On the Mountain
Off the Mountain
Méribel is a picturesque ski resort set in the heart of Les 3 Vallées. Part of Europe's largest linked ski area there is 600km's of piste shared with the neighbouring resorts of Courchevel and Val Thorens.
Meribel is made up of 4 villages:
Méribel Village sits at 1400m and is a lively little hamlet grouped around a sunny central square with shops, bars and restaurants. You can easily reach the ski slopes, via the Golf chairlift, and Méribel Centre using the free resort buses which run throughout the day and evening.
Méribel Centre is the heart of the resort and sits just a little higher at 1450m. Known for being the liveliest resort in Les 3 Vallées there is a great selection of bars, restaurants, shops a swimming pool and indoor ice rink.
Méribel Les Hauts is the area at 1600m overlooking Méribel Centre. Here amongst the pine trees you can enjoy spectacular views over the resort.
Méribel Mottaret is the highest part of Meribel and sits at 1750 m. If you are keen to get your skis on and explore Les 3 Vallées this location is ideal for skiing, the atmosphere is welcoming and snow is guaranteed all winter long.
Meribel is part of Les 3 Vallées’ which is the largest linked ski areas in the world and offers a wide variety of ski runs for all ages and abilities. Up there, the 600 kilometres of hand-groomed and safe runs all of which are accessible with the same ski pass are just a small part of the vast playground provided by Mother Nature. From the 25 summits accessible via ski lifts, countless freeride and ski touring itineraries are also within reach of your ski tips…
Every winter season, skiers from all over the world hit Les 3 Vallées slopes to discover the range of mind-blowing skiing on offer there, both on and off the ski runs!
Families can go at their own pace, with a wide selection of easy greens and blues taking their own route, whatever their age, whatever they feel like doing and whatever their level. From first snow-plough turns in the beginners area, to "ski safaris" that will take you and your family from one valley to another.
Meribel is undoubtedly one of the liveliest resorts in the French Alps offering fun packed apres-ski and great nights out.
A firm favourite The Rond Point otherwise known as 'The Ronnie" is located on the slopes on the ski down into town. The party normally starts here around 3pm and is always packed with a mix of seasonnaires and holidaymakers dancing in ski boots to the live bands and DJ's.
Le Coeur de Cristal which has a more international vibe with DJ's playing on the balcony from around 3pm.
The notorious Jack's Bar is also infamous for its après-ski with live music every weekday featuring some of the best musicians in the Alps. Jack's also does great food served from midday non-stop everyday with a wide variety of home-made pizzas, nachos and salads as well as more international flavours such as Hoi Sin Duck, and slow-cooked pulled pork with a homemade BBQ sauce topping!
For those wanting to dance into the small hours you have a choice of the infamous Dicks Tea Bar, Le Loft and Le Privilege night clubs.
Foe eating out Meribel offers some fantastic restaurants serving a variety of dishes; from traditional Savoyard classics through to pizzas, there is something to suit most tastes.
For those looking for something a bit different we love Copiña, a restaurant/cocktail bar serving up delicious Spanish tapas and wonderful cocktail creations. Another favourite is Kiki's Restaurant offering 3 dining rooms, 3 open fireplaces and 3 different atmospheres, all in a typical Savoyard chalet at the heart of the Méribel valley. Or Le Refuge serves traditional Savoyard food upstairs, and pizzas day and night, downstairs. At lunchtime, there is a good value plat du jour.
Other activities to enjoy while in resort include ice skating, swimming, climbing, husky rides and ski-dooing!
Gevena - 2 hours and 15 Minutes
Lyon - 2 Hours and 15 Minutes
Chambéry - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Moûtiers train station - 45 Minutes