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Doorstep skiing at Valmeinier 1800

High in the French Alps at 6000ft the resort of Valmeinier is a sensational find, an undiscovered ‘jewel in the Alps’. Located high in the Maurienne Valley, Valmeinier attracts good snow falls, 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 that solves the problem of families and groups of different skiing abilities. The small and modern ski village at 1800 is beautifully built in an aesthetically pleasing style, which merges modern design with tradition. Valmeinier 1500 is an old, picturesque mountain village, harmoniously nestling in the slopes just a short ski down from our hotel. Stay with us at the Hotel L'Aigle and enjoy all that Valmeinier has to offer.

Valmeinier 1800 ski area

Enjoy dramatic scenery with varied and extensive skiing. An excellent ski system encompassing 3 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 on the piste behind Hotel L’Aigle and you can also ski back to below 1800 directly from Valloire and get the fast lift up in 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.

Extensive skiing

Convenience, flexibility and excellent skiing are the essence of Valmeinier and the Maurienne Valley. The 150kms of piste start right outside the Club Hotel and extend throughout the whole Valmeinier and Valloire area. For even more skiing a floodlit ski evening is included in your lift pass.

A gondola lift links St Michel de Maurienne (Orelle) with Val Thorens and Meribel. Day trips can be organised (subject to numbers) – supplement payable for a short transfer and extension to your lift pass.

Take a look at the Valmeinier / Valloire live web cams here.

Skiing from 1500m

Beginners  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Lessons can be booked directly through ESF and commence on the nursery slopes near our club hotel. You progress quickly to the green and blue runs, which give great encouragement to the novice skier. Lift Pass – Valmeinier/Valloire

Intermediates ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Few resorts can be so attractive to all levels of intermediate and recreational skiers. There are runs of every type either to cruise on, or to try something more difficult. You can enjoy the entire area from Valmeinier 1800 right across to Valloire and Les Verneys.

Lift Pass – Valmeinier/Valloire

Advanced ​​​​​​​​​​​​

Combine a maximum number of km/day with real quality skiing on the good selection of challenging red and black runs. The extensive off-piste and powder possibilities are wonderful with a local guide; the powder remains untracked for days. Overall, a great uncrowded area, offering high-calibre skiing. Lift Pass – Valmeinier/Valloire


An excellent area for the intermediate and advanced boarder. The wide open, well-groomed pistes are a great confidence booster. This expansive area offers fantastic variety to keep even the most experienced boarder occupied all week or try out the snowpark in Valloire for a challenge! Lift Pass – Valmeinier/Valloire

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Whether you are a first time skier or would like to improve your ski/snowboarding technique lessons can be great fun for children and adults alike and whatever your level there is a lot to be gained from tuition packages.  Our resorts provide lessons for the beginner, intermediate and advanced skier/boarder so, whether this is your first time on skis or you want to learn how to perfect your parallel turns, ski school gives you the opportunity to make the most of your holiday.

Valmeinier's ski school and its 70 instructors are glad to welcome you and to offer group or private ski and snowboard lessons.


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7 Cedar Court
, Parkway,
Porters Wood, St Albans,
Hertfordshire AL3 6PA

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