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Residence Odalys L'Ecrin des Neiges

Résidence L'Ecrin des Neiges appears to be nestled in the mountainside. This gives the location truly spectacular views! The comfortable apartments are cosily furnished with use of a lot of wood. You can directly access the slopes here because it is literally in front of the complex. The pleasant centre of Valmeinier also offers countless possibilities for a fun evening. The village centre is a stone's throw away, you really have everything at your fingertips.

These cosy apartments are an excellent choice for your winter sports holiday, thanks to the beautiful location!

  • Central location
  • Comfortable apartments
  • Sunny
  • On the slopes

Room types

3-room apartment (2 bedrooms)
for 2 till 7 persons
  • surface circa 38-45m²
  • Number of beds: 7
  • Balcony
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • dishwasher
  • Television (added costs (costs: about 40,00 € per week))
  • (Living) room(s): sleeps 1 (1 x single bed)
  • Bedroom(s): 2 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: sleeps 4 (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed); 2 x single bed)
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) to be paid with cash or credit card (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,40 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 9,00 € per set per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 114,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: circa 6,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: circa 20,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 13,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): circa 20,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: circa 65,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: circa 27,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
2-room apartment (1 bedroom)
for 2 till 6 persons
  • surface circa 33-41m²
  • Number of beds: 6
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • (mini)oven
  • dishwasher
  • Television (added costs (costs: about 40,00 € per week))
  • (Living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons bed or two single beds)
  • Bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x two persons bed or two single beds)
  • Cabin(s) (cabin 1: 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed)))
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: bath, sink
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) to be paid with cash or credit card (to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,40 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 9,00 € per set per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 114,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: circa 6,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: circa 20,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 13,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): circa 20,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: circa 65,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: circa 27,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)

Boardtype

Self catering

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 200 metres
distance to train station saint michel valloire approx. 17 kilometres
distance to ski piste approx. 200 metres

Map

Facilities

General Information
  • reception (open: saturday from 15:00 untill 20:00 o'clock, open: thursday and friday from 08:00 till 11:00 hours and from 17:00 till 19:00 hours, open: sunday untill tuesday from 08:00 until 11:00 o'clock and from 17:00 untill 19:00 o'clock, closed on wednesday)
  • parking
  • rooms suitable for disabled persons
  • deposit (to be paid with cash or credit card)
  • final cleaning
  • tourist tax
  • bed linen included: extra change on request (added costs)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
Optional facilities
  • baby package: on request circa 8,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 9,00 € per set per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): circa 114,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • cleaning package: circa 6,00 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 60,00 € per piece per 7 dag (pl) (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • wireless internet available in the room: circa 20,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 13,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): circa 20,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: circa 65,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • beds made on arrival: circa 27,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,40 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per week(s) to be paid with cash or credit card (to be paid at resort)
Children
  • baby package including: (cot (exl. linen), baby bath tub, children's chair)
Sports facilities
  • billiards (added costs)

There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

Valmeinier

Valmeinier consists of the authentic and traditional village of Valmeinier 1500 and the more modern Valmeinier 1800 built especially for winter sports. This village is built alongside the piste and offers plenty of entertaining options. The hotels and apartments are predominantly built in chalet style. The lively village square of Valmeinier 1800 has numerous restaurants, bars and terraces. on Wednesday evening you can ski on the illuminated piste between 5 and 6.30 PM (on Monday evening during school holidays).

Valmeinier is also an ideal base for hiking tours into the area. Various hiking trails have been set out in the natural surroundings. There is a fun park with a boarder cross and a half pipe for snowboarders.

