At a glance
The Méribel valley, including the purpose-built Mottaret area, suits skiers of all levels
The Méribel ski resort is widely considered the prettiest when it comes to the famed Three Valleys of France, with its traditional Savoyard style wooden buildings, and giant chalet-like Olympic centre (originally built for the 1992 Albertville Olympics).
Founded in 1939 by British Colonel Peter Lindsay, who stipulated that all buildings had to be constructed in traditional Savoyard style using only wood, stone and slate, the town offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, from the bustling après-ski bar Le Rond-Point to the cosmopolitan cocktail bar La Poste.
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What to Expect from Your Ski Holiday
Located in the heart of the largest ski area
The Méribel valley is one of the largest of the French Alps extending from Brides-les-Bains at 600m to Péclet-Polset at 3,560m. The town has 57 ski lifts in its immediate vicinity to serve 74 groomed ski runs that total 150 kilometres of pistes.
One particularly popular run is the Olympic women’s downhill run, and as the epicentre of the world’s largest ski domain, there are endless stretches of off-piste to enjoy. Queuing is a rarity thanks to the electronic lift pass system, two 50 person cable cars, over 40 gondolas and 25 high speed chair lifts.
The Méribel ski area suits all skill levels. Beginners can cruise down the wide gentle slopes of the Altiport, a tree-lined area ideal for those skiing for the first time. For Intermediates the range of runs is near limitless, with 89 blue and 116 red runs. For the truly Advanced skier, every day here is filled with both challenge and adventure, be it acres of off-piste, endless mogul runs or kilometres of groomed perfection.
Méribel has two areas dedicated to freestyle riders. In Méribel-Mottaret lies the Plattieres snowpark with its 17 acres – over a length of 1,300 yards – of jumps, whoops, banks and two half-pipes. The Méribel Moonpark offers one competition-standard half pipe, a half-pipe for learners and a boarder cross with whoops, tables and other obstacles.
Méribel, Courchevel and La Tania offer 90 km of cross-country tracks, with a combination of green and blues for beginners and reds for the more experienced Nordic skiers.
To accommodate the non-skiers, there’s an array of mountain restaurants which are accessible on foot and by car.
Alpine Infusion can also advise you on local walks as well as other activities such as tobogganing, parapenting, swimming, ice skating, tennis, squash and quad biking. In addition, the beautiful Lac de Tueda is the perfect spot from which to appreciate the snow-clad peaks without donning skis or a snowboard.
Map & Location
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- Nearest airports Meribel:
- Chambery 95km
- Geneva 130km
- Grenoble 170km
- Lyon 185km
- Nearest airports Courchevel:
- Chambery 110km
- Geneva 149km
- Grenoble 174km
- Lyon 187km
What Else is on Offer in Méribel?
Luxury, relaxation and adventure in the Three Valleys
When it comes to your accommodation, a stay in one of Méribel’s luxury ski chalets promises the utmost in luxury and relaxation, as well adventure.
Unwind and relax in the chalet swimming pool, or enjoy some homemade cakes, bread and jam, tea, coffee and vin chaud (or something a little stronger) in front of a roaring log fire.
Alternatively, head outside where you’ll be greeted by a host of lively après-ski bars, alongside a range of other activities both skiers and non-skiers alike can enjoy. Venture closer towards Méribel’s centre and you’ll find an international cinema, as well as shops, boutiques, après-ski bars, restaurants and nightclubs, including the famous Dick’s Tea Bar now known as Sullivans.
Whether travelling with friends or part of a family skiing trip, there’s plenty available to keep you occupied and comfortable. With everything on offer, it’s no wonder a stay in one of Méribel’s luxury chalets is the perfect accommodation for your next ski trip.
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