Why not ski Méribel and enjoy the fabulous skiing and snowboarding in France's Les Trois Vallées? Great conditions and pistes for all ages and abilities set alongside a traditional village with some ski-in ski-out. Read our guide for all you need to know.
Ski Méribel and find yourself enjoying the vast opportunities afforded by France's Les Trois Vallées, one of the most popular ski areas in the world. With over 200 lifts and 600km of linked piste to suit all abilities you will never get bored - trust us! Access is via the airports at Chambéry, Geneva or Grenoble and of course there's excellent road networks to get you in and out with minimum fuss.
On the Slopes
If you ski Méribel you will find it's suitable for skiers and boarders of all abilities and as part of France's fabulous Trois Vallees ski domain you have options. This means you get an almost endless variety of terrain and conditions in which to have fun! The Méribel ski resort itself is wonderful for both beginner and intermediate skiers, with all the runs leading back to the main lifts and the centre of resort. Further from the resort are plentiful long slopes for more advanced skiers. Boarders will enjoy wide cruising runs and a great snow park.
If you ski Meribel you are also in the ski region of Les Trois Vallees.
Off the Slopes
The ski resort is split between 2 main villages, Méribel and Mottaret, but wherever you stay you'll find a great variety of accommodation, including hotels, apartments, chalets, and even a mobile home park. Après-ski is lively with a great selection of restaurants, bars and discos to choose from, while local conveniences include a crèche, banks, a post office, a petrol station, and lots of shops. Alternative activities available include bowling, cinema, gym, or the chance to try skidoo, snowshoeing or parapenting. A great destination for skiers and boarders!
Who's it Best For?
Meribel is great for those of you who want variety as you can easily access the other resorts of Courcheval and Val Thorens. Particularly good for intermediates. Good apres ski and great choice of accommodation.
Many Brits go back to Meribel year after year and it isn't difficult to see why. Meribel lies at the centre of the Three Valleys giving you access to over 600km of piste and what's more unlimited off piste. It's also very pretty, with traditional alpine architecture. So if you are tired of modern purpose built resorts this could be perfect for you.
We can help you book a cheap package ski holiday to Meribel or you may want to organise your transfers through us or book a chalet. Whatever your holiday needs check out what we can offer you through leading tour operators. Skiing and snowboarding holidays in Méribel offer great value - so book online and make your life easy.
Why Ski or Snowboard in Meribel?
1. Easy access to the entire Three Valleys ski area, you wont get bored here and great for mixed groups.
2. Great for intermediates and those who love off piste.
3. Attractive resort to stay in, good accommodation choices including ski in ski out.
4. Good nightlife.
Is Meribel Right for You?
If you are sure Meribel is the right resort for you then check out our choice of holidays and get booking. If however you need more help then why not let our Méribel tailormade ski holidays service help you. Good luck!
Meribel is famous for its chalet accommodation, it is full of traditional alpine wooden and stone buildings. No modern high rises in abundance here! So for many this resort represents the best that chalets can offer, beautiful chalets nestled in amongst stunning scenery complete with log burning stoves and ski to door convenience.
if you choose a chalet in Meribel you will simply be overwhelmed with choice! There are at least 150 catered chalets to choose from, provided by both large tour operators and owners direct. So choice is no problem. They range from top end luxury with everything you could possibly desire to uncatered budget chalets. Your issue could be knowing where to start.
Where to Look for a Ski Chalet in Meribel
If you are looking for luxury then look no further than Les Chalets area of Meribel. In addition to this check out le Domaine de Burgin and le Belvedere and finally Les Brames. The later is situated between Meribel and Mottaret. Chalets in these areas will offer you private chefs, saunas and jacuzzis and even private staff on hand.
For those of you wanting a good chalet but not willing to pay the price at the top end you will find Meribel simply awash with chalets like this. For those of you on tight budgets check out the villages below Meribel, hamlets like Chandon, Nantgerel and le Cret. You will need to get a short bus into Meribel but you will get a lot more for your money.
Apartments on a ski holiday can be a great idea. They often work out a little less expensive than a chalet but many come with amazing luxury features including chefs and facilities that would rival any hotel. So when you are looking for accommodation don't discount apartments straight away, you may be surprised to see what's on offer.
