The Three Valleys
The Three Valleys ski area in the French Alps is the biggest linked ski area in the world. For skiers and boarders who want to cover as many miles as they can on a ski week or ski weekend, without having to ski the same run repeatedly, the Three Valleys is the perfect ski area.
With 85% of the ski area located above 1800 metres, including the highest ski resort in the Alps, there is guaranteed snow. To ensure snow throughout the whole of the Three Valleys there are 2000 snow cannons. With 170 lifts, most of which are modern chairlifts and gondolas, this ensures efficient ski weekend skiing around the 600kms of the Three Valleys ski area.
Getting to the Three Valleys can take as little as 1hr 45mins from Geneva airport to Brides Les Bains in the Meribel valley.
Three Valleys ski resorts range from the traditional to the purpose-built, from the quiet to a lively après ski scene. Accommodation and eating vary from value for money and simple through to the top end with Michelin star rated dining. See below for more information on the Three Valley ski resorts that ski weekends feature.
Courchevel 1850 is a purpose built, snow sure, convenient access to the slopes and ski school village. Great for efficient access to the Courchevel slopes. Popular with ski weekend families and late night après skiers. Known for having the 5-star hotels and restaurants but with a choice for all ski budgets. Good links to the Meribel valley.
Meribel is a wooden clad, chalet resort that has a busy après scene, making this popular with ski weekend late night party goers. Meribel is a great base to ski the whole of the Three Valleys from. There are also good off the slope facilities with bowling, skating and swimming.
Meribel-Mottaret is probably the best located Three Valleys resort to ski the whole of the Three Valleys, being the highest resort in the Meribel valley and centrally located to the surrounding ski area. Mottaret is a wooden clad resort, quieter than its neighbour Meribel but still with a good early evening après ski vibe.
Brides Les Bains
Brides Les Bains is the quickest ski resort in the Three Valleys to access from Geneva airport, making it a travel efficient ski weekend. A lovely traditional spa town, offering a French mountain town feel, offering the best value access to ski the Three Valleys. Brides Les Bains is a great resort and you can take either a ski weekend, mid-week or week to this traditional French ski resort, a location popular with many ski weekend guests!