Valmorel

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Valmorel
Location within Alps
Nearest major city Albertville
Coordinates 45°26′03″N6°26′32″E / 45.4341°N 6.4421°E / 45.4341; 6.4421 Coordinates: 45°26′03″N6°26′32″E / 45.4341°N 6.4421°E / 45.4341; 6.4421
Top elevation2,550 m (8,370 ft)
Base elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Skiable area65 km of runs
Runs47
10 (21%) beginner
25 (54%) easy
8 (17%) intermediate
4 (8%) difficult
Lift system 30 (1 cable car, 2 gondolas, 8 chair lifts, 11 drag lifts)
Snowmaking about 200 cannons
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Valmorel is a ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley, located in the communes of Les Avanchers-Valmorel and La Léchère, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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The station was opened in 1976. The domain is connected to the Mauriennaise station at Saint-François-Longchamp and forms the area known as Grand-Domaine.


Resort name

Valmorel is named from the valley of the River Morel, a tributary of the River Isère.


Resort Access

The route to Valmorel passes Albertville on the N90 until the Aigueblanche / La Lèchère / Doucy Tarentaise / Valmorel exit ramp. From there one route goes to Le Bois and continues directly to Val Morel. The other route goes through Doucy Tarentaise and then the hamlets of Raclaz, Villaret and Meiller. The second route passes the small resort of Doucy-Combelouvière which is linked to Valmorel by ski slopes.


Sports

Cycling

The climb to Valmorel, over 12.7 km (7.9 mi) at a 7% gradient from Aigueblanche, completed the fifth stage of the 2013 Critérium du Dauphiné. The climb was classified as hors catégorie . The stage victory went to Christopher Froome, who beat Alberto Contador and Matthew Busche. [1]

The 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné also had a Stage 5 finish at Valmorel. Dan Martin won this stage ahead of Geraint Thomas, with Thomas taking the yellow jersey. [2]

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References

  1. Farrand, Stephen (6 June 2013). "Froome wins Dauphiné stage in Valmorel". Cycling News. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  2. Ryan, Barry (8 June 2018). "Critérium du Dauphiné: Dan Martin wins in Valmorel". Cycling News. Retrieved 8 June 2018.