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Galibier Thabor






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Galibier Thabor is a stunning ski area located in the French Alps, known for its picturesque landscapes and excellent skiing opportunities. With approximately 150 kilometers of slopes, it offers a fantastic range of terrain.

The ski area comprises several interconnected resorts, Valloire and Valmeinier, which provide a diverse range of accommodations and amenities for visitors. 

Valloire is a traditional alpine village with a rich history dating back centuries. Its charming architecture and cozy atmosphere make it an appealing destination for those seeking an authentic mountain experience. It's got even quieter sub-areas in Valloire Setaz - Moulin Benjamin and Les Verneys. All areas have blue or green options down to the town. 

Valmeinier, on the other hand, is a purpose-built ski resort designed with convenience and accessibility in mind, offering modern infrastructure and ski-in/ski-out accommodations. 

It's 2 parts - Valmeinier Villages and Valmeinier 1800 / Saussette. 

Galibier Thabor boasts an excellent après-ski scene, particularly in Valloire. After a day on the slopes, visitors can enjoy a variety of bars, restaurants, and cafes that cater to different tastes. From lively bars with live music to cozy lounges where you can unwind with a hot beverage, there's something for everyone. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, allowing skiers to socialize and relax in a vibrant setting. 

In terms of connections to the ski area, both Valloire and Valmeinier provide easy access to the slopes. The resorts are well-connected by lifts and gondolas, allowing visitors to explore the entire ski area seamlessly. Valmeinier offers more ski-in/ski-out accommodations, due to its purpose built nature - allowing guests to hit the slopes directly from their doorstep and return without hassle. 

The area offers excellent nursery slopes and ski schools for beginners to learn and progress, this is especially easy to access in Valmenier - both parts of the resort have access to green/beginners areas at resort level. 

Galibier Thabor Ski Area offers a beautiful alpine experience with a mix of traditional charm and modern convenience. With its varied terrain, vibrant après-ski scene, and accessibility, it is a fantastic destination for skiers of all levels, providing a memorable winter getaway in the heart of the French Alps.

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Airport Drive times

  • 1.45 hr - Chambery

  • 2.5 hr - Grenoble 

  • 2.5hr - Lyon

  • 2.75 hr - Geneva

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Always 1 change at Chambery (unless you start from there of course) 

  • 1hr - Chambery

  • 1.5hr - Grenoble

  • 2.5hr - Geneva

  • 2.75hr - Lyon

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This is because it's the most comprehensive integration of all European train operators, so you can even plan cross-border travel.

On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel

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There's 2 regular routes from Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne - use the Altibus platform

  • S40 - Valloire [45min]

  • S41 - Valmeinier [30min]

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