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.
Resort Altitude: 1,400m
Resort Skiing: 3,200m
Green Runs: 96km
Blue Runs: 240km
Red Runs: 204km
Black Runs: 60km
Cross Country: 120km
Travel date 10/02/2019
Booked by: Sophia Phillips
Travel date 03/03/2019
Booked by: Matt Rowland
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.
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.
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.
Méribel offers a good variety of ski school options. You will find the British school New Generation and Oxygène ski and snowboard school, as well as the French ESF. All offer lessons for groups and individuals for all experience levels.
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.
Méribel has developed a good selection of great restaurants on the mountain. Evolution is a friendly little restaurant which serves amazing burgers and fish dishes. Aux Petits Oignons is also a fantastic place to dine, offering up great, hearty cuisine. Tsaretta Spice is a really rare find in the Alps, serving absolutely excellent Asian and Indian dishes and well worth a visit. If you’re searching for Savoyard dishes, try La Brizolee who have a great fondue and raclette selection.
Méribel is a great spot for lively nightlife and thriving après and you will find yourself completely spoiled for choice. La Folie Douce is, of course, a hotspot of activity and the Doron Pub is a great place for pumping music and live sport. For real night-owls, O’Sullivan's often has DJ’s playing until around 5:30am.
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.