Our 10 extraordinary panoramic views

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our 10 incredible views in les 3 vallées

Oh, what a beautiful view.

Last night, in your sleep, you travelled through the 10 most extraordinary panoramas of the 3 Valleys, an itinerary designed for your greatest pleasure... And guess what? Your dream has come true! From Courchevel-Moriond to Orelle, all you have to do is put on your skis and let yourself be carried from one exceptional view to another. These unique panoramas are a real invitation to escape and discover the great outdoors. Get ready to recharge your batteries in the heart of breathtaking scenery!

1. Le Signal

Leave the Courchevel-Moriond snow front and head for the top of the Signal chairlift. At 2250m, get ready for your first highlight of the day: a sumptuous view of Mont Blanc rising majestically in the distance.

Altitude: 2250 m.

Atmosphere: Imagine yourself transported to the Dolomites, where calm reigns supreme and space stretches as far as the eye can see.

What to see: Treat yourself to a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc, majestic and imposing. Behold the Brèche de la Portetta, a breathtaking natural spectacle. Don't miss the towers opposite, evoking the splendor of the Dolomites, which you can discover thanks to the orientation table.

The +: Bathed in sunshine all day long, thanks to its location in Moriond, making it an ideal place to recharge your batteries. Enjoy the tranquility and low crowds. Relax on the wooden deckchairs provided. Appreciate the warm welcome offered by the trackers, who are always ready to chat and share a friendly moment.

Access: Reach this haven of peace using the Chapelets or Signal chairlifts from Courchevel Moriond.

Panoramic view from Le Signal, Courchevel
Le Signal, Courchevel

2. La Saulire

Embark on a grandiose skiing experience along the descent leading to the start of the Aiguille du Fruit chairlift. Follow up with Les Marmottes and reach this second exquisite spot: the summit of La Saulire, the highest point between Méribel and the Courchevel valley. At an altitude of 2740m, a high-mountain landscape awaits you. Take a deep breath, you're on top of the world!

Altitude: 2740 m

Atmosphere: La Saulire is the place to be, with panoramic views over Courchevel and almost the entire 3 Vallées ski area. It's the hub of the 3 Vallées, a central point where looks and adventures intersect.

What to see : Enjoy a 360-degree panorama as you descend the first 100 meters. Contemplate the majesty of La Grande Casse, Savoie's highest peak at 3855 metres. Admire the glaciers of the Vanoise and the immensity of the Alpine landscape before your eyes.

The + : On gloomy days in the valley, La Saulire rises above the clouds, offering a breathtaking view of a sea of clouds. The experience is breathtaking and well worth the detour.

Access: To reach La Saulire, take the Pas du Lac gondola from Méribel-Mottaret or the Saulire Express from Méribel Chaudanne.

Panoramic view from La Saulire, Courchevel
La Saulire, Courchevel

3. Le Roc de Fer

Let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the La Biche blue run as you glide towards La Chaudanne, in Méribel. Then hop aboard the Legends and Olympic chairlifts, and you'll reach a simply mythical viewpoint: the Roc de Fer, perched at 2294m above sea level!

Altitude: 2294 m.

Atmosphere: The arrival at the summit of Roc de Fer envelops you in a soothing silence, where time seems suspended. It's a moment of absolute peace, where the grandeur of the Alpine peaks contrasts with the sensation of proximity, especially on sunny days when the Écrins massif seems within reach. The wild aspect of this slope reveals a pure, unspoiled, almost untouched Méribel. The Daguet or Raffort runs plunge you into the eponymous forest, where every bend reveals captivating natural vistas.

What to see: Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views in an unspoilt area far off the beaten track. Contemplate the Encombres and Bellevilles valleys, as well as the Hautes-Alpes and Écrins mountains, in particular the Écrins bar.

The +: This year, the Roc de Fer is hosting the World Alpine Ski Championships on its legendary slope. You can also reach the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville via the blue Verdet piste.

Access: From the Chaudanne plateau in Méribel, take the Legends chairlift. Follow the Caves and Gelinotte runs. Then take the Olympic chairlift to the Roc de Fer summit.

Panoramic view from Le Roc de Fer, Méribel
Le Roc de Fer, Méribel

4. Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Take to the slopes in the direction of the authentic village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville (1450m), on the blue runs of Verdet and Biolley. A completely different atmosphere and spectacle awaits you here: you arrive ski-in ski-out in a village with a breathtaking view of the mountains and the Vallée des Encombres... a truly magical moment. To set off again in the direction of Les Menuires, board the Saint Martin 1 gondola lift and the Saint Martin Express chairlift. After two runs, the blue Gros Tougne and the green Violette, you reach the new Pointe de la Masse gondola.

