Skiing in Meribel

Country: France

In a nutshell: A British favourite with a pretty woodland setting, great nightlife and amazing location in the heart of the world’s biggest ski area

We like:

  • The best located resort for exploring the enormous 3 Valleys ski area. If epic mileage is on your agenda, Meribel is hard to beat
  • Attractive chalet style architecture and a pretty setting in a sheltered woodland valley
  • Great apres ski and lots of offer for those looking to party
  • The modern and efficient lift network means more time skiing

We don’t like:

  • It’s a busy resort and skiers seeking back-to-nature solitude probably won’t like it
  • It’s central location in the 3 Valleys means some of the connecting pistes and lifts can get crowded
  • The runs to resorts are steeper than in most resorts and beginners might find a Meribel ski holiday overly challenging

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 1,400m to 1,750m (depending on resort base)
  • Highest lift: 3,230m
  • Lowest piste: 1,100m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport: Geveva or Lyon – 2h
  • Number of lifts:
    • Meribel: 42
    • 3 Valleys: 180
  • Number of runs
    • Meribel
      • Green: 9
      • Blue: 36
      • Red: 30
      • Black: 10
    • 3 Valleys:
      • Green: 48
      • Blue: 135
      • Red: 119
      • Black: 33

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

More brits take a Meribel ski holiday over anywhere else, and this is down to it’s winning combination of amazing skiing, attractive resort and great apres ski. Meribel is actually spread over a few different bases along the valley, the most popular of which are Meribel Village, Meribel Centre and Meribel-Mottaret.

As it’s name suggests, Meribel Centre is where most of the action happens and is the liveliest base, Meribel Village is a quiet and attractive village with easy access to Meribel Centre. Meribel Mottaret has the highest altitude and a good option for early and late season ski holidays, but is less attractive than the other bases.

Regardless of where you stay, the skiing is epic. Meribel itself is a large enough area with great intermediate skiing and lots of challenging skiing for advanced and expert skiers. Upgrade to the 3 Valleys ski pass and you have access to the world’s biggest ski area. The scale of the ski area is staggering and if for skiers looking to clock up some serious miles on their ski holiday, it is faultless.

Beginners are less well served in Meribel as the runs to the valley are quite challenging and can get busy, so skiers on their first ever ski holiday are better served by the other resorts in the 3 Valleys. It’s by no means bad for beginners though as there are some good nursery slopes, and novice skiers in a mixed ability group will find it hard to not enjoy themselves.

 

Le Grand Chalet Des Pistes

Meribel, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Ski in / ski out location

Hotel Alpen Ruitor

Meribel, France
2020-04-04
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£723 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Hôtel Le Tremplin

Meribel, France
2019-12-15
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£737 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Hammam

La Fée des Neiges

Meribel, France
2020-01-11
7 nights

FROM£359 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Madame Vacances Hotel Le Mottaret

Meribel, France
2020-04-15
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£221 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location

Hôtel Les Arolles

Meribel, France
2020-01-14
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£530 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location

Maeva Particuliers Méribel Sentiers du Tueda

Meribel, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location

Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Sentiers du Tueda

Meribel, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£252 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location

Pierre & Vacances Résidence premium Les Crêts

Meribel, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£384 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Mini-market on site

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Premium Les Fermes de Méribel

Meribel, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£455 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location
  • Hammam

Résidence Pierre & Vacances Les Ravines

Meribel, France
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£252 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Hôtel Le Kaïla

Meribel, France

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Big ski area
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

    Hotel Le Savoy

    Meribel, France
    2019-12-17
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£1102 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Apres ski
    • Family friendly
    • High altitude
    • Big ski area
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced
    • Great for snowboarders

    Accommodation highlights

    • Easy walk to slopes / lift
    • Central location
    • Internet available

    Residence Maevale Peillon

    Meribel, France
    2020-04-11
    7 nights

    FROM£431 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Apres ski
    • Family friendly
    • High altitude
    • Big ski area
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced
    • Great for snowboarders

    Accommodation highlights

    • Swimming pool
    • Easy walk to slopes / lift
    • Central location
    • Internet available
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