Valfréjus offers over 65km of pistes suitable for all levels of skier. Snowboarders, off-piste-enthusiasts and cross-country skiers are also catered for. Other features include a snowpark and 18 snow canons. An upgrade to the Eski-mo ski pass at a cost of around £27 allows skiing in Aussois, La Norma, Bonneval sur Arc and Val Cenis brings the total skiable area up to 300km. The additional ski areas are connected by bus, but car hire is suggested.
At Ski Line we consider the resort of Valfrejus to be an ideal resort for those on a budget and particularly families where the whole family ski together either all day or with lessons in the morning and skiing together in the afternoon. All of the skiing is above 1550m up to the highest point of 2737m so its snow sure from early in the season to the end in mid April.
Valfrejus is located at an altitude of 1.550 m in the Savoie Alps, near the Italian border. The friendly village, offside from the mass tourism, can easily be explored and has a special charm. The centre is built like a horseshoe around the broad end of the valley descent. So most of the sun terraces of cosy bars and cafés can easily be reached with skis on. Apart from that, approx. 10 restaurants are waiting to spoil you with French, Italian and local specialities. In the resort centre you’ll find a multi-purpose sports field, which, depending on the season, is used for skating, hockey, football and basketball. More sensational attractions are paragliding and heliskiing. Besides, the tour guide offers you an attractive programme, e.g. a snow-BBQ, a fondue or raclette-dinner or a pub tour.
Valfrejus is just across the valley from the famous 3 Valleys ski area, so has the same reliable snow. It part of the popular Maurienne Valley which is on the France/Italian border.
The ski area offers 65km of piste so by some French resorts is limited, but in addition there are many options for off piste skiing in most cases just off the piste edge, so quite safe! The runs themselves offer 28km of green/blue, 33km of red runs and 4km of Black runs. Making it ideal for beginners to early intermediate skiers. Valfrejus has 13 lifts, 6 T-bars/button lifts, 5 chair lifts and 2 cable cars.
Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018
Total Runs 20
Km of Piste 52km
Resort Altitude 1500m
Highest Piste 2740m
Beginner skiing in Valfrejus
Beginners have a choice of greens on the Plateau d’Arrondaz, which is also ‘the place’ to enjoy the spectacular scenery from the mountain restaurant.
Intermediates skiing in Valfrejus
The ski area is best suited to intermediates with long blues running back to the resort
Advanced skiing in Valfrejus
The powder for which Valfréjus is well known, will suit advanced skiers who can also use their ski pass for La Norma and Aussois (shuttle bus on Tuesdays for La Norma and on Thursdays for Aussois €7). Heliski is also offered for the more daring.
Valfréjus is the birthplace of ‘skwal’ -a type of snowboard where both feet face the slope- and one of its instructors is the former ‘skwal’ world champion, Christophe Gros..
Getting to Valfrejus
Ski Line doesn’t include flights with the holidays to Valfrejus but Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon are all within easy reach and serviced by many budget airlines. Option by train are also available. Or for those who prefer to self-drive Ski Line has great deals on channel crossing either by ferry or via the tunnel. Call one of our team for more information.
Après ski in Valfrejus
There are a few bars and restaurants and other off slope activities to enjoy, but après ski is quiet.