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3 Valleys ski area is :
> 600km of accessible linked runs
> 62 000 of cumulative elevation
> 328 marked run
> 166 ski lifts
> 10 500 hectares of area
An iconic ski area where all types of winter sports activities are possible, whether you’re a complete novice, adore simply cruising around in the sunshine or need a daily adrenaline rush.
Skiing the 3 Valleys is something you must experience at least once in your lifetime!
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Children and novices, no need to worry! With 50% of the slopes in the Three Valleys either green or blue, all levels of skier and snowboarder are welcome to join in the fun.
A tailor-made itinerary has been developed so that intermediate skiers can easily ski into all three valleys on easy slopes without having to take off their skis!
There’s no need to be an expert to enjoy the whole 3 Valleys.
From the high-altitude atmosphere of the Val Thorens glaciers to the pine forests of Courchevel Moriond… From the lunar landscape of Les Menuires to skiing among the wooden chalets of Méribel Centre… We have every kind of terrain in the 3 Vallées ; you certainly won’t have the chance to get bored!
No matter what your level, it’s reassuring to know that you’ll be able to find whatever kind of run you fancy: the steepest piste in the French Alps, vast powder field for a freeride experience, or epic snowpark to indulge your freestyle spirit…
With your skis at the ready and a 3 Valleys lift pass in your pocket, you have 8 different resorts at your feet. No need to take a bus or drive to discover the ambience of each different resort, all are accessible via the peaks between the valleys.
> Go wild in Courchevel
> Chill out in Meribel
> Rock and roll in Val Thorens
With your 3 Valleys lift pass you can experience it all - you’re free to ski wherever and whenever you wish; it’s access-all-areas!
42. That’s the number of fun pistes in the 3 Valleys ski area. Yes, you read correctly – your children are going to LOVE skiing here! Learn to hunt like the Apaches in the ‘Camp des Indiens’ in Courchevel, make igloos with the Inuits in Méribel, follow the tracks of the Yeti in Mottaret, keep your eye out for dragons at Méribel Altiport… And if you’re feeling like a challenge, race down the filmed parallel slalom, whizz through the tunnels and round the loop-the-loops or hurl yourself down the largest zip-line in the mountains over at Val Thorens…
The 3 Valleys is full of fun!
Step into the world of the Apache: archery, face-painting, music, snack-time in a tipi… The Camp des Indiens in Courchevel Moriond is open every day for an experience like no other ski resort! Accessible with or without skis.
The talking tunnels of the Yeti Park – a beginner slope dedicated to making learning fun!
The rollercoaster slope of the Boardercross under Plattières, Méribel-Mottaret. Challenge yourselves!
Need a rest in the middle of the pistes? Hop into a hammock on the Piste des Dragons and take a pause in this magical setting.
Ready, steady, go! Try out the filmed parallel slalom course above Méribel’s Altiport.
The Family Park in Courchevel: popular with kids of all ages, you’ll find boardercross, jumps and inflatables in this fantastic snowpark!
For more fun ideas read our item "100% Fun on ski : discover our fun ski area".
The Cime de Caron téléphérique in Val Thorens – the highest of the 3 Valleys lifts takes you to over 3200m altitude!
The Saulire téléphérique in Courchevel is the quickest way to access some of the very best red runs in the 3 Valleys.
It’s beautifully sunny, but just a bit too cold? No worries! In the 3 Valleys you’ll be travelling first class in our bubble chairlifts: quick journeys in maximum comfort and with awesome views!
The ‘crème de la crème’ of lift systems in France, with a huge permanent infrastructure offering speed and comfort to skiers… Expect first class travel on our express chairlifts with padded seats and bubble roofs to keep you warm, and on our new ultra-comfortable gondolas which whizz you between two red runs!
Less waiting and more skiing in the 3 Valleys.
With the snow area lying between 1300m-3200m, of which 85% is above 1800m altitude, it makes total sense that the 3 Valleys has exceptional snow quality! The links between ski areas are guaranteed throughout the whole season, because the different resort areas are linked by peaks at least 2000m high!
The 3 Valleys garantees you the largest number of linked, open runs in Europe with the "Ski Guarantee"More details on the ski guarantee.
But it’s not simply about snow quality… The piste grooming in the 3 Valleys enjoys a reputation of being ultra-high quality; some of the slopes are groomed not once, but twice, during the night! Silk, corduroy, velvet… Whatever term you use to describe the smooth pistes, expect to experience the very highest standards in the 3 Valleys!
Dolomite-esque crags, 360° alpine panoramas, glacial vistas… Skiing in the 3 Valleys is a body and mind experience, ideal for transporting you well away from everyday life and invigorating your soul.
Wild, frosted landscapes in the 3 Valleys in February
Hire a guide and freeride beside the Brêche de la Portetta
SKI AREA OPENINGS
Ski Area opening on Decembre 10th 2022 to April 28th 2023
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