Valfréjus, a pioneering spirit!
Right from the beginnings of skiing in the early 20th century, the pioneering people of Modane took to ski-jumping, ice-skating, and even bobsleigh competitions!
The local club, called Sports d’Hiver Modane, was established as early as 1920.
The Arrondaz plateau very quickly earned itself a reputation for great snow, and tourists keen to enjoy the pleasure of winter sports began to ski down the Charmaix slope, an ancient gateway to Italy and Dauphiné.
Chairlifts were installed at the end of the 1960s to facilitate access.
At that time, the bottom station was at Fourneaux, and the resort’s state-of-the-art lifts took skiers from the town straight to the snow-covered slopes.
Then, with improvements to the road to Le Charmaix, Valfréjus eventually emerged as a fully-fledged resort.
Easy to reach by motorway or by high-speed train via Modane station, this resort stands at a location where the conditions are ideal for winter sports, a long tradition here.