About Valmeinier

Situated in the unspoilt and easily accessible Maurienne Valley, the ski areas of Valmeinier and Valloire combine to form the extensive Galibier-Thabor domain, where two thirds of the skiing is above 2000m. With many north facing slopes, this is a snowsure resort.

Valmeinier itself comprises two separate resorts at 1500 and 1800m: the high altitude resort of 1800 is a purpose built complex and the livelier of the two with stunning mountain views, while 1500 has a more traditional village feel. A regular ski bus links the two stations, allowing access into the slopes of Valloire via the Grandes Drozes and Moneul lifts.

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Check out the lifts, slopes, views and more of what the resort has to offer.

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Inclusive lift pass: 6 day Galibier-Thabor whole area pass
Lifts to: 2594m
Total number of lifts: 33
Marked pistes: 150km
Longest run: 12km
Ski bus included: Yes
Lift pass photo required: No
Snow cannon coverage: Over 400 snow canons


By coach: Friday departure. Journey time from Calais: approx 13 hours.
By air: Flights to Geneva or Lyon, transfer to resort 2 1/2 hours.

Ski Runs

Green Runs: 20
Blue Runs: 25
Red Runs: 30
Black Runs: 11

With 70% of the ski area over 2000m it makes for great snow conditions and a long operating season. The wide open slopes of Valmeinier created in the 1980s are also ideal for snowboarders.

Beginners and intermediates are particularly well catered for with predominantly green, blue and red runs on the Valmeinier side, and some more challenging blacks towards Valloire for the more advanced skier.


Swimming pool: St Jean de Maurienne
Ice skating: Valmeinier 1800
Bowling: Valmeinier 1800
Shops/Cafés: Valmeinier 1500 & 1800

We also include a programme of free in-house evening entertainment at each of our hotels and centres.

Snow Reports

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Accommodation features

Auberge le Grand Fourchon

Auberge le Grand Fourchon

Ideally suited to school groups, this 165 bed property is in an enviable location just 100m from the lifts in Valmeinier.

Accomodation features: Doorstep Skiing, In-House Recreation Facilities

Chalet les Chamois

Chalet les Chamois

A sole occupancy property at the foot of the slopes and 20 metres from the nearest ski lift.

Accomodation features: Single Occupancy, Budget, Doorstep Skiing

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