Discovering the ski resorts of Savoie
Very mountainous, the Savoie is a paradise for the amateurs of sports of slips. The department counts about sixty ski resorts. They attract millions of people every year.
Managers are pooling their offers in order to better satisfy customers. A single pass allows access to a wide range of activities. For example, the Three Valleys is the largest ski area in the world. It has eight stations and a total of 600 km of trails. In addition to the beauty of the landscape, the villages are distinguished by their architecture.
These three resorts illustrate the beautiful diversity of Savoie: Méribel, Valfréjus and Pesey-Vallandry.
Méribel : an unforgettable stay
Sa strategic position The ski slopes between Lyon, Geneva and Italy contribute to the fame of Meribel. Spread over more than 400 ha, it includes 64 trails, their total length reaches 160 km, the majority is accessible to beginners. The resort stands out for its night skiing area. For your information, a single pass allows you to ski in Courchevel, La Tania, Brides-Les Bains or Val Thorens.
The visitors will have at their disposal several spaces of plays. Designed for snowboarders, the AREA 43 park has numerous facilities spread over a 7 hectare area. There is also a moon park and an Acticross.
Hikers can visit two wonderful landscapes: Lake Tuéda and the protected forest of the Altiport.
The villages are an attraction in their own right. La stone and wood facade of the chalets reinforce the beauty of the landscape. The narrow streets and bread ovens also illustrate the Savoyard culture.
You can travel light, finding a ski rental in Méribel les Allues is easy.
Valfréjus, a family resort
Valfréjus is located on the Italian border, in the Mont-Cenis massif. It offers a common package with Aussois, La Norma, Val Cenis Vanoise and Bonneval-sur-Arc within the label “Espace Haute Maurienne Vannoise. “
The mountains and the forest of resinous trees form a majestic landscape. The numerous chalets with slate roofs sublimate the nature. The resort has 23 ski runs. A 20 km descent is among the best sites.
It consists in linking two blue runs: La Combe and Jeu.
In addition, the resort has a boarder cross, an approved slalom course and a toboggan run. 2 km long, it guarantees shivers thanks to its bends and bumps. Finally, thrill seekers can try speed riding, it combines paragliding and skiing.
Valfréjus is a family resort. Two kindergartens have been set up. where children learn the basics of skiing. A daycare center is also available. Children will enjoy a playground on the Arrondaz plateau.
Finally, its semi-pedestrian center facilitates the walks.
Pesey-Vallandry, the charming asset
The domain offers 128 slopes, their length totals 200 km. Located at more than 3000 meters, the summits of the resort offer a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. The “aiguille rouge” is one of the famous courses of the two resorts. It offers a 2000 m difference in altitude over a distance of 7 km.
Between the glacier and Villaroger, breathtaking landscapes follow one another.
In addition to skiing, the resorts of Pesey-Vallandry are adapted to the practice of several activities There are many activities available in the resort, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and biathlon. They are also distinguished by the presence of a large snowpark of 7.5 hectares. The different facilities are suitable for all levels.
Finally, Nordic ski enthusiasts will benefit froman exceptional panorama with the Aiguilled Rousse, Grive, Mont Pourri and the Grande Motte. The resort also has a biathlon stadium that can host official competitions.