Guidebook

Great Freeride Lines in the 3 Valleys

The Three Valleys Finest Freeride Routes

Description

Famous for being the largest skiable area in the world, for having luxurious resorts and beautiful landscapes, The Three Valleys is a must for every snow enthusiast. As well as fantastic snow conditions and vast areas to explore, there are of course all of the wonderful benefits of Skiing in the Savoie region of the French Alps: delicious cheesy dishes like raclette and tartiflette, and vin chaud, to warm your belly after a satisfying day’s skiing.

With over 600km of pistes and 180 lifts linking 8 resorts across 3 parallel valleys, the skiing and snowboarding possibilities are endless. For those wanting to tear away from the crowds and up their adventure to the next level, here’s a comprehensive list of the best freeride lines in the Three Valleys.

Sources:
https://www.les3vallees.com/en/ski-area/ski-in-les-3-vallees/

Coqs trees
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Coqs trees

3 Valleys
99 m
24 °
SW
0 m
0.5 km
If you want to add some tight trees and enjoyable drops to your run from La Tania to Courchevel 1850 head for the Coqs trees
Moderate
Private
Couloir de Cures
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Couloir de Cures

3 Valleys
239 m
46 °
NE
28 m
0.5 km
Nice little couloir that's less tracked than the Grand Couloir
Severe
Private
Creux Noirs Petite Saulire
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Creux Noirs Petite Saulire

3 Valleys
399 m
42 °
E
14 m
1.3 km
An absolute Courchevel classic. Steep and wide faces with a visible end point to settle the nerves.
Difficult
Private
Dou des Lanches lift line
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Dou des Lanches lift line

3 Valleys
347 m
40 °
W
0 m
0.8 km
A La Tania classic enjoyed by holiday makers and three valleys veterans one and all
Difficult
Private
Equinox
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Equinox

3 Valleys
267 m
45 °
N
63 m
0.9 km
A little hike for a lot of powder!
Difficult
Private
The Hut
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The Hut

3 Valleys
173 m
38 °
W
0 m
0.5 km
A short tree line followed by a lovely open face, good for intermediate powder skiers but still fun for the experts
Moderate
Private
Fork Tree
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Fork Tree

3 Valleys
457 m
37 °
NE
14 m
1.8 km
A 1650 icon. There's even a clothing brand named after it!
Moderate
Private
Roc Mugnier Face
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Roc Mugnier Face

3 Valleys
237 m
37 °
NW
5 m
0.9 km
Huge number of drop-ins across this whole face
Moderate
Private
Terminal 5
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Terminal 5

3 Valleys
115 m
32 °
S
1 m
0.5 km
A transfer that starts at Heathrow terminal 5 and sends you flying
Moderate
Private
The Fresh Pillows of Bel Air
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The Fresh Pillows of Bel Air

3 Valleys
213 m
39 °
N
0 m
0.7 km
Endless pillows, endless drops, endless fun
Moderate
Private
Main Face
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Main Face

3 Valleys
356 m
37 °
E
21 m
1.3 km
A wide open powder face that makes you smile!
Moderate
Private
Mont Vallon K1
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Mont Vallon K1

3 Valleys
267 m
39 °
N
2 m
0.5 km
An easily accessible steep face often in great condition and rarely skied out
Difficult
Private
Speed bowl
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Speed bowl

3 Valleys
278 m
32 °
N
0 m
1.1 km
A great intermediate powder run with loads of variations. Not too far from the piste and again it faces N,NE so rarely too sun affected.
Difficult
Private
Le Spot
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Le Spot

3 Valleys
422 m
34 °
NE
3 m
1.2 km
An absolute Mottaret classic!
Severe
Private
Col du Fruit
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Col du Fruit

3 Valleys
1,104 m
35 °
112 m
6.8 km
A brilliant really long face, a classic of the 3 valleys
Difficult
Private
Olympic
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Olympic

3 Valleys
473 m
43 °
E
1 m
1.3 km
Often loaded with snow up there and not skied that much
Severe
Private
La Becca
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La Becca

3 Valleys
339 m
39 °
E
28 m
1.1 km
An easily accessible and very demanding couloir with a huge snowfield to follow
Severe
Private
Dou Des Lanches Bowl
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Dou Des Lanches Bowl

3 Valleys
151 m
44 °
NW
0 m
0.4 km
Steep and deep open face with a couple of couloirs, some beautiful drops and beautiful turns to be had
Difficult
Private
Chanrossa Bowl
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Chanrossa Bowl

3 Valleys
355 m
38 °
5 m
1.7 km
A genuine Courchevel classic that starts off steep and mellows into the basin of the Chanrossa bowl before gently dropping you back at the bottom of the Chanrossa and Marmottes lifts
Difficult
Private
Dou des Lanches Face
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Dou des Lanches Face

3 Valleys
533 m
47 °
SW
4 m
1.3 km
An easily accessed powder field with lots of drops, trees and open fields of powder
Difficult
Private
Suisses Moguls
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Suisses Moguls

3 Valleys
516 m
40 °
E
0 m
1.1 km
Most fun mogul run in Courchevel
Difficult
Private
Aiguille Trees
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Aiguille Trees

3 Valleys
391 m
35 °
E
0 m
1.2 km
A Courchevel classic enjoyed by locals and holiday makers all season long
Moderate
Private
Col de Jean
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Col de Jean

3 Valleys
999 m
44 °
SE
33 m
4.3 km
A real Meribel classic, with a bit of bushwhacking here and there!
Difficult
Private
Rocher de la Loze - Freeride face
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Rocher de la Loze - Freeride face

3 Valleys
282 m
45 °
245 m
1.6 km
Host to freeride competitions in the early 2000s - a short walk with an almost certain guarantee of cold snow!
Difficult
Private
Lac du Lou from Caron
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Lac du Lou from Caron

3 Valleys
1,205 m
32 °
57 m
6.7 km
A Val Thorens mega-classic and a must do for anyone visiting the Belleville valley.
Moderate
Private
Tougnete face
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Tougnete face

3 Valleys
286 m
41 °
SE
22 m
1.2 km
With only a 5 minute walk you get a steep, challenging and little skied pitch.
Severe
Private
Cairn
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Cairn

3 Valleys
415 m
41 °
N
12 m
1.1 km
An engaging and challenging little gem, rarely skied out and easy to access.
Severe
Private
Couloir de la Gazex
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Couloir de la Gazex

3 Valleys
157 m
45 °
N
0 m
0.3 km
Straight forward small couloir, not super steep and north facing so good snow to be found
Difficult
Private