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Valmeinier Ski Resort Guide

Valmeinier, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length150km93 miles
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Resort Height1,500m4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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Valmeinier

The ski area of Valmeinier is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,500m4,921ft, with 150km93 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Valmeinier has direct access to 150km93 miles of downhill skiing, with 78 marked pistes, served by a total of 34 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,600m8,530ft, 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 12km7 miles 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 4cm2in, expected on 23 April, with around 33cm13in forecast over the next 7 days.

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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
150km93 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
34

Altitudes & Slopes

Valmeinier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Lowest Piste1,500m4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Valmeinier)1,500m4,921ft
Max Vertical1,100m3,609ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, NE

Valmeinier has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valmeinier
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
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Location and Map

Where is Valmeinier?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Département de la Savoie.

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, Geneva, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, 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 50km31 miles of ski runs, with 400 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Valmeinier open?

 Open (since December 23, 2023).

 Closed : April 12, 2024.

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

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

Valmeinier