The epitome of ski chic, Courchevel exudes style and sophistication; its streets peppered with designer boutiques and top-class restaurants. The jet set crowd return each year for the ultimate luxury ski holiday with an unrivalled combination of glamorous lifestyle, glittering nightlife and wide perfectly groomed pistes. Les Menuires is well-acclaimed as a family-friendly ski resort, kids can enjoy doorstep skiing and safe learn to ski areas complimented by a toboggan castle and a fun park with trampolines and bouncy castles. Val Thorens is Europe’s highest ski resort; the ski-through village exudes a spirited vibe and boasts recent investment in high speed lifts as well as an impressive terrain park, complimentary on-piste Wifi and an ice-driving course. Skiing Proficient skiers can ride the seamless lift system and head for a different area every day; for mixed ability groups the fast lifts make easy work of meeting up for lunch. Beginners and cruising intermediates are extremely well catered for with a vast choice of well-groomed long blue runs, dedicated nursery slopes and good ski schools while expert skiers will find endless challenges from mogul fields, off-piste and couloirs to over 30 dedicated black runs.
The best time to visit The Three Valleys is in the winter months. Take advantage of cheap lift passes and empty slopes before the Christmas rush. The festive season makes for a magical winter holiday and an unforgettable Christmas and New Year, whilst January offers quiet slopes, perfect snow conditions and great offers on luxury chalets. The Three Valleys snow report suggests the deepest average snow levels coincide with February half term, making this the perfect time to for your winter family holiday. Longer days in March and April offer plenty of spring sunshine; enjoy lunch or après-ski on one of the Three Valleys' many sun terraces.
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