«Spécial débutants »
Beginners’ special offer
with ESF ski school !
Between the Mont Blanc mountain and the Swiss border, not far from the famous ski resort of Chamonix, the cosy ski resort of Vallorcine is an authentic little village in the North Savoy region of the French Alps very proud of its traditions. Made up of several little hamlets, built on the mountainside and surrounded by splendid forests, Vallorcine has preserved its exceptional natural setting and typical regional architecture. By booking a holiday rental in Vallorcine you will be able to enjoy hours of gentle skiing in a magnificent setting, overlooked by the Mont Blanc Mountain.
Minimum altitude : 1260m - Maximum altitude : 2270m
Ski area : Le Balme
- 19 slopes: 0 green, 11 blue, 8 red, 0 black
- 4 ski lifts
The Le Balme ski area can be reached via the Vallorcine cable car just steps from the Odalys residence. A unique skiing area between 1260m and 2270m of altitude ideal for beginners as well as intermediate skiers, situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc and the Swiss Alps. Ski slopes takes you through mountain pastures, forests and gentle paths. Discover the superb views of the Mont Blanc mountain range, the Swiss Alps and the spectacular Emosson dam.
La Poya ski area is a dedicated children's and beginners' snow garden, situated in the village of Le Buet with easy drag lifts and tows ropes.
For cross-country skiing fans there are 8 km of marked out paths for Nordic skiing including one track for beginners. Pedestrians can also enjoy walks and snowshoeing in the area as there are paths alongside the cross-country skiing circuits.
At the entrance of the Mont Blanc valley and close to Switzerland, you will find luxury ski holiday rentals in Vallorcine in North Savoy in the Odalys Luxury Residence l’Ours Bleu. 4-star luxury ski accommodation offering all the home comforts for your ski holiday in Vallorcine.
Ideally located at the foot of the cable car leading to the Balme ski area you will have easy access from your holiday rental in Vallorcine to the slopes. This cozy ski area is ideal for beginners and families with 19 downhill ski slopes and 8km of cross-country skiing tracks. For first-time skiers 2.5km of adapted slopes exist in the Domaine de la Poya area. There is a small grocery shops in this small, traditional mountain village but for more choice and facilities (supermarket, cash machine, post office, etc...), you can drive to Argentiere which is only 7km from Vallorcine.
Indoor, heated pool (open from Sunday to Friday 10am-7pm)
Fitness area (reserved for adults only – over 16 years old)
Hammam, sauna, whirlpool bookings at reception, extra charge (reserved for adults only – over 16 years old)
Ski lockers (except for studios)
Laundry facilities (extra charge)
Free indoor and outdoor car parks (1 space/apartment)
The Luxury Residence L’Ours Bleu has a restaurant and bar with south-facing terrace. You have the choice of 2 formulas :
- 7 evening meals
You have the choice of 2 formulas Christmas Special and New Year during the relevant periods.
Residence offering high quality, spacious holiday rentals in Vallorcine ranging from studios for 2 people to 5-roomed apartments for 10 people. Tastefully decorated and well-equipped with the necessary home comforts for your mountain holiday all accommodation has a functional kitchenette (ceramic hob, microwave/grill, dishwasher, etc) and a bathroom with toilet.
You have a television and DVD player (except in studios) and free Wifi access in all accommodation. All holiday rentals have a terrace.
Five studios for 2 people on the ground floor are equipped to welcome guests with disabilities.
- Indoor, heated swimming pool
- Fitness area (age 16+)
- Hammam, sauna and whirlpool bath, with entrance fee (age 16+)
- TV, WiFi in the apartments (and at reception), DVD player (except in studio apartments)
- Free loan of baby equipment
Discover the activities offered in Vallorcine, close to Chamonix:
- Glacier hiking
- Snow shoeing (leaving from the village)
- Ski joering
- Ice skating
• Indoor, heated swimming pool, enjoy a swim all year round !
• Kids’ Club entertainment and activities
Free kids’ club « Les Oursons » 4 and 5 year-olds and « Les Pandas » for 6 to 13 year-olds : from December to end of March.
Entertainment, activities (indoor and outdoor depending on weather conditions).
5 half days per week : from Monday to Friday, morning or afternoon.
Possibility to combine the kids’ club with the special offer for beginners « spécial débutants » offered by the ESF ski school. (All activities and lessons supervised by qualified personnel). Bookings to be made at reception on Sunday.
• Bon appetit ! Discover our 7 evening meals and half-board formulas*
* Not valid for the following dates : 24/12 et 31/12. Free meals for children under 4 years old.
• Ski passes, preferential Rates « Special Odalys »
Discounts on ski passes up to 35% by booking online with your accommodation.
Free ski passes for children under 5 years old and people over 75 years old. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions Discounts valid on pre-bookings only.
• Ski equipment, pre-book skis and snowboards with Odalys
Odalys special deals
Book your ski equipment with SANGLARD SPORTS in Vallorcine
• Ski school, future champions ski school pick-up point at the residence
Book ski lessons for your children with ESF ski school and the ski instructors will pick up your budding skiers at the reception of your residence.
Sign up your children for group ski lessons from 5 or 6 years old (depending on resort) to 12 years old in the morning or afternoon.
(age groups, days and hours vary according to the resort’s ski school).
Some of the magnificent sites in the North Savoy region to explore from Vallorcine:
- The Berard water fall
- The Barberine centre (18th century house), the museum of Vallorcine
- Stage coach route, themed trail going through the different hamlets of Vallorcine
- The « Eau Noire » river
- The Emosson dam
- Chamonix (17km away) the Mer de Glace (sea of ice), the train of Montenvers
- The Aiguille du Midi, Tairraz centre (cristal museum)
Résidence Prestige Odalys l'Ours Bleu
Lieu-dit Le Plan de l'Envers
Every day : 8am-12 noon and 4pm-8pm
+33 825 273 273
Monday to friday : 9am/7pm
Saturday : 9am/6pm