Résidence Les Lumières de Neige is located in a beautiful sport, in the middle of Valmeinier. From the residence you have a spectacular view of the village and the valley.
The comfortably furnished apartments all feature a balcony or terrace where you can enjoy the view and soak in the winter sun. The slopes of Valmeinier are just steps away from the complex and nearest ski lift is 100m away. This accommodation is really an ideal base for exploring this beautiful ski area. The center of Valmeinier is just a short walk away, where you can try one of the many restaurants or bars.
For a surcharge of €23,- per person per night you can book half board. If you stay at Résidence Odalys Les Lumières de Neige over Christmas, a one-off €15,- per person extra will be charged. If you stay at Résidence Odalys Les Lumières de Neige over New Year's Eve, a one-off €20,- per person extra will be added. Paying for the Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner are mandatory if you opt for half-board during this period.
For children from 2 to 12 years there are reduced rates of € 11,- per person per night. For the Christmas dinner a one-off €7,- per person extra will be charged and for the New Year’s Ever there is a one-off €10,- per person extra charge.
Half board is served at Restaurant Le Chardon Bleu, which is approximately 400m away.
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.