Our easy itineraries to wow you, starting out from Méribel

Our easy itineraries to wow you, starting out from Méribel

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STUNNING AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, EXPLORE THE BEST OF LES 3 VALLÉES, THANKS TO THESE 4 ITINERARIES

Easy itineraries for soaking up the views, starting out from Méribel

With its 600 kilometres of runs, Les 3 Vallées ski area really lives up to its reputation as the world’s largest ski area. That said, this exceptional playground isn’t just for elite skiers, far from it!

With half of its ski area made up of green and blue runs, as well as 11 connections guaranteeing easy access to different resorts, it’s perfectly adapted to families… and to anyone looking for hassle-free, relaxed skiing.

And to prove that you can combine skiing for pleasure, a peaceful pace, and top panoramic views, we’ve designed 4 intermediate itineraries starting out from Méribel, so you can enjoy Les 3 Vallées’ unparalleled ski area.

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Link 3 Vallées situated between Méribel et Courchevel
Between Méribel & Courchevel

From Méribel to Courchevel, an itinerary that takes in incredible views along the way

LA SAULIRE

LA SAULIRE

View from the summit of Saulire between Méribel and Courchevel in Les 3 Vallées : Dent de Burgin
Saulire

From the top of La Saulire (2,740 metres), gaze out onto the Vanoise’s most beautiful glaciers and summits… including Grand Bec and Grande Casse.

An incredible site where you can capture your visit forever at the Méribel Moments photo spot.

LES CREUX IN COURCHEVEL

LES CREUX IN COURCHEVEL

Devouring the stunning Les Creux blue run is our little morning treat! Its exceptionally soft snow, which is oftengroomed at the end of the night, is a delight for early morning skiers.

This unforgettable experience continues with a beautiful undulating valley through the forest.

THE ALTIPORT AND THE SUMMITS

THE ALTIPORT AND THE SUMMITS

One of Courchevel’s curiosities is being able to ski while admiring planes taking off AND finding yourself in a mountain environment, surrounded by snow-capped summits.

From the Pralong and Suisse chairlifts, soak up exceptional views over Cime Caron and the Aiguille du Fruit.

RELAXATION BREAK AT LE SAULIRE CHALET

RELAXATION BREAK AT LE SAULIRE CHALET

Saulire Relax Chalet located in the heart of Méribel in Les 3 Vallées for a picnic
Saulire Chalet

You’ve earned it! On your way back down to Méribel, treat yourself to a cosy little gourmet break at Le Saulire Relaxation Chalet, out on the terrace, or comfortably ensconced indoors.

Our top tip: it’s the perfect place to enjoy a sunset and a beautiful view over Méribel Valley at the end of the day.

A GREAT ALTERNATIVE: LE MAUDUIT RUN

A GREAT ALTERNATIVE: LE MAUDUIT RUN

If your legs are up to it, you can get to Le Saulire Relaxation Chalet by taking the start of Le Mauduit (red) run, which offers:

a fantastic,

wide,

and undulating slope.

It’s one of Méribel Valley’s legendary runs because it bears the name of one of the valley’s skiing champions (Georges Mauduit), and it offers the highest vertical drop: over 1,000 metres!

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The summary of your 3 Vallées itinerary:

Departs from: Méribel centre

Ski lifts: Saulire Express 1 and 2 gondola lifts, Pralong and Suisse chairlifts

Runs: Biche and Marmotte in Méribel; Creux, Altiport, Biollay and Suisse in Courchevel

Level: Easy blue

Timing: Half-day

Atmosphere: Laidback skiing in Méribel and Courchevel, with breath-taking views over the valleys and mountain ranges. Wide downhill runs offering good vertical drops. This itinerary will really wow you!

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From Méribel to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville: the authenticity of mountain villages

LEGENDS, AN ICONIC CHAIRLIFT

LEGENDS, AN ICONIC CHAIRLIFT

Legends Chairlift in Méribel within Les 3 Vallées, featuring heated seats
Legends chairlift

Taking the comfortable Legends chairlift (heated leather-upholstered seats!) is a journey through the history of skiing greats.

