Valmorel



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Suitability
Valmorel
Skiing - Torchlit descents:

Snowboarding - Snowparks: 1, Halfpipes: 1

Other Snow Sports - Cross country: 20km, Cross country equipment available, Snow shoeing, Snow shoes available: Telemark: Sleigh rides:

The French ski-school (ESF) meets at the top of the Telebourg cable car in Le Mottet and has over 90 instructors, many English speaking; a range of ski tuition as well as snowboarding lessons, ski-kindergarten and day-care provision.

For those interested in shopping, there is a modest choice with modest sophistication, and mainly concentrated in Bourg-Morel. Principally ski-related goods plus a chemist, newsagent, souvenirs and a couple of small supermarkets feature throughout.

During the daytime the winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, winter walking on cleared paths, snowshoeing, sledging, horse-drawn sleigh rides, heliskiing, para- and hang-gliding, microlight flights.

The evenings are fairly low-key and unsophisticated, with limited bars and restaurants, disco and cinema. There are also evening sledge rides on "bob-sled train, meal at mountain restaurant with torchlit descent, occasional themed nights organised by tour operators.

Restaurants here are unpretentious and lacking variety, with pizza and fondue the staple offering, numerous snack bars but few exciting restaurants. Gastronomes will be disappointed.