Les 3 Vallées is simply the biggest and the best ski experience in the world. Covering four valleys in the Alps in Southeast France, this massive multi-resort has 335 runs totaling hundreds of km, countless bowls, mountain towns, and thousands of snowmaking cannons, all connected by 183 lifts. With one ticket you can ski some of the best and most exclusive resorts in the world: Courcheval (with its 4 villages), Méribel (opened in 1939), Val Thorens (skiable peak elevation of 3220m), and Les Menuires (hey, pretty nice, too). This immense ski area and surrounding mountain ranges all appear in our model of Les 3 Vallées, available in multiple sizes. The color overlay is from a satellite photo taken on a beautiful cloudless day: March 15, 2020.
Model scale is 1:250000
Model measures 6.3 x 10.3 x 1.96 cm (2.5" x 4.1" x 0.77")
Original area is approximately 15.8 by 26 km
Altitudes covered: 568m to 3562m
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Natural Versatile Plastic" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "Versatile Plastic" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though you can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here
All TinyMtn models have hollow bottoms - this is to save on weight, and thus cost. Many larger models also have extra flanges on their undersides to increase rigidity and strength. To make the model more solid, you should feel free to carefully pour resin into the bottom cavity, or glue a properly-sized slab of wood or another material into it.
These models have been optimized for the above materials, and are not offered in other materials for strength or cost reasons. If you need one in another material, please firstname.lastname@example.org
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
J. Takaku, T. Tadono, K. Tsutsui : Generation of High Resolution Global DSM from ALOS PRISM, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, pp.243-248, Vol. XL-4, ISPRS TC IV Symposium, Suzhou, China, 2014. [PDF file]
T. Tadono, H. Ishida, F. Oda, S. Naito, K. Minakawa, H. Iwamoto : Precise Global DEM Generation By ALOS PRISM, ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, pp.71-76, Vol.II-4, 2014. [PDF file] https://doi.org/10.5069/G94M92HB
Data Access Acknowledgement: This material is based on data services provided by the OpenTopography Facility with support from the National Science Foundation under NSF Award Numbers 1226353 & 1225810
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey and NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
The USGS home page is https://www.usgs.gov/
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus