Tarentaise Valley | Savoie Mont Blanc | France Altitude 1.300 - 3.230 m, with glacier
The Trois Vallees are the biggest interlinked ski area in the world with more than 600 km of ski slopes of all levels. ~ 170 mostly modern cable cars and ski lifts go up to 3200 m of altitude – and mostly without queues. Approx. 320 marked ski slopes connect the famous ski stations Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel and Courchevel with the smaller villages Saint Martin, La Tania und Brides les Bains. The ‘Three Valleys’ are attractive for beginners as well as for experienced skiers and thanks to 2000 snow cannons the slopes are open until end of April.
Numerous funparks and areas with boardercross and halfpipes ensure that snowboarders have fun. Especially Val Thorens (2.300 m of altitude which means being the highest ski station in this area) has everything a snowboarder might need. Of course there are also nearly 120 km of cross-country ski tracks and winter hiking trails of different lengths and difficulties. All 3 toboggan runs can be used at night as well. Europe´s highest toboggan run at ‚Tête Ronde‘ in Val Thorens is 6 km long and overcomes a difference in altitude of 700 m in approx. 30 minutes.
After a day out on the slopes you can relax at cafés, restaurants and shops. For parties you best go to one of the bars, clubs and discotheques in Courchevel 1650 and Val Thorens. Or you relax at the sport- and wellness-centre in Val Thorens and Les Menuires which each has an indoor pool, gym, sauna and steam bath. The Trois Vallées are situated south of Albertville and easily accessible from Switzerland and France.