzière (good off-piste starts from here):

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  Paragliders at the top of Lauzière:

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  Super off-piste on the sunny side of Lauzière:

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  Massif de la Lauzière seen from Cheval Noir:

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  Off-piste on Col du Mottet:

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  View from Col du Mottet:

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  Time to relax on top of the world

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  Enjoy life...

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  ...above the clouds:

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  Back in Valmorel the kids have a great time:

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  The snow canons of Valmorel:

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  - but not needed much in the snowy season of 2007/2008:

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