On the Slopes
- Brand new from December 2017! The Ariondaz gondola is being replaced and will have twice the capacity of the previous gondola. It will be moved slightly, onto the ski area, and will take you up to the existing top station, near the Bel Air restaurant.
- Also new for December 2017 we will be getting our own toboggan run! Starting from Bel Air, at 3km long it will be 50% longer than the one in 1850, with a 450 metre vertical drop, average gradient of 15% (max 25%) and 4 underground sections!
- Check the current conditions on the slopes. 4 webcams are regularly updated during the day.
- Ever fancied skiing at night time? Every Wednesday evening (usually until the end of February) between 6pm - 8pm, ski the Verdons piste by floodlight
- Top tip, if you're intending to ski between 8 - 21 days in the season. Consider buying the 3 Valleys Liberty Pass which will save you money. Can only be ordered online before your holiday.
Hands-free lift passes can be bought from the main office at the Ariondaz Gondola, near to the Tourist Information Office. Although you can order lift passes in advance, you still need to collect them, so we would generally recommend buying them when you arrive.
You can buy Family Passes, which work out cheaper when buying 2 or more children’s passes with 2 adults.
Something worth bearing in mind if you are a beginner—there are two free drag lifts, ‘Mickey’ and ‘Belvedere’, next to the Ariondaz gondola. These give access to nice, easy nursery slopes, so if you want to save yourself some money, you may like to try out these drag lifts for the first day, before buying a lift pass.
Experienced skiers with more than a fortnight’s experience would probably benefit from the full Three Valleys lift pass, giving access to Meribel and Val Thorens. If you're intending to ski between 8 - 21 days in the season, consider buying the 3 Valleys Liberty Pass which will save you money. Can only be ordered online before your holiday.
For less experienced skiers, the Courchevel Valley pass offers a huge variety of skiing. You can extend your pass at any time if you wish to ‘do the Three Valleys’, by paying a daily supplement.
At the very beginning of the season, and during the last week of the season, lift passes are available at significantly reduced prices, as the snow conditions cannot always guarantee that all the lifts and pistes will be open.
You can check out the lift pass prices on the Sociétés des 3 Vallées website.