Inscribed on every backrest, the names of legendary Alpine skiers accompany you to the summit. What more inspirational way to start your ski day?

TOUGNÈTE SUMMIT

TOUGNÈTE SUMMIT

Tougnète summit link between Les Menuires and Méribel, in the 3 Vallées
Tougnète summit

A mountain ridge between the Méribel and Belleville valleys, in clear weather, you can admire the most beautiful summits in the Alps from the Tougnète summit:

Les Écrins,

Mont Blanc,

and La Grande Casse.

A breath-taking view!

THE JÉRUSALEM RUN

THE JÉRUSALEM RUN

Village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in Les 3 Vallées: authentic village
St Martin

Snaking between Alpine pastures, the Jérusalem run winds through an unspoilt natural environment, far from the crowds.

Perfect for peaceful skiing to recharge your batteries in a stunning setting, it takes you to the pretty village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, a symbol of Savoie authenticity.

LE RAFFORT CHALETS

LE RAFFORT CHALETS

Traditional wood and stone chalets in Méribel
Méribel

Want to continue your ski day surrounded by nature?

Once you’ve arrived at the Tougnète summit, head to the Raffort run on the Méribel side: a peaceful, wild itinerary that plunges into the forest before setting off to explore Le Raffort hamlet, and its traditional wood and stone chalets.

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Your 3 Vallées itinerary checklist:

Starts from: Méribel centre

Ski lifts: Legends, Tougnète 2 and St Martin Express chairlifts

Runs: Crète or Gros Tougne-Pelozet, Jérusalem, Biollay, Faon, Lièvre

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Ski lifts: télésiège Legends, Cherferie, St Martin Express et Olympe

Runs: Jérusalem, Biollay, Crêtes, Choucas, Gelinotte, Raffort

  • Level: Blue easy
    Timing: Half-day

Atmosphere: A beautiful foray through the heart of the Alpine pastures on the Saint-Martin-de-Belleville side, with a return journey to Méribel via a forest itinerary. A little paradise hidden in the Méribel Valley!

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From Méribel Mottaret to Les Menuires, easy skiing at the summit!

LES 3 MARCHES SUMMIT

LES 3 MARCHES SUMMIT

At an altitude of 2,700 metres, treat yourself to a spectacular view over Val Thorens’ summits, especially the Aiguille de Peclet and Dôme de Polset.

A dream panorama which is accessible via blue runs.

THE MONT DE LA CHAMBRE SUMMIT

THE MONT DE LA CHAMBRE SUMMIT

Mont Vallon in Méribel within Les 3 Vallées
Mont Vallon

Head to the Mont de la Chambre chairlift to experience the giddying heights of Val Thorens’ summits.

From up there, soak up 360° views over the legendary Mont Vallon, which culminates at almost 3,000 metres, and over the Borgne and Gebroulaz glaciers. Dazzling. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

TUÉDA NATURE RESERVE

TUÉDA NATURE RESERVE

Tuéda nature reserve in Méribel : Les 3 Vallées
Tuéda

When it’s time to go back to Méribel, take the Ours blue run.

Offering a beautiful glimpse of Tuéda nature reserve and its lake, you can ski through the heart of nature to get back to the resort.

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Your 3 Vallées itinerary checklist:

Starts from: Méribel Mottaret

Ski lifts: Plattière gondola lift, Bouquetin, Doron and Mont de la Chambre chairlifts

Runs: 3 marches, Boulevard Giraud, La violette, Lac de la Chambre, Ours

Level: Blue easy

Timing: Half-day

Atmosphere: Méribel Mottaret provides the incredible joy of high-altitude skiing with exceptional views over Les 3 Vallées and excellent quality snow. And over towards Les Menuires is a particularly nice sunny mountainside where it’s great to just meander…

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From Méribel to Courchevel-La Tania, a perfect family ski itinerary

THE PISTE DES ANIMAUX

THE PISTE DES ANIMAUX

Piste des Animaux in Méribel at the heart of Les 3 Vallées
Piste des Animaux

A hit with children, the fun, nature-themed Piste des Animaux run is accessible from the top of the Rhodos gondola lift, inviting all ages to set off in search of our forest wildlife.