Valmeinier

  • Modern village
  • Good connection to Valloire
  • 150 km of slopes, something for everyone

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 200 metres
distance to train station saint michel valloire approx. 17 kilometres
distance to ski piste approx. 200 metres

Galibier Thabor

Together with Valmeinier, Valloire in the French Savoie forms the largest ski area in the Haute Maurienne, the Galibier Thabor. More than three quarters of the 150 km (93 ml) of pistes are located at Valloire and this is the place to be for the real ski and snowboard fanatics. The 150 km (93 ml) of pistes are suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Since this is a relatively new resort, it is also equipped with a modern ski lift system. The resort of Valmeinier is connected to the resort of Valloire by cable car. From Valmeinier 1800 you can make great tours via Valmeinier 1500 to Les Verneys and Valloire and, of course, in the other direction too.

Together, Valloire and Valmeinier have 40 km (25 ml) of cross country skiing tracks ranging in difficulty and snowboarders can test their skills in the snow park which also includes a half pipe.
 
A tip: in the village of Orelle, approximately 25 minutes drive from Valmeinier, you can catch the ski lift to Val Thorens, which is part of the biggest interconnected ski area of Les Trois Vallées. If you want to ski or snowboard here for the day you need to pay approximately € 40,- on location.

Galibier Thabor

  • The most famous winter sports area of ​​the Mauriënne Valley
  • At the foot of the imposing Grand Galibier
  • A total of 150 kilometres of slopes

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per destination

Important information regarding mandatory documentation
Yes
Read the FAQ page here
Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
2 metres
Mouth mask
Yes
Mandatory in public areas and in lively places; such as markets (from 5 years).
Max persons together outdoors
N / A
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Certain hours not allowed to be outside?
No
Restaurants
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

From 15th of December, people over 65 years old will lose their vaccination certificate 7 months after the last vaccination. This rule also applies to everyone from the age of 18 from 15 January. From 15th of December, people with the Janssen vaccine will no longer have a health card, unless they have received an ARN booster vaccine within 8 weeks of their vaccination.

As off 15/1 only fully vaccinated or recovered people, wil have a valid green pass. PCR tests will not be sufficient anymore as of then. Only seated service.

Bars / Apres-ski
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Only seated service.

Club/Nightlife
Open

100% open - Health pass required from 12 years. You meet the requirements for a French health card if:

- You are completely vaccinated

- You have proof of recovery from Covid-19

- You present a negative PCR or antigen test, that is not older than 24 hours

Only seated service.

Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Activities, attractions and sights
Open
A mouth mask is mandatory
Events open air or indoor
Yes
With vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Transfer
Yes
A mouth mask is mandatory
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mouth mask + vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or PCR test / rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours old).
Slopes
Open
Skilifts
Open
A mouth mask is obligatory and a health pass is needed for a lift pass
Ski rental
Yes
Mouth mask
Ski lessons
Yes
Mouth mask obligatory at the gathering at beginning/end of each lesson
Wellness
Open
Additional measures per ski region
No
Accommodations can ask for a Health Pass, also if they do not provide a wellness area or meals.
Good to know
Yes
Restaurants: Since 15 December, a dose of the Janssen vaccine, which was taken more than two months ago, will no longer give travelers a French health pass (they can take a test instead). If they have not received a booster vaccine. This applies to entry to activities (such as ski lifts), hotels, etc. in France but not to international trips to France, which can still be done with a dose of the Jansen vaccine.

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort.
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Lift pass, lessons and material

Discounts:

The lift pass for children up to 4 years and seniors aged 75 and over is free on display of an ID card. When you are entitled to a free lift pass, choose "No lift pass" when booking.

Passport photo:

A passport photo is required for all free lift passes.

The above fees and discounts are valid when booking through Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

Lift pass (extra information):

In step 2 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in step 2 of the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in step 2 of the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in step 2 of the booking process.

You can select ski and snowboard directly upon booking. With short-stay holidays it is not possible to book ski lessons. You can arrange ski lessons at the resort.

When booking ski lessons, your level is requested:Beginners: Choose if you have never skied before.Intermediate: Choose if you have skied before and know how to break and turn.|Advanced: Choose if you are an accomplished skier but wish to improve your technique.

The ski and snow board lessons start on Sunday.

Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.

When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment you can exchange it once a week for free, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).

The following types of material can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP:

 Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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