Auberge le Grand Fourchon
About Auberge le Grand Fourchon
The Auberge le Grand Fourchon is a purpose-built youth accommodation situated right in the centre of Valmeinier 180.
The hotel itself opens onto a pedestrianised street in a convenient spot only 100m from the lifts and ski school meeting point.
The Grand Fourchon has 23 rooms which generally accommodate between 2-5 students per room, and there are eight studios with bedrooms sleeping 5-10 guests.
All rooms have a bathroom with a shower, toilets and washbasin, single and pull-out beds or bunk beds.
The Auberge is split into two parts: the main building which houses the restaurants, classrooms, games room and majority of bedrooms, and a small extension with a separate entrance to more sleeping quarters.
Accommodation is on a full board basis with a buffet lunch taken at the hotel, with meals including some regional specialties such as raclette. An afternoon tea of hot chocolate (or a cool drink on sunny days) and cake or bread and jam is provided for groups on their return from skiing.
You may be charged a damage deposit on arrival.
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.
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.