Courchevel Valley & 3 Valleys Lift Pass Information - Winter 2017

 

 

 

Winter 2017 Openings - All subject to change, snow cover, weather conditions, safety, staff availability, maintenance and utilisation with limited areas & lifts open at the beginning and end of the season.

 

La Tania opens Saturday 10 Dec 2016 to Monday 17 Apr 2017

 

Courchevel / Méribel Valleys & 3V Links Saturday 10 Dec 2016 to Sunday 23 Apr 2017

 
 

Courchevel 1850

Sat 10 Dec 2016 to Sun 23 Apr 2017

La Tania, Le Praz, Courchevel 1550

Sat 10 Dec 2016 to Mon 17 Apr 2017

Courchevel 1650 Moriond

Sat 10 Dec 2016 to Mon 17 Apr 2017

Mottaret & Méribel

Sat 10 Dec 2016 to Sun 23 Apr 2017

Brides-Les-Bains

Fri 16 Dec 2016 to Fri 14 Apr 2017

Saint Martin de Belleville

Sat 10 Dec 2016 to Fri 21 Apr 2017

Les Menuires

Sat 10 Dec 2016 to Fri 21 Apr 2017

Orelle

Sat 26 Nov 2016 to Mon 01 May 2017

Val Thorens

Sat 26 Nov 2016 to Mon 01 May 2017 (open 19/11)

 
 
 

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Winter 2017 Main Season Prices   -   Courchevel Valley (inc La Tania)   |   Three Valleys Pass
 
2017 Early & Late Season Prices   -   Courchevel Valley (inc La Tania)   |   Three Valleys Pass
 
 
Other Passes - The Full 2017 Tariff Guide

 

 

Winter 2017 Lift Pass Prices

6 Day Courchevel Valley Pass (Main Season 17 Dec 2016 - 14 Apr 2017) now €250

 

 

All 2017 Tariffs and Options listed below...

 

Discounts for Winter 2017

The DUO pass discount introduced for Winter 2014 continues (2 adult passes, min 6 days, same type and duration, bought together). This for example, gets a 2017 Three Valleys 6 day pass for €284 as opposed to €294.
 
Introduced for Winter 2013 and continuing since, is a discount if 3 are more passes of the same type, dates and duration (min 6 days) are bought together. The “Tribu” discount works out at around 6%. A 2017 Three Valleys 6 day pass is €279 instead of €294 and it does include Season Passes so 3 x 3 Valley Season passes bought together would save €180 in total.

 

The family pass that was re-worked back in 2013 remains so all pay the same price from 2 to 7 children skiing with 2 parents. Again they must be of the same type, dates and duration (min 6 days) and bought together. Note that kids in this instance are under 18 rather than under 13 for a “normal” kids pass (and you don't have to ski together!).
 
So in 2017 two adults with four kids who are aged 13 to 17 (buying 6 x 6 day 3 Valleys passes pay €1428.60 with a family pass rather than €1764 – a saving of €335.40

 

There is a €12 discount (€48 instead of €60) when buying a 1-day 3 Valley pass for a Saturday, so it is actually cheaper to ski The 3 Valleys than one! NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY FOR PURCHASES ON-LINE AND THE DISCOUNT IS NOT AVAILABLE AT TICKET OFFICES.
 
In 2013 the Courchevel residents preferential rate on season single valley passes was extended to include 3 Valleys season passes for the first time with a 50% discount. From 2014 a Workers 3 Valleys season pass was introduced giving a a 30% discount More information on Season Passes here
 

 

New for Winter 2017

A new "Sensations" lift pass will be available for Winter 2017 to include access to the Aquamotion Centre in Courchevel 1550. An adult 6 Day Sensations Pass (for Aquamotion and 3 Valleys) is available for €414 (3V only €294).
 
For the 1st time, a new transferable package (used by different people, but not simultaneously), The 3 Valleys Transferable Season Pass is available for €5,600 from 1st December.

 

 

New for Winter 2016 and set to continue in 2017

Introducing the Alpine Legends Superpass

 
New for Winter 2016 was a lift pass covering the huge ski areas of The Three Valleys, Paradiski (Les Arcs / La Plagne) and Espace Killy (Tignes / Val d'Isère).
 
With 5 glaciers, 1300km of pistes, 391 lifts for 6, 7 or 8 days for 2017 it costs €348, €398 & €448 - no other discounts.
 
