Three Valleys ski property for sale
The Three Valleys or as it is known in France 'Les Trois Vallées' combines the valleys of Allues, Belleville, and Saint-Bon. The ski area is located above Moûtiers town in the Tarentaise Valley of France. It is one of the world's largest ski areas and is interconnected by slopes and ski lifts.
With more than 600 km of ski slopes, the average skier has ample ski space at his disposal. In addition if you like cross country skiing, there are more than120 km marked for the purpose. The Three Valleys have 200 ski lifts between them, capable of transporting 260,000 skiers in an hour. With 1500 ice cannons and 2500 hectares of groomed runs, The Three Valleys is a ski paradise. It is one of the safest ski resorts anywhere in the world, 320 ski patrollers stand testimonial to this.
Many first time and amateur skiers come to The Three Valleys to learn skiing or to perfect their art . There are around 1500 ski instructors to help them. There are more than seven ski resorts in The Three Valleys. The most famous are Courchevel and Meribel. Meribel has been a popular ski destination for over 70 years, since it was first founded by Peter Lindsay, a Scottish soldier. Courchevel consists of five rustic, old world villages Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Saint Bon, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel Village, and Courchevel, all situated at different altitudes.
The Three Valleys in the heart of the French Alps is the largest ski area in the world. Skiing in the Three Valleys means access to 200 ski lifts, 330 downhill runs with an overall length of 600km. No matter what your experience, preference of run or choice of winter sport, the Three Valleys has something for everyone. The Three Valleys come alive during the winter, but in the summer, it offers sublime scenery to walk, mountain bike or relax in. A ski chalet in the Three Valleys can be used all year round.
PLACES TO HOLIDAY IN THE THREE VALLEYS
Meribel has 150km of downhill runs, 9 black runs, 23 red and 36 blue, which makes it a resort for fairly experienced skiers. A chalet in Meribel is a great place for slalom, as it has two slalom stadiums and 2 Olympic runs.
Courchevel is a stylish resort at the heart of the Three Valleys. It is hugely popular for downhill, cross country skiing, mountaineering and snowboard cross. Courchevel ski chalets are in great demand due to the length of the snow sport season, and due to the luxury, stylish chalets. Taking Courchevel accommodation is great for mixed experience or family holidays, as there are runs catering for every standard of skier, and ski schools for novices. The town also boasts 100 shops, art galleries, spas, bowling alleys, and a massive amount of après-ski!
La Tania and St Martin de Belleville are modern resorts with skiing for all levels of experience. Due to their height, there is almost guaranteed to be good snow cover for the whole season, and if snow is sparse, there are hundreds of snow cannons to fill the pistes. La Tania is a magnificent place in the summer. The resort prides itself on hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking trails, and is a great place to take a Three Valley chalet during the summer.
Val Thorens and Les Menuires are ski resorts which have not only concentrated on the skiing and snowboarding, but have extended their facilities to include paragliding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, fun parks and spas. Les Menuires is especially children friendly, with many indoor activities, ski schools and activities for children.
THINGS TO DO ON A THREE VALLEYS HOLIDAY
The Three Valleys has everything you could possible require and desire from a skiing or winter sport holiday. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, off-piste, snow parks, slalom courses, half pipes, bob-sleighing, ice climbing, heli-skiing and ski schools are all easily available in the Three Valleys during the winter.
The après-ski in the Three Valleys is also superb. In fact, the restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs are so good that there is no reason to ski having rented a Three Valley ski chalet!
If you are not a skier, and are not interested in learning, there is still a huge amount to be done in the Three Valleys, and a huge number of reasons to take a Three Valleys chalet. Outside of the towns, you can race buggy carts, go hangliding, luge, Nordic walking, ice climbing, play golf or just relax in one of the magnificent spas.