Skiing The 3 Valleys

The 3 Valleys rightly deserves the title of being one of the best ski areas in the world, in fact one could easily argue that it is the best ski area in the world.  The 3 unique valleys of Méribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens combined make up the largest ski area out there.  This huge terrain provides some of the most fantastic skiing in the Alps, with over 600km of runs, unrivalled lift systems, peaks rising to 3300m and over 550 snow cannons.

 

The Meribel valley is a huge ski area in itself. It has everything from rolling greens and blues for beginners and more challenging and lengthy reds for more technical skiers. There are mogul fields to be found under lifts and up at Bartavelle, two snow parks to play around in, vast amounts of off-piste (just off the piste and further afield) and a large number of mountain restaurants.

The Meribel valley sits in between the Courchevel and Val Thorens valleys. These 3 valleys combined make up the largest ski areas in the world, Les Trois Vallées. This huge terrain provides some of the most fantastic skiing in the Alps, with over 600km of runs, peaks rising to 3300m and 550 snow cannons on standby when the heavens are not obeying. There are gentle runs around the Altiport for beginners, miles of blues and reds in all directions for the intermediates, couloirs for the experts, excellent off-piste for the experienced and two snow parks for the more extreme. The lift system is one of the best in the world and is constantly being updated, gone are the days of long queues or freezing lifts. The 3 Valleys is home to some of the finest and most varied mountain restaurants. You will be hard pushed to explore the whole of this fantastic ski area in just one week, so you’ll just have to come back!

Skiing in Meribel Key Stats 
Height Slopes from 1200m to 3300m
Pistes 600km
Skiing / snowboarding level Beginners / Intermediate / Advanced
Glaciers 1
Snow Parks 4
Lifts 180 Modern
Cross-country 55k (including tracks to La Tania and Courchevel)
Snow-making Yes – 500 canons

Meribel Pistes

Our Favourite Pistes Beginners Off-piste
Les Creux (best in morning) Altiport Itinerary route to Raffort
La Combe de Saulire (best in morning) Verdons Meribel and Grand couloirs
Jerusalem (best late morning/early afternoon)   Bourgne Glacier
Georges Mauduit   La Masse to Planchet
Combe Vallon   Aiguille de Fruit
Bartaevelle    

Meribel Skiing Map

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Three Valley Piste Map

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