Ski Accommodation in The Three Valleys
Do some cursory research on Alpine holidays and there’s no doubt that you’ll soon find lots of information on The Three Valleys.
If you’re tempted to book your next ski holiday in the world’s largest lift-linked ski area, we don’t blame you ̶ the skiable area here clocks in at a mind-boggling 600km of well-groomed runs and powdery off-piste playgrounds, with 200 lifts to take you to and fro without delay.
The three main resorts here offer a triple-whammy of amenities, facilities and attractions on and off the slopes. At over 2300m, vertiginous Val Thorens is Europe’s highest resort and it’s a global hotspot for high-altitude snowsports with exciting apres-ski that’s also excellent for families thanks to its car-free status. Meanwhile, Méribel is a more traditional resort which is peppered with pretty chalet style residences, pistes to suit all abilities and laid-back bars and cafes, and while Courchevel has accommodation to suit all budgets, it’s also the home of haute cuisine, with a staggering seven Michelin-starred restaurants!
These three stellar resorts are complemented by a number of charming satellite villages which are each distinctive and delightful. So there really is a diverse choice of accommodation options available from Erna Low in The Three Valleys, whether you want a chic chalet close to the pubs and clubs, a well-appointed apartment a short ski away from the slopes, or a hotel where you can pamper yourself in the spa before heading into town for a big night out with friends and family.
Many of our accommodation options can satisfy the divergent demands of mixed groups too ̶ equidistant from the shops and slopes, in resorts with a balance of pistes for varied ability groups, and with ample off-slope entertainment for children as well as exciting apres-ski for adults.
With generations of experience organising customised ski holidays, we’re confident we can meet any challenge, because making sure you have the best possible time in the mountains is our bread and butter.
When you want to find the perfect accommodation in The Three Valleys, trust Erna Low every time.
Ski chalets in The Three Valleys
Alpine chalets are synonymous with cosiness and cheer ̶ perhaps that’s why the typical design with A-frame roof covered in snow, ornate balconies, rustic wooden façade, and solid stone lower level has adorned many a festive chocolate box around the world.
Originally these iconic buildings served agricultural purposes as they provided shelter for shepherds and their livestock during the winter and they entered the wider collective consciousness thanks in part to Johanna Spyri’s classic children’s novel Heidi and its various TV adaptations over the years.
Our pioneering founder Erna Low was the first to introduced catered chalet holidays (in Austria in 1932) and similar designs are found all over the European Alpine and Scandinavian nations as well as in ski resorts across North America. Furthermore, the versatile design has also been used for student accommodation ̶ you’ll find chalet villages on the scenic campus of the University of Stirling in Scotland, for example. Chalets soon became so closely associated with holidays that nowadays the term is used to refer to different designs of vacation accommodation as far afield as the Middle East.
The Three Valley chalet accommodation you can book through Erna Low typically resembles the original Savoyard style, although sometimes several discrete apartments or suites will be housed in a greatly enlarged variation of the classic design. However, interiors often have features which hark back to the iconic residential chalet, such as open plan living areas with roaring log fires, comfortable furnishings made for keeping cosy and snug bedrooms where you can drift off to sleep gazing out of the window as the sun sinks slowly over the mountains and the lights of your resort start to twinkle like stars. There are lots of outstanding options to choose from, but here are a few of our favourite chalet-style accommodations:
Les Chalets du Forum in Courchevel 1850 is a modern adaptation of the classic chalet style, right in the middle of the resort. This 4-star residence offers ski-in/ski-out convenience, it’s child and pet-friendly, car parking is available and there’s Wi-Fi throughout. Bordering La Croisette and close to the Commerce shopping arcade, this accommodation places you and your family in the heart of all of the entertainment and amenities on offer. Apartments are furnished with tactile wood and soft shade fabrics which are calming and comfortable and crucially, they’re just 100m from the world’s biggest snowsports playground. Various sizes and styles of suites are available, from a 1 bedroom which sleeps 4 people to a 4 bedroom which sleeps 10, and there are ample bathrooms and WCs and kitchenettes where you can cook up a storm with fresh ingredients from the supermarket or prepare simple snacks with delicatessen delights.
