Valmorel Summer Resort

Set at 1,400m, with a top altitude of 2,550m, Valmorel has gained its reputation of being an excellent family resort for a number of reasons. First, the centre of the village is car-free.

Resort Features

  • Nightclub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Walking Trails
  • Parapenting
  • Good for families
  • Good For Groups
  • Resort bus
  • Supermarkets
  • Tourist Office

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With the Alpine guides discover:

Rock Climbing

For complete beginners or experienced climbers, there’s a rock face to suit all, not far from Valmorel or in the Vanoise National Park.

Mountain Guides

Ascend some of the highest peaks in the Vanoise with a hike on a glacier with spikes and ice pick.  Climb rock, snow or ice faces with one of our experienced guides.


A unique adventure to share with friends and family be it a first sessions or a 2/3 day course.  There is a varied programme every week, discover some of the hidden charms or the Savoire region as you abseil down some spectacular water chutes or jump into deep rock pools.

Via Ferrata

Test your nerve and agility by walking the perilously high wires across mountain ravines.

Aerial Adventure Trail

Jump and climb from tree to tree on the unique aerial course set to tree on the unique aerial course set 15 high up in the pine trees.  Ideal for families and friends.

With the Mountains Leaders

The guides have a varied programme from half days in the surrounding forests, map reading and orientation to chamois watching (approach by 4 wheel drive) and informative talks on the faun & flora of the region.  There is a “montagnette” evening where you can spend the night out under the stars.

Mountain Biking

Beginners course available for adults and children.


Tandem flights.

Safari 4×4

A different way to discover the unspoilt charms of the alpine countryside.


This activity is organised by qualified instructors, keen to share with you their passion for flying.

Beginners flight – during your flight experience at first-hand what it is to soar through the air like a bird.  Flights every afternoon.

Teaching course – Learn to pilot your wings yourself.  Weekly courses available.

Advanced courses, full day courses and full day with an instructor courses are available.

APIC montagne

Apic Montagne is an associated which regroups three young dynamic mountain guides and leaders ready to share with you their passion for the Vanoise National Park and its surrounding countryside.

Valmorel at the heart of the Alps

Some of the internationally known summits are practically on the doorstep!

The Vanoise National Park (Grande Casse 3852m, Mont Pourri 3779m etc.)is three quarters of an hour from Valmorel by car.  The Grand Paradis Massif (4061m) two and a half hours, la Grande Sassiere (3747m) 1 hour and the Mont Blanc 1 and a half hours.  Everyone welcome.

Glacier trekking

Open to beginners and experienced hikers.  Prices on request.

Rock climbing

Climbing is available climbing in the Vanoise region or on the fabulous rock faces in the Aravis Massif.

The Canyons

Discover the force of nature of the mountain streams, springs and waterfalls and marvel at the work of Mother Nature.  Canyoning is a unique way to visit the mountains.  Natural water slides, cascades and rock pools are hidden away in the secret canyons of the Savoie region and are well worth a look.

Walks and Hikes

Full day hikes.

Mountain Biking

Try the sensations 1800m descent (in one go!) or ride on some of the picturesque pathways.

Aerial Adventure course

Set high in the pine trees discover the joys of leaping from tree to tree Tarzan style.  Great family fun!

Aquatic Sports

The rafting centre is open daily and offers a large choice of descents on different rivers: 9am, 11.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm  and  Information and inscriptions at the Tourist Office.


The thrilling sensation of hydro speeding known as “current tobogganing”.  The plastic hull acts as a float and shield.  The swimmer in re-enforced diving suit with helmet and knee pads lies in the toboggan.  It is possible to descend the currents without danger.

Hog Dog

Small inflatable canoes which empty automatically, for either 1 or 2 persons, sensational ride on the rapids and torrents without the inconvenience of overturning, rodeos and excitement assured.


You are one of a group of seven or eight in and inflatable dingy, paddling in the eddies and the rapids of the Isere or Doron river.


