December, 10, 2022
Ski area news - Winter 2022/2023
Choosing Les 3 Vallées is also the promise of a perfect stay that will suit everyone: different resorts and different settings that complement each other wonderfully, adapting to satisfy every need and every preference.
For your comfort, to satisfy your needs and desires all year round and to guarantee your safety, Les 3 Vallées ski area is constantly reinventing itself.
This winter 2022-2023 Les 3 Vallées will roll out the white carpet for you, with some great new features.
The ski area will be open from 10 December to 28 April!
PERFECTLY PREPARED & SAFE SKI RUNS FOR ALL LEVELS
A NEW BLACK RUN: IBEX
Fans of thrills and spills will love the new IBEX black run! Kick-start this experience by travelling on the new Bouquetin chairlift up to 2,700 metres, making the most of the journey to watch adventurous snowsports enthusiasts attempt this magnificent black run. Bearing the «Vertical Xperience» stamp, the IBEX features:
a steep, natural slope,
a 600-metre long couloir,
and a 300-metre vertical drop!
Dare to take on this slope, and if you’re up for more, head to «Couloir Tournier» or «Grand Couloir» from Saulire for even more of an adrenaline rush.
A RUN THAT’S 100% FOR BEGINNERS
Discover your first snowsports sensations in total safety on Les Menuires’ green beginner’s run.
With safety barriers and ski patrollers on hand to help, it offers a gentle introduction to skiing, at your own level, and on a quiet run. Enjoy your first descents with total peace of mind, as a family!
NEXT STOP, LA MASSE!
Having removed 2 ski lifts and 30 pylons, the sector known as La Masse is now accessible in just 8 minutes, and over the past year it has become the place to go in Les 3 Vallées.
The new layout has taken the sector back to its natural, authentic state.
Reaching speeds of up to 25 km/hr, the Pointe de la Masse gondola lift is one of the fastest in France, offering exceptional snow conditions and incredible skiing all the way back to resort.
AS FUN AS THEY ARE UNIQUE: HAVE EVEN MORE FUN, MAKING UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES
A NEW LOOK FOR THE PISTE DES INUITS
In Méribel, you won’t want to miss the Piste des Inuits; the resort’s must-visit fun area. The run and its village have had a revamp, to delight visitors of all ages:
a new identity,
and new additions!
Just what you need for an unforgettable time with the family. Set off on a magical journey amidst the ice fields, from the very start of the season!
TWO NEW FUN RUNS TO TAKE YOU TO ANOTHER DIMENSION
This winter will see the launch of two new areas where children/beginners and their families can ride and progress while having fun! Surrounded by Val Tho’s exceptional lunar landscape, budding skiers are blasted off into orbit, discovering space, the cosmos, and the moon.
This winter, meet our mascot, Valthy, and her friends on two new fun runs:
the Piste de l'Espace space-themed run,
and the Spatial Expérience in the Family Park.
You’ll find an action-packed programme including whoops, arches, boxes, tunnels, gongs …
Step into your space suit, it’s time for lift off!
SNOWTUBING MAKES A COMEBACK
Looking for an amusing activity after a day on the slopes? Equipped with an inflatable tube, take off down the mountain on a descent that’s pure fun!
Set close to the Campagnol magic carpet, accessible on skis or on foot from the resort centre, a brand-new Snow Tubing run awaits you from this winter. The concept is simple: slide over the slope on a huge rubber ring, on your own, as a twosome, or even 4 of you at the same time, for plenty of fun, laughter, thrills and spills!
PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM CIME CARON
Cime Caron now boasts a new orientation table! Enjoy 360 degree views over some of the most iconic summits in the Tarentaise and Maurienne Valleys.
Whether on skis or on foot, it’s the perfect place to soak up the beauty of Les 3 Vallées.
IN COMPLETE RELAXATION: TREAT YOURSELF TO A TIMELESS MOMENT
AN AUTHENTIC RETREAT WHERE TIME STANDS STILL: LE NID DE LA LOZE
If you’re looking to get away from it all, head to La Loze summit. Oozing charm and warmth, this welcoming new chalet is a delightful haven, inviting you to switch off.
Take your pick of two views:
the ski area with its fresh, powder snow,
or the Vanoise glaciers.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy a unique experience with family or friends, or for a romantic getaway.
CATCH YOUR BREATH AS YOU SOAK UP VIEWS OF THE ICONIC MONT VALLON
If you need to catch your breath, and want to admire stunning views at the same time, just head to the Bouquetin chairlift departure station.
Take a selfie in front of the giant Méribel sign, and admire the view from the many picnic tables. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a good dose of vitamin D.
A HIVE OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY
Welcome to La Ruche (bee hive) picnic area, located at the departure point of La Bee zip line.