Altitude: 1450 m.

Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the authenticity of an unspoilt village, where time seems to stand still. Saint-Martin-de-Belleville offers a warm atmosphere and a timeless journey, ideal for a mountain getaway.

What to see: Enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and the Encombres valley, offering a breathtaking natural spectacle.

The +: Discover the friendly atmosphere of this small village, where it's good to stop for a gourmet break. Don't miss the Bistrot Simple et Meilleur, run by Michelin 3-star chefs René and Maxime Meilleur.


From Méribel:
- First option
: Take the Tougnète 1 gondola or Legends chairlift, then the Tougnète 2 chairlift. Then descend the Gros Tougne (blue), Pezolet (blue) and Biolley (blue) runs.
- Option 2:
Take the Legends chairlift, then follow the piste des Caves (green). Then take the Cherferie chairlift, then the Jerusalem piste (blue), one of the 3 Vallées' legendary runs.

From Les Menuires: Take the Roc 1 gondola, then Roc 2. At the top, follow the Grand Lac run (blue), then the Pezolet run (blue), which takes you straight back to the village.

Panoramic view from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

5. La Pointe de la Masse

It's at this point that an absolutely unmissable summit emerges before your eyes: the Pointe de la Masse, which dominates Les Menuires at 2804m altitude. The 360° panorama of the surrounding mountains is all the more magnificent.

Altitude: 2804 m

Atmosphere: Enjoy a 360-degree high-mountain panorama, offering one of the finest views in the 3 Vallées. The atmosphere at Pointe de la Masse is breathtaking, where every glance transports you to the heart of the Alpine peaks. 

What to see: Admire this breathtaking 360-degree view, offering an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains and beyond. Every detail of this awe-inspiring landscape invites contemplation.

The +: The gondola's arrival area offers a platform with lettering for memorable photos, making for a unique souvenir of one of the 3 Vallées' finest panoramas. Tables and chairs on the terrace make this an ideal place to picnic and enjoy the scenery.


From Les Menuires: Follow the Montagnettes green trail from the Les Menuires resort snow front to the start of the Pointe de la Masse gondola.

From Val Thorens: Take the blue Cairn trail from the resort center, then follow Boulevard Cumin, a timeless trail that winds along the valley floor, to the departure point of the Pointe de la Masse gondola.

Panoramic view from La Pointe de la Masse, Les Menuires
Pointe de la Masse, Menuires

6. La Cime Caron

Then on to Val Thorens, with its mythical summit, Cime Caron, as your goal. Nestled at 3200m, skiers struggle to leave this magical spot, which makes them feel as small as they are grateful for the splendor of the white circus that surrounds them. However, it's time to get back on the skis and enjoy the descent on the black run of the Combe de Rosaël, before resting their thighs on the Peyron and Bouchet chairlifts.

Altitude: 3200 m.

  • Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in a high-mountain atmosphere, where the horizon seems infinite and the vistas unobstructed. At Cime Caron, the atmosphere is both grandiose and striking.
  • What to see: Discover the new orientation tables installed at the "real" summit, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area.
  • The + : Enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, with over 1,000 peaks to contemplate. Cime Caron is a true symbol of Val Thorens, with its ropeway whose arrival station is anchored in the rock. Inaugurated in 1982, it was the world's largest ropeway at the time. A must-see during your stay in Val Thorens, whether on skis or on foot.
  • Access:
    From Val Thorens: Pedestrian access from the resort center via the Cairn and Caron gondolas, then the Cime Caron cable car. Ski access via the Cime Caron cable car.

    From Orelle: Pedestrian or ski access from Plan Bouchet, via the Orelle-Caron gondola.
Panoramic view from La Cime Caron, Orelle and Val Thorens
La Cime Caron, Val Thorens

7. Le Bouchet

Welcome to Orelle, at the summit of the 3 Valleys! At an altitude of 3230m, the panorama before you is simply breathtaking... Don't miss the breathtaking view of the Bouchet glacier.

Altitude: 3230 m.

Atmosphere: Experience a radical change of atmosphere when you reach the top of the Bouchet chairlift, where a high-mountain atmosphere imbued with calm and serenity reigns.

What to see: Don't miss the superb view of the Bouchet glacier, offering a breathtaking natural spectacle.

The +: This is the emblematic summit of the 3 Vallées, culminating at 3230 meters above sea level, located in Orelle in the Maurienne region.


From Orelle: Take the Orelle gondola, then the Peyron and Bouchet chairlifts to reach the summit.

