Méribel (3 Valleys)

Great nightlife, great location

Méribel ski area

Known as the Heart of the Three Valleys, Méribel was founded by Peter Lindsay, a Scot, who developed the first commercial ski resort on the site occupied today. It has grown over the years to become one of the most popular resorts in the Alps with UK skiers. it's not difficult to see why!

Méribel is superbly located for quick access to all corners of the Three Valleys, itself the biggest linked ski area in Europe with over 600km of piste. Méribel provides the perfect combination of challenges for advanced skiers and cruising for beginners and intermediates. Put simply, there is no better ski area anywhere in the world than the Three Valleys and Méribel is slap bang in the middle of it all!


Méribel ski resort

Méribel Centre is the main hub of the resort, where you'll find an extensive choice of accommodation, shops, restaurants and one of the biggest and wildest apres ski and nightlife scenes in the Alps. From the legendary Rond Point (Ronnie) and Folie Douce to get the party started on the slopes before dinner, right through to O'Sullivan's which stays open almost until breakfast time... Méribel has been developed sympathetically over time, the result of which is an aesthetically pleasing resort of attractive wooden chalets.

Further up the valley is Méribel-Mottaret, which offers ultimate ski convenience as virtually every accommodation is slopeside, however don't expect to be able to party in Méribel Centre if you're staying up in Mottaret. Not quite as easy on the eye as Meribel but price and location are the main attractions for staying in Mottaret.

Méribel Village is a charming satellite village about a kilometre outside of Méribel on the road to La Tania. With a piste running down to the village and its own chairlift, plus a bus service that makes the nightlife in Méribel accesible, Village is another great value option for Méribel

Attributes

Family Friendly
Great Off-Piste
Great for Mixed Abilities
Mountain Restaurants
Choice of Restaurants
Large Ski Area
Lively and Young
High Altitude
Alpine Charm
Scenic
Lively Night Life
Snow Park
Short Transfer
Good For Snowboarding
Good for Apres Ski

Facilities

Bowling Alley
Sports Centre
Gym
Swimming Pool
Sauna
Ice Rink
Paragliding
Walking Trails
Child Care
Resort Bus

Activities

Off-Piste Guides
Off-Piste Equipment
Cross-Country: 33.0
Cross-Country Equipment
Ski Doos
Skiing & Boarding

Beginners

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboarding

Off-Piste

Lifts & Slopes
Highest Lift:
2952m
Lowest Lift:
1100m
No of lifts:
200
No of slopes:
274
Total piste length:
600km
Longest run:
5km
Snow parks:
2
Snow cannons:
520
Off piste:
Cross country:
33km
Transfer Info:
Grenoble - Coach - 3 hrs
Geneva - Coach - 3 hrs 30 mins
Chambery - Coach - 2 hrs
Moutiers - 30 mins
Lyons - Coach - 3 hrs 30 mins

* All times are approximate

Accommodation