Val Thorens Ski Resort

Val Thorens Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, located at an altitude of 2300m, is the highest ski town in Europe. It is located in the commune of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in the Savoie département. The resort forms part of the 3 vallées linked ski area which, with over 600 km of piste, is one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.


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Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, located at an altitude of 2300m, is the highest ski town in Europe. It is located in the commune of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in the Savoie département. The resort forms part of the 3 vallées linked ski area which, with over 600 km of piste, is one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.


Les Menuires ski resort

Les Menuires ski resort
On October 9, 2020

Les Menuires is a small village resort that offers a cheap way to ski in Les 3 Vallées. The 3 valley ski area is huge and will keep you amused for more than a week, it also offers something for everyone with over 600km of piste waiting to be explored. 


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Les Menuires is a small village resort that offers a cheap way to ski in Les 3 Vallées. The 3 valley ski area is huge and will keep you amused for more than a week, it also offers something for everyone with over 600km of piste waiting to be explored. Access to the other resorts is quick and convenient and you can ski to you door in most places. Off the slopes the village at Les Menuires lacks the mountain charm of Meribel and Mottaret and the shopping malls are somewhat gloomy.

Les Menuires does however provide more than adequate services for the skier and there is a good selection of restaurants. Night life is lively with a host of bars and discos. Les Menuires is the cheapest resort in the 3 valley complex.


Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort

Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

Intermediate skiers and even advanced beginners have an opportunity at Les Deux Alpes that they won't find at many other Alpine resorts: a wide variety of gentle terrain at the top. The mountain's unusual shape here puts the more difficult trails on the lower slopes.


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Intermediate skiers and even advanced beginners have an opportunity at Les Deux Alpes that they won't find at many other Alpine resorts: a wide variety of gentle terrain at the top. The mountain's unusual shape here puts the more difficult trails on the lower slopes. The Jandri Express gondola carries skiers directly to gentle blue pistes at the foot of the glacier, returning them to the village at the end of their day's skiing. They can also ski all the way back down on blues, but the 2,000-meter descent may be a bit much at the end of a day's skiing.

This is one of Europe's largest skiable glaciers and gives Les Deux Alpes another unusual feature - year-round skiing. The resort is known for its summer ski camps and glacier skiing, not just for experts but for all skill levels.


Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort

Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

Alpe d'Huez is 63 km from Grenoble and about one and a half hours from Grenoble St Geoirs airport. It is part of the Grand Domaine ski area. Alpe d'Huez has 'La Sarenne', the longest black run in Europe; 16 km long and an incredible 2210 m vertical drop. Despite this fearsome statistic, Alpe d'Huez is well suited for beginner and intermediate skiers.


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Alpe d'Huez is 63 km from Grenoble and about one and a half hours from Grenoble St Geoirs airport. It is part of the Grand Domaine ski area. Alpe d'Huez has 'La Sarenne', the longest black run in Europe; 16 km long and an incredible 2210 m vertical drop. Despite this fearsome statistic, Alpe d'Huez is well suited for beginner and intermediate skiers.


Vaujany Ski Resort

Vaujany Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

The French ski resort of Vaujany is still very much a small working mountain community rather than a typical Alpine ski resort, nestled in a quiet side valley at the northernmost extremity of the vast Grandes Rousses ski domain, linked with Alpe d'Huez. A giant cable-car accesses the heart of Alpe d’Huez terrain while a modern gondola ascends from the village to its local Montfrais area with great beginner facilities. 


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The French ski resort of Vaujany is still very much a small working mountain community rather than a typical Alpine ski resort, nestled in a quiet side valley at the northernmost extremity of the vast Grandes Rousses ski domain, linked with Alpe d'Huez. A giant cable-car accesses the heart of Alpe d’Huez terrain while a modern gondola ascends from the village to its local Montfrais area with great beginner facilities. 


Les Sybelles Ski Resort

Les Sybelles Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

There are six resorts within the large domaine Savoyard of Les Sybelles – Toussuire, Corbier, St Jean d'Arves, Bottieres, St Sorlin d'Arves and St Colomban des Villards – which are all linked through the point of Ouillon.


