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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 Length150km
Highest Lift2,600m
Resort Height1,500m
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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The ski area of Valmeinier is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,500m, with 150km of marked runs.


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

With ski lifts as high as 2,600m, 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 12km long and the most difficult run is the 'Les Grandes Drozes'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Valmeinier?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Valmeinier.

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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
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Valmeinier Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,600m
Lowest Piste1,500m
Resort Altitude (Valmeinier)1,500m
Max Vertical1,100m

Ski Slope Aspects


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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valmeinier
Intermediate Skiers

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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.


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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 50km of ski runs, with 400 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Valmeinier open?

 Open from : 14 December 2024.

 Closes : 11 April 2025.

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

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