"Skispots Trois Vallees" is the definitive guide to this immense winter sports destination, comprising the four main villages of Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens; self-proclaimed 'the biggest ski area in the world'. The French region is so vast that this guide proves its worth on your first and every return visit. Trois Vallees highlights include: 600km of slopes; 130km of cross-country ski tracks; 200 ski lifts on a single pass; Val Thorens, at 2300m, is Europe's highest ski resort, providing great snow conditions; Courchevel combines four villages each named after their height ranging from 1300m to 1850m - cosmopolitan 1850 is the place to be seen off the slopes with its many bars, cafes and restaurants, numerous shops and boutiques; Meribel draws repeat visitors with its traditional alpine style, picturesque chalets and lively village centre; and the vast 3 Valley area is snowboarder heaven, with groomed slopes for every taste, serviced by a well-linked lift system comprising mainly of chairs and gondolas, easily accessible off-piste and a snowboard park with half-pipe in Courchevel and Meribel.
This innovative range of travel guidebooks to the world's top ski regions has been created by ski enthusiasts for ski enthusiasts. Each book is full of inspirational content with a depth of technical expertise. It also includes: on-the mountain information on resort layout, lift access and route-finding; graphical route planners, lift journey timings and piste-by-piste critiques; historical snowfall charts and analysis to guide to dates for optimum snow conditions; base station and resort layout plans; and full-colour maps and photographs.