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There are six resorts within the large domaine Savoyard of Les Sybelles – Toussuire, Corbier, St Jean d'Arves, Bottieres, St Sorlin d'Arves and St Colomban des Villards – which are all linked through the point of Ouillon. With 310km of runs, it is it one of the most extensive ski areas in France and numbers two snow parks, special runs for new styles of skiing, ski touring routes, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, as well as sled and snowmobile rides and, for adrenaline junkies, micro-light and paraglider flights. In addition to the on-piste fun you can also immerse yourself in traditional Savoyard life, with resorts such as St Jean d’Arves providing a perfect family holiday destination within a natural environment.


Courchevel Ski Resort

Courchevel Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

Courchevel is a world-class ski resort and part of the famous Three Valleys ski domain, one of the largest in the world with access to 600km of marked pistes. 


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Courchevel is a world-class ski resort and part of the famous Three Valleys ski domain, one of the largest in the world with access to 600km of marked pistes. It's a place where luxury really does mean luxury. Everything about Courchevel is high-end, from the perfectly groomed runs and state-of-the-art lift system to the Michelin-starred restaurants, exclusive high-end hotels and chalets, glamorous nightlife and stylish designer boutiques.


Méribel Ski Resort

Méribel Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

Sharing enormous Les Trois Vallées ski domain with Courchevel and several others, Meribel includes terrain at between 1,100 meters and 3,230 meters. That's high enough to promise good conditions, and the more than 50 percent snowmaking coverage keeps conditions excellent over a long season.


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Sharing enormous Les Trois Vallées ski domain with Courchevel and several others, Meribel includes terrain at between 1,100 meters and 3,230 meters. That's high enough to promise good conditions, and the more than 50 percent snowmaking coverage keeps conditions excellent over a long season. It is especially well suited to children, with two different areas for beginners, both with free lifts, located in the Meribel Mottaret area and the other at the Altiport area. Children can ski the Moon Wild, a trail with life-sized "animals" hidden in the woods, and P'tit Moon is a mini boardercross, with banked turns, reserved for ages 7 to 12.


Les Trois Vallées Ski Resort

Les Trois Vallées Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

This is the world’s largest skiing area and comprises of the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires-Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle. For the convenience of visitors keen to explore as much of the area as possible, they are all linked together by ski runs and ski lifts, with 600 kms of interconnected slopes and 180 ski lifts.


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This is the world’s largest skiing area and comprises of the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires-Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle. For the convenience of visitors keen to explore as much of the area as possible, they are all linked together by ski runs and ski lifts, with 600 kms of interconnected slopes and 180 ski lifts. There are also many snow-parks and half-pipes for fans of new winter board-sports.

The differing sizes and styles of these eight resorts – which range from the world-famous high-end feel of Courchevel to the more homely and quaint village of Orelle – offer a vast array of accommodation, ranging from low cost options to prestigious five star ratings. Those seeking serious après-ski fun will be just as welcome as those seeking a more tranquil escape of family friendly break.


Val d'Isere, Espace Killy Ski Resort

Val d'Isere, Espace Killy Ski Resort
On October 9, 2020

Val d'Isere, in the Savoie area of France, is a colourful winter sports haven that began as a farm community in the years BC. It is the better-known part of Espace Killy. The huge skiing domain, shares itself with purpose-built Tignes.


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Val d'Isere, in the Savoie area of France, is a colourful winter sports haven that began as a farm community in the years BC. It is the better-known part of Espace Killy. The huge skiing domain, shares itself with purpose-built Tignes. The area is named for Olympic hero Jean-Claude Killy, who grew up in Val d'Isere. The charming village finds its 1,800 residents outnumbered 15 to one by guests in winter. Espace Killy has 300 kilometres of maintained slopes cut through vast snowfields that stretch to the horizon.

Ninety-nine lifts can move more than 135,000 skiers an hour, uphill. Much of the terrain is ideal for cruisers, but there are many opportunities for snowboarders and powder skiers to show their stuff. A lot of skiers accept the challenge of the Bellevarde downhill, designed for the 1992 Olympics. Some parts of the 915 metre drop have a 63 percent angle and running it earns bragging rights in the lively Val d'Isere apres-ski scene.


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