Altitude: 1450 Meters

Méribel in short

  • Attractive ski resort in the Three Valleys
  • Ski in, ski out resort
  • Great ski resort for advanced skiers

The elegant ski resort of Meribel is perfectly located in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area, allowing skiers and snowboarders to explore new ski slopes every day and venture into Val Thorens and Courchevel. Meribel has a privileged location which allows access to a wide variety of pistes within the Three Valleys ski area, the largest in the world, with its state of the art lift system.

The best ski slopes in Meribel are probably on the Mont Vallon, which offers several unforgettable red runs, including the famous Combe du Vallon. Meribel is primarily a ski holiday destination of excellence for advanced skiers, although hikers and cross-country skiers will also find plenty to keep them busy here too. Meribel's centre consists of traditional, chalet-style buildings which create a kind of harmony with the surrounding mountain landscapes and a pleasant laid-back atmosphere. Being part of the world-renowned Les Trois Vallées, it's not surprising that prices in Meribel are generally quite high - however, look around as there is some reasonably priced accommodation and a few affordable restaurants to be found. Meribel's nightlife lives up to the Les Trois Vallées reputation with a good choice of apres-ski bars and late night partying to be had if you're looking for action-packed ski holidays.

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Meribel is pround of its apres-ski

At the heart of the Three Valleys, the ski resort of Meribel cultivates all the pleasures of apres-ski to the delight of its guests: art exhibitions at the Tourist Office, concerts and shows at the Auditorium, out of the ordinary Valentine’s Day specials, ski shows with fireworks, a very British Street Party and even a whole week of poetry in March! Between the stone and wood walls and under the slate roofs in Meribel, many wellness centres and spas are hiding which offer relaxation and wellness formulas such as the Carita Spa in the Hotel Helios and the Valmont Spa in the hotel Grand Heart. The choice of apres-ski activities is endless in Meribel – enjoy!

Ski with the champions in Meribel

Meribel, a worthy successor in the Olympic Winter Games in 1992, welcomes champion alpine skiers on its slopes, in particular on the famous Olympic piste the Roc du Fer every winter. In recent years, British skiers in the Royal Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force come to compete in telemark, snowboarding and skiing competitions in Meribel. Trials for the French downhill skiing championship are held every year in here on the Corbey Olympic Stadium, so watch out, you may just bump into some serious skiers on your ski holidays in Meribel.

Ski cross-country from Meribel to Courchevel

When in Meribel, why not put on your cross-country skis and do the red loop of 17 km which takes you all the way to Courchevel? What a great way to take a breath of fresh air in the countryside and discover the stunning landscapes of the valley. Meribel has many hiking trails good for walking or snowshoeing and the 33 km of cross-country skiing trails are exceptional. Cross-country skiing routes are accessible from two beautiful sites: Lake Tuéda, a pine forest nature reserve and the Altiport, starting point of the red loop connecting Meribel to Courchevel.

X-rated snowparks in Meribel

If you like X-rated skiing, you must come to Meribel for your next ski holidays! Snow parks in Meribel are worthy of the XGames : the Moon Park, on the La Chaudanne is the slopestyle reference of the Three Valleys, the DC Area 43 snow park, accessible from the Plattières gondola is one of the best freestyle spots in the French Alps with its 22-foot eXpert halfpipe which meets the standards of international competitions. And just for the real adrenalin junkies, you should certainly not miss the black run, the Vertical Xperience, a couloir from the top of the Saulire "eXpress" to ride X-rated in Meribel.

Kenotte, the new mascot of Meribel

To meet the requirements of the Famille Plus Label, Meribel has found a new mascot: Kenotte, a small hare from the valley. The resort has also made significant improvements to services for families such as the creation of the Kenothèque, a cozy space where books and games are available and or activities are offered regularly for kids on their ski holidays in Meribel. Many dedicated areas on the slopes in Meribel are reserved for children and families such as the village of Inouits (ski), P'tit Moon (freestyle), the Moon ride du Chevreuil (freeride) or even the Le Chemin des Écoliers (boardercross) and the Moon Wild (tracking animals). Will your kids have time to do all these activities in one week in Meribel? Maybe you’ll have to come back again for more skiing in Meribel!

 Apres-ski & entertainment Méribel

Restaurants 83 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 20 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 3 Concert hall
Cinema 2  

 Ski school and ski lessons Méribel

No. of ski schools 5Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors 450Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Facilities Méribel

No. of hotels 27 Supermarkets 5
Total no. of hotel beds 1970 Banks
Total no. of beds 37860

 Tourist information for Méribel

Name
Méribel Tourisme
Email
Telephone
0033 - 0479 - 086001
Website

 Distances from Méribel

Railway station
Moûtiers approx. 18 km by bus
Airport:
Genève approx. 135 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 50 km 40 minuten by car

 Méribel for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round

  Leisure & sports activities Méribel

Public saunaFootpaths 25 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -
 
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Ski area
Les Trois Vallées

Les Trois Vallées
Total slopes 600 (km)
Green slopes 96 km
Blue slopes 240 km
Red slopes 204 km
Black slopes 60 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (145 )
Drag lifts 42
Chair lifts 61
Gondala lifts 42
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