Altitude: 1300-3200 Meters

Les Trois Vallées in short

  • Uncrowded, endless ski slopes
  • Skiing until May
  • High tech ski lift systems

Up in the Savoy region in the French Alpes, the Three Valleys ski area offers over 600km of ski slopes shared by 8 ski resorts: Courchevel, La Tania, Brides Les Bains, Méribel, Orelle, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Saint Martin De Belleville! Such a versatile offer is hard to find elsewhere in the Alps. The Three Valleys ski area has more than 200 ski lifts and over 1200 snow canons and you can ski on the powdery snow in the skiing paradise of the Three Valleys until May. From every ski resort, lifts will take you up to high altitudes and some fantastic skiing and snowboarding in no time at all.

Snow is pretty much guaranteed in the vast Three Valleys ski area due to the high altitudes. However, the best snow can be found on the slopes of Courchevel as most of the slopes are north facing. The ski slopes in the Three Valleys ski area are always immaculately groomed even after heavy snowfalls. The lift system is ultra modern and long queues at the ski lifts are rare - only to be seen during the highest peaks of the ski season. The Three Valleys ski area is so vast that you sometimes have the impression you are skiing on private ski slopes as there seems to be no-one else around! There are some fantastic facilities for snowboarders with some world-class snow parks in all the different parts of the Three Valleys area too.

Concerts, sporting events and adrenalin rush in Les Trois Vallées

In the high altitude, sporty ski resort of Val Thorens in Les Trois Vallées, events move at high speed just like the skiers on the slopes with events such as the Rock On Snowboard Tour, the Andros Trophy and World Championship of Ski Cross, to mention just a few! In the chic resort of Courchevel, the Festival des Saveurs (Festival of Flavors) brings together chefs, many of which have been awarded Michelin stars, to celebrate fine food in the mountains. In the ski resort of Les Menuires, off-piste fanatics of all levels can discover the Liberty Ride area, an area of ungroomed which has been secured for a 100% off-piste ski experience in the safest possible conditions in the heart of Les Trois Vallées. Those looking for a real adrenalin rush should try the giant zip wire located at 3000 meters of altitude with spectacular views over the Trois Vallées area – not for the faint-hearted!

Les Trois Vallées - apres-ski galore!

The apres-ski activities are numerous and varied in the Three Valleys and there’s something for all tastes. Whether you’re looking to dance the afternoon away on a sun-drenched terrace on the slopes in Méribel, pamper yourself in a relaxing natural spa in Brides Les Bains or try out something different like dog sledding in Tania, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding which ski resort in Les Trois Vallées to choose for your next ski holidays.

Everything for kids in Les Trois Vallées

In Les Trois Vallées, in the former Olympic village of La Tania, children are on cloud 9 during their ski holidays as they have so many spaces just for them, such as the Indian camp with its tipis, the Fée Carabosse ski slope and the special Grangettes tobogganing area, open until 7.30pm with free entry at nightfall. Although ski holidays are all about fun for the kids, safety is another very important issue, the ski resorts Courchevel, Méribel and La Tania have invested in the widespread use of the Magnestick-Bar (safety bar lock) on all chair lifts in their ski areas as well as the Security patrols on the slopes of Les Trois Vallées.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Les Trois Vallées


Ski lifts

Additional information

Green slopes96 km Drag lifts42Start of the season8 December
Blue slopes240 km Chair lifts61End of the season12 April
Red slopes204 km Gondola lifts42Glacier
Black slopes60 km Train0Min. altitude1300 m
Total600 km Capacity26276 Pers./HourMax. altitude3200 m

travelResorts in Les Trois Vallées ski area

Off-piste & freestyle in Les Trois Vallées

Snow parks 5Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Les Trois Valleés EUR 195.80 EUR 244.80 5 Years old
Val Thorens - Orelle EUR 163.80 EUR 204.80 5 Years old
Courchevel - La Tania EUR 195.80 EUR 244.80 5 Years old
Les Menuires - St. Martin de Belleville EUR 160.00 EUR 200.00 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Les Trois Valleés EUR 244.80 EUR 306.00 5 Years old
Val Thorens - Orelle EUR 204.80 EUR 256.00 5 Years old
Courchevel - La Tania EUR 244.80 EUR 306.00 5 Years old
Les Menuires - St. Martin de Belleville EUR 200.00 EUR 250.00 5 Years old

Blogs about Les Trois Vallées

8 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Lyon is a gateway to the French Alps and, as luck would have it, many airlines offer flights from Britain to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Whether you’re looking for a quiet ski resort to spend ski holidays with the family, or a world-class ski resort with endless slopes and challenging terrain, there’s no shortage of ski areas within easy reach of Lyon Airport. It’s also tempting to spend a few days tooling around this attractive city on your way home – why not make a week of it?... More ›

16 May 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

One of the biggest hassles about any ski holiday in the Alps is how to get there in the first place! Complicated transfers with long wait times are not the best way to start your ski holiday, so next time you book, why not choose one of these easy-to-reach resorts? We've avoided resorts that require costly private shuttles or car hire. All of the ski resorts on this list can be easily accessed from the UK using a combination of plane or train plus an easy shuttle bus or cable car. Remember to pr... More ›

25 April 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Turin (also known as Turin-Caselle) isn’t the first airport you think of when you’re planning your ski holiday in the Alps, but this airport in Piemonte is actually within reach of some of the best ski resorts in Italy, France and even Switzerland. What’s more, the ski resorts near Turin Airport generally boast high-altitude slopes with stunning mountain views and no crowds, making it a fantastic skiing destination no matter what your level. Turin itself is a lovely city worth spending a day or ... More ›

20 February 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Val Thorens ski resort

The highest ski resort in Europe and with access to 600km of pistes in the sprawling Trois Vallées ski area, Val Thorens is no ordinary ski resort. Here, you'll find pistes for every level, modern lifts and a pedestrianised village centre with ski-in, ski-out accommodation. It's no wonder Val Thorens is one of the most popular ski resorts in France! This year brings even more to the table, with a second zipline and four new ski touring routes.... More ›

1 November 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

It’s the largest ski area in the world and one of the most beloved ski areas in the Alps, but that’s no reason to sit back on your laurels! Les Trois Vallées has invested heavily in renovations for the upcoming 2018/19 ski season, and skiers and snowboarders are likely to be pleased with the results. From new lifts, to new pistes, to improved snowmaking and even a new zipine, the Les Trois Vallées ski resorts of Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens are putting their glad rags on f... More ›

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