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Courchevel Opening Day on Saturday 8 December – Update on lifts & piste opening from S3V

Update from S3V Ski Area Management Company
Despite difficult conditions (natural snow has been in short supply and temperatures have not been conducive to artificial snow production), we have deployed significant resources to offer from Saturday, 8th December the best skiing we can. This will be illustrated in particular by the production of artificial snow at full capacity as soon as conditions permit, with grooming machines working and teams manually carrying snow on to the slopes if necessary.

Encouraging prospects!
The situation should improve rapidly thanks to favorable weather conditions to ski on new pistes every day. Meteo France have announced sharply lower temperatures and regular and consistent precipitation on Saturday & Sunday. In addition next Monday and Tuesday, there is persistent cold weather conducive to snowmaking.

Openings scheduled for December 8
Forecast to open in the Courchevel valley on Saturday:
* Saulire Cable Car
* Verdons Gondola
* Jardin Alpin Gondola
* Tovets Chairlift
* Tapis du Golf Magic Carpets
Lift and piste openings will increase very quickly as conditions improve.

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The opening of The 3 Valleys connections for the first time will be by:
* La Saulire between Courchevel & Méribel
* Les 3 Marches & Tougnète (from 9/12) between Méribel & Les Menuires
* Le Col de la Chambre between Les Menuires & Val Thorens.

Prior to the middle of next week it will be difficult to actually take advantage of the whole of the 3 Valleys.

More lifts and pistes will be opening every day. Follow the opening information in real time here
Prices for next week:
1 day adult Courchevel Valley = €31.90  (3 hours = €26.90).
1 day Children Courchevel Valley = €25.50.

For those staying a week, it may be worth checking the lift & piste openings to choose between skiing in the valley of Courchevel or The 3 Valleys:
6 days adult Courchevel Valley = €159.10, about €26.50/day with 1 Aqualudique entry to Aquamotion.
6 days Children or Family Pass Courchevel Valley = €127.20, about €21/day with 1 Aqualudique entry to Aquamotion.

And for the 3 Valleys (connections may be difficult until the middle of next week):
6 days 3 Vallées adult = €244.80, about €40/day.
6 days Children or Family Pass 3 Valleys €195.80, about €33/day.

The multi-day packages have the advantage that you can benefit from volume discounts while benefiting from the new lifts and piste openings throughout the week. 

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