Les 3 Vallees Skiing HolidaysSkiing & Snowboarding in Les 3 Vallees
Les 3 Vallées is one of the largest ski areas in the world providing over 600km of groomed pistes linking 7 fantastic ski resorts, all with their own character and traditional charm.
Located in 3 side valleys off the majestic Tarentaise Valley close to Moûtiers in the Savoie region of the French Alps, Les 3 Vallées is heaven for all levels of skier and boarder. With so much terrain, a weeks ski holiday will just wet your appetite to go back and explore more of this fabulous ski area time after time.
The 7 ski resorts in The 3 Valleys provide plenty of options to suit all budgets and tastes. Courchevel 1850 and Meribel are large international resorts that provide some luxurious accommodation whilst the villages of Saint Martin, La Tania, Orelle and Brides les Bains are smaller but are quaint and more traditional yet still provide easy access to the whole ski area.
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For apres-ski, each of the resorts in Les Trois Vallées offers an extensive range of leisure activities.Apart from the countless cafés, restaurants and shops, the mainstream resorts of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens provide an array of spa and wellness facilities - the perfect way to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes. And, For those that want to party, there are many bars and clubs in Courchevel 1650, 1850, Meribel and in Val Thorens.
All ski-passes are free for children under 4 across the entire skiing area, and thanks to many beginner slopes, the whole family can learn to ski together. For the younger children, there are also many kindergartens and ski schools who provide dedicated ski lessons for young children and teens.
Ski Resorts in Les 3 Vallées
Meribel | Resort 1450m | Top Lift 3200m
Méribel is an attractive resort sitting within the heart of Les 3 Vallées . The resort is actually split into Méribel Village (1450m) and Méribel-Mottaret (1700m). The village is lively and chic whereas Méribel-Mottaret is further up the valley, a bit quieter and less expensive but does offer ski-in / ski-out chalets. Overall, we think Méribel is a superb resort for a ski holiday whether with friends or family.
Courchevel | Resort 1550m | Top Lift 3266m
Courchevel is an internationally renowned resort situated at the gateway to the Vanoise national park in the Courchevel Valley. Chic and cosmopolitan, Courchevel provides excellent skiing, fantastic apres-ski and night life and 5* self catering accommodation from spacious luxurious chalets to modern chalet style residence apartments.
Val Thorens Resort 2300m | Top Lift 3200m
Val Thorens has guaranteed snow and a long season being Europe's highest resort at 2300m. Every ski chalet, apartment and hotel are ski-in / ski-out making all that stressful hassle of getting the ski bus a thing of the past. We think it's a great choice for a ski holiday as everything is on your doorstep from the pistes to the bars & restaurants and is a less expensive option without compromising quality.
Saint Martin de Belleville | Resort 1400m | Top Lift 3200m
Saint Martin de Belleville is a pretty ski resort linking directly with Meribel. It provides the thrills of the superb skiing in the 3 Valleys with sophisticated apres-ski and nightlife - an ideal resort for family ski holdays.
La Tania | Resort 1400m | Top Lift 3200m
La Tania is a picturesque village nestled in the heart of a pine forest between Meribel and Courchevel and is a fantastic ski in/out resort. There are quick links into the 3 Vallees lift system giving access to some 600kms of pistes.
Unlike its more expensive neighbours, La Tania offers value for money in all areas from buying / renting ski chalets or apartments to enjoying the apres-ski.
Orelle | Resort 1450m | Top Lift 3200m
Orelle is a charming traditional alpine village in the Maurienne Valley within the Vanoise Natural Park, on the border with Italy. It sits at the bottom of two connecting valleys under the Glacier du Bouchet and Glacier de la Pointe Renod with direct access in to Val Thorens.
Les Menuires | Resort 1850m | Top Lift 3200m
Les Menuires, a purpose built resort, is just down the valley from Val Thorens and has a superb snow record given the height of the village. For a beginner and intermediate, the local ski area is packed with blue runs whilst the more advanced skier has some superb challenging runs on the door-step plus the tougher terrain around the 3 valleys. Apres-ski is lively and fun.
Brides les Bains | Resort 600m | Top Lift 3200m
Brides les Bains lies at the entrance to Les 3 Vallées with direct links in to Meribel.
It is a small, cosy and authentic ski resort full of charm and atmosphere. Brides les Bains is certainly value for money and is an attractive option to staying in the more well known resorts such as Courchevel and Meribel whilst still having access to the same slopes - a great ski resort to try out.
Things to See & do in Les 3 Vallées
Les 3 Vallées offers so much variety in terms of what do see and do for all ages. From day trips to one of the nearby lakes to visting one of the other valleys and areas such as Paradiski.
From cultural events to places of natural beauty, Les 3 Vallées are a treasure chest of surprises waiting to be explored. With towering peaks, countless lakes and not to mention the vast ski area, the choice is as wide as it gets.
Our view on Les 3 Vallées
Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the ski resorts in Les 3 Vallées provide skiers and non-skiers a wealth of on and off slope experiences. With a long season spanning 5 months and guaranteed snow on the glacier, the region boasts a loyal fan base with skiers returning year after year.
Blessed with stunning mountains, excellent cuisine and one of the largest ski areas in the world, the resorts of Les 3 Vallées are waiting to be explored.
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