A 3 Valleys Season Pass gets you a 3 days at Shiga Kogen in Japan and Mt Buller in Australia plus 2 days in Paradiski or Espace Killy. New this Winter is 3 sets of 2 day passes for the Vail Resorts in the USA which include Vail, Breckenridge, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Kirkwood (a personal favourite) and Northstar amongst others.

 

More Skiing than anywhere else, GUARANTEED

 
"The 3 Valleys guarantee you the largest number of open connected runs in Europe for the whole season"

Of course there's some Ts & Cs but it's a very impressive claim - Why would you go and ski anywhere else?

Full details here

 

 

 

Hands Free Passes

Introduced for Winter 2005/6 were automatic hands free lift passes that operate turnstiles as you approach (you keep the pass in a left hand side pocket). A photo is only required for season passes and the free under 5 and over 75 passes (for Season Passes it is taken by the cashier digitally and can be checked on hand held monitors at lift stations - it's not on the pass itself.)
 
Plenty of people get caught using season passes not belonging to them every year, any unusual patterns of riding lifts etc alerts the lift companies too. So they can track you but this can also help in rescues and season pass users can be told the amount of vertical they've skied and number of lifts ridden in the season.

 

The hands free turnstiles at the La Tania Gondola

 

A re-chargeable pass that can be charged up via the internet for an additional 3 Euros is now available, therefore no requirement to visit the lift pass office ever again! Passes can be replaced if lost (less an admin fee) too.

 

 

 

Summer Lift Opening 2016

For Summer 2016 the La Tania gondola lift will once again be FREE and open every day except Saturday (9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.45pm) from Sunday 3 July to Friday 26 August 2016.
 
Praz, Verdons, Saulire and Pas de Lac (on the Méribel Mottaret side) are open every day except Saturday from 09:30-16:45 (Saulire closes 16:40) from Sunday 3 July to Friday 26 August 2016.
 
A free bus service from Brides Les Bains to Méribel with Bike Racks operates 5 times a day also. The Courchevel free bus service from Bozel also takes bikes - timetable for 2016 TBC
 
Adult prices for Summer 2016 start at €7.50 for one lift up, €12.50 for two rides up, €17.50 for a full day, €52.50 a week or €160 for the Summer season.
 
Remember - Winter season passes are valid in Summer too with a single valley pass being upgradeable to Three Valleys for €49 for the whole Summer.

 

 

 

Buying your lift pass

The deposit charge for re-chargeable passes was removed for Winter 2017.
 
Lift passes are available all day from the Gondola lift pass office in La Tania from 08:45 to 16:45 (open to 17:05 from 8 Feb) or available on-line. Photos are only required for season passes or the free under 5 / over 75 passes - the lift staff take these photos and store them electronically (they can be checked at lift stations on screens and hand held units).
 
All staff speak English and they do take all major credit and debit cards.
 
It used to be possible to buy passes for the next day from 3:30pm and get several runs in at the end of the day for "free" but this has now ended as passes can be bought well in advance and are validated the first time they are scanned at a turnstile. A once only trip up the Gondola can be purchased for €10 (or €16 up Dou Des Lanches too) if you fancy one run the day before your pass starts though. Or get a mini-pass to use the La Tania gondola only. Lifts down are free by the way...
 
These individual once only ride up specific lifts mean that you can get back from Méribel Village without purchasing a Three Valleys extension - ask for a Golf Chair ride and a Loze Chair ride (use the free drag to get high enough for the Loze Chair). Cost is €16 and cheaper than a taxi...
 
Note however that your chalet staff, rep or apartment agency may sort passes out for you, have included it in your deal and have them delivered to you on the morning of your first ski leaving you without any hassle or queuing.

 

 

Age Groups - Proof of age required to get discounted passes

Baby - Under 5's (Ski Free)
Child - Over 5 and under 13
Adult - Over 13 and under 65
Senior - Over 65 and under 75
Veteran - Over 75 (Ski Free)
Family - 2 Parents plus a minimum of 2 children aged over 5 and under 18.

 

 

The Courchevel Valley Pass

Gives you access to all the lifts in 1850, 1650, 1550, Le Praz and La Tania - still a huge area to ski and will usually be fine for beginners. It is possible to buy 1 day extensions to make it a 3V pass (Adult €33.50) and this may be an option if you only intend to head over to the Méribel side once in the week (Méribel can be a lot sunnier in late afternoon in January than the Courchevel Valley).

 

 

The Three Valley Pass

Lets you use any of the 185 lifts and is recommended for most skiers and boarders to explore the entire 600km of pistes throughout Courchevel 1850, 1650, 1550, Le Praz, La Tania, Méribel, Mottaret, Méribel Village, Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville- even Brides Les Bains.

