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The longest ski runs in Courchevel
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The longest ski runs in Courchevel & Les 3 Vallees

In Courchevel

The "combe de la Saulire" slope, perfectly goomed

From La Saulire to Le Praz / Courchevel

This red run is a must in Courchevel for a number of reasons: it's long, wide and steep, making it ideal for carving skiers: 5-star skiing! It starts at the summit of Saulire, the link between Courchevel and Méribel, and ends at the departure point of the Vizelle gondola. For a longer descent, we highly recommend continuing to Courchevel 1850 and then to Le Praz, on the red Brigues piste. You start this run in an atmosphere punctuated by grandiose panoramas, offering an almost 360° view of the peaks of the Alps, including Mont Blanc (4806m), Grande Casse (3855m), La Meije (3984m), Les Ecrins (4102m) and more. Take the time to appreciate the scenery and let your eyes wander among the peaks and whiteness. We love this view when the sea of clouds invites itself into the landscape: what luck to be above it! A true gift of nature.

The trail then leads to Courchevel 1850 before entering the forest, winding its way between majestic spruce trees. Another highlight here, when the trees are covered in snow: landscapes worthy of Lapland or Canada. Another gift from Pachamama (* nature).

*Access from Courchevel 1850 : Verdons gondola > Vizelle gondola*

In Les 3 Vallées

The "Combe du Vallon" slope and view of the Méribel Valley

From Mont Vallon summit to Méribel center

There's no doubt about it, this run stands out as the jewel of Meribel: a long red run, rich in turns and slope changes, offering spectacular views over the Tueda nature reserve and the Méribel valley. Continuing to Méribel Centre via the « Ours » and « Truite » runs, you embark on an 11 km ski descent! A true wilderness adventure for lovers of high-quality skiing, all on cold snow thanks to its northerly exposure. If you haven't yet explored the summit of Mont Vallon, now's the time: a breathtaking view of the largest glacier in the 3 Valleys, where crevasses and seracs take shape, an easily accessible high-mountain atmosphere not to be missed under any circumstances. The trail then offers a panoramic view of the whole valley below, with « Lac de Tueda » (nature reserve) in the foreground, then Mottaret, Méribel and all the villages in the valley. Following the blue piste de l'Ours, you can also admire the natural environment, with some century-old "Arolles" trees and snow-covered Lac de Tueda on the right. A gentle descent to give your thighs a rest after the Combe du Vallon red run. Once in Méribel-Mottaret, the green « Truite » trail snakes through the forest, linking Méribel Mottaret to Méribel Centre. Even for experienced skiers, this green run is a real visual treat.

*Access from Courchevel: Verdons gondola > Vizelle gondola > Méribel Mottaret > Plattières gondola > Mont Vallon gondola *

From Saulire, the top of Méribel to Méribel center

The Mauduit red run, named after alpine skier Georges Mauduit, offers a descent of over 1000 m from the summit of Saulire to Méribel Centre. This isolated descent offers a mix of steep and gentle slopes, passing through various Méribel environments, including a hidden hamlet ...

*Access from Courchevel: Verdons gondola > Vizelle gondola, then switch to the Méribel-Mottaret side, on the right after the small path. *

From the Pointe de la Masse to Les Menuires

This blue run offers a pleasant and accessible skiing experience... Especially for those who don't want to do it all at once! Get ready for a 1000m descent, starting from an emblematic 3 Vallées summit: La pointe de la Masse. After just 8 minutes of ascent to cross 1000m of vertical drop, the recent modernization of the gondola greatly facilitates access to this wild sector, which is fast becoming a must-see in the 3 Vallées. At the top, take a break on the huge terrace: the view is magnificent, and as you walk around, you can discover the names of the surrounding peaks. Immortalize the moment with a photo next to the wooden ibex, positioned in front of the Vallée des Encombre and with a breathtaking view of the Maurienne.

Then start your descent gently down the blue Bouquetin piste, often in perfect conditions due to its exposure. Apply yourself to some beautiful carving turns and don't let up until the end! Nevertheless, a word of advice: look up from time to time to appreciate the scenery, as the view is simply sublime. For a wilder option, you can finish the descent by taking the Envers trail, which will take you to the end of this sector. If you prefer a more entertaining option, explore the Friendly Natural Park trail, which will teach you all about the local wildlife.

*Access from Courchevel: Verdons gondola > Vizelle gondola > Méribel Mottaret. Plattières gondola > Bouquetin chairlift, then descend to Les Menuires, pass the Croisette and continue to the Masse gondola.*

From Cime caron to the Val Thorens village

Starting from the summit of Cime Caron at 3200m, this emblematic Val Thorens run offers a vertiginous and technical descent, including the crossing of a pass between two valleys. An exceptional skiing experience with breathtaking views! Before embarking on the descent, take the opportunity to appreciate the panorama: lunar, devoid of trees or dense forests, giving way only to mountains, black cliffs and white slopes. Access to the high mountains at this location is an opportunity not to be missed. After starting the trail with a slight detour towards the Maurienne, the route crosses a small pass marking the start of the adventure: a 900m vertical drop over 4 km, ideal for warming up the thighs between relatively steep slopes and flatter sections. To continue carving all the way to Val Thorens, the Gentiane blue run is highly recommended: wide and with an ideal incline, it lets you release all your energy by planting your edges!

*From Courchevel: Verdons gondola > Vizelle gondola > Méribel Mottaret Plattières gondola > Côte Brune chairlift, then down to Val Thorens, to take the Caron gondola, then the Cime Caron cable car.*

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