As our hotel is located a short distance from the 6-person Verneys chair lift, we invite you to enjoy winter sports right in the heart of the Galibier-Thabor ski area. Made up of the Valloire and Valmeinier ski resorts, it has 150km of pistes and 30 ski lifts. With more than 70% of its overall area at an altitude of over 2000m, the ski area benefits from perfect snow coverage between December and April. Right next to the hotel is the Verneys piste. With its Piou-Piou club and its ESF ski school, beginners of any age can get the perfect, calm introduction to the joy of skiing. For more experienced skiers, there are the 4 slalom stadiums or the 3 international competition pistes. And if you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, visit the ski area’s freestyle spaces, including such fun places as the snowpark, the ski-cross trail and the Chrono Zone. In particular, the snowpark offers an expert park composed of seven modules and an intermediate park composed of three modules.
In summer, Valloire turns green again and offers new sensations. If you enjoy hiking, you’ll enjoy the great number of routes on offer around the village. For example, take the “3 lakes” path, which will take you from grassy slopes to the magnificent peak of the Col du Galibier. Or, from the hotel, take the hilly “Balcon des Balais” trail, where you’ll be able to appreciate superb vistas over the valley, all the way discovering a pastoral way of life among restored sheepholds, flocks of sheep and marmots. If you prefer getting about on two wheels, the resort offers a great number of cycling gems, the crown jewel of which is easily the Col du Galibier, icon of the Tour de France. If you love mountain biking, there are outstanding arrangements for cross-country, certified by the FFC (French Cycling Federation). Choose from 155km of marked trails, 11 new trails and a bike park with 33km of pistes. But that’s not all that's on offer. You can also choose from microlighting, paragliding, climbing, via ferrata, adventure park, horse riding, fishing or even zip-wiring above the Lac de la Vielle lake.