Set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Maurienne Valley, Valloire and Valmeinier represent excellent value for money with a friendly, French atmosphere. Valloire, built around a seventeenth century Baroque style church, is a family orientated resort with an authentic traditional French village feel. The smaller purpose built resort of Valmeinier, offers spectacular views over the surrounding mountains. The two resorts are linked to provide an excellent ski area at the foot of the Galibier Pass.
Both resorts have easy nursery slopes closeto the resort . There are a good range of wide, open slopes on which to master those turns!
A wide variety of pistes for the intermediate skier to choose from. Try the shaded, west facing slopes on the Crey du Quart or the long red from the Le Gros Crey peak into Valmeinier 1500.
Setaz offers several black runs and the mogul field down to Valmeinier 1500 is steep and challenging.
Snowboarders will love the wide slopes of Valloire and Valmeinier. There is a snowpark with half pipe at the Crey du Quart and plenty of good free-riding to be done on the extensive terrain.
Approx Transfer Time Chambery 1 hr 45 mins Lyons 2 hrs30 mins Village Height Valloire: 1,430m (4,962ft); Valmeinier: 1,800m (5,950ft) Highest Lift 2,594m (8,510ft)
An informal atmosphere with reasonably priced restaurants and bars. -The Club Bar L'Igloo for its intimate atmosphere or the lively and popular Bar Centrale. Dance the night away at the L'Odysee nightclub or the Village Discotheque
Paragliding - Snow shoe walking - Bowling - Ice skating
3-course dinner from around ¿24 - Pizza/pasta dishes from ¿7 - Fondue from ¿12 - Good range of restaurants including Plancheur de Vaches crêperie, La Chautagne for pizzas and Bistro "Chez Fred" for traditional Savoyarde dishes
Cinema - Fitness centre with Jacuzzi and sauna - 2 farms - banks