ESCAPADE 2023 (No changes for 2024)


The New Escapade in a Day 2023

The Toughest Day Skiing Ever?

Building on the original 2006 3 Valleys Escapade

ESCAPADE 2023 HD Suggested Route Map


The 3 Valleys Escapade

This 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 - doing it in a day was a bit tricky though!
It all started out as a late night "is it possible?" discussion - the history and our original route are here
Originally punch cards had to be stamped at each check point until electronic passes arrived and then the use of a lift was recorded - now we use Apps such as Ski Tracks or Relive to prove our route.
Note that the Escapade is no longer officially promoted by Les 3 Vallees from Winter 2017 but we still record successful tracks for anyone who is interested in being in the sought after La Tania Escapade Hall of Fame
The original Escapade took 30 lifts, around 13000m vertical with 70km length and by 2016 reached 34 lifts, 17000m vertical (twice the height of Everest) and around 80km skiing (140km total distance). With the newer, longer, faster lifts we’re back down to 30 lifts and the age range for successful completion is from 8 to 76 years old! The latest ESCAPADE route


This is NOT a race

ALWAYS CONTROL YOUR SPEED. 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), ski & ride within your limits, always obey the skiers & snowboarders code, observe all signs, pay attention to all notices, advice & instructions from Pisteurs, only ski off piste if fully equipped & knowledgeable, it's not a race (you won't be insured), think about the safety of others as well as yourself but above all, think of other people, take care, don't wreck things for others & don't even think of blaming anyone else if it all goes wrong.....


The first completion in 2024 - With the Fat Map App



Tony, David, Wayne, Clint & Paul - 20 January 2024


ESCAPADE 2023 (No changes for 2024)

With loads of new lifts (and even new pistes) since 2006 it was time for a re-think and to keep it as a really tough test for good recreational skiers. Even with good planning, good navigation and a good pace there's always a chance of lift breakdowns, piste closures, bad weather or unexpected queues so don't expect to complete it at your first attempt. Always keep an eye out for any high winds warnings when heading out of your local valley - this is usually posted on information boards at the man lifts.
The idea is to ski all the resorts, the perimeter and the classic summits of The 3 Valleys in one day.
You can start from anywhere and choose any route you like - just tick these off


Resort Checkpoints - 12 to tick off

1. La Tania
2. Le Praz
3. Courchevel 1550 Village
4. Courchevel 1650 Moriond
5. Courchevel 1850
6. Méribel
7. Méribel Village
8. Méribel Mottaret
9. Saint Martin de Belleville
10. Le Bettex
11. Les Menuires
12. Val Thorens


Peaks & Perimeters Checkpoints - 12 to tick off

Courchevel Valley:
1. Col de Loze
2. Saulire
3. Col de Chanrossa
4. Chapelets
Méribel Valley:
5. Mont Vallon
6. Roc de Fer
7. Col de La Chambre
Belleville Valley:
8. La Masse
9. Cime Caron
10. Col de Thorens
11. Glacier de Peclet (Funitel)
Orelle (4th) Valley:
12. Sommet des 3 Vallées


Suggested Route Starting From La Tania

1. La Tania Gondola
2. Dou Des Lanches
3. Golf
4. Rope Tow from top of Golf
5. Legends
6. Olympic
7. St Martin 1
8. St Martin Express
9. Bettex
10. Pointe de la Masse
11. Reberty
12. Bruyères 1
13. Bruyères 2
14. Funitel Peclet
15. Portette
16. Thorens
17. Peyron
18. Bouchet
19. Orelle Caron
20. Pionniers
21. 3 Vallées
22. Mont Vallon
23. Pas du Lac 1
24. Pas du Lac 2
25. Chanrossa
26. Chapelets
27. Ariondaz
28. Aiguille du Fruit
29. Tovets
30. Foret


We may add the pistes to use on here at some stage but you can use any route - it's the checkpoints that count.

Checkpoint List and the above route in a PDF format for your phone

Piste Map with Checkpoints Only

Piste Map with suggested route from La Tania

The Escapade in a Day HALL OF FAME

The additional challenges for Winter 2023 are the energy savings being made with many lifts running slow and some not running on all days. This just adds to the challenge - GOOD LUCK!




ESCAPADE 2023 Checkpoint Map



ESCAPADE 2023 HD Suggested Route Map







page last updated 22/01/2024