The Guide

Welcome to The Three Valleys Guide 2018/19

The 3V Guide brings you all the latest info from the locals, to provide you with an insiders guide to the Three Valleys. Throughout the magazine you’ll get to meet the individuals that help to make this place we call home such an exciting paradise for visitors. It’s a celebration of these locals, their creativity and entrepreneurship and a sharing of their insider knowledge that will make your holiday one to remember. So digest, enjoy and be inspired!

Gavin Fernie-Jones

Editor

 

The Guide: Lowdown

The Guide To... Skiing in the Three Valleys

Want to know the best runs in the Three Valleys? Or how to get the most from your week? Check out our insiders tips for the ultimate Three Valleys skiing holiday.

Eskimos have over 50 words for snow.  However we at Marmalade ski school think there’s only one that really matters…powder.  Light, floaty, amazing, bottomless, fluffy, deep powder.

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The Guide To... Non Skiing Activities

There’s plenty more to the Three Valleys then just skiing. Find out what else is on offer for non skiers, or those seeking refuge on a poor weather day.

At the Boot Lab we are care about our impact on the environment. So we are making several adjustments to the way our business operates we’re able to make lots of small gains resulting in bigger transformations.

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The Guide To... Food & Drink in the Three Valleys

Food and drink.  It’s as important to know where to eat and drink  on a skiing holiday as it it to know where to ski!  We have chosen some of our favourite restaurants and bars in the 3 Valleys and asked the best gourmets around to give us their hints and tips.

The story of Courchevel’s first chocolaterie

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The Guide To... Three Valleys Local Knowledge

Who knows more about Meribel, Courchevel and the 3 Valleys better than the people who live here?   We have spoken to some of the finest minds in resort to get the best hints, tips and stories to help you make the very most of your ski holiday.

Want to know the inside scoop on whats new in resort, where to ski and who serves the best aperos where you are staying?  Then read on…

Find out about the emblematic tree that was the inspiration behind Courchevel’s local clothing brand, Fork Tree.

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The Guide To... Summer In The Three Valleys

Ever wondered what it’s like visiting the mountains during the summer?  We’ll let you into a secret, it’s amazing.  We’ve spoken to the locals who (whisper it) prefer summer in 3 Valleys to the winter!

Get the lowdown on climbing cols on a road bike, the world class alpine mountain biking and everything else that makes a summer trip to the mountains a great alternative to the boring old beach.

Professional Cyclist Ade Hill of Alp Cycles shares his view from the top.

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The Editorial Team

This website would not be possible without the hard work, dedication and talent of our editorial team.

You can meet them below and find out who they are and how they helped.

If you would like to know how they could help you on your next project please get in touch with them.

Sara Fernie-Jones

Contributor

Sara came to the Alps in 2005 for one ski season and like so many others, 13 years later is still here. Amassing one dog, two cats and a husband along the way. Sara's marketing career started 6yrs ago with a summer job for New Gen where she now heads up the marketing department, as well as some side projects and consultancy work along the way. Her specialist subjects are food and drink and she is a total dog bore.

Caitlin Smith

Contributor

Caitlin’s journey took her from holidaymaker to serial seasonnaire and out the other side as a freelance copywriter and translator. Through researching, deciphering, writing and editing, she gives voice to those feelings of sheer excitement that make this little corner of the Alps so special. And sometimes she even goes skiing.

Andy Lloyd

Photographer

After a degree in Documentary Photography Andy spent most of the 2000s shooting news and sport photographs for the British national newspapers. In 2009 he decided to put that on the back burner and spent his first season in Courchevel working as a ski host. A number of seasons followed, doing a bit of everything in the Alps, and providing images for some of the Three Valleys’ finest companies. Now back at the photography full time he continues to mix it up between national press and corporate work, photographing mountain biking for editorial and commercial clients. As well as spending as much time as he can in Courchevel on skis, with or without a camera.

Andy Davies

Webdesigner

Andy arrived in the Alps with his wife 10 years ago with his wife Heather and spent the next 9 summer and winters running a small chalet company. After the arrival of his son 4 years ago prompted a change of direction but not scenery. He is now a web designer helping small businesses in the Alps and beyond. He skis and snowboards, trail runs in the summer and generally eats slightly too much for his activity levels. Gah.

Marcus Parrott

Designer

With a keen eye for what’s hip in design and typography, Marcus has a flair for graphics that’s inspired by the mountain lifestyle and his long-lasting commitment to supporting the Green Bay Packers. His entrepreneurial spirit and general loveliness saw him create the Huck Cancer Foundation, a charity whose über-cool merchandise has gained a cult following in ski resorts all over the Alps. Retiring back to the UK after many seasons on the slopes (and propping up the bars during après-ski) Marcus is now a full time graphic designer.

Gavin Fernie-Jones

Editor

This edition of The Guide comes from the locals, to provide you with an insiders guide to the Three Valleys. Throughout the magazine you’ll get to meet the individuals that help to make this place we call home such an exciting paradise for visitors. It’s a celebration of these locals, their creativity and entrepreneurship and a sharing of their insider knowledge that will make your holiday one to remember. So digest, enjoy and be inspired!