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Valmeinier and Valloire are perfect for a DIY skiing holiday

5th February 2016

I had a phone call from my friend Frank Baldwin, the editor of the Skier and snowboard magazine, who was very excited as he’d just returned from a skiing break in Valloire. Frank loved the skiing there and asked if we ever sold any holidays there. He thought it was a fantastic ski area and that more British skiers should go! So expect to see an article in the “Skier and Snowboarder” magazine soon!

I skied in Valmeinier and Valloire myself about 4 years ago and thought the same as Frank, more skiers should come here!  The problem is that few good British tour operators features them so it has to be DIY ski holiday to get the best deal.
Valmeinier and Valloire are perfect for a DIY skiing holiday

Ski Holidays in Valmeinier with a free lift pass start at just £198 pp (The ski pass is worth €190) has a number of great accommodations that you can book through us to build your own DIY package to ski and our deals include a free ski pass.

Suggested good buys. The 4-star chalet-style accommodation Les Hauts de Valmeinier is situated in the highest part of Valmeinier, directly above the slopes. The centre is just 250 m away. The comfortable accommodation has an indoor pool, a fitness room and for a fee a sauna and Turkish bath can also be used. Free Wi-Fi is available at the reception. Parking spaces are also available (payable locally).
Valmeinier & Valloire DIY holidaysBased on 4 people sharing a one bedroom self-catered apartment. The 5th March 2016 is on offer at just £198 per person and includes a free ski pass worth €190, now that’s a great deal!

You can reach Valmeinier on a DIY ski holiday with a flight to Grenoble and renting a car.

Today (2/2/16) you can book a flight with Easyjet  with  4 sets of luggage for 4 people and a car rental for £894, it’s a 1 hour 20 minute drive from the airport to the resort.

That makes the package price of your DIY ski holiday just £421.50pp with a free ski pass worth €190! (approx. £144)

For comparison purposes the same package with flights, transfers and accommodation, with Crystal ski who offer Valloire (price based on 2/2/16) is £583pp, to a 3* apartment.

Valmeinier and Valloire are ski resorts in the Maurienne Valley and offer an incredible 150km of piste, so why don’t more British skiers want to ski here?  With five mountain sides there is plenty to keep the average intermediate British skier happy for a week.

About the ski village of Valloire

Valloire is an all year round resort, thanks to the excellent snow record and that fact the Tour de France normally passes through on its way to the famous Col du Galibier. Because of its two trading periods there are some good hotels and apartments here.  It’s perhaps the most famous of all the villages in the Maurienne valley resorts. It has a quiet mountain charm with narrow streets and a lively village square with a 17th century baroque-styled church and pleasant restaurants, shops and bars.