Trois Vallées, France
France's Three Valleys offers some of the world's best-known ski
resorts. The high-altitude Courchevel, Miribel, Les Menuires, and
Val Thorens are the most famous in the area. But there are several
small, intimate villages tucked into the valleys below.
Courchevel consists of resort centers at three elevations, all
named after their elevation in meters.
Courchevel 1850 is sleek and chic—one of the most glamorous of
all French resorts.
Courchevel 1650 and 1550, plus adjacent Le Praz at 1300 meters,
offer the most diverse terrain.
Miribel and Mottaret, a pair of relaxed resorts that attract a
younger clientele than Courchevel.
Les Menuires, snugged deep in the Belleville Valley is a purpose-
built ski centre. The least attractive of the bunch.
Val Thorens at 7,545 feet, is Europe's highest resort, meaning that
it has the access to the best snow.
If you want cheaper lodging in authentic villages with access to the
Three Valleys terrain, consider La Tania, a small rustic hamlet, or
St. Martin-de-Belleville, below Les Menuires.
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