The Grand Domaine

The Valmorel ski area

Located close to the Vanoise Nature Park in the French alpine region of Savoie, Valmorel is the first ski resort you reach in the Tarentaise Valley as you come up from Chambery, Lyon or Grenoble. 
The Grand Domaine ski area offers 165 km of pistes, , which combines Valmorel, Saint-François-Longchamp, Doucy and the less well-known Col de la Madeleine, offers skiers a sunny ski area with 165km of pistes.  The skiing ranges from  easy pistes on gentle pastures and exciting runs through the forests to the challenging slopes of the high mountain peaks. 

The Grand Domaine offers genuinely varied skiing for all abilities. The link  between the two main ski areas of Valmorel and Saint-François-Longchamp via the Col de la Madeleine is accessible to skiers of all levels and all ages.

Opening of The Grand Domaine ski area

23. December 2023 - 12. April 2024

Opening of The Valmorel ski area

23. December 2023 - 14. April 2024

Partial pre-opening from 16 to 22 December 2023 depending on snow conditions

Link to Celliers village closes :

01. April 2024

Link to Doucy village closes :

14. April 2024

The best things about Valmorel

Safe pistes,
few crowds

There's plenty of space for everyone at Valmorel, so the pistes are safe and never over-crowded. The ski area (165km of pistes) is relatively large for the amount of resort accommodation.

for everyone!

The Grand Domaine has 18 leisure zones specially designed to provide fun activities for all levels and ages! The Pirate Village, at the heart of the ski area, is great for younger children, when teenagers will want to hang out in the snowpark and cruise the freeride and boardercross runs...


There are dedicated safe areas for beginners and timid skiers who want to find their ski legs before venturing further afield on Valmorel's fabulous pistes.

What's new?

Express Skipass Purchase Points

After Doucy, it is now the turn of the pedestrian street of Valmorel, at the Planchamp bottom, to install a brand new "Express Skipass Purchase Point". Equipped with a skipass purchase and recharging terminal, it will be possible to buy your skipasses independently and during extended opening hours before going skiing!

Pirate Village upgrade

There are new features in the Pirate Village for even more fun and games for younger skiers.

The Altispace chairlift becomes the Planchamp gondola!

Equipped with 10-seater gondolas, the Planchamp gondola will take you to the heart of Valmorel's snow garden in less than 5 minutes, to the delight of skiers and pedestrians alike, winter and summer alike.

See you on December 23rd, 2023 to test this little jewel of technology, made in Savoie, for the benefit of our riders…