Val Thorens to Courchevel and back – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 7

Having posted a review on Val Thorens, Meribel and Courchevel. I am using this post to wrap things up a bit as sort of a summary. Whichever of these 3 ski areas you will be staying at, a wonderful ski vacation is almost always guaranteed. Worst comes to worst, you just need to traverse over [...]


High priced Courchevel – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 6

Courchevel is perhaps the most famous ski resort in Les 3 Vallées. This resort has a celebrity status and perhaps has some of the most luxury shopping options. Chanel and Hermes, two well known French fashion boutiques have branches here. The area comprises of 3 distinct villages, Courchevel-Moriond, Courchevel-Village and finally Courchevel 1850 being the [...]

Family fun at Meribel – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 5

The ski resort of Meribel is considered the centre of the Les 3 Vallées as skiers wanting access between Courchevel and Val Thorens have to pass by Meribel. However, visitors to Meribel need to take note that the ski resort has 2 separate village base, and both are at different altitudes. The higher of which [...]

High on skiing at Val Thorens – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 4

Val Thorens has been named as one of the best ski resorts in the world before, and it is the highest ski resort in Europe with an altitude of 2,300 metres. This altitude means that the snow quality should be great for winter and spring skiing. And that is in addition to its linked ski [...]

Half Board at Hotel Pashmina in Val Thorens – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 3

Continuing from my previous post on my stay at Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge in Val Thorens, this one will cover the half-board program that was included in my room rate. Many European ski lodges offer what is called a half-board whereby breakfast and dinner is included. My guess is that older ski areas have typically [...]

Luxurious and Fragrant Hotel Pashmina in Val Thorens – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 2

Picked up at the Gare Routiere by the hotel shuttle van, since that is the end point for the bus from Moutiers. That means other skiers need to call up their hotel/ski lodge to pick them up if they have a lot of luggage as the whole village is not really easily navigable with ski [...]