Our 3 Vallées champions’ secret spots
The best of skiing
Where go skiing our champions in Les 3 Vallées?
Here’s a little guide to their favourite pistes…
ALEXIS PINTURAULT - COURCHEVEL | ALPINE SKIING
"Les Marmottes in Courchevel, for its elevation difference, walls, and the views."
2019 World Champion in alpine skiing combined
Bronze medal in the giant slalom at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Silver medal in combined and bronze in the giant slalom at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
World Cup winner in combined in 2016, 2017 and 2019
CHLOÉ TRESPEUCH - VAL THORENS | SNOWBOARD CROSS
"My favourite piste is the boardercrossslope! We are so lucky to have a World Cup-standard piste for training. It’s amazing. It is also adapted for tourists who can enjoy a fun experience with the family."
Second in the 2018 World Cup general rankings
World Champion team in 2017
Bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
RENAUD JAY - LES MENUIRES I CROSS-COUNTRY
"Given my background, my favourite is the cross-country pistes at the Plan de l’Eau in Les Menuires where I first got into my discipline! But when alpine skiing, I always drop by the Fred Covilipiste."
Fourteenth in the freestyle sprint at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Thirtieth in the freestyle sprint in the 2017 World Championships in Lahti, Finland
JÉRÉMY PREVOST - MÉRIBEL | FREERIDE
"I don’t have a favourite piste, but rather a favourite circuit that means I have the slopes all to myself in the best conditions! I start with La Combe de Tougnète to soak up the sun and admire the view of Mont Blanc. Then I hit Bartavelle, Lagopède and Fouine, black slopes and great red sections with moguls! La Combe du Vallon is another essential stop. In the afternoon I head to the Couloir GoPro, with steep sections and moguls next to the Dent de Burgin and its magnificent peak. By following Chamois, Geai, Renard, Blanchot and Lapin, you end up in Méribel Village after skiing every type of piste. That’s my circuit in Méribel. In Courchevel, I love La Combe de la Saulire and the Piste des Creux. They’re beautiful and you can go so fast! In Val Thorens, I like skiing in the Moraine and Portetta sectors. There’s a great atmosphere at the foot of Les Saint Pères and Péclet."
Third in the 2011 Freeride World Tour general rankings as the youngest skier on the circuit.
JEAN-FRED CHAPUIS - VAL THORENS | SKICROSS
"La Haute Combe in Val Thorens for the natural variety of terrain and the superb view from the top. Then I take the La Loy piste down to Saint Martin. It’s magnificent."
Gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
2013 World Champion
Runner-up in the 2015 World Championships
World Cup winner in 2015, 2016 and 2017
JONATHAN LEAROYD - COURCHEVEL | SKI JUMPING
"Murette in Courchevel is the last piste I ski before going home. It’s a little gem hidden in the forest offering a blend of speed and technique."
Fourth in the 2016 Youth Olympics
Sixth in the 2018 Junior World Championships
Fourth in the mixed team even in the 2018 Junior World Championships
HUGO RIVAIL - LES MENUIRES | BIATHLON
"My first answer is naturally the cross-country skiing piste starting in Le Châtelard and heading up to the Téton hamlet in the Saint- Martin-de-Belleville resort. After making it to the top, you can enjoy an unbelievable view over the lower part of the Vallée des Belleville. The off-piste descent is often untouched as few people use it! I also like the 4 Vents/Alpage piste in Les Menuires. Starting off at 9,200 feet of altitude with spectacular views over Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks, this piste is not too steep and means you can put in some great carving on often excellent snow."
Third in the relay event at the 2018 Junior World Championships
Fifth in the pursuit event in the 2017 Junior World Championships
KEVIN GURI - LES MENUIRES | FREERIDE
"My favourite pistes are those with a bold natural character, such as the Jérusalem piste in Saint Martin. But in general, I use the slopes to get to the off-piste sections!"
Sixth in the 2013 Freeride World Tour general rankings
Tenth in the 2015 Freeride World Tour general rankings
LÉA LEMARE - COURCHEVEL | SKI JUMPING
"Without a second thought, Les Jockies, leading to Courchevel Le Prazfrom the top of the ski area. I love the feeling of being alone in the world, and when the piste is groomed it’s sensational. Huge fun guaranteed! It’s also the piste chosen for the 2023 World Championships, which says a lot!"
Twentieth at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Twentieth at the 2017 World Championships in Lahti, Finland
ADRIEN THÉAUX - VAL THORENS | ALPINE SKIING
"My favourite would be the La Cime Carron former red piste and the Poste du Plan de l’Eau. When you arrive first in the morning, the snow is just exceptional. There’s a good slope and undulating terrain – perfect for carving and working up some speed if you want!"
Fifth in the Super G at the 2019 World Championships in Äre, Sweden
Fourth in the downhill race at Beaver Creek, USA (2018-19)
Winner of the downhill race in Santa Caterina (2015-16)
Bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver
TIMOTHÉE THÉAUX - 3 VALLÉES AMBASSADOR
"My favourite pistes include: Petit Dou in Courchevel 1850, a high level piste with lots of terrain variation and very few people.Boismint followed by Plan de l’Eau in Val Thorens, to make a long piste with varied terrain. Dame Blanche on La Masse in Les Menuires, with steep slopes from top to bottom and consistent high-quality snow. Combe du Vallon in Méribel-Mottaret, for its length and view over the glaciers."
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