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Valmeinier

Valmeinier Ski Resort Guide

Valmeinier, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length150km
Highest Lift2,600m
Resort Height1,500m
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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Valmeinier

The French ski resort of Valmeinier is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,500m, with 150km of marked runs.

Summary

Valmeinier has direct access to 150km of downhill skiing, with 78 marked pistes, served by a total of 34 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,600m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

Valmeinier offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

Valmeinier offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Valmeinier.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Valmeinier is 12km long and the most difficult run is the 'Les Grandes Drozes'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Valmeinier?

The next notable snow forecast is 11cm, expected on 2 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Valmeinier Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
30
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
26
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
24
Downhill
Total Length
150km
Cross Country
Total Length
40km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
34

Altitudes

Valmeinier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,600m
Lowest Piste1,500m
Resort Altitude (Valmeinier)1,500m
Max Vertical1,100m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valmeinier
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Valmeinier

Ski Hire Shops in Valmeinier.

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Location and Map

Where is Valmeinier?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Savoie, Rhône-Alpes.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Valmeinier is Chambery, 70 minutes drive away.

Grenoble, Annecy, Turin Caselle, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Geneva, Turin Cuneo and Saint-Étienne airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 34 ski lifts are able to uplift 39,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 50km of ski runs, with 400 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Valmeinier open?

 Open from : December 18, 2021.

 Closes : April 17, 2022.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Valmeinier, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Valmeinier Tourist Office for the latest.

Valmeinier