Le Grand Domaine
St François Longchamp
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Le Grand Domaine is a popular ski area for British families. It is situated in the Tarentaise Valley, close to Moutier and the gateway to the 3 valleys.
It encompasses the ski resorts of Valmorel and Saint-François-Longchamp. With its vast ski terrain and stunning alpine scenery, Le Grand Domaine attracts skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
Valmorel, one of the resorts within Le Grand Domaine, is a traditional village-style ski resort. It is known for its charming architecture and a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. The village was purposefully built to blend in with the surrounding mountain environment, featuring wooden chalets and stone buildings.
Valmorel offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access, allowing visitors to hit the slopes directly from the village.
Saint-François-Longchamp, the other resort within Le Grand Domaine, is a purpose-built ski resort located on the opposite side of the ski area.
It offers a more modern and lively atmosphere compared to Valmorel. The resort features a range of accommodations, restaurants, and après-ski options. The ski area is easily accessible from the resort, and visitors can enjoy a good variety of ski runs, the bowl at the end of the valley it sits in offers a good selection especially for beginners needing green and blue slopes.
Le Grand Domaine is suitable for a wide range of skiers and snowboarders. Valmorel's beginner-friendly slopes and gentle terrain make it an ideal destination for families and beginners.
Intermediate skiers will find plenty of enjoyable runs to explore in both resorts. Advanced skiers can challenge themselves on the more demanding slopes, but they are in the minority here.
In terms of après-ski, both Valmorel and Saint-François-Longchamp offer a selection of bars, restaurants, and entertainment options. Valmorel has a more relaxed and cozy après-ski scene, with traditional mountain-style establishments. Saint-François-Longchamp has a livelier atmosphere, with bars and clubs where visitors can socialize and unwind after a day on the slopes.
(Airports, trains, shared options)
6 day pass
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Train + Bus Option
Train to Moûtiers for Valmorel or Doucy
1hr 15 - Chambéry
2hr - Grenoble (change in Chambery)
3hr - Lyon (1 change)
3.5hr - Geneva (2 changes)
4hr 30 - Paris (Direct)
Train to St-Avre-la-Chambre for Saint-François-Longchamp
32min - Chambery
1.5 hr - Grenoble (1 change)
2.5hr - Lyon (1 change)
2.5hr - Geneva (1 change)
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This is because it's the most comprehensive integration of all European train operators, so you can even plan cross-border travel.
On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel
Valmorel - Moutiers Coach Station
Timetables here: scroll down to Moutiers
Operates every day
Multiple stops aprox 45 min to Valmorel
Aprox 20 euro return (on its own)
If your shared transfer drops you in the middle of the resort and you can't walk, use the inter resort shuttles or grab a local taxi
Geneva, Grenoble or Lyon to Moutiers
Saturdays and Sundays
9th December 2023 – 20th April 2024
Schedual depends on Flight arrivals
Check the site for the drop off locations based on which airport you're coming from
Geneva Airport to Moutiers
Timetable around flights
Variable schedual - check the site for availabililty
Courchevel - 39.50 euro
Use Altibus to book travel from Lyon or Geneva
2hrs to Moutiers from either airport
Mid Dec to Early April
Aprox 120 Euro return (all the way to resort)