Meribel Ski Holidays. Skiing the World-Famous Three Valleys
Meribel is the perfect resort for an action-packed ski holiday in France. Meribel sits at the heart of the world-famous Trois Vallees domain with over 600km of pistes on your doorstep. Year after year, families and groups alike return to Meribel for their holidays to continue discovering this immense ski area.
What is Meribel like for Skiing?
Thanks to its location within the vast Three Valleys, Meribel has easy access to a wide range of slopes to suit all levels of skier and even those off-piste junkies.
Extensive Choice of Ski Slopes
If you’re planning a ski holiday in Meribel, there’s a wide range of pistes ready for you to explore. The extensive Three Valleys ski area includes the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. From Meribel, the Valley of Courchevel is easily accessible via the Saulire bubble or the Col de Loze chair and you can scale the dizzy heights of Val Thorens in under an hour.
Skiing for All Levels
No matter what your level, Meribel is an ideal spot for your ski holiday. There are plenty of runs for beginner skiers to get started with, and for intermediates, the abundance of red and blue runs mean you can ski all week without doing the same piste twice. For advanced skiers, the options are equally impressive, from black runs to acres of steep off-piste and extreme couloirs. Even though the majority of runs are perfectly groomed overnight by the hard-working piste-bashers, you can always find a bumpy slope or two if you want to try your hand at moguls!
Off-Piste Skiing in Meribel
Even off-piste skiers won’t feel left out on a ski holiday in Meribel. Off-piste junkies will love the open slopes of La Masse and Mont Vallon, and even the timidest of powder hounds can experiment scooting between slopes. And, whatever your ability, you can challenge yourself in the attempt to gain the 'Expert Skier' award by visiting the furthest reaches of the Three Valleys.
Snow Parks in Meribel
For those among you who prefer to jump high than go fast, there are two snow parks in the Meribel valley designed specifically to cater for both beginners and advanced freestyle snowboarders and skiers. The Elements Park can be found next to the Arpasson drag lift, while the Plattieres snow park is located above Mottaret.
Perfect Ski Conditions
With 85% of the pistes in Three Valleys reaching over 1800m, you’re almost guaranteed excellent skiing throughout the winter. And Meribel's virtually unrivalled investment in snow cannons ensures good cover on the home runs until the last week of the season.
Quick & Efficient Lift System
Throughout the entire Three Valleys, there is an excellent lift system which is constantly being updated so you won't waste time in long queues or on slow lifts. And the electronic lift pass system eliminates the fuss of extracting your pass each time you use a lift - you can keep it safely zipped up in a pocket and forget about it!
Meribel as a Ski Holiday Resort
As well as outstanding skiing and superb snow, Meribel is a beautiful resort to spend your holiday. With its breathtaking traditional style, stunning scenery, bustling apres-ski and great shopping, skiers and non-skiers will have a fantastic holiday in Meribel. Find out more about Meribel ski resort.
Meribel for Non-Skiers
If skiing isn’t really your thing, there’s still plenty to do while on holiday in Meribel. From walks, movies and pamper sessions, to bowling, shopping and ice skating, there’s something for everyone in Meribel. Find out more things to do in Meribel.
Food and Drink in Meribel
It’s easy to treat yourself to some delicious food and drink while on your ski holiday in Meribel. From quick and easy to haute cuisine, Meribel has a great range of dining options to suit every taste and budget. The ski resort boasts some stunning restaurant locals too. Find out more about where to eat in Meribel.
Meribel Airport Transfers
Getting to Meribel resort from the airport couldn’t be easier. At Ski Basics, we can arrange a private transfer for you or there are a number of companies who offer shared transfers.
Transfer times are approximately:
Chambery to Meribel = 1h 30m
Geneva to Meribel = 2h 40m
Lyon to Meribel = 2h 30m
Grenoble to Meribel = 2h 40m
Moûtiers (train station) to Meribel = 30 mins
Accommodation in Meribel
No ski holiday in Meribel would be complete without a warm, comfortable home-from-home to relax in after a long day on the slopes.
Our catered ski chalets are handpicked, impeccably styled and perfectly located in Meribel Centre and Meribel Village. Sleeping 6-12, our catered chalets offer an uncompromised standard of service, delivering restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your own chalet. With two styles of experience to choose from - classic and plus+ - we have chalets to cater for all budgets.
Skiing facts & figures
600km of piste
2500 hectares of skiable terrain
85% of runs above 1800m
Highest peak 3252m
2000 snow cannons
2 snow parks
Skiing Meribel by Level
Beginner: 45 green runs
Intermediate: 117 blue runs, 101 red runs
Advanced: 27 black runs
Off-Piste Activities in Meribel
Could not have asked for a better weeks skiing. Ski Basics’ hosts, Hannah, Antonia, and James couldn’t do enough for us and it made our week amazing! Thank you.Becky Warrener - March, 2022