Our ski shops in Valmeinier 1800

Your ski hire in Valmeinier

Situated in the Maurienne valley in Savoie, the ski resort of Valmeinier is a real natural setting where calm and a change of scenery are the key words. This "ski in, ski out" destination is ideal for a holiday combining sport, relaxation and pleasure. To make the most of your stay in Valmeinier, discover all our offers on Valmeinier ski hire and book your equipment now. By entering your dates of stay on our website, you will have access to the best offers. So, as soon as you arrive in the resort, you can pick up your ski equipment in one of our rental shops in Valmeinier. All our mountain sports professionals are at your disposal to guide and advise you.

Valmeinier's Village

Faced with the democratisation of winter sports, it was during the winter of 1973 that the winter tourist development of Valmeinier 1500 was launched and from 1984, several residences and holiday centres were built to accommodate tourists. Today, you can stay at Valmeinier Villages 1500 or Valmeinier resort located at an altitude of 1800 m.

This family ski resort offers a mountain of activities for young and old as well as a ski area with many assets dominated by mythical summits. From the village, you can admire the Aiguilles d'Arves or the Grand Galibier and enjoy incredible panoramas. Valmeinier is the ideal destination to combine sport, pleasure and relaxation. Thanks to the omnipresent nature and the richness of the environment, you will love the mountains!

Throughout the season, life in the resort of Valmeinier is punctuated by various sporting and cultural events. As soon as the resort opens, come and celebrate the Winter Festival for a day full of surprises and emotions. Then in December, come and watch the international FIS races on the Valmeinier 1800 slalom stadium. A night-time ski competition where the best French and international athletes will compete for the first place on the podium! The Maurienne valley is easily accessible and other ski resorts such as Valfréjus welcome you in a warm and family atmosphere. You can also take advantage of the Valloire ski rental to hurtle down the slopes of a large ski area. 

Skiing in Valmeinier

The Valmeinier ski area is linked to the Valloire ski area, offering almost 160 km of ski slopes for all levels. The large Galibier-Thabor ski area stretches from 1,430 to 2,750 metres in altitude and will seduce all snow sports enthusiasts with its 1,320 metres of vertical drop. 70% of the slopes are located more than 2,000 metres away, ensuring quality snow cover throughout the season. Take advantage of the modern and innovative ski lifts to explore the entire area and explore the ski slopes for all levels.

This large ski area located in the Vanoise National Park and Les Portes des Ecrins immerses you in a dreamlike atmosphere for your skiing holidays. Its grandiose setting and modern facilities will delight all holidaymakers looking for new sensations of skiing.

On the domain, several play areas have been created to share unforgettable moments with family or friends. The Valkid is a fully equipped area for guaranteed laughs. Young and old alike will be able to overcome obstacles and snow modules to leave with memories in their heads. And for the more daring, try your hand at boardercross. Made up of 2 ski cross runs, steep turns and moguls, it's a real race to fill up with sensations.

Finally, the Valmeinier snowpark offers different areas adapted to each level in order to link modules and moguls for a maximum of sensations. For all freestyle enthusiasts, this snowpark will allow you to progress in complete safety.

All the activities of Valmeinier


During your stay in Valmeinier, you can escape through breathtaking, snow-covered landscapes on a snowshoe walk. Discover the flora and fauna like a trapper from the far north and cross magnificent snowy slopes and spruce forests. Laughter guaranteed with the Valmigliss, fully equipped and fully secured slopes to slide on a giant buoy! Igloo, bouncy castle and toboggan on the programme!

For the more adventurous, discover the Mountain Big Bike, where you will hurtle down the slope on a mountain bike with wide tyres for a unique sliding sensation. Finally, snowtubing, dog-sledding or snakegliss, fill up with activities during your holiday in Valmeinier to leave with memories full of memories!


During the summer season, come and spend your holidays in the Maurienne and let yourself be amazed by the wild beauty and the breathtaking panoramas that the Savoie offers you. Long mountain hikes await you to reach the summits and explore the fauna and flora. With or without a guide, you will discover the mountain lakes, trails and secret spots and meet the animals. For all those who love the great outdoors, take to the air and fly over the whole valley on a paragliding flight. For the sporty types, hurtle down the mountain bike trails to discover downhill biking but also electric mountain bikes. Climbing, Via Ferrata, cane-hiking or pony trekking, so many activities to share unforgettable moments with your family!

Finally, several relaxation areas are available for moments of well-being and relaxation in front of the mythical peaks of the Alps. Hammam, jacuzzi and spas are accessible and will be much appreciated after a long hike!

Access to Valmeinier

To come and ski in the Maurienne valley, take the A43 motorway to St Michel de Maurienne then take exit 229 and the D902 to Valmeinier. If you come by train, the SNCFR railway station of St Michel Valloire is regularly served and direct TGV trains are available in high season from Paris. Then shuttles are available to take you to the ski resort. Finally, located less than 2 hours from Valmeinier, the airports of Lyon Saint Exupéry, Grenoble and Chambéry provide access to the resort by bus during the winter.