The Tarentaise Valley is steeped in history. Celtic tribes once roamed and controlled the valley, and Hannibal and his elephants supposedly passed through here on their 218BC march towards Rome. Modern times have capitalised on the valley’s impressive geography and brought about two major phenomena of technological development: hydroelectric schemes to power big industry downstream, and a number of world-renowned ski resorts.
Indeed the Tarentaise is now home to the world’s three largest ski areas and, every year, hundreds of thousands of skiers, bikers, hikers visit these resorts. We love this valley but at the end of an epic day on the hill, could never find a decent beer, that wasn’t mass-produced, fizzy, and full of additives.