For guaranteed snow, this place is hard to beat. Les 3Vallées guarantees snow on the largest area of interconnected ski runs in the world and in the unlikely event that it fails to deliver on this promise, you get your money back on the unused days on your lift pass.
Our chalet is just below Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe where the snow is so good, it’s a money back guarantee runs from mid-November to May. There are over 600km of pistes, which include 25 accessible summits and 6 glaciers, making it is almost impossible to ski the whole resort in a week. There are 321 ski runs with plenty of choices for absolute beginners on nursery slopes and green runs; blue and red runs for intermediate skiers, and black runs for the more advanced and an extensive off-piste and backcountry area for those looking for more of a challenge.
The blue Bettex piste runs directly in front of the chalet down to the Bettex lift. So you can ski from the chalet door and home again. For those who start the week as beginners, there is a bus stop 25 meters from the chalet which goes up to the starting points for ski schools in La Croisette. After a couple of days skiing, many beginners feel able to ski to and from the chalet.
The chalet is perfectly situated for groups to gather at home for lunch or to drop off weary skiers part way through the day, collect those who have refueled and head out onto the slopes once more. Skiing right up to the front door is guaranteed for virtually the entire season.
There is a Skimium hire shop a short walk from the chalet. Picking up your skies on the day you arrive is hassle free and it is possible to ski from the shop down to the Chalet! Or you can use the car if you have one. With a ski shop so near it is easy to exchange your equipment as required during the week.