The giant Les 3 Vallées ski area in France, with its 600 kilometres of lift-linked pistes, will opens its slopes Dec. 5. To celebrate the start of the new ski season, the region is offering a number of promotions for early bookers.

The early booking offers are available for holidays taken during Dec. 5-19, 2009; Jan. 2 - Feb. 6; Mar. 13 - April 3, and April 17-25, 2010.

Les Menuires, with its 1000-metre verticle, is offering a six-day Les Menuires area pass for €124 Euros and a full 3 Vallées pass wilfor €151 in this early skiing period. By Dec. 5, Lew Menuires will guarantee four ski lifts open.

Les Menuires Reservation is also currently offering special early booking prices. The earlier you book, the less you pay. This offer is only valid for Accommodation + Six-Day Ski Pass packages sold for White Weeks or low season.

For an idea of early booking savings: it costs €678 for four people, a reduction on the full €859 price for an all-inclusive holiday (four-person studio and four six-day 3 Vallées ski passes), staying between Dec. 5 and 19, 2009, if booked before Nov. 1.  This represents a saving of more than €180 Euros on the regular price. 

Similar deals are available in two- and three-star hotels or in a  tourist residence, depending on availability. Participating accommodation providers can be recognised on the Les Menuires web site through an early booking logo next to their entry.

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