About the Three Valleys Ski Resort

Since 1973, it has been possible to ski the interlinked valleys using a single ski pass. Thus, Les Trois Vallées is the largest ski area in the world which is connected solely by ski lifts and slopes.

three valleys ski resort

It has more than 600 km (410 miles) of ski slopes, resulting in 18.5 km² of groomed runs. In addition, there are 120 km for cross-country skiing. Les Trois Vallées has 183 ski lifts, which can transport 260,000 skiers per hour. Other equipment owned by the operating companies include 1,920 snow cannons and 76 piste bashers. Employees in the area include 424 ski patrollers and 1,500 ski instructors.

As implied by it's name, the area originally consisted of three valleys: Saint-Bon, Allues, and Belleville. The skiing area has since been extended into a 'fourth' valley, the Maurienne valley. It is adjacent to Val Thorens, but can also be accessed using a long gondola lift from Orelle. The following ski resorts are in Les Trois Vallées:

Valley Resort Established Skiable range (m) Sub-resorts
Saint-Bon Courchevel 1946 1300 - 2738 Courchevel-Le Praz, Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1850
Saint-Bon la Tania 1990 1400 - 2305  
Allues Méribel 1939 1400 - 2952 Meribel-Village, Meribel,
Meribel-Mottaret
Allues Brides-les-Bains 1992 600 - 1450 Les Allues
Belleville Val Thorens 1972 2300 - 3200  
Belleville Les Menuires 1964 1850 - 2850 Les Menuires, Reberty, La Masse
Belleville St-Martin-de-Belleville 1983 1400 - 2434  
Maurienne Orelle 1996 900 - 3230  

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