Discover the animal slope
To discover the Animal Piste, let’s follow a ski instructress who knows every inch of it. Méribel ESF instructress Ludivine Charles has been taking beginner (and more experienced) skiers under her wing for 27 seasons. She says: “The Animal Piste is the ideal slope for learning to ski, and my favourite in the whole 3 Vallées!"
Located at the Altiport sector (accessed by the Altiport chairlift or Saulire Express 1 gondola), this slopes starts at around 2,000m, in a treeless area well above the forest. Here, an ibex patiently awaits us, the first in a long series of wild animals.
“The animals, which are often larger than those that actually inhabit the forest, are highly realistic... You sometimes have the impression they’re going to come to life and leap away or take flight, that’s what gives this piste its magic…” Along the trail, you will successively discover marmots, a wild boar, a magnificent Bearded Vulture, an impressively large deer, a black grouse and two foxes ("my favourites")...