It’s high altitude, snow-sure terrain with 85% of the runs being above 1800 m. Unsurprisingly then, Les 3 Vallées is home to Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens, with its highest lift bring skiers and boarders up to 3,200 m.
Beginner skiers have 43 green runs and 129 blue runs, plus the new ‘Easy Rider’ signposting makes life even easier if you’re new to the sport. Look out for the pink sign which indicates that the piste is nice and wide with a gradual incline, just what you need as a first-timer finding your feet.
Party lovers head to Méribel and Val Thorens where there are a large number of bars to choose from, including the well-known piste-side après venues of the Rond Point in Méribel and the Folie Douce in Val Thorens. For something a little quieter, head to the typical French villages of St Martin de Belleville or Les Allues, where you'll find pretty bars and restaurants.