With wood clad and chalet-style buildings, it is one of the most tastefully designed of all French purpose-built ski resorts, with lots of fun for families and great nightlife.
Méribel consists of 3 villages between 1400m and 1750m altitude situated in the heart of the Three Valleys ski domain with its 600km of piste.
Méribel-Mottaret, is the highest village at an altitude of 1750 m. Méribel Village is the lowest at 1400 m and Méribel Centre (1,450m) is in between.
You will also find several little hamlets further down the valley such as Le Raffort (1,300m), La Gittaz and Les Allues (1,100m) which might not have much snow depending on the snow conditions.
December 5, 2020 – April 25, 2021
The Méribel Valley has 144 kilometres of terrain at an altitude of 1,100 to 1,750 metres and 23 lifts. It includes six green trails, 16 blue trails, nine red trails and four blacks.
The terrain park Element Park has four zones catering to all levels.
DC Area 43 has everything from a rookie zone to a pro zone for experienced freestylers, with kickers, rails and a superpipe.
On-mountain restaurant, Le Clos Bernard is a lovely place to enjoy a long lunch in the sunshine.
Méribel Centre is the most centrally located of the villages, making it an ideal base to explore the Three Valleys. It offers a wider choice of accommodation than many other resorts, from basic hotel rooms to upscale apartments and chalets.
Kids love the Yéti Park and outdoor games on offer at the Inuit Piste Village, with entertainment including an eagle show and huskies.
The Olympic Centre has a pool, spa, ice rink, gym and climbing wall.
A cabaret kicks off the party at après ski bar la Folie Douce at 2pm every day.
There are also plenty of bars and restaurants, including the Michelin-starred L’Ekrin.
|Resort altitude||1,400 – 1,750m|
|Linked ski area||The 3 Valleys (7 resorts)|
Courchevel, Bride-les-Bains, Meribel, Les Menuires,
St Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens, Orelle
|Skiable area||600 km|
327 runs (17% greens, 39% blues, 33% reds, 11% blacks)
|Number of lifts||166|