Welcome to
MERIBEL

A French Alps mountain resort where elegance meets scenic beauty

Welcome to  Méribel
Nestled in the beautiful Alpine valley of Les Allues, Méribel is a renowned ski resort where you can experience that quintessential ski holiday. Stay in a traditional wooden chalet, admire stunning mountain scenery, ski one of the biggest domains in the world and let your hair down at one of the famous après-ski bars.

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Destination Info

The French ski resort of Meribel is located in the Tarentaise valley, nestled in the French Alps. Meribel consists of the smaller villages of Meribel Center, Meribel Les Allues, Meribel Les Hauts, Meribel Mottarel and Meribel Village. All villages are within the Vanoise National Park and are part of the legendary Three Valleys interlinked ski system, offering more than 600km of pristine slopes. Meribel neighbors with Courchevel from the east side, while the high-altitude slopes of Val Thorens are on the west, with Les Menuires right below it in the Belleville valley. The village is fully linked to the famous Three Valleys area via the Olympe gondola whilst there is a free bus service which connects the various resorts and villages which make up the Meribel valley.

The resort itself has managed to retain its traditional French charm with its wood and stone buildings, chalet-style apartments and hotels and alluring restaurants, always keeping in mind the Savoyard style, and showcasing its picturesque mountain surroundings.

Apres Ski

Considered to be one of the best resorts in France for a lively après ski environment, Meribel has a great range of bars and restaurants to choose from, both up the slopes and down in the town center.

If you are looking for straight off the piste partying, the renowned Folie Douce will not disappoint. Featuring numerous bars inside and around the terrace, upbeat music blasting and acrobats, dancers, singers, and musicians performing, Folie Douce offers an unforgettable Ibiza-style party. Another Meribel favorite is the Rond Point, otherwise known as Ronnies, located just above Meribel. Once most of the apres bars close, people tend to head towards O’ Sullivans to party until the first hours of the morning.

Don’t miss the  L’Igloo is a trendy lounge bar & restaurant which serves up different tapas and Italian specialties and Le Clos Bernard which is a cozy restaurant situated in the enchanting Altiport Forest in Meribel.  For a more upscale experience, the L’Ekrin restaurant is located inside the 5* Hotel la Kaila and is the only venue to have received a Michelin star in the area.

SKI MAP

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SKI INFO

Meribel Ski Terrain – Beginners

Children and learners will feel at ease as Meribel offers an ideal beginner’s environment with two designated ski areas. The first is located in the center of Meribel – Mottaret, known as the Zen Zone and the second, the Ski Cool Zone is at the Altiport area of Meribel. Once the nursery slopes have been mastered, you may progress into other areas that are a bit more challenging. Surrounding the resort there are several green and blue runs where novice skiers can practice and improve their technique, while the Three Valley ski area has numerous longer, steeper runs to ease into.

Meribel Ski Terrain – Intermediate

Due to the fact that Meribel lies in the heart of the Three Valleys, the number of challenging blues and long reds are countless. For a variety of terrain, take the Saulire Express cable car, to the blue Biche piste, which then links onto the red Marcassin piste, continuing onto the long, red run of Aigle which will ultimately take you down into the Meribel Mottaret area. Another run that intermediates will for sure enjoy is the Combe du Vallon, located at the top of the Mont Vallon gondola, at the highest point of the Meribel Valley at 2952m.

Meribel Ski Terrain – Experts

Seasoned skiers will constantly feel challenged by the numerous steep runs that the extensive Three Valley ski area has to offer. A stimulating experience is the 1992 Olympic downhill women’s run, offering a mixture of steep slopes and wider spaces, easily accessed by the Olympic express chairlift. Another worth mentioning is the legendary Tournier Couloir located on the summit of Saulire will make you feel a rush of adrenaline with a gradient reaching up to 75%.

Meribel - Snowboarders

The Moon Snowpark in Meribel is easily accessed from the top of the Plan de l’homme lift. The park is ideal for beginners and intermediates as it features a nice series of entry level boxes and small kickers where one can learn their first tricks and work on their overall technique. The park also has a couple of larger kickers, but the more experienced riders will want something a bit more challenging. In the nearby Mottaret area you will find one of the biggest and best snowparks in the Three Valleys, variously known as the Plattieres park, DC Park or Area 53. Featuring a wide range of options for riders of all levels, there are mini and full-sized half pipes, entry, intermediate and advanced boxes and kickers whilst the more seasoned boarders can get their adrenaline pumping on the advanced rails located underneath the DC sign.

RESORT INFO

KEY FACTS

Elevation between 1400m and 3230m. / Resort height: 1450 m

■ 150 km of slopes (600km total – Three Valleys ski area)

■ 53 lifts (200 total – Three Valleys ski area)

■ 312km blue

■ 216km red

■ 72km black

■ Operates from December to early April

Day pass for Meribel – St Martin, 2022-2023 winter season:

Adults: 61€

Children up to 13y: 49€

Senior: 55€

Day pass for the Three Valleys, 2022-2023 winter season:

Adults: 72€

Children up to 13y: 58€

Senior: 65€

Nearest airports:

■ Geneva: 186km / ~2.15h by car

 

■ Vanoise National Park

■ Parc Olympique sports center

WINTER ACTIVITIES

■ Skiing/ Freeride skiing/ Night skiing

■ Cross country skiing

■ Ski mountaineering

■ Snowboarding

■ Ice climbing

■ Snowshoeing

■ Ice kart

■ Ice skating

■ Tandem paragliding

■ Snowmobile

■ Sled dog tours

■ Wellness