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.
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.