Ski Area Valmeinier

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Ski Area Valmeinier
4.5

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Vlk777alfa
Slovakia332 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Very good place for skiing. A lot of slopes a lot of possibilities for winter sports...you can choose slopes from green to red and skiing a lot of kilometres down the beautiful hills...Very good ski-lifts,very nice place...on the slopes You can find a lot of bars,restaurants... In my opinion one of the best ski-areas in Europe.
Written January 20, 2017
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Colin H
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Stayed in Valmeinier 1800 and skied throughout the valmeinier and vallore ski areas.

The area provides great value skiing. We skied in half term, yet we rarely queued for lifts.

It was rarely below zero and reached 10 degrees in the sun 1 day, yet the pistes were maintained in 1st class conditions despite no snow in 13 days by the time we left.

Great range of green and blue slopes and a mix of easier and challenging reds. Great fun parks in both resorts.

Night life is very quiet in Valmeinier. Not a lot happens after 7:30pm, makes it great for families or couples looking for a quiet time. That said there are some amazing restaurants serving traditional alpine meals to explore.

Overall quieter than some of the bigger alpine resorts, but that does not detract from the great skiing. None of the big UK tour operators go here Personally that's one of the reasons I would highly recommend it.
Written March 1, 2019
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Waraphorn
London, UK25 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
Quiet, scenic and full of great green and blue runs, very suitable for family with small kids and new beginners.
Written October 19, 2014
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Darko G
Belgrade, Serbia27 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
150km of pistes, with all categories, from green to black, and you can combine everything. We used to combine green, blue and red, total lenght more than 5km. Best part is middle hill, Crey du Qart, with long and wide slopes, also all categories.
The maintainance is very good, every morning the pistes were nice and clean.
Pros: huge variety of pistes, especially for intermediate skiers and children. You can combine all 3 hills and all difficulties.
Cons: some cables are slow, and sometimes I needed almost 30 mins to get where I wanted. Also, the food prices on the slopes are very high - ie. hamburger 100g 5.5 eur! The prices of drinks are little bit better, but still high. But then again, it is France.
Written January 28, 2015
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Snowboarder2014
Southampton, UK3 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Never heard of this resort before, so took a gamble (booked through SkiFrance) was a really good resort. Their website was really informative, which we used to deci to go there and keep an eye on the snow etc before we went.
Plenty of runs. Maps don't look like there's many lifts, but re than enough as loads of really long runs.
Written January 28, 2014
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PeterAyres
Northampton, UK7 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Overall a very nice ski area linking well with valoire.
Piste maintenance at Valmeinier is however much noticeably better than Valmeinier
Written January 23, 2014
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Vanessa3365
Canterbury, UK2 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We had the best week skiing in Valmeinier/Valloire. The sun shone every day & although there were occasionally icy slopes this was mitigated by some very proactive snow canon usage 😎 It's snowing there right now!
Our Boys (nearly 4 &7) were very well looked after by the wonderful staff in the Gallipette 2 and also given expert ski instruction in the ESF ski school .
It was so wonderful to be able to enjoy skiing knowing our children were being well cared for & progressing thier ski skills.
We stayed in Valmeinier in Easter 2018 and hope to return again soon😎
Written January 9, 2019
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George L
Liverpool, UK4 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
Excellent ski resort for families and mixed ability groups. Very scenic with wide open sunny skiing - I ski most of the season there, usually January and March. Avoid February, it gets very busy ( French half term is spread over the whole month.)
Written February 18, 2015
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JezL1970
Cardiff, UK17 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
Generally it is not somewhere I would recommend but there are caveats to that.

I have two major gripes with this resort and the first is that it is definitely not for beginner's. The green runs are pretty hairy in places, narrow and steep and the blues are closer to reds in places. As an intermediate at best, I struggled. In addition, all runs end in a very steep green/blue that at times was like a crowded street, sliding down a hill! The area at the bottom has two ski lifts and at times the queues were sometimes very large. Here's one of the caveats however…. We went over New Year so there were a lot of locals around and of course lots of holiday makers. Maybe at other times of the year it would be better. Our last day was a Saturday, with bad weather and it was actually very quiet.
Written January 14, 2014
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ShepherdSwanage
Swanage24 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Fabulous resort with loads of skiing for all levels. Enough restaurants and bars for plenty of choice. Ideal for families
Written January 31, 2019
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