The Trois Vallées consists of eight official resorts: Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Bride les Bains, St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Orelle, and contains a host of smaller villages and hamlets within its giant web.
Spread over a vast terrain including not three but four valleys, it has 600 km of interconnected piste, masses of unchartered back country, 180 lifts and dozens of mountain restaurants, from the gourmet Michelin-starred to simple family-run establishments.
Courchevel 1850 wins the glamour stakes, with 12 five-star and 11 four-star hotels; certainly a good amount of the best places to stay in Les Trois Vallées. Although no beauty, the hub of Courchevel has been cleverly planned so that virtually all the hotels are ski-in and ski-out with sunny terraces for soaking up the sun. Courchevel 1650 is now considered by some to be the more exclusive. Bride les Bains is good for cheap accommodation but it’s a hike to get up the mountain from here in the gondola.
Trois Vallées devotees have their favourite resort: Méribel, plum in the middle, is for many better placed and less ostentatious than its swanky neighbour. it also boasts a healthy selection of the best places to stay in Les Trois Vallées. The south-facing slopes from the top of Saulire don’t hold their snow well in late season, but there’s quick access to higher pastures and snow-sure Val Thorens, a resort which has spruced itself up, with the 2011 opening of the four-star Altapura and several other four stars in the pipeline.
Les Menuires would never get passed the developers now with its ‘70s architecture, but its hotels, self-catering chalets and apartments afford excellent value. The unspoilt backwater village of St Martin de Belleville is charming. In late season the south-facing slopes become slushy but the snow cannons keep access open all the way down.
Browse our selection of the best places to stay in Les Trois Vallées and start to plan your skiing holiday.
Val Thorens, Les Trois Vallées
Perfect small family hotel in the middle of the resort, with wonderful service and food. A cosy cocoon perfect for families with its four family suites, gargantuan breakfast buffets and set three-course dinners. Great value for money.
St Martin de Belleville Savoie, Les Trois Vallées
Appealing family hotel in pretty traditional French village, close to the slopes. Family suites and apartments that can sleep up to 10. A charming chalet with snug rooms, two restaurants, and a sun terrace.
Honest family-run hotel in the heart of the resort with doorstep skiing. Simple clean interiors, cosy snug areas, open fire places. A great spot for families and avid skiers.
Historic alpine ski lodge in the heart of Meribel les Allues. Sixteen simply decorated, yet homely, bedrooms and a restaurant serving delicious dishes from locally sourced ingredients. A great location in the centre of the village with good access to ski lifts and hiking routes.
A rare find: a boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of 1850. Authentic and cosy with roaring fireplaces, traditional fabrics, and leather sofas. A delightfully understated spot.
Exquisite and soothing - a welcoming family hotel directly on the slopes. Rustic wooden interiors with stone fire places and rooms with private balconies. Perfect for families with young children as it is next to the nursery slopes.
Ski-in ski-out, contemporary, newly refurbished hotel right on the slopes and next to the golf course. Quirky-contemporary in style with aviation themed interiors. Gourmet cuisine, luxury spa, and even an outdoor swimming pool for the summer months.
Super modern, super cool, super Five Star. Not your average Alpine hotel. Bedrooms and suites with all the gadgets, sleek lines, and fabulous mountain views. Stone and light wood dominate throughout, from the spa to the restaurants, bars, and terraces. Majestic.
St Martin de Belleville, Les Trois Vallées
Romantic farmhouse in tiny hamlet with cosy rooms and gourmet Michelin-starred restaurant. Phenomenal food, quaint rustic wooden panelled rooms, and a wonderful spa. A charming gourmet treat.
Delightful and much loved, a cosy, comfortable chalet on the piste. Traditional interiors with stone walls and beams. A wonderfully relaxed chalet with board games aplenty.
Ideally located, truly "ski in, ski out" hotel at the Rond Point des Pistes. Pine clad bedrooms with outstanding views, plus pampering spa and gourmet restaurant
Owned and run by the same family for the last few generations, L'Orée du bois is a traditional hotel in a great location next to the Rond Point des pistes. Comfortable rooms and great food.
Classic, new boutique hotel in prime position on the piste in the heart of the resort. Sumptuous rooms with log fires, cinema, luxury spa, and chic terrace. Revitalisation and relaxation in a super stylish chalet.
An 1850 building with an eclectic and quirky mix of chalet and château. Parquet floors, furs, fireplaces - a cosy home from home with two fantastic restaurants, and minutes from the slopes.
Beautiful, traditional white-painted wooden chalet with exceptional MIchelin-starred cuisine and wonderful service. Rustic-chic rooms and family friendly suites. A gourmet ski holiday for romantics, foodies, and families.
Supremely comfortable, contemporary family friendly hotel right on the slopes. Rooms and suites with Himalayan-style decoration - warm Asian tones, furs, silks, painted friezes, and exotic wooden panelling. A luxurious and characterful chalet.
Family run, traditional hotel right on the slopes. Lovely bright wood panelled rooms with private balconies. Fantastic clarins spa, plus swimming pool, sauna & steam room and excellent restaurant with terrace overlooking the three valleys. A really lovely chalet.
Family friendly luxury hotel in the heart of Meribel. Super cool bedrooms with fur throws, complimentary iPads and en suites with jacuzzis and steam rooms. Dedicated kids zone with DJ workshops and more.
Courchevel’s latest cutting-edge five-star hotel right on the piste. Spectacular traditional-chic interiors - furs, parquet floors, paintings, designer fire places, and wonderful private balconies. Gourmet delights in the fantastic restaurant and bare foot luxury at the spa.