The 3 valleys is the world’s largest ski area. Comprising of eight interlinking ski resorts and a score of towns, villages and hamlets, groomed pistes cover 600km of trails amongst an abundance of off-piste skiing from low and mid-altitude forest to high alpine glaciers.
183 ski-lifts transport 260000 skiers per hour across the signature-resorts of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens, leading the world in snow-sure winter sport.
Meribel lies at the heart of the 3 Valleys. The architecture reflects its history: an economy once based around dairy farming and fruit growing, the lower part of valley is full of villages perching in sunny pastures, many with their communal bread ovens, chapels and water troughs carefully preserved. For centuries, shepherds moved their flocks higher and higher as winter melted away in spring and early summer.