Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, the Three Valleys– or Les 3 Vallées – is the largest linked ski area in the world.
It’s unsurprising that it makes the perfect holiday destination for keen skiers and snowboarders. Many people, however, are still in the dark about what makes the Three Valleys the ideal choice for a ski trip. From gourmet restaurants and five-star après to spectacular views, this ski area has something to please all tastes.
Here are the top 5 reasons to visit the Three Valleys.
1. All abilities are welcome
One benefit of heading to the largest linked ski area in the world? Everyone is catered for.
From beginners to adrenaline-junkies, the pistes of the Three Valleys welcome every ability. For those who want to take it easy or get to grips with the basics, you’ll find plenty of cruising blue runs to enjoy at your leisure. Mileage-hungry intermediates will also be satisfied by the number of red runs on offer. For anyone looking to push themselves and take their experience to the next level, there are a variety of challenging black pistes on offer.
Looking for more? The off-piste options are sure to satisfy the experts who are craving the chance to tear new tracks into fresh snow.
This makes the Three Valleys the perfect choice for families of large groups with varying abilities, giving everyone the chance to ski at their own pace.
2. There’s plenty to do off the slopes
If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere both on and off the slopes, you’ll find it in the Three Valleys.
Looking to unwind after a full day of skiing? The vast array of bars and restaurants shouldn’t disappoint.
The nightlife in the Three Valleys is unparalleled. If partying is a priority, you’ll find a wide range of bars and clubs that stay open until the early hours.
3. Each resort has something different
The Three Valleys is home to eight main resorts – Courchevel, Val Thorens, La Tania, Orelle, Menuires, Saint-Martin de Belleville, Méribel and Brides les Bains – many of them some of the best that France has to offer. They might share a ski area, but each one has something unique about it.
If you’re looking for good all-round, family-friendly resorts, Courchevel and Méribel are hugely popular with skiers year after year. La Tania is known for its great value and gentle slopes. Meanwhile, thanks to its high altitude, Val Thorens is famous for its snow-sure slopes.
No matter which resort you choose, you know you’ll see the benefits.
Another bonus? If you choose to visit the Three Valleys again, you’ll have a different experience every time.
4. There’s always somewhere new to explore
The more pistes, the better your skiing or riding experience. Where better to head than the Three Valleys? The ski area is huge, so each day there will be somewhere new to venture. You’ll be delighted by the amount of winding slopes just waiting for you.
If you’re a fan of exploring and don’t want to be confined to a small area, this is great news. You won’t find your taste for adventure limited in the Three Valleys.
Another bonus? It’s easy to get to each resort from a number of airports and a reliable ski transfer will get you there in no time.
The drive to the resorts will allow you to see first-hand the magnificent scenery of the French Alps, too.
5. It’s the perfect summer holiday destination
The Three Valleys shines during summer. From hiking to mountain biking, the range of summer holiday activities is enormous. Skiing and snowboarding may not be an option, but there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Thanks to the sun, you’ll see the Alps as you’ve never seen them before. Take advantage of these stunning views.
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