Recently refurbished, it is now dedicated to bees, and the important role they play in our ecosystem.
Inside, you’ll find information and a quiz about these little worker bees, helping you find out more about them, and see how much you already know.
There are lots of prizes to win too!
GIVE SKI TOURING A GO
A NEW SKI TOURING RUN: LA GÉNÉ'PISTE BY SNOWLEADER
This winter, head off the beaten track to discover Courchevel’s new:
2.8 kilometre ski touring route,
taking in a vertical climb of 528 metres.
Starting off by Les Granges drag lift, and leading up to the top of Le Signal chairlift, beginners can learn on the Courchevel-Moriond sector in total safety.
Take part in the many sociable (and tasty!) events organised by the Snowleader team and try to beat the times set by the Rebloch’team ambassadors.
EASY SKI TOURING ON LA ROC RUN
Set off to discover this new route:
2 kilometre ski touring route,
over a 370-metre vertical climb.
At the top of Les Chalets gondola lift, enjoy an easy, safe climb up towards the Chalet du Lac.
When you get there, make the most of the chalet for a well-earned rest, and soak up the breath-taking views before heading back to the slopes!
ENJOY, AND LET LES 3 VALLÉES DO THE REST
Courchevel & Méribel Mottaret
If you’ve forgotten to order your skipasses online, don’t panic, you can still buy them from one of the new skipass vending machines in Courchevel and Méribel Mottaret!
Perfect if you know exactly which skipass you want:
just choose your skipass and pay for it at the machine,
no need to head to the sales outlet.
The vending machines are located in Courchevel-Village, at the departure station of Les Grangettes gondola lift, in the lobby area at the snowfront in Courchevel-Moriond, and in Méribel Mottaret’s Résidence du Hameau.
NEVER RUN OUT OF BATTERY AGAIN
To ensure you don’t find yourself with no phone battery, missing that precious ‘end of ski school’ photo of your little one, or that amazing sunset snap you wanted to post on social media, Méribel Mottaret has the answer!
Free smartphone recharging stations are now available:
in front of le Mont Vallon,
at the arrival stations of the Plan des Mains and Plattières lifts,
and at the Bouquetin departure station.
Just leave your phone in a recharge box, locked with your personal pin code, then pop back to collect it after a few runs. Also make the most of the recharge boxes in the OPEN AREA snowpark cabin, where you can charge your phone, take a break, and admire the freestylers’ moves.
ON THE SLOPES: QUICK SKIPASS PURCHASE
Want to hit the slopes as quickly as possible? Well, now you can thanks to the new 'Achat Express' area at the Montana sales outlet, where you can buy or collect your skipasses 24/7.
You’ll also find two new skipass vending machines in the Péclet Funitel station, so you can get your skipass, then head straight to the slopes.
No more time spent queuing in skipass sales outlets!
GET THERE IN RECORD TIME!
Here’s some wonderful news for all those who love admiring one of the most stunning views in Les 3 Vallées! The Pointe de la Masse gondola lift will be endowed with 13 new cabins this winter, taking 2,800 people, instead of 2,400 previously, up to this iconic summit even quicker than before!
LIVE INFORMATION ON THE SLOPES
To help you get around Les 3 Vallées ski area more easily, you’ll now find two new panoramic screens at the top of the Roc 2 and the Mont de la Chambre chairlifts. They will display live updates regarding the ski lift and ski run openings. Useful for keeping yourself in the know!
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MOUNTAINS: LES 3 VALLÉES COMMITMENTS
SOLAR PANELS ON THE TOP OF SKI LIFTS
450 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the Ariondaz gondola lift arrival station in Courchevel-Moriond, producing up to 188 megawatts/hour, which are used to operate the lift.
This is just the start of a huge project based on the European green deal, which aims to use more local, green energy. The aim of this 3-year plan is to make Les 3 Vallées ski area more sustainable, ensuring it has less of an impact on the environment.
A SOLAR POWER STATION AT THE SAULIRE EXPRESS MID STATION
The Saulire Express gondola lift is now home to a solar power station comprising 182 solar panels and a surface area of 400 m2.
A unique project for France and the mountains, it uses cutting edge technology: its 149 solar cells can produce energy on both sides thanks to the reflection of the snow in winter and the "albedo" effect, allowing them to absorb more light. It’s the perfect example of innovation that’s adapted to the winter Alpine environment.
MAKING SNOWMAKERS MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
With the aim of reducing energy consumption, 30 snow cannons have been replaced by more efficient models in Les Menuires and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. Using 7 times less air than the older versions, the new snowmakers reduce electricity consumption substantially. Les 3 Vallées is committed to coming up with solutions to reduce its impact, and to guarantee sustainability in the mountains.
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€288.00 / person
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