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Meribel Ski Holidays France

Méribel is an attractive chalet-style, purpose-built ski resort situated right in the middle of Les Trois Vallées. The combination of great skiing, prime location and the pretty chalet-style village makes Méribel one of the most popular destinations for British holiday-makers.

Experience the quintessential ski holiday, staying in a traditional wooden chalet and enjoying the bustle of the lively town which offers attractions such as a bi-weekly street market, a host of lively après ski bars and a magical forest setting.

Transfer time
  • Geneva
  • Chambery
  • Grenoble

At a Glance

Resort Altitude: 1,400m

Resort Skiing: 3,200m

Total Ski Area: 600km

Lifts: 183

Green Runs: 96km

Blue Runs: 240km

Red Runs: 204km

Black Runs: 60km

Cross Country: 120km

Ski Areas

Les Trois Vallées is one of the largest ski areas in the world; its three largest resorts being Val Thorens, Courchevel and Méribel. The Trois Vallées consists of 600km of skiable area with a good mix of runs for every level of skier. The area's maximum skiable height is over 3,200m in Val Thorens, meaning that you can always be certain of good snow cover all season long.

There is also 120km of cross-country ski routes.

Meribel accommodations

Accommodation

Top Runs

  • Beginners area - two runs located in the centre of Méribel Mottaret.
  • Combe du Vallon - 1,000 vertical meters red run down from the 2,950m top of the Mont Vallon telecabine
  • The Tougnete telecabine - takes you up to 2,434m, from where you can ski to the ideal lunch spot of Saint Martin de Belleville 

Skiing

The local skiing in Méribel is varied with some long cruisy blues, as well as some more challenging slopes such as the Mont Vallon runs and good off-piste when there is enough snow. Méribel has very modern lifts, so you will be up and down the mountain in quick succession, with plenty on offer for all levels of skier. Head up towards Val Thorens to discover more challenging pistes and freeride sections.

Snowboarding

Snowboarders will have access to two fantastic terrain parks which have an abundance of rails, boxes and kickers along with four half-pipes (at certain points of the season). The freeride terrain is good around Mont Vallon and Saulire but you may want to head up higher to Val Thorens to find the best powder. Beginners have lots of opportunities to get their board legs on in the Altiport and lower Mont Vallon areas, both of which have good nursery slopes.

Ski Schools

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with SkiBro, New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Click here to book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers.

If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches

The ESF provides a childcare service for children from 18 months up to 5 years old, with skiing instruction from 3 years old. If you’re looking for additional services such as evening babysitting, there are a few professional private nanny services around the resort.

Restaurants

Chez Kiki - warm, rustic ambience. Specialises in steaks, lamb and duck cooked over an open fire

Blanchot - one of the finest restaurants in the Méribel valley. Delicious gourmet food which makes for a lovely treat on a snowy night when there’s a log fire roaring on the grate

Les Allodis - another of Méribel’s
finest and is highly recommended
for a delicious lunch. Definitely leave room for dessert

Après Ski

Le Rond Point - a locals favorite, nightly live music with a fantastic restaurant. Expect singing, dancing and crowd surfing in ski boots in this fun-filled hangout

Jack's Bar - famous for friendly staff and great atmosphere with live music, jugs of beer cocktails tasty pizza and more

O'Sullivans - keep the party going until the early hours along side some headline UK and international DJs  

Non-Skiers

Non-skiers have some great alternative winter sports activities to choose between, including ice climbing, skidooing, snow hiking and more leisurely activities such as bowling and swimming and a spa if you’re looking for some relaxation.

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