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Valmeinier, two villages nestled in the heart of the Alps

The village station of Valmeinier is nestled in the heart of the Northern Alps, at the foot of the large Galibier-Thabor ski area, linked to Valloireand whose station is located at 1800 maltitude. Its highest peak is at more than 3000 m, at Mt. Thaborand Valmeinier is located on the slope southern slope of the Maurienne, in the department of Savoiein the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

A distinction must be made between Valmeinier village at 1500 m of altitude, also connected to the slopes, and Valmeinier the high altitude resort at 1800 m of altitude. Because Valmeinier is an addition of several hamletswhose main town is built on theadretalong the torrent of the neuvachewhich includes the town hall, some shops and thechurch of the village.

Note that the sation of Valmeinier 1800 has accommodations, the majority of which have been recently renovated, all located in border of the slopes, and which allow « skiing on foot without having to use the shuttleor walk on distances important.

Valmeinier, a resort linked to Valloire

The two stations are grouped together in the Galibier-Thabor ski area: Valloire and Valmeinier.

ValmeinierValmeinier, the winter sports resort, is located at an altitude of 1800 m and has 160 km of slopes of all levels: from downhill skiingmore than 400 snow guns, night skiing, fun areas, courses snowshoesparagliding and the speedriding. The ski area of Valmeinier has facilities quite comparable to the standards of the big resorts.

There are a total of 29 tracks that are available in Valmeinier : 31 blue, 17 green, 33 red, 8 black, with 29 ski lifts relatively modern: 2 cable cars, 10 ski lifts, 17 chair lifts. Note that the resort offers 4 slalom courses and a ski school, so that you can put your children there.

The Sandonière is the novelty of the resort with 2 red runs, 1 new detachable chairlifta new high point at 2750 maltitude. And the snowpark now has a skicross, an expert slopestyle and a medium park. The easyparks located at the edge of the green slopes are available for beginners and young people and there are also the play areas with whoops, banked turns and bumps accessible to all.

Finally, Valmeinier invites amateurs of winter sports to go through the itineraries on foot or with snowshoes with mountain guides. In summer, the area is also very suitable for hikingand to the observation of the nature, in a environment preserved and natural.

The Valmeinier ski area in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Valmeinier
Commune Valmeinier
Massif Mount Thabor
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 160
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm) : 160
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 12
Name of the ski area Valloire Galibier
Connected station(s) Valloire
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 430
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 2 750
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 2 090
Total height of the domain (in m) 1 320
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 36
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 18
Number of blue runs 29
Number of red trails 33
Number of black runs 10
Total number of downhill ski trails 90
🚡 Lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 10
Children’s treadmill 1
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 4
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 2
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 29
🌲 Nordic ski area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 0
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 0
🏘️ Services in the station 🏘️
Presence of a snowpark: Yes
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa : No
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 515
Slogan of the station Savoie – France
🚆 Access to the resort 🚆
Nearest train station: Saint-Michel – Valloire
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 667
💶 Price survey in the station 💶
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 41 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 209 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 100 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 50 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 460 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 640 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 1 078 €
Statement cost of stay 2 adults & 2 children (excluding transport & food) 1 588 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 400 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 950 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 144 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 295 000 €
📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 9
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 9,5
Rating of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 9
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 7
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7,5
🎓 Station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 8,0
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 32nd position out of 232 stations in France

Valmeinier in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Valmeinier ?

The resort of Valmeinier is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this activity gives you the opportunity to admire the snowy landscapes of the resort in winter. You can discover its fauna and flora in winter.

Sled dogs This activity gives you the opportunity to enjoy a sled ride pulled by dogs during which you can admire the mountain environment and wildlife.

Cross Country Skiing This activity is ideal for those who love to ski on wild slopes with many trails available for them to explore with mountain guides.

Snowboarding: cette The activity will allow you to enjoy all the sensations of sliding offered by the relief of the station. You will be able to ride in complete freedom and enjoy the thrill.

  • What are the activities in summer in Valmeinier ?

The resort of Valmeinier also offers many summer activities like :

Hiking This activity will allow you to explore the resort in summer, you will have the opportunity to discover its nature and admire its sunny landscapes.

Mountaineering Mountaineering : this activity offers you the possibility to climb the still unknown summits of the Alps and to enjoy the unique panoramas that will be offered to you.

Climbing : This activity gives you the opportunity to climb the artificial wall provided. You will be able to enjoy the thrill and improve your technique.

Cycling This activity offers you a bike ride during which you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature of the resort and its surroundings.

  • What to visit in Valmeinier and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in, we can mention : Notre Dame des Neiges Chapel, Lac Vert gwape, La Fromagerie, Notre Dame de l’Assomption Church

  • Where to eat in Valmeinier ?

The resort of Valmeinier offers more than 31 restaurants among which we can mention : l’élan, la cabane d’en haut, la pizza rock.

  • Where to sleep in Valmeinier ?

The Valmeinier resort offers a number of different accommodations such as

Hotel les carettes, hotel le maritan, hotel du center

  • How big is the ski area of Valmeinier?

The ski area of the Valmeinier resort has a size of 160 kilometers, divided into 90 slopes. Among these slopes, the longest measures 33 kilometers. It also has 0 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Valmeinier?

This area has an altitude between 1430 meters and 2750 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Valmeinier ski pass?

Their packages start at 41 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Valmeinier?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 460 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 640 euros.

  • Does Valmeinier have a bike park?

No, it does not have a Bike Park.

  • How to get to Valmeinier by train ?

You can easily get there from the St Michel-Valloire train station. You can take one of the shuttles available to get to the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Valmeinier ?

The zip code of the Valmeinier resort is 73450

  • In which department is located Valmeinier ?

The resort of Valmeinier is located in the department of Savoie

  • Does the resort of Valmeinier have a tourist office ?

The resort of Valmeinier is part of the Valmeinier tourist office. It is located at Résidence l’Ours Blanc Valmeinier 180073450 Valmeinier.

  • Are there any webcams in Valmeinier ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Valmeinier ?

You can find the latest weather report from the Valmeinier station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in valmeinier ?

At valmenier resort, the lifts usually open the first week of december, until the beginning of april, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Valmeinier ?

Yes, it is at Immeuble Avenir 1800, 73450 Valmeinier.

What is’s opinion about Valmeinier?

In the end, gives the resort of Valmeinier an average score of 8, which places it in 31st place in France. Its strong points are : average snowfall 9/10, domain size vs price 9.5/10, ski area 7/10.

Map of the ski slopes of Valmeinier

Valmeinier - ski area map
Valmeinier – map of the ski area
Valloire Valmeinier - Ski area map
Valloire Valmeinier – Ski slopes map


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