4-day break in March
An exhilarating short break: 4 days with friends in the heart of Les 3 Vallées
Although the days are growing milder, the idea of a ski holiday to round off the winter season is still very tempting... A 4-day break in Les 3 Vallées out of peak season in March is the perfect short, fun-packed getaway. And a rejuvenating break is just what you need at the end of a long winter!
On the menu: Les 3 Vallées in concentrated form!
Take a break from the daily grind and fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. Let yourself to be blown away by views of legendary peaks and explore the largest ski area in the world, uncovering its many gems. Here are some ideas to help you create your getaway!
La première journée pourrait être dédiée à un parcours détente, parsemée de pistes bleues pour se mettre en jambes. Le séjour évasion peut commencer : chaussez vos skis et lâchez prise sur un itinéraire facile
You could spend an easy first day mainly on blue runs to get your ski legs back. Your getaway starts here: put on your skis and enjoy letting it all go as you follow an easy route to the top of les 3 Marches in Les Menuires and then ski down the famous Grand Lac ski run. Thanks to its westerly orientation, the snow on this run is always exceptional. Alternatively, take the Roc de Fer run in Méribel which will make you feel like a ski champion as it hosted the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in 2015 and in 2023 it will host the World Ski Championships.
A late lunch break on a sunny terrace - at the 1928 Restaurant in Courchevel for example - will round off a wonderful day of skiing. For lovers of fine dining, a meal at Le Cèpe, a gourmet restaurant recommended by the Michelin guide, will take you on a gastronomic journey. Your meal will be all the more charming as it can be savoured with a view of Méribel’s peaks.
Today you are on a mission to discover some of the gems of the ski area. Set off with an ESF instructor and be guided through a winter wonderland to explore its mountains and marvels and find the 3 Vallées’ secret spots. Set off to conquer high peaks that offer extraordinary panoramas of the ski area: Pointe de la Masse, Tougnète, Creux Noirs, Signal or La Saulire...
Your instructor will take you to the best photo spots for the perfect group selfie – ideal for your desktop wallpaper at home to remind you of the snow until your next holiday. And as you enjoyed lunch on a sun terrace the previous day, why not treat yourself to another delicious outdoor lunch today? These are the pleasures of a holiday in spring when Nature is at her most benevolent!
By now, you are ready to tackle a big ski day. Did you love the secret spots you found yesterday? Keep pushing yourself on red and black runs so you can return to them one day.
Spice up your skiing and enjoy challenging yourself in the fun areas: the ungroomed, avalanche-controlled Liberty Ride in Les Menuires or the legendary Grand Couloir in Courchevel will delight budding freeriders. Thrills are also guaranteed in Orelle’s and Méribel’s boardercrosses on the jumps, cambered turns and rollers.
Restaurant La Folie Douce, a high-altitude chalet in Val Thorens, will add some crazy fun to your holiday. Here you can lunch and watch a musical show followed by a DJ set that will have you dancing on the table! Day three will blow you away (and exhaust your legs too!)
On the fourth day, the pace slows down. Spend the day on blue runs and comfortable chairlifts, enjoying the pleasure of gentle skiing without ever having to take your skis off. Take the time to admire the views and enjoy the unique atmosphere created by the majestic Alpine mountains.
A picnic with a view is a must during your stay in Les 3 Vallées. The choice of picnic spots is vast: try the top of the Roc 1 gondola with its spectacular panorama over the Vallon du Lou, Les Chapelets in Courchevel-Moriond (1650) with its astounding view of the Vanoise glaciers, or Le Bouchet for its uninterrupted view over Mont Blanc...
Making holiday memories with your tribe
With your 3 Vallées Pass Tribu (group pass), it’s easy to make full use of the 600km of slopes of the largest ski area in the world. A network of state-of-the-art ski lifts and unique ski runs links the 7 resorts (Courchevel, Méribel, Brides-Les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle), so you can make unforgettable memories in all 4 corners of the ski area without ever having to take your skis off.
Escaping into Les 3 Vallées
Marvel at the unique and extraordinary panoramas, soak up the magnificent natural surroundings and let go of everyday life... Escaping into Les 3 Vallées is to experience the best in skiing. Every type of skier can enjoy great skiing throughout the winter season. There is truly something for everyone: half of the runs offer relaxing skiing for beginners and intermediates (green and blue slopes) and the other half offers great challenges for more experienced skiers (red and black slopes). With the majority of the ski area located above 1,800m, snow cover is optimal from December to April. Guaranteed snow, guaranteed skiing!
If you want to get straight onto the slopes the moment you arrive and without having to visit a sales office, you can buy any 3 Vallées ski pass, online, in just a few clicks. Your ski pass will be delivered by post, even abroad, and can then be recharged and reused on future trips to Les 3 Vallées!
Les 3 Vallées is the perfect place to get away from it all and have fun. Every visitor leaves feeling fulfilled, looking forward already to their next visit…
Choose to travel in comfort class
The special experience of a holiday in Les 3 Vallées continues off the slopes. For some, happiness is found in a fully equipped Alpine-style apartment at the foot of the slopes, in Val Thorens or Les Menuires, for example. After a fun-filled day, they will return to their cosy ski-in/ski-out home, with their only dilemma being to choose between a raclette or a tartiflette for supper.
Others will be charmed by a comfortable chalet in Méribel Village or Courchevel-Moriond (1650). Old timber, fine fabrics, antique Savoyard furniture and an elegant spa all help create a warm atmosphere, perfect for timeless, relaxing evenings by the fireside.
Access to the 7 resorts of the 3 Vallées ski area is simple: by plane to the airports of Lyon St Exupéry, Geneva, Chambéry Savoie or Grenoble Isère and then taxi, or by train to the stations of Annecy, Chambéry, Albertville or Moûtiers and then taxi.
On arrival, skiers are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiring ski equipment. The many sports shops located at the foot of the slopes offer a varied range of rental equipment to suit all levels of skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities.
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 partner, 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!
To enjoy this exceptional itinerary and the entirety of Les 3 Vallées ski area in the best possible conditions.
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.
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!
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.
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.