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Valmeinier Resort & Transfer Guide

Valmeinier is a small old traditional French village with beautiful French architecture. The name Valmeinier means ‘valley of the mines’. The Valmeinier ski resort is based at the altitude of 1800m with a ski range between 1500m to 2600m covering 150km of piste. Valmeinier is lift linked to the village of Valloire and is the largest of the ski areas with the Maurienne valley. The Valmeinier - Valloire ski area is a famous ski holiday destination brilliant ski opportunities and connections to the Three Valleys.

Ski Resort Location

Valmeinier is located in the Maurienne (France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Savoie Mont Blanc, Savoie). The resort is divided into two villages that are just 300m apart, close to the Italian border and the Vanoise National Park. Valmeinier combines a traditional mining and farming village, centuries of heritage and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Located at 1500m, the ski resort has a newer and higher skiing village at 1800m (which was built in 1987). You can use all the facilities in both ski resorts regardless of where you’re staying. Valmeinier 1500 is the quieter of the two villages. Valmeinier 1800 is slightly newer and offers a great choice of bars, restaurants, cinemas, and disco. That is also possible to book sleigh rides via the tourist office.

Multiple hotels will welcome you and ensure a pleasant stay. Valmeinier is protected within the National Park, its landscape is totally unspoiled, guaranteeing stunning views and incredible skiing. Whatever your age and your desire, there is an activity for you.

Closest Airports to Valmeinier

If you’re flying to Valmeinier, be sure to arrive via one of the closest airports. There are several airports that can be used as a pick-up point:

Closest Train Stations to Valmeinier

The closest train station to Valmeinier is at St Michel-Valloire (15 km from Valmeinier). You may find it easier to organise a direct resort transfer from your chosen arrival airport. That is the most convenient and time-saving option.

Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only. Weather and traffic conditions can significantly impact transfer times:

  • Geneva airport (GVA) – 2 hours 35minutes
  • Chambery Savoie Airport (CMF) – 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport (GNB) – 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport (LYS) - 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Turin airport (TRN) - 2 hours 20 minutes

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

We always carefully calculate all resort transfer services individually, to be sure that our customers never overpay. Whenever you choose to travel and whatever your final destination, Alps2Alps will get you there for the best possible price. However, we advise booking early to access the best possible deal. In addition, keep up to date with Alps2Alps for the latest offers, deals and discounts on Valmeinier ski resort transfer services.

Transfer costs are calculated in accordance with the following factors:

  • Where the journey begins (your arrival airport)
  • The time of year and seasonal demand
  • Peak times during the day and week/weekend
  • The size of your group and the number of children
  • The length and duration of the journey

All of the above will only ever result in our base-rate for ski transfers going down – we never over-inflate our prices at any time or for any reason. We also offer substantial discounts for off-peak, off-season and midweek transfers to Valmeinier. If looking for the best possible deals, travelling outside peak season or midweek typically results in the biggest savings. We offer midweek (Monday to Friday) prices with up to 60% discount than weekend prices.

Your transfer quote will also depend on vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and other costs like road tolls and airport parking charges. In all instances, we work hard to keep our prices low and are relentlessly committed to total value for money. Which is why we guarantee you won’t find a better deal on your Valmeinier resort transfers, whatever your needs.

To discuss any specific requirements or plans to travel as part of a larger group, please get in touch directly so we can discuss your needs.

Resort Open & Closing Dates

Seasonal opening dates at Valmeinier are of course dependant on snow conditions, though are currently listed as follows:

Season opens – 14th December 2019

Season ends – 19th April 2020

Ski Resort Essentials

The resort of Valmeinier lies at an elevation of 1,500m, with a max vertical of 1,100m and its highest lift going as far as 2,600m. There are a total of 78 pistes in the immediate vicinity of the resort, served by 34 ski lifts. Around 23% of the slopes are beginner runs or nursery slopes, 29% serve the needs of intermediates, 37% advanced slopes and the remaining 11% are for experts.

That is worth to remember that Valmeinier is the most famous ski resort in the Maurienne Valley.  Valmeinier can also offer you excellent off-piste area over four sides of the Gros Crey and Crey du Quart mountains.

Family Friendly/Kids

The Valmeinier ski resort is a family-friendly -children under 5 can usually ski for free. There is a Club Piou Piou Ski club for the little ones - 3 snow gardens have been created for children with artificially produced snow (for the age group from 3 to 5 years old).

Weather/Snow Weekly Forecast

Maps of Valmeinier

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Valmeinier live webcam stream:

Tourist Resources & Links

The tourist office in Valmeinier organise a full entertainments program. There is a church situated in the heart of the village, you are welcome to discover the alter pieces, baroque decor and the collection of religious objects. Find out more information at the following website and ensure that you have planned the best trip possible:

How to Choose Transfers to Valmeinier

From our point of view, Valmeinier ski resort transfers are about so much more than getting you to your final destination. Besides just getting to your destination, you also want to arrive comfortable, refreshed and ideally on time. Not all resort transfer services can promise this – Alps2Alps guarantees a higher-level service for every passenger.

Travel with us to Valmeinier and we’ll provide you with the following guarantees:

  • Outstanding value for money throughout the season
  • Flexibility and convenience for all customers
  • 24/7 customer service and English-speaking drivers
  • A family-friendly attitude and service with a smile
  • Total commitment to punctuality and reliability

Book Your Ski Transfer to Valmeinier

Be aware of all kinds of deals, discounts and special offers that could make your trip to Valmeinier even more affordable. If looking to secure your seats for the best possible price, booking as early as possible is advisable.

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, please get in touch with the Alps2Alps customer service team today. Otherwise, book your trip right now and we’ll see soon!

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