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LES 3 VALLEES, FRANCE

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LES 3 VALLES in the French Alpes is the largest interlinked ski and snowboard resort in the world. It boasts outstanding terrain with endless off piste options and marked trails spread over 600 kilometres serviced by 200 lifts.

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Patrick Pachod / Courchevel

Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain at Les 3 Vallees

Les 3 Vallees skiing and snowboarding area consists of three linking valleys; Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens.

Courchevel is on one side, Meribel in the middle and Val Thorens on the other side.

Skiers and snowboarders expect limitless off piste options, open powder filled bowls, massive cliff drops and tight challenging chutes, massive moguls, challenging tree skiing and snowboarding and seemingly endless groomed linking trails and gentle beginner areas.

One ski pass allows access to the entire Les 3 Vallees area. It is possible to cover the entire skiing and snowboarding terrain without having to remove your skis or snowboard once except for gondola and cable car access.

Spending only one week in Les 3 Vallees would not do the mighty resort justice. Many weeks need to be spent just to scratch the surface of the magnificent terrain.

All the resorts Villages can be accessed by road from the base town of Moutiers which is around 30 minutes drive from each resort.

Officially all the resorts covered by the one pass are;
1. Courchevel
2. La Tania
3. Meribel
4. Meribel Mottaret
5. Brides Les Bains
6. Les Menuires
7. St Martin de Belleville
8. Val Thorens
9. Orelle

Skiing and Snowboarding at Courchevel in Les 3 Vallees

The magnificent resort of Courchevel FRANCE is one of Europe’s best. The resort boasts outstanding terrain, a very reliable snow record and picturesque ski in ski out villages.

The skiing and snowboarding terrain in the Courchevel Valley is superb. Explore off piste treeless powder bowls, steep chutes and cliff drops, mogul runs, long intermediate groomed cruising trails and gentle beginner slopes. All are serviced by an efficient lift system.

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Skiing and Snowboarding at Meribel and Meribel Mottaret in Les 3 Vallees

The skiing and snowboarding terrain in the Meribel Valley is magnificent with steep powder filled pistes, tight chutes and natural gullies, fast mogul runs, 150 kilometres of long linking groomed trails and beginner runs. The Valley is serviced by a fast and efficient lift system.

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Skiing and Snowboarding at Val Thorens in Les 3 Vallees

The highest resort in Europe Val Thorens, FRANCE is stunning with an excellent snow record.

The skiing and snowboarding terrain at Val Thorens is exciting and demanding with extreme off piste options, powder fields, cliff drops and steep chutes and very long linking groomed trails and gentle beginner areas. All the terrain is above the tree line and serviced by a fast and efficient lift system.

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The neighbouring resort of Orelle is lift linked to Val Thorens and Les 3 Vallees via the long Orelle Gondola.

Skiing and Snowboarding at Les Menuires in The 3 Vallees

Les Ménuires shares the same valley as Val Thorens. It has fast groomed cruising terrain and wide open powder filled bowls.

Other Activities at Les 3 Vallees

Apart from endless of piste skiing and snowboarding other activities at Les 3 Vallees include snow shoeing, hiking, winter walking tracks, ice skating, dog sleigh rides, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, paragliding and scenic flights.

Indoor activities available at the resort Villages include climbing walls, ten pin bowling, cinemas and massage and beauty treatments.

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Richard Barlow, UK. Totally radical...the endless terrain is mind blowing. You might be looking for beginner areas - there here; intermediate cruisers - there here; advanced seep black pistes - there here; lips, cliffs, off piste - all here!!! A mix of people from all over the world - there here; 7 resorts with different altitude villages spread across the vallees - there here; radical night life and great restaurants - there here. Basically everything every level of skier or boarder wants is found at the 3 Vallees!

Alison Liddell, Australia The three valleys area in France is fantastic - the biggest skiable area in the world. Stay at Courchevel 1850 (very pretty and up-market), Meribel (more student style) or Mottaret (very quiet and not for young people looking for night life!). You can cruise around all day or find some challenging skiing so it suits everyone. Great French food too.

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Statistics

Elevation
 
ft
m
summit
10,597
3,230
Base
4,265
1,300
Average Snowfall
Lifts
183
Trails - view map
355
600km
Terrain %
advanced
25
intermediate
50
beginner
25
Halfpipe
3
Terrain Park
4
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