Overview of The Three Valleys
Check our resort guides.
Les Menuires ski resort lies in the heart of Les Trois Vallées and although not the most aesthetically pleasing, it is an efficient and friendly resort. Split in to two centres, La Croisette and Reberty/Les Bruyères, each with their own shops and restaurants and some newer more traditional style buildings.
An action-packed, high altitude resort in the Three Valleys ski area – with an unbeatable snow record and easy access to the slopes.
Europe’s highest ski resort with over 600km of well-groomed pistes Lively nightlife and après-ski scene with plenty of bars and restaurants Home to the longest toboggan run in France & the highest in the world Val Thorens ski resort is the highest ski resort in Europe at an altitude of over 2,300m. Adored by all its new and returning visitors, there’s no surprise that it’s been crowned ‘Best Ski Resort in the World’ for the 4th time in the World Ski Awards. The popular resort boasts modern, efficient lift systems, superb snow conditions and one of the best atmospheres in the Alps. Architecturally, the village has been cleverly designed to create a neighbourly feel around a compact centre, with a mixture of original 1970s wooden façade buildings and more contemporary style buildings painted in grey and taupe.
Val Thorens accommodation is split into seven sections with the three main areas being Soleil, Péclet and Les Balcons, each of them featuring their own amenities. There is an abundance of facilities and activities within Val Thorens ski resort, including gourmet mountain restaurants, luxury spas, shopping centres and a jam-packed entertainment programme. You’ll also find very few cars in the resort due to its car-free policy, making Val Thorens ski holidays ideal for families with young children.
The most westerly resort in the Three Valleys ski area (the largest lift-linked ski terrain on the planet), this vibrant Tarentaise Valley snowsports haven comprises four villages ̶ Courchevel, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel Village and Courchevel Le Praz, each of which has its distinct charms. Until 2011, these villages were officially known as Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550 and Courchevel 1300 (roughly corresponding to their altitudes), and they’re often still referred to by their previous names.
At an altitude of 1450m, Méribel is a fairly low-altitude resort (especially when compared with sky-high Val Thorens), but snow conditions are usually excellent nevertheless and in the wider Three Valleys area, 85% of the terrain is over 1800m, with 10 peaks about 2500m and six glaciers.