December, 2, 2023
Ski area news - Winter 2023/2024
SOMETHING NEW ON EVERY MOUNTAINTOP (OR ALMOST!): Constantly evolving!
Creating new fun playgrounds that are accessible to all,
Showcasing spectacular panoramic views,
Giving pride of place to a historic heritage that makes our valleys so appealing,
Designing areas that are both welcoming and stylish for those in search of a well-earned break at the top of the mountain…
This winter, Les 3 Vallées has pulled out all the stops to ensure its reputation reaches new heights.
Come and enjoy the entire ski area of the 3 Vallées from December 9, 2023, to April 19, 2024!
To ensure you have a complete skiing experience throughout the season, partial connections will be available from December 2 to 8, 2023, and from April 20 to 21, 2024, allowing you to access a portion of the ski area.
If you’re desperate to get your snowsports fix before anyone else, head to the slopes of Val Thorens and Orelle, which will be open from Saturday 25th of November, subject to snow conditions. They will also be the last two resorts to close, on Sunday 5th of May.
Our teams are ready and waiting to get another exceptional season off to an incredible start. All we need now is you!
SOAK UP THE MOST SPECTACULAR VIEWS
IN SEARCH OF NEW INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS
Shining bright thanks to its stunning ski area, Méribel also likes to shine on social media! For the new winter season, the resort has installed beautiful XXL-sized wooden hearts in some of the ski area’s most spectacular locations.
Carefully positioned, they offer Instagram fans (and everyone else!) the perfect viewpoint for unforgettable photos… which are sure to have the desired effect.
One of the resort’s iconic hearts is at Roc de Fer, boasting an exceptional 360° view over Les 3 Vallées ski area. Head to the top of Mont Vallon, and the little mountain pass just 100 metres below, to see one of the others and soak up an incredible view.
Val Thorens / Orelle
PANORAMIC THRILLS AND SENSATIONS AT CIME CARON
As the Vanoise massif’s iconic peak, every winter Cime Caron attracts many high mountain enthusiasts. To treat them to exceptional panoramic views (and a generous helping of adrenaline), this winter, the resort of Val Thorens is opening a panoramic walkway leading to a viewing point suspended in the void!
With stunning 360° views of Cime Caron and its neighbouring summits, it also features an orientation table so you can get your bearings in this huge «white paradise».
This panoramic walkway is the first stage of a complex that will open for winter 2025/2026.
HIGHLY INSTAGRAMMABLE GIANT LETTERS
You can’t miss the giant letters that spell out the resort’s name on the «Traversée des deux lacs» green run and Les Montagnettes footpath; two iconic locations on the Val Thorens ski area.
Carefully chosen to create the most magical photos, both sites are easily accessible throughout the year. And with beautiful snow-capped summits in the background, they’ll look make the perfect addition to your Instagram feed this winter. You’ll be the envy of your friends!
NEW FUN SKI EXPERIENCES
THE HEAD SLALOM RUN IS RIGHT ON TRACK IN COURCHEVEL
Calling all thrill seekers. Courchevel is inaugurating a new slalom run in conjunction with legendary ski brand Head.
Open all winter, and accessible to skiers of all levels, from newbies to carving experts, the new Head Slalom looks set to appeal to everyone. This custom-made run will give skiers the chance to experience the same adrenaline rush as ski champion Alexis Pinturault as he hits the gates!
Access: the Head Slalom run is accessible from the bottom of the Dou du Midi run, next to the Épicéa drag lift.
BUMP’N’JUMP, FUN ZONE
Fans of fun snowsports may have known this area when it was previously known as Elements Park. Now boasting a brand-new layout, Méribel snowpark has become the Bump’N’Jump zone.
The aim of the revamp was to make the most of the space to offer snowsports fans an unforgettable experience, whatever their age or ski level.
Designed to offer the perfect blend of thrills, creativity and fun, this fun zone comprises 3 very different runs:
Bumpy Run, with a series of «whoops», small moguls and waves of snow where you can test your speed and balance as you make your way down the slope;
Funny Run with arches, mini boxes and easy modules where you can boost your agility whilst having fun;
Finally, Speedy Run boardercross welcomes everyone to challenge friends, take on banked turns and jumps… and to be the first one to cross the finish line!
It’s the perfect place to enjoy fun snowsports in total safety.
Access: at the top of the Legends chairlift or Arpasson drag lift.
Les Menuires / Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
LA MINE, GOING BACK TO THE RESORT’S ORIGINS
Previously known as Speed Mountain, the newly revamped toboggan run has been transformed to reflect the spirit and history of the region’s old mines.
