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Incoming on Tuesday 1st December as predicted, with more on Friday and through the weekend then further snowfalls expected across next week. Will be interesting to see what grooming and snow cannon work takes place.


Video Update on Opening Dates from La Tania


UPDATE 30 Nov 2020: Representatives from the French Ski Resorts met with the PM this morning and this appears to end any hopes of lifts opening for the Christmas holidays.


Pyrenees resorts argued that there were less infections than in The Alps so why couldn't they open? - but it was made clear there would be a nationwide shut-down of the lifts (and probably across the EU if leaders bow down to Merkel as usual).


The next meeting is scheduled for 11 December to discuss the conditions for reopening in January. The resorts are arguing for the need to reopen lifts on 5 January if at all possible.


Meanwhile Swiss ski areas are already open and Austria plan to open on 7 December. In France from 15 December you can go to the cinema, museum, theatre, shops, metro, travel anywhere etc. You just can't get on a ski lift.


Tomorrow's protest:

Protests in resorts are planned for Tuesday 1st December including Le Praz. Meet at the Ski Jump area at noon (in uniform if Instructor / Chef etc) with the Savoyard Bells, horns, pots and pans etc to make some noise about all this! Wear a mask and respect social distancing.
Ski Resorts apparently will be allowed to "open" but without ski lifts. While Cinemas, Theatres and Museums can open indoors (if infection rates come down) ski lifts can't run. Cross Country ski tracks, hiking & ski touring will be allowed - we therefore expect avalanche control, piste security, maintenance, rescue services and medical cover will be in place - but who is paying for that?
However, (unbelievably) bars and restaurants are to remain closed until at least the 20th January and Macron’s words were “it seems impossible considering the situation that ski resorts will be open for the fêtes”. There's also pressure from Italy & Germany to have an EU wide closure of ski resorts, something that Austria is initially opposing (non EU Switzerland has resorts already open) and Macron will probably bend over for.
To be fair, Savoie hospitals are reported to be struggling so Courchevel needs to get some additional bed capacity built sharpish - there's plenty of empty hotels! Now if only they hadn't closed Moûtiers hospital down a few years ago, said Captain Hindsight....


Sherpa Opens 19 December

The Sherpa Supermarket in La Tania will open for the season on Saturday 19th December 2020.


Free Ski Bus Timetable for Winter 2021 - Every Half Hour!

The provisional ski bus timetables for Winter 2021 have been released and there's a much improved La Tania service. Last Winter the service was reduced to less than the hourly service we'd had for 20 years and many people rightly complained. Thankfully the Mairie has listened and there will be 25 (up from 15) services a day to Courchevel 1850 with a service every half hour during the day. In addition this season you can drop off after 5 minutes and get the fast gondola from Le Praz up to 1850 (with a pass) from 08:35 to 23:30.
All the timetables and further information at


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What's New for 2021 - The Definitive Guide

Part 1 - La Tania / Courchevel

Part 2 - Méribel / Mottaret

Part 3 - Val Thorens / Orelle / Les Menuires / St Martin


2021 3 Valleys Piste Maps Released

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2020 v 2021 3 Valleys Piste Map - See the Piste Maps page for new individual valley maps.


Courchevel Winter 2021 Lift Pass Prices

No Aquamotion Entrance included and no duo/tribu discounts offered - making 3V passes the way to go!
Courchevel Prices Released
All the lift pass information for Winter 2021



Winter 2021 Opening & Closing Dates Confirmed plus 3 Valleys Lift Pass Prices

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

Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Sat 17 Apr 2021

Courchevel 1850

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021

Le Praz

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021 (for urban access only 5-12 Dec)

Courchevel Village 1550

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021 (for urban access only 5-12 Dec)

Courchevel Moriond 1650

Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Sat 17 Apr 2021

Méribel Valley inc Mottaret

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021


Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Fri 16 Apr 2021

Saint Martin de Belleville

Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021

Les Menuires

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021


Sat 28 Nov 2020 to Sun 9 May 2021

Val Thorens

Sat 21 Nov 2020 to Sun 9 May 2021 (partial from 21/11 subject to snow conditions)

3 Valleys Links

Scheduled from Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021



3 Valleys Prices for Winter 2021 have now been released (Courchevel Valley tbc) - More here


Emovis-Tag - Beat the Autoroute Toll Queues

The UK Site available to get your Tag and electronically pay for your French Autoroute Tolls without the queues during the school holidays - There's a €5 discount here


The 2023 Alpine Skiing World Championships in Courchevel & Méribel

Official Website on this massive event being held from 6th to 19th February 2023.


Explore The 3 Valleys Guide Without Skis

Lots of useful and interesting information in this Explore The 3 Valleys Guide Sans Les Skis


The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day 2020 - The Height of Everest Twice!

The toughest recreational skiing day ever? The Winter 2020 attempts now in the Hall of Fame
Chris, Katie & Matt 31 Dec 2019 - last one of the decade & first one of the season More here...
Leon, Klemen and Maxi: Les Cremes de Marrons 04 Jan 2020 - From Val Thorens More here...
Pascal 05 Jan 2020 - This one from Orelle. Col was closed so some added lifts in place More here...
Tamás Ocsovai 08 Jan 2020 - Tamás from Hungary started/finished from Val Thorens More here...
Andy & Kyle 11 Jan 2020 - La Tania veteran Andy along with Kyle redo the La Tania route. More here...
Phil, Bradley, Jordan & Brooke 15 Jan - A great family day out. More here...
Oliver, Martin & Zoe 16 Jan 2020 - Oliver's second time for the challenge. More here...
Mr & Mrs Slippery + Neil 18 Jan 2020 - More old people with the help of youngsters. More here...
Simon and Bethan 21 Jan 2020 - La Tania regulars finally get their finger out. More here...
Al, Pete and Jack 27 Jan 2020 - At the third time of trying finally succeed. More here...
The Waterfield Family 22 Feb 2020 - Ian, Anna, Beth & Jenny (under 10!) make it in Feb! More here...
Jan, Paul & Matthew 08 Mar 2020 - Turned out to be last attempt of the season, well done! More here...
The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day - come and have a go if you think you're hard enough...


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