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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

2-room apartment (1 bedroom)
for 2 to 6 persons
  • surface approx. 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
3-room apartment (2 bedrooms)
for 2 to 7 persons
  • surface approx. 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

Board basis

Room only

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

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)
  • cleaning package: (included in the package price)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: 8,00 € per day
  • beds made on arrival: (included in the package price) (to be mentioned at reservation)
Optional facilities
  • baby package: for all guests with age up to 1 (incl.) year, on request approx. 9,00 € per piece per day (to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: approx. 10,00 € per set per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): approx. 114,00 € per unit per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 18,00 € per piece per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: approx. 16,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • linen package (bed linen and bath towels): approx. 25,00 € per person per stay (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • hotel service: approx. 65,00 € 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 approx. 1,40 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: approx. 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)

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

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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

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

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 ski/board hire

A Galibier Thabor ski pass is included in the tour price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

Ski passes for children up to 4 years old are free. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting your ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ  for more information about equipment rental.

The following equipment can be booked:

Bronze

This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly manoeuvrable, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. 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. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for 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 (e.g., off-piste skiing) so that they can help you select the right equipment.
Lessons can be specified directly when booking. See our FAQ  for more information about classes.

The ski and snow board lessons start on Sunday.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:

Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.

Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.

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