Chalet Des Neiges Plein Sud in Val Thorens is centrally located and each accommodation unit is tastefully furnished in the traditional Savoyard style, with airy and spacious living rooms complemented by scenic balconies, terracotta floor tiles, wooden fixtures and fittings, leather seats and sofas, and even a fabulous fire with stone surround. Apartments are available with 2-7 bedrooms that sleep between 4-14 guests in complete comfort and each has a kitchenette with dishwasher, hobs, microwave, kettle, coffee maker and fridge/freezer ̶ everything you need for preparing daily meals or entertaining friends. Doorstep skiing means you can maximise your piste time and when you need to relax there’s an onsite spa and pool.
Les Chalets du Soleil in Les Menuires beautifully blend traditional wood, slate and stone features with contemporary design, so they’re chic, comfortable and sociable, with airy, ambient, generously proportioned living rooms that are perfect for cosy evenings spent sipping vin chaud around the fireplace. Doorstep skiing means you’re never far from the action and as well as perfectly groomed slopes for skiers and snowboarders, Les Menuires is the starting point for an excellent network of snowshoe hiking trails, while sleigh rides with husky dogs are available at Saint-Martin de Belleville and there’s plenty of apres-ski action for adults too. 1-7 bedroom apartments are available which sleep between 4 and 15 guests and Les Chalets du Soleil has a near perfect ratings score from former customers.
As you can see, if you want the perfect Alpine hideaway that combines Alpine heritage and hospitality with all the mod cons you need to feel comfortable, Erna Low’s Three Valleys chalet selection always satisfies.
Ski apartments in The Three Valleys
Apartments are the perfect halfway houses of Alpine accommodation, combining the plush home comforts of chalets and a smattering of hotel-style luxuries with the freedom of independent living.
In the aesthetically appealing apartments Erna Low can offer you in The Three Valleys, you can spend your downtime away from the slopes resting, recuperating and bonding with your loved ones. Skiing holidays are thrilling but they can also be tiring, therefore in order to make the most of every day, having a comfortable space where you can sleep and relax is just as important as hiring the right equipment, selecting your ski passes and hitting the slopes. Here are a few of our most popular apartments in The Three Valleys:
Les Clarines are self-catering ski apartments in the Preyerand sector of Les Menuires and they’re just a 2-minute stroll from the slopes, close to the resort shops and a short stroll to the ski school meeting point. Spacious, stylish and well-appointed, these luxurious residences boast fully-equipped kitchens with kettles, hobs, dishwashers and electric coffee machines, living areas with telephones and satellite TVs and extra-comfy bedrooms where you’ll sleep like a baby after an adrenaline-fuelled day on the slopes. Bakery and laundry services are available for a fee and there’s a free to use wellness complex with an indoor pool, whirlpool, while beauty treatments are available for an extra charge. Apartments are available with 1-4 bedrooms sleeping 2-10 guests.
Les Fermes de Méribel are charmingly crafted in wood and stone in the traditional Savoyard style and they’re so comfortable, homely and cosy that you probably won’t want to return home! These ski-in/ski-out apartments with a forest backdrop are located close to Méribel’s town centre and the pristine powdery pistes, and you can access the entire Three Valleys ski area via the nearby Golf chairlift and Lapin piste. There’s a communal lounge area near reception with a warming fire and the delightful Deep Nature Spa, which has an indoor pool, sauna and hammam. Available in configurations of 1-4 bedrooms that sleep 3-9 guests, these apartments are an awesome choice for couples, families or extended groups of friends.
Le Schuss ski apartments in Val Thorens are situated 150m from the slopes in this famous high-altitude resort, 300m from the town centre and 50m from the shops. Located in a quieter area of this lively resort, apartments feature bijou kitchens with hotplates, ovens, dishwashers and ovens, living areas with satellite TV and balconies, the apartments in Le Schuss feature bright and breezy décor and are ideal for couples or families. Open-plan studio configurations that sleep 5-6 guests are available, as are apartments with 1-2 bedrooms sleeping parties of 5-8 people. If you’re looking for a value for money option in an outstanding location, welcome home.
When you want a terrific Three Valleys ski apartment, Erna Low always delivers ̶ there are options to satisfy every taste and requirement.