 

 

Other Ski Pass Agreements - 2017 TBC

A 3 Valleys Season Pass gets you a 3 days at Shiga Kogen in Japan and Mt Buller in Australia plus 2 days in Paradiski or Espace Killy. Also 3 sets of 2 day passes for the Vail Resorts in the USA which include Vail, Breckenridge, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Kirkwood (a personal favourite) and Northstar amongst others.

 

 

 

The Family Pass - 2 adults and from 2 to 7 kids, Minimum 6 Days

All skiers pay the same price (eg €238.10 for a 6-day 3 Valley pass - 2017 main season).
 
They must be of the same type, dates and duration (min 6 days) and bought together. Note that kids in this instance are under 18 rather than under 13 for a “normal” kids pass and that separate passes are issued, you don't have to ski together!
 
So in 2017 two adults with four kids who are aged 13 to 17 (buying 6 x 6 day 3 Valleys passes pay €1428.60 with a family pass rather than €1764 – a saving of €335.40

 

 

Pedestrian Pass

For access to the main gondolas and cable cars. Note that from 2005/6 the ski bus no longer requires any pass - it was very rarely checked anyway.
 
Pedestrian Pass costs €23 per day or 6 days for €71. You can have one ride up the La Tania gondola for €10 (or €16 up Dou Des Lanches too) if you fancy lunch at the Bouc Blanc or Roc Tania... All descents are free.

 

 

Early Season Ski Pass

For skiing from 10/12/2016 to 16/12/2016 various discounts available depending on lift openings with possible additional discounts if there is limited area skiing.
6 day Three Valley adult pass €264.60 or 6 day local Courchevel area €225.
Discounts apply to family passes, kids and Duo/Tribu deals too.

 

 

Late Season Spring Ski Pass

Valid from the 15/04/2017 to 23/04/2017. Various discounts available depending on lift openings.
eg. 6 day Three Valley pass from €264.60 or 6 day local Courchevel area from €187.50. Discounts apply to family passes, kids and Duo/Tribu deals too.

 

 

The Option Pass - NOW THE 3 VALLÉES LIBERTÉ PASS or FREEDOM PASS

This is now a pay as you go pass - debits from your bank account when used and updates as you cross in to another valley. There's a 10% per day discount on the single day rate of Courchevel or Three Valleys prices.
 
€12 saving on Saturdays on The Three Valleys (but anyone can get that on-line).
A free 3V day on your 9th day of skiing and then a free day every 6 days after that - that's 2 free days after spending over €700.
Always based on Adult full day prices (no kids or afternoon only discounts).
Admin charge on top of all this of €30 per year - will be automatically deducted the year after too!
 
Generally not worth having unless you hardly ever ski some consecutive days (and not Saturdays as anyone can get the €10 discount online). If you take advantage of the free days note that a season pass starts looking attractive after only 21 days.
 
Requires photo and booking on-line, website is not the best either. You can't check photos on multiple accounts for example!

 

 

Beginners Mini Pass - All Ages (5 and over to under 75)

La Tania Mini-Pass
€23.80/day for all ages - The La Tania Mini-Pass for beginners gives access to the La Tania Gondola (the La Troika drag lift and the magic carpet and the top of the gondola are free).
 
The 1850/1550/Praz Mini-Pass
€28/day for all ages - gives access to Praz (Courchevel 1300), Grangettes (Courchevel 1550), Verdons & Jardin Alpin (Courchevel 1850) gondolas plus the Golf magic carpet (1850) and the Altiport, Bellecôte, Etoiles, Cospillot, Ferme, Epicéa, Rocher de l'Ombre, Sources, Roys, Envolée drag lifts and the Tovets chairlift (1550).
 
1650 Mini Pass
€23.80/day for all ages - for the Ariondaz Gondola, Mickey, Belvédère, Petite Bosse and Petit Moriond lifts.
 
Note that the following drag lifts are free anyway... Troïka in La Tania, plus Envolée, Mickey, Belvédère, Petite Bosse, Roys, Bellecôte, Etoiles, Cospillot) and the 4 Practice ZEN zones.

 

 

Free Skiing

There is a free drag lift Troika in the centre of the resort for absolute beginners and a further 9 free beginners drags around the Courchevel Valley - see above. Under 5's and over 75's ski free everywhere (proof of age and photograph required to obtain pass).

