Holidays to Valmeinier
Set in the breathtaking scenery of the Maurienne Valley, Valemeinier offers skiers and snowboarders 150 km of well-groomed runs. As well as a huge range of blue and red runs that extend all the way to neighbouring Valloire, there are challenging black runs and plenty of opportunities to explore the well-covered off-piste areas. With plenty of excellent restaurants and a relaxed evening vibe, Valmeinier is the ideal resort for families and couples.
Valmeinier ski resort
As most of the terrain at Valmeinier is north facing, snow coverage is extremely good throughout the season. There are 83 ski trails and 34 lifts, including two gondolas. Beginners can build up confidence on the nursery slopes, while intermediate skiers can try the shaded slopes of Crey du Quart and the long red run from Le Gros Crey. The black runs of the Le Setaz area are the perfect challenge for advanced skiers, who will also find an Olympic ski run at Valmeinier. Valmeinier also has plenty of opportunities for off-piste adventures with a local guide, where the powder can remain untracked for days, and there is an excellent snowpark for snowboarders.
The slopes at Valmeinier extend all the way to the Valloire and Les Verneys area, so there is a huge range of runs and magnificent scenery to explore. Valloire is centred around a traditional 17th century village and is great place to head for an evening meal if you fancy a change from Valmeinier. Expert skiers might want to arrange a day trip to the nearby Karellis resort, and you could also explore the slopes of the famous Trois Valley region.
After a day on the slopes, Valmeinier offers plenty of après ski activities and eateries to keep you entertained. There is a cinema and a bowling alley and a spa to relax in, as well as a fun park for children. If you’re still not worn out from a day skiing and snowboarding, you could skate on the ice rink or even enjoy floodlit skiing at night for a truly unique experience.
Valmeinier has excellent grocery shops that will delight foodies, and four supermarkets for those in self-catered accommodation. There are three mountain restaurants offering buffet food that is perfect for lunch on the slopes, and there are plenty to choose from in town. Try traditional French cuisine and local specialities, or head to family-friendly pizzeria for your evening meal.
Nightlife is centred around the Valmeinier 1800 area and there are several great bars on the mountain. Though the vibe is laid back and not the place for party animals, there is a disco for those looking to dance into the early hours.
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