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SKI FRANCE

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CHAMONIX - Where glaciers meet the town!

Chamonix is one of the most incredible locations in the world. The historical center of professional mountain guiding its one of the most epic mountain-scapes in the world.

 

Imagine a deep valley surrounded by glaciers dropping straight into the town, with Mt Blanc (the highest mountain in Europe) towering over the village.

Surrounding the village are the 4 resorts of Les Grands Montets, Balme-Tour-Vallorcine, Brevent-Flegere & Les Houches.  Each of the resorts has its own unique feel and personality and will appeal to different types of skier.

The skiing is not ski in, ski out, but the location is glorious with some of the most epic runs in Europe. Les Vallee Blanche is particularly notable, a 20km glacier run accessed off the Aiguille du Midi cable car which reaches heights of 3,842 m straight out of the valley floor.

Whether you choose to stay in Chamonix or up the valley in Agentiere, we have a range of accommodation to suit.

 

MAD STATS: 

Ski terrain: 50% Beginner | 35% Intermediate | 15% Advanced | plus unlimited expert terrain

Vertical Drop: 2,840m

Base Elevation: 1,000m

Summit Elevation: 3,840m

61 lifts

Skiable area: unlimited

Longest Run: 20km +

 

MAD TIPS

Just go there, for the mountains, the food and the atmosphere!

Ski the Vallee Blanche with a guide.

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TIGNES , VAL D’ISERE - Vintage ski resort, meets modern efficiency!

One of the worlds best mega resorts, with several ski in, ski out villages and terrain which encompasses The Grand Motte peak at 3,459m and the glacier running off this peak.  Your eyes will pop when you see the vast amount of terrain in this ski area.

 

The resorts which make up this huge ski area offer 300km of pistes, over 140 runs, 102 ski lifts and two glaciers (which offer year round skiing) all on one lift pass which covers everything!

 

Accommodation ranges from cheap and cheerful slopesside apartments, fully serviced and catered chalets right through to beautiful full service hotels.

Stay at Val D’Isere to get a genuine mountain village feel or at Tigne for a ski in, ski out modern resort feel. 

MAD STATS: 

Ski terrain: Tigne 57% Beginner | 25% Intermediate | 18% Advanced 

Val D’Isere 57% Beginner | 25% Intermediate | 18% Advanced 

Vertical Drop: 1,906m

Base Elevation: 1,550m

Summit Elevation: 3,456m

Skiable area: 25,000 acres

Longest Run: 10km +

78 lifts

MAD TIPS

Stay at Tigne if you’re on a budget and Val D’Isere if you want a picturesque village.

Its worth looking at Club Med or a chalet company as these often include guiding which means you get to make the most of the resort. 

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THE THREE VALLEYS - Simply the largest linked ski resort anywhere!

Courcheval, Meribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens

Les Trois Vallees is the worlds largest interconnected ski resort! It really combines the terrain of 5 valleys over a vast area with multiple villages and linked ski areas. 

 

With a simply mind blowing amount of terrain we recommend staying in the beautiful and centrally located ski resort of Meribel so that accessing the main valleys is easier. Although with the incredibly modern lift system all the villages are incredibly well connected.

 

There is a fantastic range of accommodation even just in the village of Meribel, or we can look at some of the outlying villages for alternatives if we can’t find what you’re after.

 

MAD STATS: 

Ski terrain: 49% Beginner | 33% Intermediate | 18% Advanced 

Vertical Drop: 2,130m

Base Elevation: 1,100m

Summit Elevation: 3,230m

160 lifts

Skiable area: 30,000 acres

Longest Run: 12km +

 

MAD TIPS

Access the tree valleys by train to Moutiers station and then get a transfer up the hill.

Have lunch at the top of the Saulire peak at 2,738m where you can almost see the whole of the Trois Vallees

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