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|#19 Val Thorens / 3 Vallées, France|
30 March - 6 April 2013
Les Trois Vallées is almost certainly Europe's best ski area and we will be staying in
Val Thorens, lying at 2300 m, guaranteeing us abundant high quality snow.
There are over 554 km of marked runs. There are over 200 interconnected lifts. We can choose among over 20 different descents, each over 6 km in length. The list of superlatives goes on and on and on.
Make sure your ski boots are comfortable. The lifts run from 09:00 to 17:00. Sometime around 18:00, after après-ski on the mountain, we ski the last run all to ourselves. And, because we have "summer time" in April, the Alps stay bright until well past 20:00!
In spite of the 554 km. of marked terrain, many of our group will do their best to avoid it. There is even more off-piste available. We have a plan of attack to bring the best of the 3 Valleys to you in 6 days.
Each day, a different ski safari is offered to experienced skiers, including the 10,000 vertical metres day which explores the entire dimension of the 3 Valleys Circuit, neither skiing the same run twice nor taking the same lift twice. Snowboarders can make it as well, but it is tougher for them. Those who make it even receive a certificate.
Even more challenging is the day we ski only black runs. Another tour we offer is our "Off Piste" Special. The highlight of this day is the "Vallon du Lou" descent where you can actually "waterski" across a semi frozen lake. Those who make it consider it the highlight of their week. Those who don't get totally wet.
There are several new slopes this season, and two new lifts to help speed you round the area - the Saulire Express and the 10-seater chair lift of Les Plattières.
Val Thorens also has a dynamic après-ski life, if you still have the energy. There is also a huge indoor pool and sauna facility nearby. The apartments are relatively spacious and all offer Internet and TV.
|Hotel: Le Chamois d'Or|
Tel: 0033 479 013 434
Fax: 0033 479 013 400
Bus Departs: t.b.a.
|TC: Kelvin Trigg|
|Cost: € t.b.a. (20 Feb 2013 - 20 Mar 2013) - Single Supplement: n/a||Tour Operator: Scherer Tours||