Everything’s magical when it snows. Everything’s pretty -the clothes, the scarves, the gloves-. Nothing says white winter quite as gracefully as a ski vacation!
With 600 kms of interconnected slopes and a vast array of ski resorts, France’s 3 Vallées is a wonderful place to plan a ski holiday. Les Menuires ski resort is the biggest ski area in the heart of the Trois Vallées boasting a “snow guaranteed” label. The authentic Orelle Village ski resort, nestled in the heart of the Maurienne valley is the fastest access to the immense 3 Vallées ski area. The highest altitude resort in Europe and perfectly situated in a naturally formed circle overlooked by 6 glaciers, Val Thorens ski resort is a snowsports paradise. With incredible quality snow, Val Thorens is a playground for mountain lovers, offering off-piste, ski touring, tobogganing, boardercross, snowmobiling, paragliding, ice racing, snow MTB and more.
There are several ways to access the 3 Vallées. Fly into Geneva Airport, Lyon Airport or Grenoble Airport and drive towards Les Menuires, Orelle or Val Thorens in a luxury SUV rental. The Range Rover Evoque is a remarkable choice for an adrenaline-packed adventure. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system with Land Rover's Terrain Response off-roading technology, the Evoque is a car that can certainly keep up.
A ski vacation is not all about carving white powder. Some après-ski activity is of utmost importance. Glide through the streets of Val Thorens aboard the 4WD BMW X5 featuring 7 seats and an improved four-wheel drive system. Enjoy the varied cuisine sure to delight even the most demanding of foodies at one of the many excellent restaurants and bistros around the village. Jean Sulpice restaurant, run by the celebrity chef and holder of 2 Michelin stars, is one of the finest restaurants in the resort area. Val Thorens is the home of “snow bistronomy”, which combines a warm, friendly atmosphere with real gourmet treats. An excellent place to sample this journey through flavour is the restaurant at Hotel Koh-I Nor, where you can savour heart-warming dishes with a phenomenal view of the mountain.
Make your way up to Val Thorens in your hired luxury 4X4 SUV and let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.