Advantages lovely area, 2 extra days, good for mixed ability groups
Disadvantages awful jerky drag lifts
I took a large group of friends  to Valmeinier in Jan. 2007, we traveled by coach and arrived at the hotel by 08.30, being experienced coach travelers by now [ this was our 4th holiday by coach], we knew to have our ski socks in the top of our bags so that we could go straight to the ski hire room [located in the hotel] and get our skis so we were out on the slopes by 9.30!.
We have all got used to the coach journey and it has lots of benifits, no long waits at the airport checking in lugage and going through security checks, just load your babs in a quiet car park and see it again at the hotel but the biggest plus is 2 extra days skiing and the cost.
Valmeinier was very quiet in Jan. and the snow was pretty good, just got a bit icey by the end of the week. All the runs are OK but the best skiing is if you ski down to 1500 and cross the valley by chair lift to Valoire which has great skiing and really well groomed pistes but the down side are the awful drag lifts which really go with a jerk and all of us fell off them at sometime during the week, so stick to the chair lifts whever possible. All in all a great place to ski with a group of mixed ability skiers.
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