In pictures: On the slopes in France’s Three Valleys
I might not be able to fit a ski trip in this year, but each winter a part of my heart lies out on the slopes of the Three Valleys. This huge ski area in the French Alps, covering famous resorts like Méribel, Courcheval and Val Thorens, is where I learnt to ski and where I’ve been back again and again since. There are over 370 miles worth of pistes to ski or snowboard on, with pretty alpine villages and snow-dusted pine tree forests in between them. I’ll have a full guide to the skiing (and après-ski) in Méribel-Mottaret – my Three Valleys home – coming up later this week, but until then here are some shots to show you, far better than I could ever explain in words, just why this part of the world keeps calling me back.