From Val Thorens: Take the Portette chairlift, then the Thorens gondola. Cross the Col de Thorens at 3002 meters, enjoy the panoramic view, take the blue La Lory trail offering a magnificent panorama of the Aiguilles d'Arves, then take the Peyron and Bouchet chairlifts. This is the easiest and most panoramic option.

Other options include Moutière and Grand Fond or Cime Caron for the more athletic.

Bonus: Take advantage of the mega zip-line to reach the Col de Thorens and head back to Val Thorens.

Panoramic view from Plan du Bouchet, Orelle
Plan du Bouchet, Orelle

8. Le Col de la Chambre

It's time to start the return journey, beginning in Val Thorens. From the center, take the Plein Sud chairlift and the Funitel des 3 Vallées to reach an eighth panorama, that of the Col de la Chambre, at 2850m. This mountainside gives you access to the 3 Vallées, enabling you to reach Val Thorens, Méribel and Les Menuires directly. The itinerary continues on the Lac de la Chambre blue run.

Altitude: 2850 m. 

Atmosphere: The Col de la Chambre embodies the essential link between Val Thorens and Méribel, making it an unmissable and easy-to-spot pass. The atmosphere here is charged with a unique energy, characteristic of this junction between two major resorts.

What to see: Don't miss the superb panoramic view of the Borgne glacier and Mont Vallon, another mythical 3 Vallées summit located in Méribel. This breathtaking scenery will leave you speechless.

The +: The magnificent, easy and long Lac de la Chambre blue run is accessible from this summit, providing fluid access to Méribel Mottaret and Méribel for skiers of all levels.


From Méribel Mottaret: Take the Plattières gondola, then the Bouquetin chairlift. Take the red Alouette piste down to the Côte Brune chairlift for the Col de la Chambre.

From Val Thorens: Take the Plein Sud chairlift, then the 3 Vallées chairlift for a sunny ascent. As you go up, enjoy the little bonus of taking the Funitel 3 Vallées, an emblematic and pioneering lift in Les 3 Vallées.

Panoramic view from Le Col de la Chambre
Col de la Chambre, Val Thorens

9. Le Mont Vallon

The Mont Vallon gondola takes you up to another of the 3 Vallées' must-see peaks: the Sommet du Mont Vallon (2952m). The Méribel valley stretches as far as the eye can see, while on the other side, the Gébroulaz glacier invites you to escape. Great skiing then awaits you on the red Combe du Vallon run, before venturing into the forest on the blue Ours and green Truite runs.

Altitude: 2952 m.

Atmosphere: A wild and icy atmosphere reigns at the summit of Mont Vallon, offering a vast and impressive panorama. The poetry of this place is palpable: the birds of the peaks soar majestically over the summits, pecking at the remains of the trackers. The calm and small sounds of nature permeate the spirit of every visitor.

What to see: Contemplate the breathtaking view of the 3 Vallées' largest glacier, the Glacier de Gébroulaz, as well as the Tueda National Reserve. Mont Vallon is one of the must-see points of interest in the 3 Vallées, not to be missed under any circumstances.

The +: At just under 3,000 meters, Mont Vallon is Méribel's highest peak, offering an incomparable altitude experience.

Access: Take the Mont Vallon gondola to the summit. Pedestrians can also take advantage of round-trip access to discover this exceptional panorama.

Panoramic view from Mont Vallon, Méribel
Mont Vallon, Méribel

10. Le Col de la Loze

As the sun slowly begins to decline and the end of the day approaches, you take the Rhodos 1 and 2 gondola lift, then the Blanchot green run, followed by the Loze chairlift. This brings you to the tenth and final panorama of your extraordinary journey through Les 3 Vallées: the Col de la Loze (2304m). Allow yourself a few minutes to savour the moment... before making your final turns towards the center of Courchevel!

Altitude: 2304 m.

Atmosphere: Despite its popularity, the Col de la Loze offers a soothing, majestic atmosphere. Paragliding flights add a touch of dynamism to this serene landscape. From the summit, a breathtaking panorama stretches over the two valleys of Courchevel and Méribel, offering unobstructed views of the villages below.

What to see: Don't miss the captivating spectacle of paragliders taking off from the pass. In the late afternoon, watch the sun decline, a magical moment just before the ski area closes.

The +: The Col de la Loze was a must-see stop on the 2020 summer tour! Its return in summer 2023 makes it one of the most complex stages according to the racers, testifying to its fame and difficulty.


From Courchevel, take the Dou des Lanches chairlift to the top of Col de la Loze.

From Méribel, take the Loze chairlift to reach this exceptional viewpoint.

Panoramic view from Le Col de la Loze, Méribel
Col de la Loze, Méribel

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