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


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.


Valmeinier offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


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 4cm1in, expected on 2 February, with around 4cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Valmeinier

Ski Area Stats

Valmeinier Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
150km93 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valmeinier
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Valmeinier

Ski Hire Shops in Valmeinier.

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Location and Map

Where is Valmeinier?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Savoie, Rhône-Alpes.


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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, Lyon Bron, Geneva, Lyon St-Exupéry, Turin Cuneo and Saint-Étienne airports are all within three hours drive.


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?

 Opened : 18 December 2021.

 Closes : 17 April 2022.

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

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Valmeinier, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Valmeinier Tourist Office for the latest.