Meribel is fairly unique when compared to other purpose built French resorts as it has none of the ugly concrete apartment blocks that you see elsewhere. Apartment buildings here are all made from stone or wood so they look great. When looking for an apartment here look out for the sign 'Label Meribel' which is awarded to accommodation that meets a high standard. Mottaret is a good place to start looking for an apartment as it has a good number of self catering apartments and many are ski in ski out. For those wanting peace and quiet check out the Altiport a quiet wooded area situated at the top of Meribel.
What are the Benefits of an Apartment
You will find in Meribel good quality accommodation available whether you are looking for a chalet or an apartment. Apartments here really do mean that you don't need to compromise on quality and they may work out more reasonably priced than some chalets.
Apartments can be a great choice if you are travelling in a large group or with other families. Booking apartments in the same apartment complex or block does mean that you are still together but you have more space and freedom than if you were sharing one chalet.
A hotel can be a great choice on a ski holiday. You get completely looked after and have no worries about food. Many hotels will also provide transfers to and from your chosen airport which is a massive bonus. And if you are travelling with children you often have games rooms to keep them entertained and even babysitting services.
Meribel is well known for offering good quality accommodation whether it be hotels, chalets or apartments. Hotel wise you have over 30 hotels and lots of apartment hotels to choose from so it shouldn't be difficult to find what you are looking for. In Meribel you can certainly choose from 5*luxury to more basic, family run hotels, still offering great value and service.
What are Hotels Like in Meribel?
In 2012 Meribel opened its first 5* hotel le Kaila which has 42 rooms and suites to choose from. The facilities are what you would expect from 5* accommodation including a spa in house. In addition to this there are some great 4* and 3* offerings which were built for the 1992 Olympic Games and so are in great locations. For a really stylish hotel check out Le Savoy hotel right in the centre of Meribel.
At the other end of the market check out the Doron Hotel and Hotel le Roc. Both are cheap but offer good value for money. As they are in the centre of the apres ski we wouldn't recommend either hotel for families or those of you wanting to get away from it all. For families it is well worth checking out the Mark Warner Chalet Hotel Tarentaise as it has great services and facilities for children.
Transfers often cause people the most headaches on their ski holiday. You've just landed and are keen to get to your resort and hit the slopes, a poorly planned transfer can just delay you and add stress which you don't need at the start of your ski holiday. Organising all of this before you leave home will make everything run smoothly and also work out cheaper.
The best airport for Meribel and the rest of the Three Valleys is Chambery, about 1 1/4 hours away but this airport often doesn't have the best choice of flights so do consider Grenoble and Lyon, both about 2 hours away and also Geneva, 3 hours away. Geneva may be the longest but here you will get a great choice of airlines and flights.
Private Minibus to Meribel
Booking a minibus direct from the airport to Meribel is a great option. If 8 of you share the minibus the price can work out very reasonable. Booking in advance with a private minibus company will work out cheaper. Prices from Geneva airport to Meribel are approximately 50 Euros for a one way shared transfer, Chambery is slightly cheaper at about 40 Euros.
Private Taxi to Meribel
You can of course always pick up a private taxi from outside any of the airports although this can work out a little more expensive but can be convenient for that last minute booking. Always negotiate the price before you get into the cab. And remember the driver does have to keep the meter running but cannot charge more than the price shown.
FEATURED SKI TRANSFERS
With an abundance of Méribel ski schools available to you for your holiday, GoSki.co.uk offers a quick way for you to see what's available to you. Book your week's ski or snowboard lessons before you leave home and you'll get some great deals on private, group, beginner or advanced ski lessons.
Méribel ski schools
Why not improve your ski and snowboard technique this winter? Choose from a number of Méribel ski school operators, all with professional ski and snowboard instructors willing to hepl all abilities. Boost your confidence or just learn new tricks, why not browse the listing below.
» Courchevel 1550 (13km)
» La Tania (14km)
» Courchevel 1650 (17km)
» Courchevel 1850 (18km)
» Courchevel 1300 le Praz (21km)
» St Martin de Belleville (27km)
» Les Menuires (28km)
» Brides Les Bains (34km)
» Mottaret (36km)
» Val Thorens (40km)
» Valmorel (40km)
» La Plagne (43km)