Summer on the slopes

There is a lot to do in the Alps in the summer where the weather is usually comfortably warm. The French do mountain boarding – like a normal skateboard but with a string attached to a brake.  Some years ago we booked our eldest son into mountain boarding lessons which …

Hiking

Hiking in the mountains is great in the summer. The nearby national park is unspoilt and there are lakes and streams at altitude to visit and have a picnic. There are refuges but these would need to be booked, see the information at the tourist office. I’d like to describe …

Biking

Mountain biking and road cycling are very popular in the Alps and Valmeinier offers both with a good range of challenges for all abilities. Mountain biking There are three chairlifts open during the summer to take bikes (and people) up the mountain and one runs on each day, giving access to …

Other Activities

The village is very family friendly. The main centre is traffic free and there are usually activities for children most evenings in the centre of the village or in front of the main chair lift.  The village also hosts various festivals. This year we were there during 2018 when the …