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New 3 Valleys, Courchevel & Méribel 2018 Piste Maps released plus the “GoPro Couloir”?
A slightly updated new look for the 2018 Piste Maps with a clearer, fresher display – the lifts aren’t straight black lines anymore for example.
The 3 Valleys map has a lot of detail on it however and looks really cluttered on first look – originally the 3 Valleys area map didn’t include piste names and you referred to the local area for further info. Both have their pluses and minuses of course.
The new lifts and pistes showing the main changes are listed below. We’ve noticed the new luge in Meribel and a change of location of a couple of the 5 selfie machines too. The Plan des Mains unit is now at the bottom of Plattieres 3 and the Signal one is now at the top of Biollay. The Escapade symbols have been removed too – still on the 3V Apps at the moment though – or are they getting rid of it?
New €6.3m Roc de Tougne Chair in Meribel
Replacing the steep, long dog-leg parallel drags – the old school are not too happy as it will lead to more skiers bagging the off piste up there! Plus no matter how “wind resistant” new chairlifts are they’ll never match a drag lift for being able to run in bad weather.
New €13m Moraine Gondola in Val Thorens
Replacing the chair for a much warmer ride up (it’s heated too). Rumours were that it would carry on and replace the Col chair too but that’s still there for access right up to the Glacier. It does mean that it accesses blue runs instead of red so it’s good to have a Gondola to access terrain suitable for less competent skiers and boarders.
New Luge in Meribel
Another Luge run, this one in Meribel down from the Tougnette Gondola (that’s 5 in The 3 Valleys with Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Courchevel 1850/1550 and also new for this year Courchevel Moriond/1650).
Update 27/9/17: Another new piste discovered – Croix d’Antide
Thanks to Antonio P who spotted a new piste under the Peyron chair in the “4th Valley” above Orelle. This new blue piste named Croix d’Antide hooks under the chair and down to join the bottom of the long Lory piste running down from over the back of the Thorens Funitel which was itself new a couple of years back.
Further details, pics and lot of further information will be in the La Tania & The 3 Valleys What’s New 2018 – The Definitive Guide around the end of September.
Downloads available here: La Tania and 3 Valleys Piste Maps 2018