News from The Three Valleys, Espace Killy and Paradiski

The Tarentaise Valley is an area of the French Alps containing three of Europe's finest ski areas The Three Valleys (Les 3 Vallées), Espace Killy and Paradiski.

The team at Mountain Rescue Airport Transfers keeps you informed about the ski resorts, the snow, summer activities, bike parks, hiking, road cycling and more.

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  • The Vanoise Express
    The Vanoise Express is the daddy of all French cable cars. Linking the famous resorts of Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, these two double-decker lifts can operate separately and can each transport 180 people (with skis) at a time. Meaning you can enjoy twice as many fantastic slopes during ...
  • Accommodation in Tignes Le Lac
    The French ski resort of Tignes Le Lac, based at 2100m altitude, is Tignes' original ski village in the excellent, snow-sure, Espace Killy. A favourite with seasoned skiers and beginners alike, the village caters for everyone. Winter accommodation in Tignes Le Lac is as varied as the ski area and...
  • Ski equipment transportation
    By Emma Orton on behalf of Yakima The idea of taking a ski trip and escaping from the daily grind can be quite appealing to those who love to ski. However, when the reality of hauling skis, boots, a snowboard, coats, gloves and other ski gear hits, people often cringe and talk themselves out of tak...
  • France emergency numbers
    Ski holidays offer an enjoyable and energising break but unfortunately injuries or incidents do occasionally happen. So what numbers should you have in the event of an accident? Quite simply call 112.
  • Transfers from Geneva to Chamonix
    Mountain Rescue offer airport transfers from Geneva to Chamonix during the summer months, its such a popular destination we didn't want you to miss out!
  • Driving in snow and ice in The French Alps
    In our previous post on Winter Driving in The French Alps we discussed snow-tyres and accessories for successfully navigating the wintery wonderland of the French mountains. In this follow-up post we share advice on the basic preparation and driving skills that
  • Top five reasons to visit The Three Valleys
    Everyone in the world of skiing has heard of the Three Valleys, and for good reason. Surrounding visitors with awe-inspiring scenery and world class resorts, this internationally revered skiing area remains to be of huge importance to seasoned professionals
  • The best ski holiday with the kids in Sainte Foy
    Bloggers How to be a Dad spend the week in Saint Foy and have the best ski holiday with kids ever! We transported them from Grenoble airport to Sainte Foy ski station for their family holiday.
  • Geneva airport transfers to Tignes
    When looking to travel from Geneva airport to Tignes we recommend you use our private transfer service. It’s by far the most relaxed and comfortable way to travel. You can pre-book our service online and receive an instant confirmation of the travel plans.
  • The best tough cameras for skiing
    The choice of cameras for skiing can seem overwhelming. Helmet mounted sports action cams to capture your epic descents to large DSLRs to create stunning high quality landscapes. But what if you wish to capture beautiful photographs of friends and family, simply, quickly and without the need to rumm...
  • Places to stay in Tignes Les Brevieres
    Tignes Les Brevieres is the village situated at the foot of the massive Chevril Dam and at the end of one of the longest off piste runs I know. It’s a wonderful village and the oldest part of the Tignes ski resort. I moved to there in the winter of 2002 and spent the next 6 winters there as I love...
  • The best hotels in Les Arcs
    Welcome to our guide to the best hotels in Les Arcs, we offer our valued opinion and the opportunity to get in early and book one of these fantastic locations. Les Arcs is indeed a fantastic ski area with genuinely good skiing for all levels
  • The Best Geneva Airport Hotels
    Traveling to and from the Tarentaise valley is defiantly made easier if you know a few little tricks and staying the right side of the traffic is one of them. We have put together this little guide of the best Geneva Airport hotels, the hotels that are all close to the airport and all include free ...
  • Why The Tarentaise Valley is The Best Part of The Alps
    The Tarentaise Valley hosts the largest group of Olympic quality ski runs anywhere. The valley also has beautiful towns with luxurious
  • Why we love Val d’Isère
    A favourite with Brits.There’s a good reason why more Brits head to the Val d’Isère ski resort than any other each year. In fact, we think there are at least ten good reasons! The quaint town and stunning slopes offer an incredible experience for couples, families and large groups. Here’s why...
  • Volkswagens Blue Motion Technology
    Exciting innovations Owning a transport business its normal practice to keep an eye on the latest technologies as it arrives and there has been a lot of exciting innovations over the last few years and plenty to come in the not so distant future. Back the the present and this winter we have updated ...
  • Bourg St Maurice
    Bourg-Saint-Maurice, known to the locals as Bourg, is the biggest town in the Tarentaise Valley. nestled between the mountains in the heart of the French Alps. One of its major attributes is that it is open all year round, unlike many ski resorts, and there is always something going on.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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”...
  • 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 wa...
  • How to get fit for your skiing holiday
    Skiing is very physical and can be tough on the body if you’re not in good shape, making you more prone to injury. It’s worth working on your fitness before you head to the slopes, ideally at least six weeks ahead of your trip.1. Cardiovascular fitness Try to build in three aerobic exercise ses...
  • Non skiing activities in Tignes
    Booked a ski break? If you’re already planning your perfect weekend, you’ll appreciate this article which no doubt features even more ways to ensure you enjoy your best holiday yet. The great news is that even non-skiers will discover there’s more to Tignes than simply snow and slopes. From r...
  • Interseason
    Well the winter season has finally ended and we managed to continue right up to the 7th of May. Not bad at all. The inter season is now upon us and I must say it’s a refreshing change to be able to leave the phone to rest and spend little time with the family and gaze out over the now green lan...
  • Transfer driver training and pre-season
    So the new staff are here and the old staff are already warmed up with plenty of November transfers for Faction Skis and other pre season training sessions from several ski clubs. Really excited about this season, more vans and more staff. We have a great crew of experienced drivers from several dif...
  • Places to ski early in France this year
    OK so if you really cant wait to get a feel of the white stuff, here are best places to ski early in France this year, in our humble option 😉 Tignes Good old Tignes is always up for a few early rides. Hop on the funicular and enjoy some glacier skiing as early as the 12th of October. The Espace ...
  • Best transfer operator in the world
    Mountain Rescue have been nominated in the 2015 World Ski Awards as Best Transfer Operator. We are of course very excited and hope that our customers and affiliates can help us become holders of this exciting title.   The World Ski award is the only global initiative to recognize ski tourism ...
  • Paradiski
    The Vanoise Express above Peisey Nancroix ParadiskiThe Paradiski ski area is a high altitude resort famous for it’s varied terrain. Itprovides uninterrupted skiing between Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandryand has been linked, since 2003, by the double decker, 200 person VanoiseExpress; a r...
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