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You could just go to Chamonix for the views; tucked in a steep-walled valley, the resort is flanked by Europe's highest mountains, among them the monumental slab of rock that is Mont Blanc. However, Chamonix is also the Never Never Land of "if you fall, you die" skiing. Needless to say, if you ...
France's fabled Three Valleys comprise some of the world's best-known ski resorts. The high-elevation ski stations of Courchevel, Miribel, Les Menuires, and Val Thorens are the most famous in the area, but there are also small, intimate satellite villages tucked into the valleys ...
With a name that rings with macabre pathos, La Grave is another French piste-noir. Set on a steep hillside facing the glacier-encrusted slopes of La Meije, the old village serves as a mountaineering center and base camp for expert skiers. Non-advanced skiers who find themselves in La Grave ...
The key feature to Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, is diversity. Composed of eight distinct deluxe resortsCourchevel, la Tania, Meribel, Bridge-les-Bains, Les Menuires, St.-Martin-de-Belleveille, Orelle, and Val Thorenswith 180 interconnected lifts and ...
It's 9:30 a.m. when the lift operator starts the cable car, and then we're hanging in the sky, moving up so fast that our ears pop before we have a chance to swallow. We rise above windblown snowfields, past rock outcrops, and finally into the clouds before the surreal telescope domes of Pic du ...
Host of the 1994 Winter Olympics, Val d'Isère is one of Europe's premier resorts (unless, of course, you prefer skiing with A- and B-list British royalty in Klosters). Twinned with Tignes, Val d'Isère serves skiers and boarders well, has some blood-curdling beyond-black runs, and ...