What’s new in Meribel for 2022/23 | Ski Basics

December 22, 2022 no comments

Meribel 2022/23
Ski Basics
Meribel 2022/23

What’s new in Meribel for the 2022/23 winter season? As always, The Three Valley’s team have been working hard over the summer months to bring a whole host of existing new additions and improvements to our much-loved ski area.

From new slopes and family attractions to technological advances to further improve the resort’s world-class environmental practices, read on for all the details on what to expect for the upcoming season…

 

New slopes & lifts in Meribel for 2022/23

 

New Meribel black run: IBEX

Reach the new IBEX black run via the new Bouquetin chairlift up to 2,700 metres. On the way up, enjoy the  journey as you watch likeminded thrillseekers attempt this magnificent black run. 

Bearing the ‘Vertical Xperience’ stamp, the IBEX features:

A steep, natural slope

A 600-metre long couloir,

A 300-metre vertical drop!

 

New easy Ski Touring on La Roc Run, Meribel

Whether you’re a ski touring veteran or looking to try it out this season, start with a new ski touring route on La Roc and soak up the area’s break-taking views…

Ski Touring in Meribel

What to expect: 

2 kilometre ski touring route,over a 370-metre vertical climb.

At the top of Les Chalets gondola lift, enjoy an easy, safe climb up towards the Chalet du Lac.

 

Next top, La Masse!

Having removed 2 ski lifts and 30 pylons, the sector known as La Masse is now accessible in just 8 minutes. Since saying goodbye to that 20+ minute commute, La Masse has become a firm favourite amongst skiers in Les 3 Vallées over the past year!

 

Meribel for the family…

 

A new look for Piste des Inuits 

This season you won’t want to miss the Piste des Inuits; a firm family favourite among returning guests. The run and its village have had a revamp, to delight visitors of all ages.

What to expect:

  • A new identity
  • New activities
  • A few new surprises along the way!

Open from Saturday 10th December, set off on a magical journey amidst the ice fields 7 days a week between 9am – 4:30pm.

Piste des Inuits Meribel. Woman and child having fun skiing. Child smiles with arms in air.

Out of this world fun at the Family Park

Ready for an intergalactic experience in the Family Park?

New in Meribel for 2022/23, here you’ll find an action-packed programme including whoops, arches, boxes, tunnels, gongs…Step into your space suit, it’s time for lift off!

Explore Meribel’s selection of family friendly slopes including the Yeti Park and Animal Park, which has also been given a makeover sure to delight all the family. Find it at the Altiport area, accessible on skis or on foot.

 

Phone Chargers & last minute lift passes

 

Free mobile phone charging in Meribel!

Forget to charge your phone last night at the chalet? Don’t risk missing that precious ‘end of ski school’ photo of your little one, or that amazing sunset snap you wanted to post on social media, Meribel has the answer!

Free smartphone recharging stations are now available:

  • In front of le Mont Vallon,at the arrival stations of the Plan des Mains and Plattières lifts
  • At the Bouquetin departure station

Just leave your phone in a recharge box, locked with your personal pin code, then pop back to collect it after a few runs. 

Also, make the most of the recharge boxes in the Open Area Snowpark Cabin, where you can charge your phone, take a break, and watch on as skiers and boarders conquer the snow park.  

 

Last minute Meribel and Three Valley’s Lift Passes

If you’ve forgotten to order your skipasses online, don’t panic, you can still buy them from one of the new ski pass vending machines in Meribel. Perfect if you know exactly which ski pass you want.

Simply choose your ski pass and pay for it at the machine! No need to head to the sales outlet.

Alternatively, to save any last-minute panic, simply speak to your Ski Basics Chalet Manager who will be able to prepare your ski passes ready for your arrival.

 

Sustainability advances at Sailure Express Mid-Station

 

The Saulire Express gondola lift is now home to a solar power station comprising 182 solar panels and a surface area of 400 m2.

A unique project for France and the alps, using cutting edge technology. Its 149 solar cells can produce energy on both sides thanks to the reflection of the snow in winter and the “albedo” effect, allowing them to absorb more light.

Events

As ever, there are a whole host of fantastic events planned in Meribel this season. Including International celebrations such as Australia Day in Meribel (Thursday 26th January), St Patricks Day in Meribel (Friday 17th March) and very excitingly, FIS Alpine Ski World Championships 2023 commencing on Sunday 5th February. For all we know on the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships 2023 so far, visit our blog.

To learn more about events in Meribel this season, visit this guide from seemeribel.com

 

First time visiting Meribel?

If it’s your first time visiting Meribel, check out our complete Meribel guide for absolutely everything you need to know! If you’re visiting but not so sure on hitting the slopes, why not take a look at our guide on things to do in Meribel, including things for non-skiers.

 

Ready to hit the slopes?

If that’s not got you excited for the season ahead, we’re not sure what will! If you haven’t booked your next trip to Meribel yet, why not take a look at our chalets and remaining availability? If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact and a member of the team will be happy to help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to your trip? Meet our chalet team over on our Instagram page and stay tuned for all things Ski Basics and what’s new in Meribel throughout the season.

 

 

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