The Three Valleys has so much to offer for skiers and snowboarders but it can be a little overwhelming deciding where to start. Here are our top slopes to tick off the list. We’re sure you’re be skiing these over and over again throughout your trip!
1. Combe de Vallon (red run), Meribel
Breath-taking slopes and views
At an altitude of 2,950m, the Combe de Vallon is situated at Meribel’s highest point accessible by the Mont Vallon cable car. Be sure to take photos of the valley below once you get to the top before descending more than 3km down to the bottom. It does start off narrow and steep but gradually opens up with some challenging turns. Its north facing slope provides superb powdery snow all season round.
2. Folyères (blue run), La Tania
Ski through the trees
This scenic route through the evergreen trees leads you into the heart of La Tania’s resort centre. It’s a cruising blue run that is steep at the top section but widens further down. For beginners, take this one slow and admire the views looking down into La Tania as this slope does get icy in its shady spots. Bur for advanced skiers, it’s so fun to blast down its rolling sections and get those edges in for some S turns. It’s a great last run before lunch as you can reward yourself with a beer and a burger at the Ski Lodge when you get to the bottom!
Skiing in Courchevel
3. Creux (blue run), Courchevel
A cruisy blue in Courchevel
The Creux is beautiful in the sun as the sun shines right on the slope. This does make it a little slushy in the afternoon so it is best to tackle in the morning when the piste has been freshly groomed and it is less crowded. Although it does get busy, you can easily find your line as the piste is nice and wide.
4. Jerusalem (blue run), St Martin de Belleville
The fast run
Up there in the Telegraph’s list of the world’s fastest ski runs, Jerusalem’s small natural rollers lead down into the Biolley piste and from there you can ski down into the quaint village of St Martin de Belleville. It is a fairly quiet run and can be slushy in the afternoon due to its low altitude so it is one to do mid-morning.
5. Jockeys (black run), Courchevel
A challenging black
The Jockeys run combines short and steep sections with rolling and wide sectors as you make your way down into the luxe resort of Courchevel La Praz. It’s a reputable piste for European skiers and will be a part of the downhill and Super G courses for the 2023 World Championships. It’s a challenge for recreational skiers but another story for alpine racing!
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