Find out what's new in the ski resorts for the 2023 season.

Winter is approaching fast, so it's time to discover what new things the resorts have in store for you this winter. Every year, ski resorts compete with each other to offer you more and more events and magical experiences to live in the mountains. 

 

 

 

Val Thorens opens a new sports and convention center.

Named Le Board, this new center in the shape of a snowboard will offer more than 14,000 m² of indoor space for sports and events. You will be able to find several aquatic areas (1000 m² with a wellness area, an aqualudic area) but also 1385 m² of multi-sports areas for the practice of volleyball, table tennis or badminton. A fun park with an adventure course and a trampoline zone will also be available as well as areas dedicated to fitness and weight training.

Méribel and Courchevel will host the Alpine skiing world championships this winter.

Announced several seasons ago, the Alpine World Ski Championships will be held this year from February 9 to 19, 2023 in Courchevel and Meribel. The women's events will take place on the slopes of Meribel and the men's events on the new track Eclipses in Courchevel.  

A worldwide event that should be followed by no less than 500 million viewers.

The Mont Blanc Tramway is getting a makeover in Saint-Gervais.

The Mont Blanc Tramway, which connects Le Fayet to the royal way of Mont Blanc, but also Saint-Gervais to the slopes of Les Houches, will see the arrival this winter of 4 new motor cars. The travel time will be reduced with a better rhythm but especially a nice energy saving. Inauguration scheduled for December 17.

Green snowflakes in resorts.

Created by the Mountain Riders association, which works for the ecological transition in the mountains, the Green Snowflake label accompanies and promotes destinations committed to a sustainable development policy.   Long confined to a small group of pilot resorts, this label has been developing a lot lately.

The 14 resorts already awarded the label have been joined by the resorts of Saint-Gervais, Passy, Cordon, les Contamines-Montjoie, Val d'Isère and les Saisies. Among the resorts already awarded the label were Megève, Les Arcs, Morzine Avoriaz, the Chamonix Valley, Val Cenis, Val Thorens and Châtel. 

new ski lifts:

About twenty new lifts will open in the Alps this winter to replace old ones. We will see new gondolas in La Toussuire, Chamonix and Alpe d'Huez. New chairlifts will also be built in Châtel, Morillon, Tignes and Vars. 

In the Pyrenees, there will be a new state-of-the-art gondola lift in the St Lary Soulan ski area.

The good plan of the winter: Free skiing for children under 8 years old!

In all the Grand Massif ski resorts but also in Tignes and Val d'Isère. This winter, children under 8 years old will be able to ski for free.

Even 8 to 18 year olds can benefit from a reduced rate. 

A giant swing on the slopes of Megève.

Located between Combloux and Megève, this unusual swing is installed in front of the Mont-Blanc, on the sector of Jaillet. 

It is likely to be the must-see spot of the winter for thrill seekers.

 

A giant swing on the slopes of Megève.

Located between Combloux and Megève, this unusual swing is installed in front of the Mont-Blanc, on the sector of Jaillet. 

It is likely to be the must-see spot of the winter for thrill seekers.

 

A sound and light show in Les Arcs.

In Les Arcs, a 500 m2 station (where the gondolas are stored during the night) will give way to a magnificent sound and light show every morning during the winter. 

Visitors will be able to walk around and enjoy a show on the theme of the 4 seasons.

 

Solar panels on the roof of the Courchevel ski lifts.


This winter, no less than 450 photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof of the Ariondaz gondola arrival station in Courchevel Moriond sector.

This installation will produce more than 188 megawatts per hour which will be directly redistributed on the S3V network.

This is the first step of a large-scale plan planned over 3 years, with the ambition of making the Courchevel ski area more sustainable and responsible.

 

An electric groomer on the slopes of Val Cenis.

In Val Cenis, you will be able to see the first fully electric groomer this winter.  A significant investment with the primary mission of decarbonizing skiing.

A unique cross-country skiing challenge in Haute-Savoie.

Haute-Savoie Nordique organizes this winter a challenge on the 24 Nordic ski sites of Haute-Savoie. You will have to ski during the 2023 season on all 24 Nordic sites of the department, validating each time your passage at the terminals or directly in the ticket offices. 

If you take up the challenge, you will win a Haute-Savoie Nordic pass for the next season. 

Relaxed areas for naps and picnics on the slopes. 

In the resorts of Valloire, Méribel, Serre Chevalier or Grand-Bornand new picnic areas with BBQ, tables and deckchairs will be created. Perfect to relax between two runs.

 

Here is another winter that promises to be rich in novelties in the resorts with important efforts on the environment and the après-ski.

The ski resorts will be as always to welcome you on the slopes this winter.