Resort Attractions in Valmeinier

Snowshoeing is more popular in French ski resorts than anywhere else, and in Valmeinier they take their snowshoeing very seriously, albeit in a fun way, with multiple variants on a simple walk in the snowy woods!

Daytime snowshoe hikes of varying lengths and themes are offered by several companies including Aaland Nature (+33 (0)6 70 22 33 22; aaland-nature.fr) They offer an evening hike option complete with night vision binoculars called, “Meet The Wolves.”

Alternatively ‘Snowshoe Walks with Lulue” are offered by Lucienne Zinant (+33 (0)4 79 56 56 75) with the focus on having fun as you walk, for the whole family with snow games and mountain stories.

There’s a third company offering snowshoeing too, Bouzandoc (+33 (0)6 22 36 53 28; bouzandoc.com), and Sylvain Ichard (+33 (0)6 33 36 65 45) offers ‘gourmet snowshoe treks’ which include a scrumptious picnic en route and possibly a full fondue meal at the end.

Resort Activities

Bowling 
+33 (0)4 79 56 83 49

Cinema

Dog Sledding 
+33 (0)6 19 52 11 19

Ice Skating

Microlights 
+33 (0)6 87 56 44 43
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Paragliding 
+33(0)4 79 59 02 41

Ropes Course 
+33(0)4 79 59 02 41

Sledging
+33(0)4 79 59 53 69

Speed Riding (skiing with a paragliding sail on your back)
+33(0)6 10 82 01 69

Snowshoeing 
+33 (0)6 70 22 33 22

Shopping

Other than sports and grocery shops, the retail outlets are really limited to the minimum in Valmeinier.

In 1800 Carte Blanche (Place de l'Office du Tourisme; +33 (0)4 79 56 51 68) is a general news agents, souvenir and photographic store and Le Grenier d'Angeline Montagne furniture (Résidence le Saint Bernard; +33 (0)6 82 28 52 38) is a homewares retailer.

L'Espace K'DO (+33 (0)4 79 05 81 68) in the Lodges des Pierres residence sells gifts, souvenirs and post cards and Pourquoi Pass (+33 (0)4 79 56 89 50) and Ski M'Plait Gifts (+33 (0)4 79 56 84 89) in the Chalet Camille residence are also souvenir shops. Yam Photo (+33 (0)6 64 78 38 12) in the Avenir III residence is a photographic store and photographers agency.

The choice is more limited down in 1500 but Les Sens du Bois (Les Planchoseaux; +33(0)6 85 50 11 94) sells locally carved wooden items and there’s also the Tabac Noraz tobacco shop and news agents (+33 (0)4 79 56 80 44) that also sells gifts and souvenirs.

Valmeinier Ski Deals

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