Great Freeride Lines in the 3 Valleys

The Three Valleys Finest Freeride Routes



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Rocher de la Loze - Freeride face Simon Christy /

by Simon Christy /

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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.



Coqs trees

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


A little hike for a lot of powder!

The Hut

A short tree line followed by a lovely open face, good for intermediate powder skiers but still fun for the experts

Fork Tree

A 1650 icon. There's even a clothing brand named after it!

Terminal 5

A transfer that starts at Heathrow terminal 5 and sends you flying

Main Face

A wide open powder face that makes you smile!

Mont Vallon K1

An easily accessible steep face often in great condition and rarely skied out

Speed bowl

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.

Le Spot

An absolute Mottaret classic!

Col du Fruit

A brilliant really long face, a classic of the 3 valleys


Often loaded with snow up there and not skied that much

La Becca

An easily accessible and very demanding couloir with a huge snowfield to follow

Dou Des Lanches Bowl

Steep and deep open face with a couple of couloirs, some beautiful drops and beautiful turns to be had

Chanrossa Bowl

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

Dou des Lanches Face

An easily accessed powder field with lots of drops, trees and open fields of powder

Aiguille Trees

A Courchevel classic enjoyed by locals and holiday makers all season long

Col de Jean

A real Meribel classic, with a bit of bushwhacking here and there!

Tougnete face

With only a 5 minute walk you get a steep, challenging and little skied pitch.


An engaging and challenging little gem, rarely skied out and easy to access.

Couloir de la Gazex

Straight forward small couloir, not super steep and north facing so good snow to be found