Méribel A realm of escape

3 Vallées & Vallée of Méribel

3 Vallées & Méribel


Discover the 3 Vallées ski area, one of the world’s most famous ski destinations, attracting skiers from all over the world. Located in Savoie in the French Alps, this winter sports paradise is spread over 7 resorts: Méribel, Val Thorens, Orelle, Courchevel, Les Menuires, Brides-les-Bains and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville.

The ski area caters for all levels of skier, offering a unique and different experience every time.

So, are you ready to embrace the freedom that only the 3 Vallées ski area can offer?

The 3 vallées: the world's largest ski area, located in the French Alps

Exceptional natural features

Méribel is a jewel nestled in the heart of France’s Northern Alps, bordering the prestigious Vanoise National Park and majestic glaciers.

With its central location and varied exposure, Méribel is the ideal starting point for discovering the 3 Vallées ski area, with 600 km of pistes accessible to all levels, for every style of skiing and every taste. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or expert skier.

Surrounded by majestic peaks such as Mont Vallon, Col de la Loze, La Saulire… Méribel offers a diversity of landscapes: from dense forests to verdant mountain pastures, to vertiginous summits where the view stretches as far as the eye can see, our region is a veritable paradise for nature lovers.

An unrivalled skiing and snowboarding experience

The layout of the world’s largest ski area is unique. 3 main valleys, 7 resorts, all perfectly linked by 600 km of pistes and 159 lifts: Saulire cable car in Courchevel, Carron cable car in Val Thorens, Masse cable car in Les Menuires, Mont Vallon cable car in Méribel-Mottaret, etc.

High-performance, comfortable cable cars provide access to high-altitude slopes for all levels of skier.

More skiing also means less waiting! With so many pistes at your disposal, there are fewer queues at the lifts, which means more time spent hurtling down the slopes.

So, are you ready to embrace the freedom that only the 3 Vallées ski area can offer?

The 3 Vallées in numbers

Discover the 3 Vallées experience! From the immensity of the space to the feeling of freedom that comes with it, not to mention the exceptional quality of the skiing and the quality of the infrastructure, every moment spent here promises an unforgettable adventure. The proof in figures:

The 3 Valleys in figures

105 km2

of playgrounds


marked ski slopes


of groomed ski slopes


ski lifts


of marked ski slopes


snow guns


fun slopes & snow parks


high altitude restaurants


of nature


of cumulative height differences

3 Vallées piste map

Discover the 3 Vallées ski area piste map. Les Trois Vallées is made up of 7 linked ski resorts: Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Bride-Les-Bains. This plan makes it easy to explore the area and offers a vast choice of ski itineraries.

When you stay at Méribel, you’re on the doorstep of all the 3 Vallées resorts.



What are the resorts of the 3 Vallées ?

3 Vallées of mountains in which you’ll find the 7 resort of:

  • In the Bozel valley: Courchevel and La Tania
  • The valley of les Allues : Méribel and Méribel Mottaret
  • The  Belleville valley : Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens

Guaranteed snow in the 3 Vallées ski area

Skiing in the 3 Vallées from Méribel means enjoying the pleasure of unrivalled, easy skiing. Despite the size of the area, there are numerous modern, fast and direct links between the resorts and the valleys.

From the resort, everyone can discover exceptional mountain scenery and panoramas, from slopes winding through fir trees to high mountain pastures offering breath-taking views of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc.

  • Natural advantages

    The ski area’s high altitude, topography and different exposures combine to offer an exceptional skiing experience throughout the winter season. The 3 Vallées runs stretch from an altitude of 1,300 m to 3,230 m, with 85% of the ski area above 1,800 m.

  • Guaranteed skiing

    The 3 Vallées links are open throughout the winter season, from early December to late April.  25 summits accessible by ski lift, including 10 at over 2,500 metres. 600 km of linked pistes accessible on skis from the various 3 Vallées resorts.

  • Unrivalled piste grooming expertise

    77 grooming machines, 160 piste bashers: every night, our teams take it in turns to prepare velvety pistes for you. The most modern technologies are used to optimise piste preparation (geolocation targeting, fuel reduction, green energy).

The 3 Vallées: a ski area accessible to skiers of all abilities

The 3 Vallées are considered to be one of the world’s best ski destinations. It’s a true Alpine paradise for ski enthusiasts, renowned the world over for its sheer size and exceptional quality.

Whether you’re a novice or a skiing virtuoso, the 3 Vallées promises an incomparable skiing experience, where escape and new adventures await you at every turn. With an even split between easy runs (green and blue) and more difficult runs (red and black), the balance between accessibility and challenge is ideal.

Thrill-seekers can indulge in the excitement of hurtling down iconic slopes such as Mont Vallon in Méribel, as well as venturing off-piste close to the resort.

And whatever route you choose, they all have one thing in common: unbeatable views of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc.

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The 3 Vallées on green and blue pistes

The green and blue runs and learning areas are ideal for a gentle introduction.  Contrary to what you might think, the 3 Vallées ski area isn’t just for very good skiers: easy, scenic itineraries entirely via green and blue runs abound. Add to that a host of fun zones and snow-parks, and you have a life-size playground for all ages and abilities.

The best runs and high altitude sectors in the 3 Vallées

Thrill-seekers can indulge in the thrill of hurtling down iconic slopes such as Mont Vallon in Méribel, as well as venturing off-piste close to the resort.

And whatever route you choose, they all have one thing in common: unbeatable views of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc.

Méribel : the resort at the heart of the 3 Vallées

A savoie resort with authentic charm

A savoie resort with authentic charm

Méribel is much more than just a ski resort, it’s a charming haven where the typical Savoyard architecture of the wooden chalets merges delicately with the extraordinary nature of the Alps.

Every corner of Méribel paints a vivid picture of authentic Savoyard village life, framed by a spectacular backdrop of snow-capped peaks, dense spruce and limber pine forests and the Tuéda nature reserve, with its serene lake nestling at the foot of the majestic limestone rocks of Dent de Burgin and Mont-Vallon.

Whatever your favourite activity, whether you’re a hiker, cross-country skier or downhill skier, Méribel rolls out a veritable white carpet to the most breath-taking landscapes in the Alps.

And at the end of the day, the charm doesn’t stop at the door of your chalet.

These wooden dwellings, with their cosy fireplaces and panoramic views, are the real jewels of Méribel, offering a cocoon of comfort and tranquillity after a day spent exploring the wonders of the 3 Valleys.

Whether you choose a chalet or a hotel, you’ll find the right holiday accommodation in the heart of this exceptional resort for your ski holiday rental in the 3 Vallées.


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One of the best family ski resorts in the 3 Vallées

With the ‘Famille Plus’ label, Méribel offers a quality of services and facilities designed with families in mind: green slopes, play areas, ski schools, children’s activities… At Méribel, parents and children can share precious moments on the slopes of the 3 Vallées.