By keeping your eyes and ears wide open, you’ll discover their tracks and hear their calls.

THE LEGENDARY COL DE LA LOZE

THE LEGENDARY COL DE LA LOZE

Legendary Col de la Loze in Méribel, part of Les 3 Vallées: connecting Méribel and Courchevel
Col de la Loze

It’s one of the key stages in the Tour de France 2023 thanks to its cycle path, which is accessible in summer.

There’s also a giant bicycle to remind you of that fact… right next to picture frames so you can capture one of Les 3 Vallées’ most beautiful panoramas forever!

THE VILLAGE OF LA TANIA

THE VILLAGE OF LA TANIA

Resort of Courchevel-La Tania in Les 3 Vallées
La Tania

After having hurtled down the Folyère run, set off to discover the little resort of Courchevel-La Tania, hidden at the heart of a spruce forest.

Perhaps an opportunity to treat yourself to a gastronomic lunch break at Le Farçon restaurant, run by a Michelin-starred chef? Or you could opt for the little bistro that bears the Michelin-starred chef’s name: Le Bistrot Machet.

THE PIC BLEU RUN

THE PIC BLEU RUN

Forest in Les 3 Vallées: nature

Next, change direction and head towards Méribel. And if you’re in the mood to stop in the heart of nature, set off for the Pic Bleu run.

In the forest, with spectacular views over the Tarentaise valley, you can take a break at the Cabane du Pic Bleu to enjoy the serenity of this idyllic spot nestled right at the heart of nature, far from the hustle and bustle of the ski area.

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Your 3 Vallées itinerary checklist:

Starts from: Méribel centre

Ski lifts: Rhodos gondola lift, Loze chairlift, La Tania gondola lift and Dou des Lanches chairlift

Runs: Col de la Loze, Loze Est, Arolles, Folyères, Pic Bleu and Doron

Level: Blue easy

Timing: Half-day

Atmosphere: This off-the-beaten-track itinerary deserves a special mention. On the La Tania side, discover a hidden route through the forest (perfect for bad weather), and on your way back to Méribel, admire panoramic views over the Tarentaise valley from the Pic Bleu run.

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An easy plan

Les 3 Vallées has created a whole range of skipasses to meet every need: you can ski on your own or with a group or family, for one day, a weekend, a week’s holiday or for the entire season.

Buy your skipass online before you arrive to gain time: buy your 3 Vallées skipass online to be the first on slopes, easy and comfortable. Less wait, more ski!

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To enjoy this exceptional itinerary and the entirety of Les 3 Vallées ski area in the best possible conditions.

WEATHER FORECAST

Knowing the snow conditions and weather forecast for the next 3 days in the seven 3 Vallées resorts is a real help when organising an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the largest ski area in the world.

Weather Forecast

WEBCAMS

Here you will find all the webcams in Les 3 Vallées ski area. These cameras are situated at strategic points in each of the resorts and provide a mine of useful information so you can prepare and make the most of your ski outings!

Webcams

SKI RUN AND LIFT OPENINGS

Each day, you can check what Les 3 Vallées has to offer you by viewing live information on the opening conditions and the times and state of the lifts, ski runs and links.

Ski run & lift openings



To prepare for your off-piste skiing day, consult the Avalanche Risk Estimate Bulletin. These information are essential in order to evaluate your off-piste outing. If you decide to do off-piste, think about to be accompanied by a mountain professional.

Avalanche Risk Estimate Bulletin



Check Les 3 Vallées app for access to live info when you’re on the ski area (ski run and ski lift opening times, opening times for links between Les 3 Vallées, weather forecasts…)

App 3 Vallées



Sharing and reunion

To discover
with the family

The shared experience of a ski holiday is a highlight for any family, bringing its members closer together, withstanding the passing of time, filling photo albums and leading to many a funny story at family dinners… Skiing as a family brings you together somewhere else, allowing you to reach new heights !