Ski Les Trois Vallées

Les Trois Vallées

Some have argued that Les 3 Vallées or The Three Valleys ski area and skiing region is one of the finest in the world and it undoubtedly lives up to its reputation. The area is vast, covering some 600km of pistes and 8 resorts.

With 8 resorts and others linking into the Les 3 Vallées ski area, you can ski up on the Val Thorens glaciers down to around 600m at Brides Les Bains. An amazing ski area that's a favourite for many Brits.

Visiting Les 3 Vallées

Within Les 3 Vallées the Meribel/Mottaret area is a great place to start for beginners, with an English speaking ski school and many gentle slopes to practice on. There are other easy slopes close to accommodation in Val Thorens, Courchevel, and Les Menuires. There is a great choice of runs throughout the Three Valleys for intermediate skiers and easy access means it's possible to ski a different area every day.

In the Les Trois Vallées expert skiers are also in for a treat, as there are some steep and challenging black runs here and 155m of cross country skiing. Along with some excellent skiing, visitors will find fun parks across the Three Valleys for snowboarding that will keep boarders of all ability levels entertained.

Nightlife and accommodation varies throughout the villages that make up the Three Valleys area. Courchevel has an air of exclusivity surrounding its hotels and restaurants, Meribel and Van Thorens are known for their lively nightlife, and Brides Les Bains has reasonably priced hotels. Apart from enjoying the apres ski scene, visitors can also take part in interesting activities such as go karting on ice and hang-gliding. Flights from the UK tend to fly into Geneva and onward transfers will take 3 to 4 hours.

The Three Valleys is a world class ski resort that sees many skiers and boarders return time after time; the question is will you be one of them?

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Brides Les Bains600 m3200 m2600 m9.0 km1133219Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 34m)CH Geneva (2h 8m)FR Grenoble (2h 20m)
Courchevel 1300 le Praz1300 m3200 m1900 m5.0 km1935348Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 28m)FR Grenoble (2h 14m)CH Sion (2h 55m)
Courchevel 15501300 m3200 m1900 m8.0 km1935348Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 41m)FR Grenoble (2h 27m)FR Lyon (2h 28m)
Courchevel 16501300 m3230 m1930 m8.0 km1935348Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 33m)FR Grenoble (2h 19m)FR Lyon (2h 20m)
Courchevel 18501300 m3230 m1930 m8.0 km1935348Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 39m)FR Grenoble (2h 25m)FR Lyon (2h 26m)
La Tania1450 m3200 m1750 m8.0 km15313512Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 27m)FR Grenoble (2h 13m)FR Lyon (2h 14m)
Les Menuires1800 m2850 m1050 m3.0 km1237246Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 34m)IT Turin (2h 50m)CH Geneva (2h 23m)
Meribel1100 m2950 m1850 m5.0 km630257Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 39m)FR Grenoble (2h 24m)FR Lyon (2h 25m)
Mottaret1450 m3200 m1750 m4.0 km39122Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 32m)FR Grenoble (2h 18m)FR Lyon (2h 18m)
St Martin de Belleville1450 m3200 m1750 m3.0 km1237246Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 23m)IT Turin (2h 33m)CH Geneva (2h 10m)
Val Thorens1800 m3230 m1430 m12.0 km1130318Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingFR Chambery (1h 56m)CH Geneva (2h 38m)FR Grenoble (2h 42m)



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