Three Valleys Destination Guide

The Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallees) ski area is located in the French Alps and is the largest ski area in the world. There is a total of 600 km of runs. It is suitable for beginners right up to the most expert skiers and snowboarders featuring 321 runs in total. This is made up of 51 green, 132 blue, 106 red and 32 black.

Snowfall throughout the season is usually guaranteed, however in cases where necessary, there are over two thousand snow making machines to ensure perfect ski conditions. This subsequently ensures that visitors never leave feeling disappointed. Furthermore, the minimum skiing altitude is 1,300m and the maximum altitude is 3,230m.

The Three Valleys is home to eight internationally renowned ski resorts. Namely, Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Orelle and Saint Martin de Belleville. Consequently, it is possible to ski the entire interlinked valley using a single ski pass. The ski lift system has 183 ski lifts in total, with 3 cable cars, 69 chair lifts, 74 surface lifts and 37 gondolas. Whether you are a skier / snowboarder or not, there are always activities to keep you occupied in this area.

Val Thorens

With its own ice-driving academy, you can experience ice driving or ice carting. There are a vast array of shops, restaurants and bars, which offer various apre-ski activities such as live music and even snow dancing.


There are many shops, art galleries, a cinema, bowling alley and indoor climbing wall in Courchevel. Additionally, there is an Aquamotion. This is a large sports centre with indoor heated swimming pools, a wave surfing area, water slides and even a fitness centre.


Saint-Martin-de-Belleville has its own very unique experience of dog sledding, where a team of dogs will transport you through the beautiful Belleville Valley. In the summertime these resorts offer a wide variety of activities such as mountain biking events, white water rafting, horse riding, fishing, golf and paragliding.

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