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by: Baz - 13th March 2020

  • 3
  • 3Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 5Nightlife
  • 1Terrain Park
  • 3Value
Large area, excellent off piste
crowded, dire snowparks, expenssive pass

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I first skied 3v in 2001. Stayed in Meribel. The area has and always will be massive and great from that point of view. However a common thread of recent years is the number of people on slopes as a result of increased volume of accommodation and high capacity uplift, it can get rather dangerous and i've personnaly seen numerous collisions where people aren't paying enough attention or get crowded out where pistes merge. There are also now some pony lift queues in the resort centres around 3v not just Meribel. Another sad fact is that the large number of people combined with new fat skis meeans the whole area of 3v can be tracked out on a single morning on a good powder day. Another dissapointment is what has happened to the snowparks in Meribel Valley. There used to be 2 good sized and well equiped parks. Moon Park above Meribel and what became Area 43 above Mottaret. Moon park is basically just a few rollers now. And sadly it seems Area 43 is going the same way this season. They only have a few small kickers and a really poorly shaped mid sized kicker where the XL stuff used to be. The mid sized is way to poppy for the landing gradient meaning high impact landings even in the sweet spot. Its just poor performance for a world standard resort with respect to the snowparks. They really should have more to offer in that department, particularly when the lift pass is about as expenssive as they get in Europe. I used to always tout 3v as THE best place to go, but will be changing my tune after this season.

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  • Baz (13th March 2020)

    I first skied 3v in 2001. Stayed in Meribel. The area has and always will be massive and great from that point...

  • eLeh (14th January 2016)

    great for intermediate skiers. great to be between Corchevel and Val Thorens if on a longer holiday of more than a few...

  • Nick (29th June 2014)

    A very nice resort with an expansive ski area. So much to ride in one week. Lots of off-piste, but for some...

  • Paul (23rd August 2011)

    Really liked the location, and didn't find it too crowded, but serious shame that we chose to stay with Ski Total and...

  • abi_skier (30th November 2010)

    We skied in Meribel last year during the Altitude festival and had a fab time. I think the blend of live entertainment,...

  • timhb (1st February 2010)

    Just returned from a four day trip to Meribel, staying at Hotel Le Roc right in the centre (if you dont mind...

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