The Three Valleys (Les 3 Valles)

Courcheval (1850) - With views like this, how can you resist?


The “Three Valleys” is a ski area comprised of the following resorts:

Courcheval (1850)

  • Courcheval - Consisting of a three small villages named (imaginatively by altitude): 1550, 1650 and 1850. 1850 is the most expensive of the three with all of the very expensive restaurants and stores for those that like to go “skiing” but can't be bothered to ski.


  • Meribel - Consisting of two small villages named Meribel Mottaret (1750) and Meribel 1450 this is another fashionable place to see and be seen.

Les Menuires

  • Les Menuires (1800) - In the third valley over this resort is often overlooked so, therefore, offers quiet pistes. Seen by many as a “concrete jungle” and lacking any taste.

Val Thorens

  • Val Thorens (2300) - The highest of the four resorts and the one most likely to be closed with fantastic wide pistes.

The resorts together make this the largest ski area in the world. Absolutely fantastic skiing both above and below the tree line with beautiful scenery throughout. It is an expensive place to go but well worth it.

Skiing Details

A pass is available that will give you the ability to ski in any of the four resorts though you can also purchase passes for each individual resort. All areas are linked to one another by various ski lifts though the pass from one valley to another can be a bit…busy. You do NOT want to be stranded one (or two) valley(s) from your resort after the last lift as the taxi rides are notoriously expensive (it might be cheaper to find a hotel to spend the night).

Further Information

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