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2022 Three Valleys Piste Map Analysed
All the “NEW” labels reviewed and the new beginners lifts in La Tania are detailed!
Although this is the 3 Valleys Map and not as detailed as the individual valley maps we note that the green Plan Fontaine piste appears to joint the beginners area rather than intersect the blue Folyéres piste. The 2 new magic carpet lifts are clearly marked (no names yet) with the blue piste going around them.
Update: It looks like this is incorrect and you can ski from green to blue and around the lifts. More info and pics here
The Piste des Animaux above the Méribel Airport is a great interactive experience for kids (and adults) spotting the models of animals with interactive questions on the notice boards near them. This was ready for last season and we had some fun testing it out (the questions were quite competitive) this Summer on the footpath that winds in between the animals.
The refurbed Bride-Les-Bains Olympe gondola will be running from this December with 6 seats face to face in new more comfortable cabins.
The Bouquetin Chairlift was actually ready for December 2020 but hasn’t been used in anger yet. Replacing the Plattieres 3 bubbles, the 6 seater chair takes you up to the Mont de la Challe plateau for direct access to Les Menuires or Saint Martin de Belleville.
Opening in December the 3km long Pointe de la Masse 10 seater gondola takes you direct from base to summit of La Masse in 8 minutes. The Masse 2 Gondola, Lac Noir and Rocher Noir chairlifts were removed this summer but all the pistes they served are still accessible.
Finally, over in the “4th Valley” are 2 new gondolas.
From the base station up to the Plan Bouchet area, a brand new 10 seater gondola, Orelle, one of the longest gondolas in Europe nearly 5km in length with a 1462m vertical climb in 13 minutes.
From Plan Bouchet to the Cime Caron summit there is another 10 seater gondola, Orelle-Caron, covering the 2235m length and 820m vertical in just 7 minutes. From the Cime Caron summit at 3200m there are wonderful runs down to Val Thorens at 2300m (and a great black down to Plan Bouchet too!).
The 2022 Three Valleys Piste Map is available for download here (and the individual valley maps will be there as soon as they are available).