Concentration, silence, harmony with nature and conviviality are the necessary perquisites for archery.  Our on-site playground in front of the children’s club Saperlipopette our instructors will be happy to introduce you to this fascinating sport open to 6 to 99 year olds!  Various possibilities for beginners to advanced.

Horse Riding

The “Diligence” riding centre is situated on the edge of the forest at Plan Chevron.

The Farm at Plan Chevron

Visit to a working farm and sale of farm produce.  Donkey and pony hire (half or full day).  Picnic area and sale of soft drinks.

The Local Heritage Trail

The Traditional Museum at Quarante Planes is easy to reach by the footpaths which leave from Valmorel .

The village of les Meiller features an octagonal chapel and an old working dairy.

The village of les Avanchers owns the St Roch chapel.

Swimming Pool

A large heated pool with varying depths and a paddling pool.  Lawns and terraces at different levels so you can be in the water and make the most of the sunshine too.

Sports tournaments
Various tournaments are organised everyday (basketball, volley ball, street hockey matches, table tennis, etc.) by our sports trainer on the new multi sports court “Agorespace”.  The week’s programme is available at the tourist office.


The FACIM is the International Alpine Heritage Foundation which organises visits to the castles, forts and Baroque churches in the region.  Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the splendid Baroque Church of St Andre in Doucy during your stay, The heritage guide will explain the history of the church and the origins of the ornate décor in the Baroque style.  The guide will also be in Valmorel.


Valmorel offers the peaceful, refreshing environment essential for yoga.  The yoga instructor, accredited by the FNEY (National Federation of Yoga Teachers), invites you to explore the relationship between your body and your breathing to inject that vital spark into physical activities (hiking, winter sports), practice techniques which compensate for muscular strain and free up your joints.  Relax your mind and let yourself go and activate your vital energy.


There are two auditoriums with a daily programme of the latest releases.

Saperlipopette – The Children’s club

The club has geared itself to help smooth out your holiday organisation.  Contact them if you have an early walk departure time, or will be late back or need to book the kids in for a full day.


Remember to provide a small back pack, trainers, waterproof, sun hat and cream.

Toddlers (6 months to 3 years)

Nursery with play rooms, babies changing rooms, quiet area for sleeps, sunny wooded terrace.  The child minders look after and play with the little ones in total security (water games, finger painting, songs).

3-5 years old

Discover life on the farm:

  • Feed the hens and rabbits
  • Milk the goats
  • Walking with the donkeys
  • Mini Olympics with completion certificate
  • Jam making
  • Cooking for gourmets!

6-8 years old

Sport and more sport:

Archery, mini golf, grass scooter, treasure hunts, tree house building, pancakes party, picnics on the farm.

9-12 years old

Archery, beach volley, grass scooter, mini golf, street hockey, a day in the mountains with Savoyard snack, discovery of the forest and tree house building, bread making.


Multi- activity card

  • 5 half days of your choice over the duration of your stay.
  • 5 half days
  • ½ day = 1 picnic day.  Unused cards are not refunded.

Activities and Sessions

Cyber club 5-12 years – children will love the educative games and programmes which are available at Piou-Piou children’s club.

Mountain biking for kids 8-12 years – learn about mountain biking in a safe and fun way: balance, motors functions, use of gears, braking in preparation for a scramble in the forest.  Coaching by a state accredited mountain bike instructor.  Loan of bike, helmet, protective gear.

Barbeque evening – barbeque for 8-12 year olds (no adults allowed) every Thursday evening.  Lots of singing round the fire, ghostly stories and some serious grilling.

Circus week 7-12 years – these courses will be held between 16th July and 24th August.  Discover a world of jugglers, clowns, plate balancing and all manner of tricks.

Create your own fireworks (+10 years) – this is a special course which will only run for one week.  Learn how to make your own fire crackers and rockets about the security required when working with exlposive devices and how to set them off.


Customer Reviews

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the clean and comfortable accommodation. Excellent location.

Jamie Nevada