In the southern Savoie region, Valloire sits on the Galibier Pass which acts as a natural border between the northern and southern French Alps. This old mountain village has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the charming hotels, chalets, and other accommodation options provide comfortable and relaxing bases from which to explore the vast ski area accessible from Valloire. There are an immense 1,600 hectares of ski area to explore across Valloire and its neighbour Valmeinier, which make up the Galibier-Thabor ski area. Across four mountain sides you'll find skiing and snowboarding for all levels with 150km of marked slopes and huge off-piste possibilities. And if you're thinking of exploring off-piste then the ARVA park is a must, as this training area will teach you avalanche search and rescue techniques. Also in Valloire you'll find an excellent snowpark for freestyling. The Lac de la Vieille Snowpark is split into zones for different ability levels and has modules for everyone from beginners up to freestyle pros.As the snow is plentiful and the landscape so spectacular, there are numerous ways to explore the area other than traditional downhill skiing and boarding. Every day of the week there are hiking and snowshoe tours where you can experience the nature and landscape close-up. And for more of an overall view of the area you can try paragliding from one of the many mountain departure points. Dog sledding and snowmobiles are fun land-based exploration methods and both can be arranged from the village centre.And the village itself has loads of activities, so many in fact that between the village and the ski area it's impossible to bored in Valloire. For relaxation you can use the many saunas, jacuzzis, and steam rooms. For spectacles the resort has a full event programme, one of the highlights being the annual ice sculpting contest. And warm welcomes always await you in Valloire's restaurants where you'll find great quality food and many local specialities. If you want late night entertainment then look no further than the resort's bars and nightclubs, perfect for some energetic après skiing.