Méribel Ski Holidays
The main village of Méribel Centre and the secondary resort of Méribel Village are ideally located in the heart of the Three Valleys, one of the largest ski areas in the world!
Méribel Centre is the liveliest, most chic of the villages with a choice of smart bars and restaurants complementing the more traditional establishments. Méribel has a long history of being popular with British guests although its reputation has grown and it now attracts a more even mix of nationalities.
Méribel Village is a quieter sub-resort just over 2km from Méribel Centre; built in a traditional hamlet style, you'll find a couple of restaurants, a bakery, minimarket and a ski hire shop here. The Golf ski lift opens up direct access to the Three Valleys ski area and you can ski back down to Méribel Village via the blue Lapin run or use the free resort bus which runs to Méribel Centre throughout the day and into the evening.
Skiing in Méribel
As the resort's symbol shows, Méribel is at the heart of the Three Valleys, one of the world's most impressive lift-linked networks of pistes and skiable terrain. Nowhere else can quite match the Three Valleys for its convenience, breadth and depth of skiing and Méribel sits snugly in the middle of it all. The pistes and runs are clearly signposted and it's even possible to navigate the Three Valleys entirely on blue and green runs, if necessary.
The Chaudanne lift whisks you up the mountain from Méribel Centre in minutes. From here, ride up to Tougnette (2434m) on the west side for access to some superb red runs spreading north towards the fast chairlifts of Roc de Fer and the Ladies' Olympic downhill. Off the back are deserted flanks of off-piste (to ski with a guide) and a couple of classic runs leading down to St Martin de Belleville.
The Méribel valley is orientated north to south so you can ski in the sun all day long. Start your day on the west side somewhere between Roc de Fer and Mont de la Chambre before working your way round to finish off on the sun-kissed slopes of the Saulire peak. All of which will give you countless opportunities to drop into the other valleys.
- Important information
Ski Area Three Valleys: 600km Ski Range 1400-3230m Green Runs 50 Blue Runs 134 Red Runs 117 Black Runs 31 Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
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- Distance from airports
Geneva 2hr25mins Chambery 1hr25mins