Meribel ski resort
Unquestionably, Meribel is the prettiest ski resort in the Three Valleys. The unlimited choice of activities will afford both skiers and non-skiers a wonderful holiday in its ‘picture-postcard' landscape.
Meribel's traditional beauty is complemented by superb snow conditions, entertaining nightlife and fantastic shopping; it's a cocktail that creates a unique atmosphere and has helped establish the town's position as one of the “must visit” mountain sports locations in the world.
Meribel Valley is perfect for every level of skiing and snowboarding. The beautiful tree-lined Altiport provides wide open and gentle slopes for beginners, while fantastic views from the top of Mont Vallon (at nearly 3000m) and Olympic lifts showcase the area's natural beauty. Six pistes in Meribel alone comprise a vertical drop of over 1000m and there are two snowparks in the valley which will keep the most daring of you entertained! With the lifts stretching up far and wide from Meribel Centre at 1450m you can easily spend the majority of your day above 2000m, all but guaranteeing excellent snow conditions from December to April. And just to be certain, Meribel's huge collection of snow cannons ensure you perfect skiing right up until the end of the season.
Our advice – stay on the sunny Tougnète side of the valley in the morning and bask in the afternoon glow over on the Saulire side!
If you're a non-skier, don't panic! A holiday in Meribel is certainly not reserved exclusively for those who love to play on the slopes...For snowy days the Olympic Centre boasts swimming, ice-skating and bowling, or take a more restful alternative and indulge yourself in one of the many spas and book a pampering session in the comfort of your chalet. Enjoy the sunshine and incredible landscapes with a walk around the stunning Lac Tueda or use a pedestrian lift pass to visit many of the restaurants and viewpoints on Meribel's peaks.
For more information on the other activities available in Meribel, please see our 'Things to do' page.
From the legendary slopeside apre-ski at Le Rond Point to the lively Lodge du Village and crazy nights at Dicks Tea Bar you're never short of live music and friendly crowds. And when it comes to restaurants, Meribel ticks all the boxes – Savoyard specialities are in abundance but you can also find pizza, pasta or authentic French cuisine, whatever takes your fancy!
Go to our Meribel piste maps page.
We love Meribel and the range of skiing that it provides. It caters for the range of skiiers amongst us and gives us all the flexibility and choice to explore and ski in the different valleys. Ski Basics has provided us with an excellent chalet that was a perfect base for the week's activities. Chloe and Rowan made us feel very comfortable and welcome - part of 'their' family. We couldn't have wished for a better experience. Thank you so much!Linda Bryne – January 23, 2016