TRAINS TO THE THREE VALLEYS SKI AREA

Three Valleys is the world's biggest ski area and, according to many, by far the best. Stretching over 600km of piste, you'll find over 320 ski runs all on one ticket.

There's terrain to suit every standard, from perfectly-designed beginner areas, to every type of extreme terrain, both on and off the groomed slopes. Getting back up the mountain is quick and easy too, with 169 state-of-the-art ski lifts stretching over 2,000 vertical metres – another world record.

Officially known as Les 3 Vallées®, the 3 Valleys area includes more than 12 ski villages and, wherever you stay, you have full access to every single run, often from your doorstep.

The most famous resorts include Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and Europe's highest resort, Val Thorens, but there are smaller and more intimate villages too such as La Tania and Saint Martin de Belleville. Most of these resorts are world class in their own right, with a wide ranging selection of accommodation, from budget to super-luxe, and dining options from fast food to Michelin starred. You'll also find a vibrant nightlife and lots to do off the slopes.

Eating out in Courchevel

Indulge in some Michelin-star rated delicacies after a day on the Courchevel slopes.

Nightlife in Méribel

Méribel is the resort for you if you want to ski all day and party all night..

Things to do in Les Menuires

Give Fat Biking, paragliding, snowshoeing or snowmobiling a go at Les Menuires.

La Tania for families

La Tania is a car-free village with free ski for under 5s and great beginners' slopes.

The slopes at Val Thorens

There's guaranteed snow all year round at high altitude Val Thorens.

St Martin de Belleville village

St Martin is one of the prettiest resorts in the Three Valleys with buckets of Savoyard charm.

Image credits: © Gilles Lansard Office de Tourisme St Martin de Belleville; © Gilles Lansard Office de Tourisme St Martin de Belleville; © Alexis Cornu; © JM Gouedard; © © G.Lansard/Office de Tourisme des Menuires; © ESF La Tania; © D.Bertrand – Ski Cool – Val Thorens Monoski avril 2016; © C. Cousin