3 Valleys Escape (in a day) 2016
The Toughest Day Skiing?
Differences for 2017 are the Chapelets chair at the far side of 1650 is replaced by the short
(but useful) Petite Boss drag lift and La Tania’s Bouc Blanc chair replacing Tovets in 1550.
2016 Escapade - Suggested possible route
We started these fun and games back in March 2006 when a late night conversation of is it possible in a day? took place... The lift companies idea of discovering all areas of the 3 Valleys in your 6 day holiday and getting a certificate was attempted in a single day.
For 2016 - Things have got harder with Mont Vallon and Foret included (and funnily enough La Tania taken out - are we being discouraged?).
You do this entirely at your own risk, act responsibly, take full ownership for your own actions and all of those with you, respect other people (& the mountain), ride within your limits, always obey the skiers & snowboarders code, observe all signs, pay attention to all notices & advice from Pisteurs, only ski off piste if fully equipped & knowledgeable, it's not a race (you won't be insured), but above all, take care, don't wreck things for others & don't even think of blaming anyone else if it all goes horribly wrong...
2016 Escapade Lifts Suggested Route
The 18 Escapade Compulsory Lifts in bold
- Dou Des Lanches
- Rocher De L'Ombre drag
- Dent de Burgin
- Mini rope tow
- Roc De Fer
- St Martin 1
- St Martin Express
- Roc de Tougne drag
- Masse 1
- Masse 2
- Plan De L'Eau
- Cime Caron
- Funitel Peclet
- 3 Vallees Funitel
- Montaulever drag
- Sunny Express
- Becca (not an 3V App)
- Mont Vallon
- Pas Du Lac 1
- Pas Du Lac 2
- Roc Mugnier
- Aiguille du Fruit
The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day for 2016 is around 34 lifts, 100km and 17000m vertical (twice the height of Everest).
No Escapade logos are shown in the Courchevel Valley on the 3V Piste Map.
Becca Chair, Les Menuires is not marked as Escapade on the 3V App but is on the Piste Map (it is needed).
The Foret Chair from Le Praz is detailed on-line and on most Apps as closing at 4:35. The closing time is 4:25 (and will be 4:50 from 6 April) – this is correct on the Piste Map & we’ve confirmed this with S3V.
Congrats to Tim Kirk for the first 2016 attempt - his efforts here