From this winter season onwards, it will be known as “La Mine”. The heart of the Belleville Valley is home to a fascinating mining heritage, from which the name "Menuires", or «M’nuires» as it was called in days gone by, comes from. Mined by inhabitants of the surrounding villages, they represent a historic heritage that the resort was keen to showcase.
Through an ingenious network of railway lines, you can follow the route these brave miners took to transport their precious resource. Join them for a dizzying visit to the heart of Les Menuires’ Mine! Step into your cart, and prepare to embark on a thrilling, high-speed adventure!
Access: from age 5 (1.10 metres minimum height) when sharing a toboggan with a parent, from age 10 (1.4 metres minimum height) when riding alone. Charges apply.
YÉTI PARK HAS HAD A FACELIFT
The young and the young at heart have always loved this place, and they will be delighted to rediscover a Yéti Park that is still just as much fun, but with a fresh new look!
This winter you will find:
A «relaxation area» near the drag lift,
A giant xylophone waiting to play out the sounds made by your ski poles,
New toboggans so that little ones can enjoy their first snowsports sensations…
And because it wouldn’t be a Yéti Park without a yéti, our hairy mascot will be on the snow front at the end of the afternoon to delight of visitors of all ages!
INNOVATION AND PROTECTION
The resort of Méribel-Mottaret has come up with new innovations to ensure the safety of children when skiing, especially on the ski lifts.
From this winter, Les Combes chairlift will be equipped with an image detector that can see if the chairlift seats are occupied or not, activating the self-closing system.
This technological innovation is sure to reassure parents, who can now let their children ski to their heart’s content in the Yéti Park with total peace of mind!
(RE)DISCOVER AUTHENTIC MOUNTAINS
Les Menuires / Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE MACHINE ROOM
If you think you know the Pointe de la Masse gondola lift, you’ll love finding out all the inside info:
Go behind the scenes of the machine room to find out all about how it was built and how it operates. Fun and immersive, this open-air museum is home to a highly informative LEGO® model that visitors of all ages will love.
Access: via the Pointe de la Masse gondola lift, during opening hours. Accessible to pedestrians and skiers, on presentation of a valid lift pass.
MAKE SURE YOU CATCH YOUR BREATH… AT THE TOP
LES VERDONS PICNIC & RELAX, THE NEW PICNIC ROOM WITH ALL MOD CONS
There’s not a minute to lose when it comes to making the most of a day’s skiing on the world’s largest ski area, which is why the resort of Courchevel has opened a new picnic room right on the slopes!
Perfect for a snack inside out of the cold, Les Verdons Picnic & Relax room offers a warm and welcoming, totally refurbished setting.
Available for your use, you’ll find:
Free WiFi and smartphone chargers…
Everything you need to recharge your batteries, in every sense of the word!
Access: at the top of Les Verdons gondola lift. Accessible to both skiers and pedestrians.
NID DE LA SAULIRE, THE LATEST AUTHENTIC COSY CHALET
As a new addition to the authentic mountain chalet selection, this winter will see the opening of the Nid de la Saulire.
Hot on the heels of the successful Nid de la Loze that opened last winter, Courchevel is adding a new cosy chalet at the top of Saulire.
These little chalets were designed as authentic havens of tranquillity with uninterrupted views over the surrounding mountains, for a well-earned break in a timeless setting.
From the Nid de la Saulire, admire breath-taking views over the resort of Courchevel, or mountain views over the Aiguille du Fruit… the diversity of Les 3 Vallées is yours for the taking!
Access: at the top of the Vizelle, Saulire and Pas du Lac gondola lifts.
LONGER OPENING HOURS FOR LES CHALETS GONDOLA LIFT
Residents of Méribel-Mottaret and Le Hameau will be thrilled to learn that Les Chalets gondola lift that connects these two different areas of the resort will now run from 7.30am to 11.30pm.
The longer opening hours will offer an alternative to the free shuttlebus, making it easier to get around, allowing visitors the opportunity to make the most of all the activities on the snow front, or to enjoy dinner in one of Mottaret’s fine dining restaurants.
Added extra: Les Chalets gondola lift is free of charge.
GIANT HAMMOCK AT THE CABANE DU LAC
This little-known location is well worth the detour.
The Cabane du Lac is a much-appreciated spot for skiers looking to picnic inside in the warm, or just to have a rest and soak up the views.
Nestling in the untouched Roc de la Tougne sector, in addition to its comfortable picnic room, this little wooden mountain hut now features a giant hammock for a moment of relaxation in the open air.
This novel, fun addition is sure to delight families and friends, for a relaxing break soaking up the beauty of the surrounding summits.
Access: the Cabane du Lac is located on the Julie run, and is accessible via the Roc de Tougne chairlift.
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