The 3 Valleys domain

The 3 Valleys domain

Posted in Le Coucou Meribel

For those who love alpine skiing, several hundred kilometers of slopes are waiting to offer you unique sensations. For everyone else, come and discover dozens of snowy activities, with grandiose landscapes in the surroundings of Méribel. Boredom is impossible when you discover biathlon, as you’ll be snowmobiling or flying by helicopter over the mountains and the most beautiful landscapes of the Alps! And to discover even more, here is a presentation of the best snow activities to practice in the 3 Valleys area and its surroundings.


Les Trois Vallées, the ski and snowboard paradise

What would Meribel and the 3 Valleys ski area be without its immense snowy slopes? The largest ski area in the world, this jewel of the mountain has nearly 330 km of slopes and 155 ski lifts. A real little paradise for lovers of downhill skiing, snowboarding or even sledding, accessible to all ages and levels. For the more daring, take on the Roc de Fer run: this is where the World Championships will be held in 2023. Ideal to feel like a champion and take on the most beautiful runs of your life!


Cross-country skiing and biathlon to surpass yourself

For sportsmen and women who love challenges and adventures, the 3 Valleys ski area offers a wonderful setting! With more than 120 km of cross-country ski trails between almost phantasmagorical pine forests, snowy paths and immaculate landscapes, the ride is worth it! The most enduring will find trails to suit them and beginners can take advantage of courses to perfect their skills. A real paradise for lovers of cross-country skiing and nature.  And for those who would like to try biathlon, there are rifle shooting ranges near the altiport. Martin Fourcade must be careful!


A snowmobile tour for young and old

Snowmobile lovers, here is another way to satisfy your passions! Indeed, the guests of Le Coucou will be able to discover snowmobiling, one of the essential activities to experience in Meribel... for young and old! For the children, circuits have been set up and allow them to race and learn the machines in complete safety. The older ones will be able to book two types of rides: the discovery ride which is gentle and with an experienced guide. Those who are already at ease will be able to enjoy an hour of adrenaline at full speed!


Heli-skiing, for those who want to go on an adventure

A truly unforgettable experience! For the pros who would like to go off the beaten track for a day, the resort offers off-piste rides. Brought by helicopter to Switzerland or Italy, skiers can enjoy the exceptional landscape around them from the air and return quietly, at their own pace to Meribel by taking secret trails in fresh and pristine powder. If the day is going to be a sporty one, the helicopter flight offers an exceptional panorama in the immensity of the mountain. The show will put stars in your eyes!


The panoramic helicopter flight, a treat for the eyes

If you don't want to ski off-piste but would like to try the helicopter, then worry not, because the Trois Vallées ski area also offers the possibility to go for a ride over the immaculate high peaks. Between the Mont-Blanc Massif, the Ecrins Massif or the Aiguille du Midi, the moment will seem timeless. And what about the glaciers of the Grandes Jorasses, the famous "Mer de glace" and the lake of Annecy, with its almost turquoise water... Seen from above, everything will seem more beautiful!


Ski-Joëring, to relive the sensations of the past

If your first thought is: “what is ski-joëring?” It is actually skiing... pulled by horses! Used several decades ago, before the invention and democratization of ski lifts, the animals were used to pull skiers to offer them a ride like no other. Slaloming between the trees, they are used to offer a totally different experience from what we usually see. After an initiation, which teaches you how to guide the horse correctly, all you have to do is to go for it and enjoy the show. So go to the Heart of the Three Valleys riding center to discover this unique experience.


Hotel Le Coucou Méribel will reopen on December 14th, 2023. To learn more about us and book your stay, visit our website or contact our reservations team at or by phone at au +33 (0)4 57 58 37 37