Méribel & Mottaret
Méribel is central to the Trois Vallées ski area with approximately 150km of runs. One of the major gateways to Méribel valley is from the top of the Saulire; a choice of run and blue runs connect you to Méribel centre and Mottaret. From Méribel centre head up to Tougnette for more red and blue runs and the descent to Les Menuires and Saint Martin de Belleville or take Roc de Fer to ski 'Face' the Ladies 1992 Olympic run.
Mottaret is part of the Méribel valley with some nice blue and red runs; head up to Mont du Vallon at 2952m and choose one of two superb long reds. From Mottaret village take the Plattieres gondola up to the peak '3 Marches' and either head over to Saint Martin de Belleville or Les Menuires alternatively ski to the Côte Brune chair for Val Thorens and Les Menuires.
Perfectly positioned between Méribel valley and Val Thorens, the majority of the skiing takes place on the west-facing mountainside towards Saint Martin de Belleville with a vast amount of blue and a few red cruising runs. Across the valley on La Masse there are some super cruising red runs from the top of Masse 2 into blue runs from Masse 1. For off-piste fanatics the back of La Masse the Vallon du Lou offers some wide, sweeping, not too steep off-piste.
The highest resort in Trois Vallées and in Europe at 2300m. Gentle, wide blue runs from the top of the Côte Brune chair take you to the centre of Val Thorens. From here the options are numerous; head to the Peclet Glacier for cruising red runs, up the Moraine chair for wide blues, from Grand Fond cable car up to the quiet slopes towards Orelle - Peyron and Bouchet chair lifts take you to the summit of the 3 Vallées at 3230m for spectacular views and the long red runs down.