Les Trois Vallées is an amazing ski domain which contains 3 well connected valleys giving a real variation in skiable areas.
Made up of Val Thorens, Courchevel and Meribel. The 3 Vallees lift system is considered to be one of the most efficient in France and also has some of the finest snowmaking technology in the world.
Courchevel is spread over four levels from Le Parz at 1300m through 1500 and 1650 up to the largest resort of 1850m. Courchevel is best if wanting luxury hotels.
Méribel lies in the very centre of the 3 Vallees and is arguably one of France’s most attractive ski resorts. Meribel consists of several different areas, that will offer different experiences. Meribel Les Allues is the main town and a popular choice. About 2 miles out of town is Meribel Village, developed only a few years ago, this village is very small and up market with luxury apartments and ski chalets, served by its own chairlift to Meribel Altiport. Mottaret, is a satellite resort higher up the mountain that appeals more to the serious skier with a good choice of ski in, ski out accommodation and lots of restaurants and several bars.
Val Thorens, although not the prettiest resort in France, is compact and purpose-built and is Europe’s highest village. Its set in a huge ski bowl, with runs fanning out in all directions providing excellent snow conditions throughout the season. Ski down the valley the wonderful La Masse area and then pop over to nearby Courchevel or Meribel on the massive 3 Valleys circuit. New for the 2012/13 season Val Thorens will offer on piste Wi-Fi access, offering the unique service at several points on the mountain. The apres ski is lively and varied, with the popular bars and restaurants close to the centre of the resort, along with 3 late night discos. There is also a sports centre featuring a swimming pool and squash courts.
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The Three Valleys is the largest ski area in the world with 600km of ski slopes.
600km of runs
Number of Runs
Number of lifts
Total 183 – 3 cable cars, 37 gondolas, 69 chair lifts, 74 surface lifts