The resort Valmeinier in the Savoie region of the French Alps, presents two different faces. Valmeinier 1500 is a little, authentic mountain village, its stone houses with slate roofs, boasting a superb view of the surrounding peaks including the famous Galibier and the Mont Thabor. Valmeinier 1800 is a more modern resort, with its pleasant architecture, blending perfectly into its natural surroundings. Valmeinier, situated at the gateway of Italy, between the two national parks of the Ecrins and the Vanoise, thus offers a holiday in the mountains, combining discovery of the mountain heritage and a host of outdoor sporting activities in the fresh, invigorating air of the Alps.
Valmeinier is one of the newest resorts in the Maurienne Valley and therefore offers the latest equipment and facilities on and off the ski slopes. The Galibier Thabor ski area is located between 1800m and 2600m above sea level and extends over 150 km offering 89 pistes for all levels from beginners to experts. The ski area connects Valmeinier to the popular resort of Valloire. For snowboarders or skiers looking for some extra thrills and excitement, you can find one of the best snow parks in Europe in the Galibier Thabor ski area, along with “easy” parks for beginners and a chrono area for experienced skiers... Everything has been designed to satisfy winter sports fans of all types during their skis holiday in Valmeiner. Try night skiing if you’re looking for a new sensation on the slopes!
Valmeiner is the ideal ski resort for those who love skiing and snowboarding but also for those looking to enjoy other leisure and sports activities during their ski holidays in the French Alps. Ice skating on the natural ice rink, tobogganing, and speed riding in Valmeiner 1800 are popular activities to enjoy with family or friends if you fancy a break from the slopes. Take to the skies in Valmeiner and enjoy a flight in a microlight with an experienced pilot or a tandem paragliding flight from Valmeiner 1800 to discover the beauty of the snowy landscape and high mountain peaks from above.
Odalys Vacances has several quality ski residences offering a choice of holiday rentals in Valmeinier to meet all tastes and requirements. The apartments are all located in attractive residences ideally situated in, or very near, the resort centre and ski lifts leading to the resort’s ski area. These holiday rentals are suitable for both families or groups or friends skiing together and for a real treat, why not book a holiday rental with heated pool and sauna in the residence Le Grand Panorama with its outdoor, heated pool and sauna. This residence is situated right near a drag lift leading to a green slopes that links to the rest of the ski area making it an ideal choice for family ski holidays in Valmeinier.