Which ski area should I choose?

There are soo many lift passes choices in the the 3 Valleys that it can be confusing.  So here is our helpful guide to choosing the right lift passes for you and your party.

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The first choice to make is the ski area that you wish to ski in, Courchevel or the larger Three Valleys.

The Three Valleys also has a ski guarantee which can be seen here. Essentially saying that;

“If one European ski area offers more open connected runs, the 3 valleys undertake to refund any un-used days during the validity of your skipass.”

Courchevel

Courchevel offers 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs served by 58 lifts enabling you to make the most of your days on the slopes.

For more experienced skiers, 34 red and 8 black runs enable you to put your technique and skills to the test. Whatever your level of expertise, choose your itinerary and set off to enjoy some unforgettable days of skiing.

The Courchevel lift pass covers the whole of the Courchevel Valley including the resorts of La Tania, Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Village (1550), Courchevel Moriond (1650) and Courchevel (1850).

For low intermediates or those who need to get back to meet fellow party members after ski school then the Courchevel valley is enough.

It is possible to upgrade for one day from a Courchevel to a 3 Valleys pass, but if you want to upgrade for more than one day then it is better value to get the larger area.

Click here for a piste map for Courchevel.

Three Valleys

The Three Valleys is well-known as the biggest interconnected ski area in the world and it is absolutely HUGE. It links the three valleys of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens into an incredibly large and varied area with a huge range of different terrains from glacier to valley.

The continued investment in infrastructure makes the links between each resort both fast and easy and the snow making facilities in the 3 Valleys are second to none, ensuring the best possible skiing conditions for your holiday.

The Three Valleys ski resort in the French Alps, Savoie, in figures :

  • 600 kilometres of ski-in, ski-out interconnected ski runs, from beginners’ slopes to vertiginous couloirs
  • 169 modern high-performance ski lifts
  • Over 2,100 artifical snow making machines : 1/3 of the ski area equipped with artificial snow (50% for Courchevel!)
  • 73 piste groomers for 1,512 hectares of groomed runs
  • Minimum skiing altitude: 1,300 metres / Maximum skiing altitude: 3,230 metres
  • 85% of the ski area situated above 1,800 metres
  • 321 Alpine ski runs: (51 green, 132 blue, 106 red, 32 black)
  • 25 accessible summits including 10 above 2,500 metres & 6 glaciers
  • 35,000 hectares (86 500 ac)  of nature
 62,000 metres of combined vertical drop
  • 1,200 ski lift staff 
2,000 ESF French Ski School

The only cautionary note, is that you need to make sure you are in the Courchevel valley by the time the lifts shut or you could be paying for a taxi back. If you are in the Courchevel valley at the end of the day there is a free ski bus that runs to La Tania.

Click here for a piste map for the 3 Valleys.

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