High in the French Alps at 6000 feet the resort of Valmeinier is a sensational find, an undiscovered ‘jewel in the Alps’. Located high in the Maurienne Valley, Valmeinier enjoys season-long snow cover, being only 10 minutes as the crow flies from Val Thorens and its glaciers.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier, this is one of the few resorts which solves the problem of families and groups of different skiing abilities.
Valmeinier/Valloire Enjoy dramatic scenery with varied and extensive skiing. An excellent ski system encompassing three valleys, this area has all the ingredients that will make it a big hit as it offers superb skiing for everyone.
You can enjoy skiing above the tree line on wide pistes or take scenic routes through the trees down to the rustic villages of Valloire and Les Verneys.
The excellent nursery slopes are right by the hotel, and the resort prides itself on its quality grooming which will boost the confidence of the beginner skier. You can then progress to the leisurely blue runs near the hotel and cross the valley to Valloire.
The fast chair lift just outside our Club Hotel takes you to a vantage point from where you can ski back to 1800 or head off towards Valmeinier 1500.You can ski directly to le Crey du Quart and Valloire from the piste behind the hotel. You can also ski back to below 1800 directly from Valloire and get the super new lift up to 1800. Maximise your time on the slopes, starting on that ‘first chair up’ in the morning and skiing that last possible run back in the evening.
There is a selection of mountain restaurants and bars, which enjoy a good reputation for quality and reasonable prices.
Ski Safari - Much more skiing with Mountain Lodge Hotels. Our Ski Staff are on hand to help with all you skiing needs and organise a full 5-day Ski Exploring programme. For even more skiing a floodlit ski evening is included in your lift pass. A gondola lift links Orelle into Val Thorens and Meribel.
Sightseeing by horse and carriage
Bars & Disco