Facts About Valloire
Valloire is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The ski resort Valloire-Galibier is located in the commune, at the foot of the Col du Télégraphe and next to the ski resort of Valmeinier, (the alps) France.
70% of the Valloire/Valmeinier ski area is above 2,000 m (6,600 ft). It offers over 150 km of slopes, 33 lifts 2 gondolas, 17 chairlift & 14 drag lifts), and 85 slopes, (21 Green, 25 Blue, 31 Red and 6 Black). There is also a considerable amount of backcountry skiing available.
Valloire has two main skiing areas which can be accessed by lifts from the village. They are the Sétaz and the Crey du Quart. From the Crey du Quart you can ski across to Valmeinier, which is included in the ski pass. The Crey du Quart also houses a large snowpark (with a dedicated daily ticket only for this park) which is designed to offer something to people of all skill levels. In the Arva Parc on the Sétaz one can learn how to rescue avalanche victims. The French Foreign Legion has a mountain outpost at Valloire Les Verneys and teaches beginning legionnaires on the slopes. Jaime Salazar dedicated a chapter in his 2005 Foreign Legion memoir Legion of the Lost to the severe mountain course in Valloire.
It is a traditional village known for its après-ski and restaurants. The resort includes the use of ski school École du Ski Français, which is the largest ski school company in France.
It is ideally located in the Savoie region with good transport links in and out of Modane, Lyon, Geneva and Chambery.