What to Expect from a Summer Holiday in the Three Valleys

29th May 2018

High-altitude holidays aren’t just for winter!

When you imagine the Three Valleys, most people conjure up images of a skier’s haven. But, the world’s largest linked ski area has a lot to offer in summer also.

After the snow gives way to warmer weather, the Three Valleys transform, revealing a completely new experience and many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

But, what’s a mountainous trip like in the warmer months? Here’s what to expect from a summer holiday in the Three Valleys.

It’s an Adventure Playground

While it’s true that the Three Valleys were built for skiers, this doesn’t mean there’s no other outdoor pursuits on offer. In fact, regardless of the time of year, the region is a haven for sports’-lovers. This is just one reason why the Three Valleys shines during summer!

From pedal-pushers to keen hikers, the Three Valleys is the perfect natural playground for those who love the great outdoors. There are a whole host of exciting summer activities on offer! is This includes all the popular, well-known sports, such as hiking, cycling, swimming and white-water sports.

Heading to high altitudes isn’t only for winter! The Three Valleys’ is home to many glaciers and summits just waiting to be discovered. In summer, you can really take advantage of these.

Here are some of the activities to do and places to explore you may not have heard of:

Via Ferrata

Love heights?

We’ve all heard of rock-climbing. But, not many have heard of via ferrata.

So, for those who don’t know, via ferrata is a form of rock climbing. Many people prefer it, as it requires less equipment, while still retaining the thrills and excitement of normal rock climbing. Explore the mountains without being laden with ropes!

Three via ferrata routes can be found in the Three Valleys, with one of the most popular being in Courchevel 1650.

The route is marked out by rungs and railings embedded into the mountain, allowing you to discover otherwise impossible ridges and cliffs. See the Alps as you’ve never seen them before!

The Vanoise National Park

Passing through many famous ski resorts, such as Méribel and Courchevel, the Vanoise National Park was created to protect the region’s natural richness and rare wildlife.

This makes it the perfect place to explore! If you’re a keen hiker, the Vanoise massif boasts around 20 glaciers and 107 summits over 3,000 metres high.

Alternatively, for those seeking a more relaxing experience, taking a leisurely stroll around the park, or one of its many lakes, is an unforgettable experience. You’ll have the chance to spot some rare wildlife, admire the stunning scenery, or stop for a picnic!

Méribel TreeTop Adventure Park

Méribel in summer has a lot to offer. But, many people haven’t yet discovered its adventure park.

Heading to Méribel’s exciting adventure park is a fun-filled, action-packed day for all the family. There’s courses to suit all members of the family, regardless of age.

You’ll have the chance to safely explore the tree tops of Méribel as you make your way across a range of courses of varying difficulty.

Many assume that winter is the best time to be in the Three Valleys. But, after the snow melts, many hidden gems are uncovered, such as this adventure park!

There’s Plenty to Do Off the Mountains

If you don’t fancy exploring the mountains, or you need a break from activities, you might be wondering what there is to do in the towns.

You’d be forgiven for thinking there won’t be anything happening in the Three Valleys in summer. But, you’d be wrong. There may not be the non-stop, round the clock après-ski found in the winter months, however, there’s still plenty to do.

From wine-tasting to sampling the delicious range of French delicacies, you’ll find plenty of events in the Three Valleys during summer. Fishing competitions, music festivals, cycling tours… the list of things to do is endless!

Plus, shopping in the Three Valleys is great all year round. Whether you’re looking for designer clothes, great food or sports gear, you’re sure to find it.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll find a number of gourmet restaurants all over the area. Many of these have bars attached, or nearby, for you to let your hair down in until the early hours!

The Prices Will Tumble

If you’re heading to the Three Valleys this summer, expect to be met with low prices. There’s nothing more welcoming than tumbling prices!

Everything will be cheaper, from flights to accommodation. What’s not to like?

The Resorts are Much Quieter

If the cheap prices weren’t enough, take advantage of the lack of crowds!

Expect to find your favourite resorts much emptier, while still retaining the friendly, infectious atmosphere the Three Valleys is famous for.

Everyone wants to avoid crowds when on holiday, therefore heading to the Alps in summer will see you greeted with unobscured landscapes and quiet trails that are perfect for exploration.

The Views are Breath-Taking

No matter what time of year it is, gazing over the French Alps is an unforgettable experience.

But, if you’ve seen the snow-capped peaks of the mountains before, prepare for a completely different view in summer.

The summer season uncovers a new face of the Alps! Admire the endless, winding green trails against a backdrop of a blue sky.

Plus, the sunsets are unmissable!

It’s a Relaxing Retreat

Holidays are all about relaxation! Even if you take to the Alps for a fun-filled a holiday of exploration and adventure, you’ll leave feeling refreshed.

Something about the relaxed atmosphere is infectious!

The Three Valleys have all the ingredients needed for a perfect holiday! The Alpine scenery coupled with the laid-back pace are the recipe for a refreshing break.

As you can see, there are many reasons to head to the Three Valleys when the temperature rises. It’s not just a winter holiday destination! So, if you’re tempted to spend summer in the Three Valleys, check the availability of our luxury Méribel chalets today. Make your trip an unforgettable one!


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