In the heart of the biggest (and many say best) ski region in the world.

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Méribel is at the heart of the 3 Vallées ski region, boasts excellent après ski, a range of impressive chalets and hotels and has awesome skiing on its doorstep. Short lift rides allow skiers and boarders to plunge into the neighbouring ski areas. Méribel is particularly well suited to clients on corporate ski trips due to the quality accommodation & dining, the pulsating après ski and the sensational skiing resources.

Occupying the central valley of the 3, Méribel offers a number of resort options, accessing some seriously good skiing on all sides. Sunny slopes or shaded steeps, the Méribel skiing is fantastic and links with Courchevel and Val Thorens. There are excellent corporate ski group activities such as scenic flights, heli-skiing, ice driving and paragliding.

MÉRIBEL AT A GLANCE

Facts & figures

  • Resort height: 1400-1750m
  • Top lift height: 3230m
  • Ski lifts: 180
  • Season dates: Dec-Apr
  • Inhabitants: 1800

Airport transfers

  • Chambery | 63 miles
  • Grenoble | 108 miles
  • Lyon | 110 miles
  • Geneva | 112 miles

Off-snow

  • Après ski
  • Tobogganing
  • Paragliding
  • Dining
  • Ice driving
  • Scenic flights

On-snow

  • Heli-skiing
  • Off-piste
  • FIS race course
  • Linked ski region
  • Glacier skiing

MÉRIBEL SKIING

The skiing in Méribel is sensational, offering variety as well as extensive terrain. The base of the valley offers leisurely slopes which connect the resorts, whilst the eastern side of the ski area beneath the Col de la Loze offers some easy skiing around the Méribel altiport. The southern extent of the valley at Mont Vallon offers some excellent off-piste as do the western slopes of the valley. These southern and western peaks also hold the snow – offering great off-piste gradients and the best snow in the valley. For mile-hungry intermediates, the Méribel ski area has big terrain to explore. 

Beyond the Méribel ski area, Les Menuires and St Martin lie just over the ridge to the west of Méribel offering extensive, sunny slopes. St Martin in particular is a pretty, low-rise resort with a really relaxed feel to it. Yet it is Val Thorens and Courchevel which offer the most appeal for visitors to Méribel, both ski areas offering super, diverse skiing.

Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in the Alps, lies to the south of Méribel. Glacier skiing, fantastic high altitude pistes and some epic off-piste terrain are on offer for those heading south from Méribel. The snow quality at over 3200m is often incredible as are the views from the top of the Cime Caron. From this point, there are some great ski routes and off-piste descents back toward the ski area. The run back to Méribel from Val Thorens offers of an impressive vertical drop.

To the east of Méribel lies the Courchevel section of the 3 Vallées. Known worldwide for its luxury offering, there is in fact so much more to Courchevel than its brand. The Saluire offers some fantastic off-piste couloirs and the off-piste around Courchevel Moriond can be fantastic. From the Saluire and Col de la Loze crossing points, it is easy to descend back into Méribel.

MÉRIBEL ACTIVITIES

heli skiing

Heli-skiing

Access the epic off-piste of the 3 Vallées via a helicopter transfer.

Après ski

Loosen tired muscles on the terrace of the legendary La Folie Douce.

ice driving

Ice driving

Take a car round an icy circuit in the 3 Vallées resort of Val Thorens.

MÉRIBEL RESORT

The central valley of the 3 Vallées ski region is made up of Méribel Village, Méribel Centre and Méribel Mottaret. Méribel Mottaret is the highest of the Méribel resorts. It is located at 1750m and offers ski-in / ski-out access from a wide range of accommodation in the resort. The centre of the resort and the upper sections are connected by a free gondola and this hub has a small range of shops and bars along with a number of ski lifts. The ski piste to Méribel Centre cuts through the heart of the resort. Méribel Village is the lowest of the Méribel resorts at 1400m and is around 2km from Méribel Centre. It is a quiet alternative to the Centre and is accessed by pretty gentle slopes.

Most people visiting the Méribel ski area will stay in Méribel Centre, the resort offering the most amenities, entertainment and atmosphere. There are some excellent accommodation options in Méribel Centre with numerous impressive chalets and hotels. The resort centre is located next to the main ski / lift activity hub at La Chaudanne. Méribel Centre is a vibrant resort with shops, bars and restaurants throughout the central area. Après ski in Méribel is impressive whilst there are some excellent dining options. Next to La Chaudanne is the Méribel leisure complex with ice rink and indoor climbing facilities.

MÉRIBEL APRÈS SKI

Méribel Centre offers some of the best après ski in the region. Le Rond Point is pumping venue that offers live music and ski-in / ski-out access. The ‘Ronnie’ is popular with the seasonaires and is a must-visit venue for any credible après skier. Scott's Bar is slope-side, right in the heart of the resort and has live music in selected nights. To finish the night off (or be finished off) O’Sullivans is open until 04:00 and is credited with thinning the queues for the early morning gondolas.

La Folie Douce Méribel / Courchevel is the venue that many choose to kick off their afternoon festivities. Located at the mid-station of the Saluire gondola, the outdoor terraces are packed throughout the winter as guests dance to the DJ sounds and live performances. Dance routines are seriously flamboyant and the champagne flows readily. There are private / VIP areas available with sofas, vistas and attentive staff. La Folie Douce is a true French après ski experience.

MÉRIBEL MEETINGS & SEMINARS

Méribel and the 3 Vallées exude quality, which extends to the resort arrival, with an altiport located amongst the lower slopes, offering corporate clients the chance to fly into the heart of the resort. There is fine dining on offer as well as superb accommodation for corporate ski events. Impressive activities are plentiful including scenic flights, ice driving and heli-skiing.

There is no Congress centre in Méribel, instead there are meeting rooms attached to a number of the hotels. Less formal venues are plentiful in Méribel and there are VIP booking options such as at La Folie Douce where private spaces can be booked. Dining on the peaks of the 3 Vallées is a fantastic experience with some seriously good restaurants on offer.

MÉRIBEL - UNMISSABLE

After a day on the snow of the biggest ski region in the world, what better way to end the day than on the terrace of La Folie Douce?

The sounds begin early afternoon as the DJ’s work their magic from a balcony above the audience. Dancers prowl the stages and bars of the terrace whilst revellers turn tables into stages and dance beneath the pyrotechnics and airborne champagne magnums.

No stay in Méribel is complete without an afternoon at La Folie Douce.

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