 

 

Season Passes

Discounted season passes for workers and residents are now available for the 3 Valleys as well as the single valleys. A fair bit of bureaucracy and proof of income and/or income tax paid locally required to get these, not easy to fiddle as in years gone by and there are plenty of checks for the remotely stored photo - lifties have WiFi enabled hand held terminals to do spot checks in the queues.
 
If you're paying full price and going to ski most days then it's worth getting a Three Valley pass (as long as the people you ski with have got them of course!). It saves the hassle of getting extension passes and you will be encouraged to ski more. Note however, that multiple extension passes can now be bought in advance, loaded on to your pass and then they are triggered by simply using another valley lift turnstile.
 
Residents preferential rates now include the Three Valleys season pass option from 2013 and in 2014 a Three Valleys season pass option was introduced for workers too.
 

 

 

Three Valleys Pass 2017

 

Three Valleys Pass 2016/2017 - Main Season 17 Dec 2016 to 14 April 2017

 

Adult €uros

+5/-13

+65/-75

Half day before or after 12:30
50
40.50
45

1 day

60

48.60

54

2 days
117
94.70
105.30
3 days
174
140.90
156.60
4 days
229
185.40
206.10
5 days
279
225.90
251.10

6 days

294

238.10

264.60

7 days
340
275.40
306
8 days
386
312.60
347.40
14 days
662
536.20
595.80
Season Pass

1260

1020.60

1134

 

 

Courchevel Valley Pass 2017

 

Courchevel Valley Pass (inc La Tania) - Main Season 17 Dec 2016 to 14 April 2017

 

Adult €uros

+5/-13

+65/-75

3 Hour Pass or Half Day after 12:30
43
34.40
38.70
1 day

51

40.80

45.90

2 days
99
79.20
89.10
3 days
147
117.60
132.30
4 days
194
155.20
174.60
5 days
235
188
211.50

6 days

250

200

225

7 days
285
228
256.50
8 days
326
260.80
293.40
14 days
572
457.60
514.80
Season Pass

1070

860

963

3 Valley extension for 1 day
33.50
27.10
30.10

 

Prices do not include insurance - Carré Neige is €2.80 per day for Adults (€2.50 each for those on family passes).
 
The season long "Carte Neige" is around €70 and available from the Tourist Office / Club des Sports.
Price to be confirmed for 2017.
 

 

Lift Passes 2016 / 2017 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 60€
1 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 51€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 294€
6 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 250€
Three Valleys Season pass 1260€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 1070€

 

Lift Passes 2015 / 2016 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 59€
1 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 50€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 289€
6 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 245€
Three Valleys Season pass 1240€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 1045€

 

Lift Passes 2014 / 2015 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass €58
1 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 49€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 283€
6 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 240€
Three Valleys Season pass 1215€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 1020€

 

Lift Passes 2013 / 2014 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 57€
1 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 48€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 277€
6 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 234€
Three Valleys Season pass 1190€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 1000€

 

Lift Passes 2012 / 2013 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 53€
1 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 44.50€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 260€
6 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 218€
Three Valleys Season pass 1115€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 930€

 

Lift Passes 2011 / 2012 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 48.50€
1 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 40.50€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 241€
6 day Adult Courchevel Valley pass 199€
Three Valleys Season pass 1035€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 863€

 

Lift Passes 2010 / 2011 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 47€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 235€
Three Valleys Season pass 995€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 830€

 

Lift Passes 2009 / 2010 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 46.50€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 232€
Three Valleys Season pass 990€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 820€

 

Lift Passes 2008 / 2009 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 45€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 225€
Three Valleys Season pass 970€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 800€

 

Lift Passes 2007 / 2008 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 44€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 220€
Three Valleys Season pass 950€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 790€

 

Lift Passes 2006 / 2007 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 43€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 215€
Three Valleys Season pass 935€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 775€

 

Lift Passes 2005 / 2006 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 42€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 210€
Three Valleys Season pass 915€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 760€

 

Lift Passes 2004 / 2005 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 41€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 204€
Three Valleys Season pass 895€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 745€

 

Lift Passes 2003 / 2004 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 40 €
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 198€
Three Valleys Season pass 870€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 725€

 

Lift Passes 2002 / 2003 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 39€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 193€
Three Valleys Season pass 850€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 705€

 

Lift Passes 2001 / 2002 Season for comparison

1 day Adult Three Valley pass 37€
6 day Adult Three Valley pass 182€
Three Valleys Season pass 815€
Courchevel Valley Season Pass 665€

 

page last updated 02/11/16

 

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