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First Escapade in a Day of the Season – Congrats to Chris, Katie & Matt

The end in sight!

Congratulations to Chris & Katie on Ski and Matt on a snowboard who completed the Escapade in a Day on New Year’s Eve. Their route below:

  • La Tania (9:00)
  • Bouc Blanc
  • Sources/Rocher De L’Ombre
  • Saulire
  • Dent De Brugin
  • Golf
  • (Foret rope pull at top of Golf)
  • Legends
  • Olympic
  • St Martin 1
  • St Martin Express
  • Roc De Tougne
  • Masse 1
  • Masse 2
  • Plan De L’Eau
  • Cime Caron
  • Peyron
  • Bouchet
  • Rosaël
  • Moraine
  • Col
  • Funitel Peclet
  • Pionniers
  • 3 Vallees
  • Becca
  • Mont Vallon
  • Pas Du Lac 1
  • Pas Du Lac 2
  • Roc Mugnier
  • Petites Bosses
  • Aiguille Du Fruit
  • Foret (16:06)
  • Bouc Blanc
  • Dou Des Lanches (16:28)

Total Length: 139.0km
Length Skied: 96.1km
Vertical Descent: 15,056m

What’s all this about….

The 3 Valleys Escapade was the lift company promotion of visiting (originally in 2006) 14 points across the Three Valleys and gaining a certificate & badge over the period of your holiday – then we had the idea of doing it in a day…

It’s probably the toughest day skiing ever for a recreational skier but lots of people have got involved over the years so we feature them in our Escapade in a Day Hall of Fame

This is no longer being promoted by The 3 Valleys but we’ll still stick you in the Hall of Fame if you complete it – send a Ski Tracks or similar trace in plus a pic of your group.

What started out as a late night “is it possible?” discussion became a challenge the following week – the history and our original route are here

Originally punch cards had to be stamped at each check point until electronic passes arrived – they could then be checked by the lift company. The original Escapade was 30 lifts, 13000m vertical and 70km and 2016 peaked with 34 lifts, 17000m vertical (twice the height of Everest) and around 100km total distance. It became a little less for 2017 and 2018 sees the use of Roc de Tougne fast new lift instead of the drag – still a big, big day out though with all talking (and lunch) kept to the lifts…

PDF list of lifts here for downloading to a smart phone – this needs a 2019 update as Roc de Tougne chair is not a drag now, Legends replaces Roc de Fer and the drag in Les Menuirs, Montaulever is no longer there (which is a bonus!).

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