Val d’Allos is a ski resort located in the southern French Alps, in the region Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (department 04). A magnificent destination for tourists in search of the snow, it is composed of the valley of Allos-La Foux, Val d’Allos-Le Seignus and Val d’ Allos-Village. Visit Espace Lumiére and enjoy the wide-open spaces of Val d’Allos, the only French resort directed by a woman.
There, you will discover the immensity of its mountain ranges, all in the heart of the Mercantour National Park. Without a doubt, we are talking about one of the largest French ski resorts in the Southern Alps, located just two and a half hours from Nice airport.
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The Val d’Allos ski domain
Located in the Southern Alps, department of Alpes de Haute Provence, you have a rendezvous with several connected resorts: La Foux, Le Seignus and Le village. A three-part alpine ski resort… two ski resorts and a village! This is what makes the Val d’Allos so original.
The first two are two complementary resorts while the third is a traditional mountain village. Sister resorts, 7 km apart, Val d’Allos Le Seignus and Val d’Allos La Foux emphasise their complementarity and their splendid ski area. Note: it is possible to travel free of charge from one resort to the other thanks to the various shuttles available.
Val d’Allos – La Foux is the high mountain of the Southern Alps.
Its joint ski area with Pra-Loup will enchant the sporty and experienced skier. Built at an altitude of 1800 m, its all-wooden architecture is unique. There are no skyscrapers or concrete cubes here, only chalets and small tourist residences nicely dressed in wood.
With 180 kilometres of slopes, Val d’Allos – la Foux and its Espace Lumière area are among the largest ski areas in France. With slopes winding through larch forests, curves in the valleys, and untouched spaces, the Val d’Allos ski areas are up to everyone’s expectations, from the most experienced skier to the beginner.
Be careful, if you take the Espace Lumière link, remember to check the lift timetable… In addition to a pleasant climate and plenty of sunshine, Val d’Allos-La Foux has the friendly charm of a traditional ski resort. All the buildings in this small winter sports village are built of wood and stone in the typical style of the region. They provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate ski holiday.
In addition, thanks to its numerous care offers and activities for children and parents, Val d’Allos is able to satisfy the wishes of every family. As such, the resort holds the “Famille Plus Montagne” label.
After a good day’s skiing, why not continue with activities such as snowshoeing, snow scooters, ice driving, ice skating, speedriding… Unless you prefer a cinema session or a guided tour of the village. The less sporty will enjoy their stay in the mountains to relax and unwind…
The Val d’Allos ski resort is committed to sustainable development
Val d’Allos is a commune in the Mercantour National Park and is committed to protecting the environment.
Each year, different events related to nature and its respect are proposed:
– Track and Nature Clean-up Day
– Nature Festival
– Ecotourism weekend in the Mercantour
– Naturalist workshops with the Mercantour National Park
THE VAL D’ALLOS SKI AREAS ARE ALSO COMMITTED TO A RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO THE ENVIRONMENT, JUST LIKE THE SKI AREAS OF FRANCE.
Here are some of their commitments in detail…
– Don’t forget to sort your waste
– Use the transport services available to you
– Sharing a car
– Travel in an eco-responsible way… don’t leave waste in nature.
Unforgettable experiences in Val d’Allos
In the Val d’Allos you can also enjoy snowshoeing, on trails that are accessible to unaccompanied snowshoers. There is no time to be bored at the resort!
Here, there is a subtle mix between the tranquillity of the vast expanses of snow and the beautiful scenery of the nearby Mercantour National Park.
Different itineraries are proposed, which you can discover at your own pace. Hiking or Nordic walking, a tasty cocktail to enjoy in the Val d’Allos, here there is no noise or visual pollution, but an encounter with nature and the tranquillity of the place, a preserved nature. A moment of sharing with Mother Nature? Not to be missed!
Cross-country skiing in the ski resort of Val d’Allos
To talk about an activity, what could be better than dedicating an event?
The weekend of February 8 was the “L’Obs by night” event, a spectacular night-time ski run. The 220 participants undertook a dry climb of 767 m high, and 3.4 km away, from the snow front to the top of the Observatory.
With a start every 20 seconds, this night race offers a spectacle for the eyes with a mountain gradually lit with lights towards the summits.
A toboggan run on rails and a Verdon river nearby for several seasons. An attraction for all the family in the resort of Val d’allos.
The mountain resort of Val d’Allos in summer
The Val d’Allos and the Haut-Verdon have more than 1000 km of marked trails. The 6 villages in the valley all have listed, marked and signposted mountain hiking trails of varying length and difficulty, which will satisfy both contemplative walkers and more experienced sportsmen.
These hiking trails, in the upper Verdon valley (Alps), will take you to famous places, such as Mont Pelat or Lac d’Allos, some of which are very easy: requiring no special training, they are accessible to all, including children.
The proximity of the Mercantour National Park makes the Val d’Allos and the upper Verdon valley a preserved area rich in accessible natural sites.
Breathe in… you are here!
In an exceptional green setting, around a 15-hectare lake, a multitude of activities and facilities are available to all at the Val d’Allos – le village leisure park.
A real oasis of coolness in the mountains, the leisure park is located in a mountain setting, a privileged place to spend a pleasant moment of relaxation and leisure.
The leisure park, bathed in the sun of the Southern Alps, is the ideal place to cool off and take a dip… in the sun!
There is a waterslide, mini-golf, children’s games, pedal boats/canoes, tennis courts, football pitch, etc.
Hotels in Val d’Allos
Hotel La Source **
Located in the heart of the Alpes de Haute-Provence, on the edge of the Mercantour National Park, in the ski resort of Val d’Allos, Bérengère and her team welcome you in a warm and family atmosphere.
Specialised in welcoming families, the restaurant of the hotel La Source welcomes you all winter long and offers you evenings by the fire, parties and other activities.
Located 150 metres from the Val d’Allos ski slopes, the hotel is ideally situated for all your winter activities.
At the foot of the Col d’Allos, the upper Verdon valley is home to the Val d’Allos ski area.
Chez Franz is above all a family ski resort where you can enjoy skiing at all levels, mountain biking, hiking, water sports, tennis, etc. in summer.
The chalet-hotel is located at the foot of the slopes of Seignus d’Allos and welcomes individuals, families and groups (works councils, sports clubs, associations, snow courses, students, etc.). Free Wi-Fi access is available.
At lunchtime, the large sunny terrace on the slopes, amidst the snow in winter or the greenery in summer, awaits you with menus, daily specials, etc.
Hotel du Hameau
Facing the valley, enjoy an exceptional panorama and benefit from services that will delight the whole family for a fun holiday: meet your friends for a Provencal aperitif by the fire, an old-fashioned raclette for two or games of table football for the children in the games room.
In winter, the Hameau opens the doors to the Espace Lumière and its 230 km of alpine ski slopes, one of the most beautiful areas in the Southern Alps, linked to Praloup by artificial snow.
Simplify your stay: you can book your lift passes, ski or snowboard equipment in advance. Everything will be delivered directly to the hotel, for a carefree holiday.
Skiing in Val d’Allos: the main strengths of the resort
✅ One of the largest ski resorts in the Southern Alps.
✅ Located 2.5 hours from Nice airport.
✅ With the Espace Lumière resort, it has 230 km of ski runs spread over 103 slopes.
✅ La Foux, Les Seignus and Le Village are part of the resort and each caters for a different audience.