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Ski Resort Valmeinier - Valloire (Galibier Thabor) in Savoy: Position on map

Valmeinier - Valloire (Galibier Thabor) Ski Resort

Trail Map Valmeinier - Valloire (Galibier Thabor)

The Ski Resort

© Office de Tourisme de Valmeinier

Valmeinier and Valloire together form the Galibier Thabor ski resort, which stretches over the three mountains Le Gros Crey, Le Grand Plateau and La Setaz des Pres. There are a total of 150 kilometres of slopes and 89 downhill runs. Around 70 per cent of the slopes are over 2000 metres in altitude. The location and almost 700 snow cannons ensure snow until Easter. 

Valmeinier - Valloise is particularly suitable for beginners and pleasure skiers with mainly easy to medium difficulty pistes. These easy and long downhill runs are especially found on the eastern slope of the Crey du Quart. Also green marked slopes are not only to be found in the valley area, but also in the higher areas of the ski area. 

Those looking for a challenge will find two black slopes on the Grand Plateau. The Cotérieux leads to Valmeinier, the Méregers to the Valloire valley. Two more demanding descents await you at the Cornafond chairlift on Setaz des Pres. There is also a downhill run equipped with a timekeeping system.

Snowboarders and freestylers won't be bored in Galibier Thabor either, as the Lac de la Vieille snowpark has a diverse structure. It consists of several areas and therefore has the right course for all levels of ability: From the Easy Park with light waves and curves to the 450m long Expert Zone, which is equipped with big airs and handrails. There is also a Cool Zone with music and tables for a short break.

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Interesting facts

  • Offering 99 miles of slopes and terrain, Valmeinier - Valloire (Galibier Thabor) is among the 15 largest Ski Resorts in France.
  • Elevated between 4692 ft and 9022 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 15 highest elevated Ski Resorts in France. The vertical drop from summit to base is 4331 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in France is 2687 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 55 " at summit elevation and 25 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 60 " at summit elevation and 30 " at the base. Therefore Valmeinier - Valloire (Galibier Thabor) is among the 15 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in France.
  • Valmeinier - Valloire (Galibier Thabor) features 47 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 51 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
50%
Snow Making Machines: 690
Snowphone+33 (0)4 76 59 53 69
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
Jan
Feb
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Mai
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July
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(in ")

Nightskiing

Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.60 km

Videos

00:30
Vivez l'hiver façon Valloire !
00:36
Station de Valmeinier
01:59
Un hiver de rêve !
02:29
Valmeinier - Ski et nature au Pays du Thabor
00:32
Hiver 2018 | Valloire "all together" - épisode 1

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Number of Clubs: 1

Dining and Restaurants

Number of Restaurants: 14
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Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Number of Skischools: 3
Number of Snowboard Schools: 3
Freeride Lessons
Cross Country Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental

Getting here

© Office de Tourisme de Valmeinier

The ski area is located about 130 kilometres from Grenoble. From there take the A41 and A43 towards Turin. At the Col du Galibier exit, continue towards Saint-Martin-d'Arc and then Valmeinier or Valloire.

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Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • 6 days lift pass Galibier Thabor (value of lift pass up to €209) Exceptions see booking process
  • Bed linen
  • Dish towels (first set)
  • Final cleaning (excl. kitchen)
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last update on Mar 4, 2024
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Contact

Office de Tourisme de Valloire
Rue des Grandes Alpes
73 450
Valloire
Phone+33 (0)4 79 59 03 96

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Mountain Stats

Elevation4692 ft - 9022 ft
Opening DayDec 23, 2023
Closing DayApr 12, 2024
Capacity 47969 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Lifts

30
10
17
2
1
Total 30

Skiable Terrain

99.4 miles
Beginner
Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Overall Slope Length 99.4 miles
Number of Slopes 89

Weather (8530 ft)

Rates

€50.80
1 day adult €50.80
1 day child €42.90
All rates & fees