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.
Very quickly, the Arrondaz plateau became well-known for the quality of its snow and the Charmaix slope, an ancient point of passage to Italy and Dauphiné, began to attract tourists eager to have a go at skiing.
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 Le Charmaix road, a proper resort eventually emerged at Valfréjus.
Easily accessible by motorway or high-speed train via Modane station, the location of this resort makes it ideal for wintersports, of which it has a long tradition.