For mountain bikers, hairy decents in the 3 Vallees and Paradiski mountains in the summer months of July and August, when the lifts are open (or in the other months using a car).
The following is an example event hosted in the three Valleys a few years ago:-
Saturday, July x to Sunday, July x
Summer starts with a major mountain-biking event, the 3 Vallées Tout Terrain. This event is for everybody who enjoys riding a bike, whether with friends or family. On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July, over 1000 cyclists gather in the 3 Valleys for the Free Bike and Rando Tour contests.
Watch – or take part in – these events that involve thrilling climbs, descents and haring along mountain paths. Competitors will set out from all six resorts (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-Les-Bains, Les Ménuires, Val Thorens) into the magnificent playground of the 3 Vallées, and onto a course of up to 80km.
* Saturday 2 July:
3 Vallées Free Bike, 20km at full speed on a 2 000m descent from the summit of the Saulire to Brides-les-Bains.
* Sunday 3 July:
3 Vallées Rando Tour, signposted trails on a circuit of up to 80km, over 1000m climb, 3 400m descent. All the fun of mountain biking, designed for mountain bikers of all ages