The name of the resort comes from the stream that takes its source in the form of waterfalls above Valmorel. In winter, it is the playground for climbing enthusiasts with one of the rare natural ice waterfalls in the Savoie. In summer, they are part of the hiking circuits, starting in Valmorel, that can be enjoyed with the whole family.
In the valley, don’t miss the 103 waterfalls developed where the stream arrives in La Léchère-les-Bains. A pleasant thematic path suitable for families runs along the waterfalls in the shade of the trees culminating in the amazing final 80m high waterfall.
The Col de la Madeleine is also one of the treasures of the region. It is the link between the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys. A true place of pilgrimage for cycling fans from all over the world, it is located at an altitude of 1993m. It has been climbed no less than 26 times in the history of the Tour de France. The scenic route is also popular with motorbike riders from all over Europe. The road to the pass is dominated by the Lauzière mountain range, classified as a Natura 2000 site. It is the secret spot for local ski touring enthusiasts. Valmorel and Doucy are also the starting points for hikes up to the summer pass.
The Col de la Madeleine is closed in winter when it becomes the link between the ski area of Valmorel and Saint François Longchamp “Le Grand Domaine”. The 165km of ski slopes, open to all types of winter sports, await you for a winter holiday in the great outdoors.
Creve Tête is one of the other gems in the valley. It is THE summit that overlooks Valmorel and offers a 360 ° view of Mont-Blanc, the Vanoise glaciers and the Lauzière mountain range. In summer, it is an outing for good walkers taking them up to the cross at the top engraved with its altitude of 2342m.
In winter it is the playground for expert freeride enthusiasts.