Skiing & ski rental in Valloire

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Valloire in the Galibier-Thabor ski area

Skiing in the footsteps of Olympic champion Jean-Baptiste Grange

The village of Valloire is located between two famous mountain passes – Galibier and Télégraphe – in the French Alps and part of the Galibier-Thabor ski area. Among other things, the region is known for being a legendary cycling location. Riders of the Tour de France have climbed the Col du Galibier on several occasions.

What’s more, the mountain village is situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres above sea level, so there’s plenty of snow all throughout winter.

Speaking of winter: The most famous citizen of Valloire is Olympic slalom champion Jean-Baptiste Grange. If you want to try your hand at slalom too, there are four slalom runs in the ski area. To make sure you’ll achieve a personal best, we recommend you get your ski racing equipment at INTERSPORT Rent.

Ski rental in Valloire

Your INTERSPORT Rent shops in Valloire

At the INTERSPORT Rent Shops in Valloire, you will find high-quality winter sports equipment by leading brands – from carving or slalom skis to snowboards and ski jackets. Our RENTertainers will get you prepped and ready for your winter sports adventures in the Galibier-Thabor ski area.

If you already know what gear you need, you can reserve your winter sports equipment online. It only takes a few clicks, and you’ll have more time to spend on the slopes.

INTERSPORT Rent Shops at this location

Centre

Centre - Rue de la Setaz
73450 Valloire

GALIBIER LOC

Les Ratissières - Les Routes
73450 Valloire

Skiing in Valloire

More about the ski resort

From Valloire, two cable cars take you to the top of Crey du Quart or Sétaz. If you opt for the first of the two, Lac de la Vielle snowpark awaits you. It features several different zones from easy to difficult. But the snowpark isn’t the only place at Galibier-Thabor ski resort that has winter sports enthusiasts giddy with excitement.

Around 70 per cent of the slopes in Valloire and Valmeinier are at an altitude of over 2,000 metres. If you take a look around, you’ll quickly notice: There are snow-covered runs as far as the eye can see. If you want to put your skiing skills to the test, head for the Grand Plateau. That’s where you’ll find two black runs – the Cotérieux run towards Valmeinier and the Méregers run into the Valloire valley.

© Alban Pernet / Valloire Tourisme

What’s waiting for you in Valloire?

  • 160 kilometres of slopes
  • 29 cable car and lift facilities
  • 89 runs in the Galibier-Thabor ski area
  • a timed downhill run
  • 4 slalom runs
  • 70 % of the ski area is at an altitude of over 2,000 metres
  • 3 toboggan runs and a children's toboggan run in the neighbouring resort of Valmeinier
  • 10 kilometres of cross-country ski trails

Skiing in Valloire is right for you if ...

… you’ve always wanted to go skiing in the Savoy Alps.

… you appreciate the tranquillity of a small ski resort.

… you are looking for action-packed winter highlights such as snowparks, skicross and slalom courses.

… you want to enjoy idyllic walks on Valloire's winter hiking trails.

… you would like to go cross-country skiing on well-maintained trails.

© Alban Pernet / Valloire Tourisme

INTERSPORT Rent tip

Our RENTertainers recommend

Mountain go-kart: From Sunday to Thursday, you can go go-karting in the mountains of Valloire. Even during the winter months, operation continues. In the evening after the ski lifts close, you and your friends can borrow a mountain go-kart and hit the slopes (again).

Just make a reservation, put on your helmet – and off you go on a speedy ride down the mountain!

The RENTertainer

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