Skiing the Three Valleys in France: Adventure Travel Video

| February 28, 2013 | 21 Comments

Skiing the Three Valleys in France last year was one of our favourite travel adventures in 2012. With over 660 kms of ski runs and 180 ski lifts  in the Three Valleys, we were completely spoilt for choice.

Skiing the Three Valleys in France

Skiing the Three Valleys in France

The 3 Valleys are a snow lovers dream. We spent 6 days skiing the Three Valleys in France and it felt like we didn’t even scratch the surface. We tried to explore as much as possible but the size of the ski field blew us away.

Every new run we ventured down would lead us to a new chairlift and every chairlift led us to even more breathtaking views. It felt like the ski area just went on and on and on.

And the facilities in the Three Valleys are outstanding. We were there off-peak so the lines were non-existent and we were even lucky enough to get a few fresh inches of powder to enjoy.

Make sure you check out adventure travel video from a few of our favourite moments from skiing the Three Valleys in France.

If you want to read more about our adventures skiing the Three Valleys in France then check out these posts and photos:

Skiing the Three Valleys in France

Photo Essay from the Three Valleys

Extra Travel Information

How to get to the Three Valleys in France

There are only two feasible options to getting to the Three Valleys. You can either catch the overnight Ski train with Eurostar from London. Or you can fly into either Geneva or Grenoble, with cheap flights from Monarch, before jumping on a bus for 2 hours to the villages in the Three Valleys.

Where to stay in the Three Valleys

We stayed in the very cute town of Brides-Les-Bains. It was slightly quieter than most of the other villages in the Three Valleys as it was a 40 minute gondola from the first ski runs. This also means that Brides-Les-Bains is a lot cheaper than other options like the ridiculously expensive Val Thorens.

Did our video inspire you to go skiing?

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Cole is one half of New Zealand's leading adventure travel blogging couple who have been wearing out their jandals around the world since 2009. He loves any adventure activities and anything to do with the water whether it is Surfing, Diving, Swimming, Snorkeling or just lounging nearby on the beach. You can follow Cole on Google+. Or consider following us via RSS Feed, Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our Newsletter.

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  1. Love the vid! What software did you use to edit? – if you dont mind me asking.

    Love the way Adela falls over at 0.36 and you just carry on skiing past her haha.
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  2. Love the Three Valleys! It’s where I first learnt to ski and have been back three or four times since. Not this year though unfortunately so reliving the snow through your video is the nearest I’m going to get!
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  3. Exploring France on skis. Love it!
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  4. Kelly Brenn says:

    Amazing video! Sounds like a great place to enjoy the great outdoors – my family love all that kind of skiing stuff

  5. Linda says:

    *Sigh* I was there many years ago – was my elder son’s first ski trip, he was three and half, and he’s all grown up now! I loved it. I loved skiing but was never very brave about it, and I thoroughly enjoyed every day there. There was nothing to terrify me at all! And the weather was marvelous, just like your video. Thank you for the trip down memory lane!
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  6. Kristy says:

    That was very fun experience and I really love watching your video. You are very cute couple together. Hopefully you can upload more flicks from your trips!

  7. Laurence says:

    I loved skiing in the three valleys, just an epic place to get your ski on :D
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  8. Thanks for the video. I am not a big winter person and don’t ski or snowboard at all. However, it looks like a beautiful area.
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  9. Alex says:

    Hi Cole. You’ve put together a fantastic post here! I loved the video too! Three Valleys is an enormous resort but there’s some fantastic skiing to be enjoyed.

    If any of your UK readers are regular skiers, or are planning a longer journey through France, they might be interested in the Liber-T tag from Sanef Tolling. The tag enables UK motorists to use the automatic telepeage lanes, which have previously been reserved for French residents.

    Best wishes, Alex.

  10. I’m not much of a skier, however the landscape is so beautiful I wonder if the ski resorts would mind if I rode around on the chair lifts for awhile :)
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  11. Kare Warne says:

    Everything stops turning when it comes to ski in valleys, enjoy holidays in enormous resorts. Its kind of something can not express in words and the blog above very well explains most of it and video is very well executed.
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