What to look forward to in Les 3 Vallées this winter

Les 3 Vallées is gearing up to become the best that it has ever been for the 2016/2017 winter season and we can’t wait for you to come and experience it! People from all over the world come to enjoy what Les 3 Vallées has to offer, and the eight resorts that embody this magnificent part of the Alps, every year.

Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Menuires, Brides-les-bains and St Martin de Belleville make up Les 3 Vallées and all are set to welcome thousands of keen skiers and snowboarders, both novice and advanced, to the slopes this season.

What’s more, those at Les 3 Vallées are so confident of the brilliant snow forecasts set for this year, that if there are better conditions elsewhere in Europe, you will get refunded on any unused days on your ski pass!

So, what’s new and what can you look forward to in Les 3 Vallées this winter? Take a look below at just some of the many additions to the 105 square kilometres of this glorious skiing region.


“First Tracks” experience has been added to the menu at Méribel this season, allowing skiers and snowboarders in small groups to climb 2,738 metres to watch the sunrise, have breakfast and ski down on fresh powdered snow. Although this has to be pre-booked, it is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience!


Exciting developments have been happening for those staying in catered ski chalets in Courchevel for the coming season. A magnificent £33 million indoor pool, spa and sports complex – Aquamotion – opened last season and is set to be a hit for those returning this year. The complex is an outstanding facility for those staying in Courchevel 1650 to visit and is a perfect place to wind down after a day on the slopes.

Val Thoren

Voted the Best Ski Resort in the world at the World Ski Awards, Val Thorens has a lot to live up to this season! However, as one of the most popular too, engineers at the resort have employed a “Ski Flux” system to tell skiers in real time how busy the slopes are, as well as share information about the depth of snow on particular runs, itinerary advice and geo-located weather forecasts.


Just like neighbouring Courchevel 1650, Brides-Les-Baines is “upping their game” with a €14 million overhaul and refit of a Thermal Spa infrastructure. This is certainly going to put Brides-Les-Baines on the map next season, as work starts in November 2016.

As for après-ski in Brides-Les-Baines, there is a “British week” being held between 11th and 18th of February 2016 with a comedian, tribute band and a local brewer in attendance, although details are yet to be confirmed. For those who want to continue the fun into the evening, there is a mini bus which runs down to Brides-les-Baines from other resorts in Les 3 Vallées.

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