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Ski in Courchevel

Welcome ski holidays and hit the slopes on one of the largest ski areas in the world!

Opening of the 3 Vallées ski area (2021/2022 season)

Subject to snow conditions, you can book and ski in the different resorts in the following dates:

  • from November 20 2021, for the resort of Val Thorens

  • from 4 December 2021 for the Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and Orelle resorts

  • December 11, 2021, for Brides-les-Bains and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

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The 3 Valleys ski region

The Courchevel ski resort is part of the vast 3 Valleys domain. By choosing the 3 Vallées ski pass, you have access to one of the best playgrounds with almost endless possibilities.

Why ski in Les 3 Vallées?

There are a thousand and one reasons to set off on the slopes of the 3 Valleys. We have selected the ten main ones for you.

  1. The largest ski region in the world in terms of kilometres of connected slants

  2. 8 ski-in ski-out resorts (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle)

  3. 3 great covered valleys of the Tarentaise (Saint-Bon, Allues and Belleville)

  4. 25 accessible summits and breathtaking views

  5. 600 km of cumulative descent located between 1300 and 3230 m altitude

  6. 321 alpine ski runs including 32 black runs, 106 red, 132 blue and 51 green

  7. 130 km of trails dedicated to cross-country skiing, including 1 black, 6 red, 7 blue and 3 green

  8. 8 new snow sports facilities

  9. 169 mountain ski lifts, including 3 cable cars, 4 funiculars and 32 cable cars

  10. One package for all stations

Guaranteed snowfall

You can come and ski with peace of mind in Courchevel thanks to the Ski Guarantee offered by the 3 Valleys area.

This ski guarantee is available for all 3 Vallées ski passes.

If such a guarantee can be offered, it means you can rest assured that all efforts are focused on the quality of the snow.

It already benefits from excellent natural snow cover due to its high altitude, with 85% of the zone located between 1800 m and 3230 m altitude. In addition, nearly 2,500 snow cannons are used to maintain artificial snow on half of the area.

Finally, the three valleys that make up the district are interconnected at an altitude of over 2,000 m. It means that each skier can reach the snowiest inclines on skis throughout the season.

For the Beginner Skier

A single-pass gives you access to 8 resorts: that's the strength of the 3 Vallées ski area.

Tracks are as far as the eye can wander and sometimes hidden by snow-capped pine forests linked by ski lifts, making this part the most extensive in the world.

You don't have to be an experienced skier to take full advantage of all the possibilities offered since more than half of the 339 runs are accessible to everyone (blue and green runs). What's more? There is a specific plan for those who wish to evolve in the 3 Valleys, on skis, and on more accessible slants.

For everyone: the most beautiful blue slopes of the 3 Valleys

  • Jerusalem in Saint-Martin for its magnificent natural spectacle

  • Les Folyères at La Tania for a gentle descent through the spruce trees

  • La Raffort in Méribel for skiing in complete privacy

  • The round head in Val Thorens to learn to turn on a long and beautiful track

For the Advanced Skier

The most demanding skiers can set off on one of the area's legendary slopes, including the black slants of Jean-Blanc in Courchevel, La Goitschel in Val Thorens or Léo Lacroix des Menuires. More accessible slopes will include the red slopes of La Combe du Vallon in Méribel-Mottaret, the Combe de la Saulire in Courchevel or the Béranger in Val Thorens.

The most challenging black runs in the 3 Valleys

  • The Grand Couloir in Courchevel: 692 m long, 49% average slope, 340 m vertical drop

  • La Face in Méribel: 1,822 m long, 30% average slope, 475 m vertical drop

  • The jockeys in Courchevel: 1393 m in length, 37% of average slope, 465 m of vertical drop

  • Bartavelle in Méribel Mottaret: 1259 m long, 43% average slope, 408 m vertical drop

  • GoPro Couloir in Méribel: 529 m long, 43% average slope, 208 m vertical drop

  • Léo Lacroix in Les Ménuires: 1,600 m long, 26% average slope, 955 m vertical drop

Fun for the Little Ones

The estate has mastered the concept of appealing to the little ones!

Forty-two fun and thematic trails are ready to welcome them to experience a maximum of adventures on skis.

The Western Ski Park of Courchevel brings together in a secure space gentle slopes with carpets to learn the basics of skiing amid teepees, cowboys and Indians.

On the other hand, the Stop Zone allows you to check your braking capacity in all circumstances after measuring your speed over kilometres.

Moreover, the Courchevel family park challenges children and parents with its snowpark with bumps and rails for all levels, its initiation boardercross and jumps.

The friendly natural park of Les Ménuires also combines the discovery of the local fauna and the pleasure of skiing. What could be more motivating than making your first descents under the curious eye of a piping marmot or a badger?

In addition, Walibi Gliss' des Ménuires combines music and sliding in a space open to young and old. The timed parallel slalom will verify who is the best skier in the family.

Last but not least, the play areas designed for children include several Easy Riders areas shown in pink on the maps. These areas are dedicated to all beginner skiers and are composed exclusively of wide slopes with gentle slopes to allow them to make their first glides in all serenity.

Children's activities in the 3 Valleys

Because life isn't just about skiing, the different resorts of the 3 Valleys also offer many children's activities.

For apprentice jockeys: derived from ski-joëring, the pony-sledge allows children to combine the pleasures of skiing and connection with a small pony at their height. You can discover this in Méribel.

For budding drivers: children and parents can challenge each other on the Ice Driving Academy circuit in Val Thorens. At the wheel of their karting, those over seven years old will have to redouble their concentration to negotiate the snowy turns.

For dolphins and mermaids: water games and initiation to surfing await your children at Aquamotion in Courchevel during the Kid's Adventure, a 3-hour session of fun activities for children from 6 to 12 years old.