Skiing The Three Valleys

Skiing the 3 Valleys, or Les 3 Vallées, as its known in France will keep you busy for a lifetime and is probably one of the world’s largest ski areas with a whopping 600km of pistes, 321 downhill skiing pistes, more than 2,100 snow canons and 169 ski lifts.

Stand up paddle boarders on Tignes Lake

Summer activities Tignes

For a lift-served alpine holiday that won’t cost the earth, we recommend Tignes. No idea what there is to do there? Nor do many other people, which means it’s much less busy than neighbouring Val d’Isere (which it happens to be handily linked to…) So here’s what’s on offer in Tignes:

Exterior of Hotel Taj-i Mah in the snow

Hotel Taj-I Mah, Les Arcs 2000

This winter Les Arcs is opening the doors of its first 5 Start Hotel, the Taj i Mah in Arcs 2000. Named after the largest un-mounted diamond in the Iranian crown jewels collection it translates to “Crown of the Moon”, very French indeed.
Situated bang on the piste next to the “Le Cabriolet” gondola customers will of course be able to enjoy ski in/ski out access as well as amazing views of the piste and mountain range

chalet-broski in the snow

Saint Martin de Belleville – an excellent ski resort

Saint Martin de Belleville is a small, picturesque resort with plenty to offer. Set in the mountains at an altitude of 1,450 metres, it is a fantastic place to ski with spectacular views in every direction. Visitors can enjoy the slopes here in the heart of the famous Three Valleys region without waiting in long queues. There are gentle slopes for beginners, a selection of blue and red slopes for intermediates, and safe off-piste areas for experienced skiers. There are also plenty of options for snowboarders.