Ski hotels in The Three Valleys
When you want to feel a little spoiled during your ski holiday in The Three Valleys, staying in a hotel could be the perfect choice. When you’re not resting in your comfy suite you can take advantage of the pool and spa facilities on offer, enjoy a drink at the bar or a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant. The convenience of having all of life’s essentials under one roof particularly appeals to couples and families with children and if your hotel is centrally located you can stroll into the centre of your ski village and sample the shops and restaurants there when you need more variety. Here are a couple of high-quality hotel-style accommodations available in The Three Valleys:
L’Hévana in Méribel Centre is a sumptuous 5-star accommodation has a magnificent mountain backdrop with the slopes just a short, scenic walk away across a footbridge to the town centre or via the shuttle bus which operates every 20 minutes. The décor subtly blends authentic Savoyard and contemporary features, with a focus on style and comfort, while luxe apartments have cosy fireplaces and private saunas. However, every guest is entitled to use the facilities at the delightful Deep Nature Spa, where you can unwind all the way in a wellness area that includes a hammam, outdoor hot tub and indoor pool. You can also enjoy freshly prepared food in the onsite restaurant or slake your thirst at the bar before heading out to enjoy the apres-ski. Apartment configurations here have 1-3 bedrooms sleeping 4-8 people and as well as comfortable bedrooms and well-appointed bathrooms, open plan living areas have kitchenettes so that you can prepare a quick snack when you’re peckish.
Hotel le Kashmir is perfectly positioned at the entrance to Val Thorens, very close to the mid-station ski lifts and providing ski-in/ski-out access to the Plein Sud piste. The resort sports centre and shops are just a five-minute stroll away but there’s also a handy shuttle bus which leaves regularly from the neighbouring Le Hameau du Kashmir ski apartments. The 53 salubrious suites here are decorated in a fabulous fusion of local Savoyard and Indian Kashmir design, with a result that’s simultaneously calm, comforting and luxuriant. There’s Wi-Fi throughout this complex and a 24-hour reception with a chic lounge and an excellent bar where you can savour your tipple of choice on those evenings when you can’t be bothered venturing further afield. You’ll also enjoy free access to the spa which has an indoor heated swimming pool, traditional, Russian and infra-red saunas and terrific treatment rooms where you can pay an extra fee for beauty, body and facial treatments. Le Beef & Lobster is the onsite restaurant here and as well as indoor seating it has a sun-kissed terrace where you can dine in the pine-scented fresh air. Junior, family and prestige suites are available, and each enjoys east or south facing views of the stunning surroundings.
Now that you’ve checked out a few of our fantastic Three Valleys hotels, we bet you can’t wait to check in!
Facilities and amenities in The Three Valleys
Amenities and facilities in The Three Valleys are excellent and every effort has been made to ensure each visitor has the time of their life. From the well-groomed slopes and dynamic snowparks to children’s entertainment off the slopes and eclectic apres-ski, there are plenty of dynamic distractions.
If you’re ready to party, La Folie Douce boasts cabaret-style entertainment, live music, lashings of toffee vodka, tabletop dancing and the highest dancefloor in Europe at a mind-blowing 2600m, while the Rond-Point in Méribel (known to regulars as ‘the Ronnie’) is a hotspot to hit right after your afternoon session as you can sink a few refreshing beers while watching live bands between 4-7PM.
Kids are kept busy with an inspirational Inuit village in Méribel and Val Thorens has a 1km long fun slope with 50 wild obstacles, while indoor activities like go karting and ten-pin bowling offer lively alternatives.
Selecting your ideal accommodation in The Three Valleys
With such a wide range of accommodation available across The Three Valleys, you’re spoiled for choice, but if it’s all a bit bamboozling, we’re delighted to help you pin down the perfect pick.
With a winter sports holiday pedigree that stretches back to 1932 at Erna Low, we’ve developed a peerless expertise in helping all kinds of Alpine holidaymakers make the most of these magical mountains and sublime slopes.
After quickly ascertaining your needs, we can create a terrific tailor-made holiday where every member of your group has a great time – from children to grandparents and everyone in between. And don’t forget that as well as accommodation, we can also organise value for money ski equipment hire and ski passes, meaning that you can hit the slopes as soon as you arrive and unpack.
With an intimate insider knowledge of every Three Valleys resort, we can pinpoint your perfect accommodation with ease ̶ get in touch with us soon and let’s get started.
Overview of Ski Accommodation in the The Three Valleys Ski Area
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