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This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Valmeinier a ski resort in French Alps with 150km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1500m to 2600m above sea level. This resort has direct access to 150km of downhill skiing, with 78 individual pistes, served by 34 ski lifts. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Valmeinier is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France, located at the foot of the Mont Thabor, 3207 meters and is known as a medium size ski resort. Discovered in the 12th century, Valmeinier was practically self-sufficient with most of its inhabitants living off the land until the 17th century. At this time they discovered a high quality anthracite which they decided to mine, hence Valmeinier got its name (Val des mines = the valley of the mines). Between 1848 and 1924, bolstered by the industrialization of the Maurienne Valley, agriculture and mining developed as the two main economic activities. The village at 1,500 m started to develop with the arrival of various holiday villages. In 1986, the resort at 1800 m was launched and the Gros Crey ski area equipped with lifts. The ski area shared by the resorts of Valmeinier and Valloire has a new name: “Galibier– Thabor”. This refers to the area’s 2 emblematic summits, which peak at more than 3,000 metres. The first ski lift was installed in 1973, in L’Armera, in order to join up with Valloire, which had already been operating for a few years. Gradually, the ski area expanded and it now features 150 km of slopes over 1,600 hectares. The snowpark, classified as 5th French snowpark and 15th European, is certified by the French Snowboard Association (AFS). It is tended daily by the resort's staff.
There six Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Valmeinier are perfectly feasible. Chambery Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Train options to this resort are available are not available from the airports listed above.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.