You don’t need to be a champion reach the summits here in Méribel! They’re accessible to all levels of skier:
It's the peak that your youngsters will have been looking at since the start of the holiday, which will surely make them want to see what’s at the top! Head up on the gondola to see the views from 2700m altitude, and they can even ski all the way down on blue runs Biche and Blanchot.
Top tip: once you’ve memorised the names of the surrounding summits from the orientation table at the top of Pas du Lac, take the blue run which starts on the left then turns right: the access is easier and you can avoid the busier, steeper section.
The summit of the Saulire and its incredible view of the glaciers opposite. Even more mystical when the clouds come in - and they often do up there!
Take the Plattières gondola then enjoy a gentle slide along to the Côte Brune chairlift. A wide-open space means you can see the Belleville Valley before skiing the blue slope Lac de la Chambre. It’s a bit of an adventure if your kids are up for longer runs. After this, you have two options: the blue run Ours (meaning ‘Bear’) which is in the Vanoise natural reserve. Or head up the Plan de Mains chairlift to take the fabulous blue slopes JnBee then Sitelle before going down into Méribel-Mottaret.
The top of the Mont de la Chambre, high link between the ski area of Meribel and Val Thorens / Les Menuires.
Surrounded by nature amongst the magical forest, the gentle, wide slopes are ideal for enjoying beautiful snowy trails in the sunshine. The area is even more interesting with the ‘Piste des Animaux’ – the animal trail – a green run which is fun and educational. Call upon your five senses to recognise the footprints, sounds and fur of local animals. A sensory slide!
Forest trails, gentle slopes & sunshine: the Altiport, an area where you feel good!
Head to Méribel-Mottaret to explore the fun piste Yeti Park: a must-do for families looking for an interactive fun area for stress-free learning. Here, your children can snake through the slalom poles, slide through talking tunnels, bash the gongs with their poles and test their skills on the turns and loops… And then take a break in the sunshine: much deserved after all their adventures!
The many modules of Yeti Park will delight your little ones. It's time to teach them the legend of the Yeti, created from scratch by mountaineers conquering Everest?
Sometimes, Yooni the Yeti, the fetish mascot of Méribel, makes his appearance. Watch your back, you never know!
Bravo, because the name of the largest ski area in the world didn’t put you off! Big doesn’t always mean difficult… And as proof, we promise you a huge variety of green and blue routes to explore throughout this incredible area. Here are a few examples:
Example here with a family outing on the slopes of Courchevel, on the Lac Bleu slope, towards the Chenus gondola. Let your kids discover another perspective!
Put simply, it’s a paradise for kids on skis! The trails snake between trees, the slopes are gentle and not too busy, and there’s a magical atmosphere when you’re this close to nature. The blue run Folyères and the green Plan Fontaine will take you on an enchanted voyage among the pine trees. It’s a sensory way to explore as you smell the fragrant pines and search for signs of wild animals hiding among the tree trunks: alpine hares, deer, even stags. Let your littles ones’ imaginations depart on a fairytale adventure!
The Folyères slope in La Tania, a hidden jewel of the 3 Valleys !
The most eastern part of Courchevel and the 3 Valleys offers, without a doubt, the best skiing for families.
In sunshine for the whole day, the pistes are wide and gently undulating making them fun to ski. This wide open space helps to build confidence quickly. A special mention for the trails accessed by the Pyramide button lift – they’re wild, unfrequented, and really enjoyable to ski. The green run Praline also deserves a visit – it twists through the terrain which is dotted with snowy mountain huts and is just as fun for the grown-ups as the kids!
Valleys, curves and no one. It is in Courchevel Moriond that you will find the best of family skiing - word of a local!
Head over the border and visit the neighbouring valley with its sublime snow-covered pastures: Saint Martin de Belleville. A reinvigorating escapade and perfect for learner skiers.
We award top marks to the Jérusalem piste: one of our absolute favourites in the 3 Valleys for adults and children alike. The terrain is stunning with wide open fields and sherpherds’ huts. It’s also usually in great condition. It’s easy to return to the Méribel valley via the top of Tougnète on the two Saint Martin lifts.
Wow the beautiful space! Before starting this famous Jerusalem trail, lose track of time with this soothing view!
>> Find out about our Family Pass deal! When parents paid the child's price.
>> Plan your routes with the map ‘3 Valleys on green and blue slopes’.
- Wear a helmet. Even more important for your children!
- Respect the opening and closing hours of the ski area. Grooming machines drive on the slopes when they are shut to skiers.
- Always stop at the side of the slope, not the middle, and not below bumps, in order to remain fully visible to other skiers coming downhill.
- Slow down at junctions. The priority is given to the skier below you.
- If you want to change direction, slow down and check behind you to ensure you’re not in going to get in the way of other skiers around and above you.
Enjoy these precious moments with the family!
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Ski Area opening on Decembre 10th 202 to April 28th 2023
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