Situated in the heart of the world’s largest ski area, Meribel’s reputation has been built on its extensive choice of pistes and breath-taking scenery. This charming alpine resort spans the mountainside, with its lift system stretching up to an altitude of 2952 metres.
The highly efficient Three Valleys' lift system, consists of over 200 ski lifts, connecting eight resorts, so the vast choice of pistes will offer you something new every day. You are sure to find a suitable area, no matter what your ability. Gentle beginners ski slopes line the lower valleys and more challenging blue, red and black runs can be found at the higher altitudes with dramatic views of the surrounding mountains.
With millions of euros spent each year we really do get great value from our Three Valleys lift passes. This season you can look forward to new lifts, an upgraded beginners area at the Rond Point, relaxation areas dotted around the pistes with phone charging units and free WiFi!
One of the iconic lifts of the Meribel Valley, the Roc de Tougne double drag lift will be replaced by a high speed 6 seater chair lift. Designed to run in high winds this lift will only take 3 minutes to reach the summit and will allow easier access over to Les Menuires and the north facing slopes of Bartavelle and Lagopede.
At the Rond Point the magic carpet lift will be upgraded with a new covered version and an 'Easy Rider Zone' will be available for beginners and children.
This season will see even more additions to the family friendly activities. Have a go racing on the parallel slalom built at the Altiport or get papped at the Olympic chairlift photo point! Meribel's sledding run will be themed 'Black Forest Mission' and will be a 3.4km run, bound to give everyone a great experience! Children love to visit the Inuit Village to build igloos, have snowball fights and even meet a musher and his sled dogs. Take fun photos of your group in the giant picture frames scattered around the Meribel valley or head to the Elements Park to learn to boardercross, experience funcross and for those that prefer to be in the air try the impact boxes, rails and jibs!
A new 4 hour lift pass will be available which is great for our guests who may arrive early on a Saturday and want to get out for a quick warm up on the slopes before the holiday really starts! It can start at any time and can be purchased at the main lift pass office once you arrive in resort.
Coming back from a day out in Val Thorens will be much easier thanks to the regraded Lac de Chambre piste, which will now be a blue. After a great day exploring the Three Valleys and with legs feeling tired this will also be a great bonus for novice skiers who can now explore parts of the valley that were before off limits for not so experienced skiers or boarders.
Meribel has so much to offer families both on and off the snow. At the Parc Olympic you will find the pool, ice skating rink and climbing wall, perfect activities for after a busy day on the slopes. This season why not visit the Inuit Village at the Altiport to build igloos, have snowball fights, play golf on snow and even meet a musher and his sled dogs. Take fun photos of your group in the giant picture frames scattered around the resort or head to the newly named Elements Park, which was the previous Moon Park to learn some freestyle!
Meribel is one of the prettiest villages in the Three Valleys and offers plenty of alternatives to skiing and snowboarding, such as horse-drawn sleigh rides, beautiful walks and guided snow shoe outings through the altiport forest, paragliding, ice-skating and snow mobile hire.
For those wanting to relax and enjoy some pampering the swimming pool & spa area at the 'parc olympic' provide the perfect place to indulge yourself. Many of the luxury hotels offer spa facilities and beauty treatments, or request a visit of a therapist to your chalet for the ultimate treat. Meribel centre offers the charm and traditional atmosphere of an alpine village with a good selection of shops, cafes and bars. Some of the best apres-ski in the alps can be found in Meribel with many bars featuring live music and a great atmosphere! If shopping is more your thing a market can also be found in Meribel centre each Tuesday & Friday. Our team in Meribel are always happy advise about what is on in Meribel during your stay and what après-ski activities you can look forward to.