12 | RESORT: Three Valleys
THREE VALLEYS, FRANCE The Largest and Most Diverse Ski Area in the World
The Hill - Granted, it is a little bizarre to refer to the Three Valleys as “the hill”! In reality, more than 600km of pistes connect up eight worldfamous ski resorts spread over three beautiful valleys in the French Alps and all under one lift pass. It is the world’s largest ski area. It is the world’s favourite ski destination…which makes it just about good enough for SnowSkool! With such a large area to choose from, not only will you be able to find runs to suit your ability and experience but the mountain will soon invite you to pick up new skills and to challenge yourself. It is the biggest and the best…there is not much you can’t do in the Three Valleys! Join the families on the green and blue runs, practice your carving on the red runs, hit the moguls on the black runs, drop into one of the numerous snow parks and pick the brains of your instructors as you get to know the secret powder stashes well beyond the reach of the punters!
THE COMMUNITY - The Three Valleys are home to 16 different villages giving you plenty of choice for not only where to ride but also where to stay and where to hang out. The Three Valleys unique mix of pedestrianized villages, spa towns, family resorts and lively towns catering to the most hedonistic of après-skiers offer a little bit of everything to SnowSkool seasonnaires! Although a massive resort, the Three Valleys still retains the local and personal feel of many of Europe’s smaller resorts. SnowSkool operations are based at the heart of the Three Valleys, in and around Méribel. which is generally-regarded as one of the liveliest destinations within the Three Valleys. With fantastic off-slope facilities including a sports centre, swimming pool, climbing wall and ice rink as well as a host of restaurants, pubs, bars & nightclubs, it is the perfect place to base the SnowSkool Three Valleys course.
INSTRUCTOR COURSE FRANCE
ACCOMMODATION - On the SnowSkool course you will be staying in one of our chalets, all of which are based in the Méribel valley. Each chalet has its own unique charms but some things remain consistent across all SnowSkool chalets – large living area with comfortable seating and open fire, dining area with large banquet table sufficient to seat all guests and fully-equipped kitchens. The chalets range in size from five to nine bedrooms and so, with a standard two people per room, host between ten and eighteen students. Our chalets become a real home-from-home and the comfy sofas and crackling fire are a welcome sight after a tough day on the slopes. Kick back, grab a beer and enjoy some of the multimedia options available…all chalets have TV, DVD players, stereos and free WiFi.
KICK OFF THE MORNING IN MERIBEL, HIT UP VAL THORENS FOR LUNCH AND THEN CRUISE AROUND COURCHEVEL IN THE AFTERNOON... UNBELIEVABLE DIVERSITY
ANNE Kessler, 18 Snowboard Instructor Three Valleys, 2012
Freestyle: Lots of snow parks in the Three Valleys including DC’s Area 43 in Méribel with a host of jumps, mini-skate ramp, 3 street lines, 220m of rails and an airbag!
“I’d always loved snowboarding and couldn’t wait to finish school so I could kick-off my career working as a snowboard instructor. After my first call with SnowSkool talking about the Three Valleys course, my mind was made up – biggest ski area in the world, super-professional qualification, great chalet accommodation and a company that just had the right vibe and who I clicked with immediately. I haven’t been disappointed.”
After finishing the course, Anne headed back home to Australia to work a season.
RESORT STATS Average Annual Snowfall: Area: Number of Runs: Terrain Breakdown: Top Elevation:
25ft 600km of pistes 335 named runs 45% beginner – 35% intermediate – 20% expert 10,600ft/ 3,230m – highest village in Europe (Val Thorens)
TYPICAL GENDER RATIO
17-20 21-24 25+ AVERAGE AGE
Three Valleys: good enoug for
80% 15% 05%
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Published on Apr 24, 2012