Méribel Ski Holidays
Thanks to an abundance of wooden chalet-style buildings, although purpose-built, pretty Méribel retains the feel of a traditional Savoyard village. With several smart restaurants and bars, this lively resort blends tradition and modernity to spectacular effect.
Enjoy the resort
At the heart of the Three Valleys ski area, this popular destination is made up of the main Méribel Centre and its smaller sister resorts: Méribel Village and Méribel-Mottaret.
If you want to be right amongst the resort’s shops, bars and restaurants, you’ll love staying in Méribel Centre. If the idea of a quieter base appeals, rustic Méribel Village is just 2km away, slightly down the valley.
Wherever you stay, you'll have unbeatable access to the world-class slopes of the Three Valleys. That said, there is plenty to do besides ski. Dog sledding, snow-shoeing, winter horse riding – the list goes on and on. The resort’s Olympic Centre, built for the 1992 Winter Olympics, is the place to go for indoor activities including swimming, climbing and ice skating.
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 1350-3230m Green Runs 58 Blue Runs 132 Red Runs 112 Black Runs 37 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
- Distance from airports
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