Vail Resorts continues to add to its Epic Pass lineup with the addition of five free days of skiing at Les 3 Vallées (Three Valleys, in case you’re wondering how that translates), touted as the largest ski area in the world and home to the mountain resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle, France.
With the addition of Les 3 Vallées the Epic Season Pass now includes access to 26 mountains in four countries, including Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria; Les 3 Vallées, France; Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe; and new for the 2013-2014 season, Canyons in Park City, Utah.
According to Vail Resorts, “Les 3 Vallées ski area lies in the heart of the French Alps and is legendary among skiers and riders around the globe, revered for its elegant charm and baroque art and architecture, boasting nine ski-in/ski-out Michelin-star restaurants and exceptional ski-in/ski-out lodging, all while maintaining its alpine character and family friendly appeal. Often voted the best location in Europe for early season snow, Les 3 Vallées has been a long-standing favorite for skiers and riders seeking a truly world-class European experience.”
Open from Dec. 7 through April 25, Les 3 Vallées encompasses eight different resorts, 600 kilometers (373 miles) of interconnected trails, 180 ski lifts, and an average of five meters (16.6 feet) of annual snowfall. The unrestricted five free days of skiing and riding will be reciprocated for Les 3 Vallées season pass holders.