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Skiing & Snowboarding in Méribel

Located bang in the middle of the massive Three Valleys ski area, Méribel offers plenty of great skiing and snowboarding terrain and accessible freeriding, while the picturesque village is the perfect blend of pretty chalet-style architecture and wooded surroundings.

Méribel Ski & Snowboard Guide

Freestyle
Pistes
Over 600km of well maintained pistes. Uncrowded freeriding.
Busy in peak season, and expensive.

Elevation

Summit 3230 m

Vertical Drop 2130 m

Base 1450 m

Lifts (180)

Cable Cars 6

Chair Lifts 103

Drag Lifts 71

The Snowboarding

Freeriding Head to the top of the Plattieres gondola for some of the best cliff drops in the valley.

Freestyle 2 snowparks including Area 43 with features to please boarders of all ability.

Pistes 600 km of well-groomed pistes from beginner to expert rider.

Beginner Pistes 9

Intermediate Pistes 34

Advanced Pistes 23

Expert Pistes 7

Total Riding 600 km

Location Map

Practical Information

Resort Opening

10 December to 24 April

Resort Prices

59.00 € Day Pass, 289 € 6-Day Pass
(The 3 Valleys pass)

Nearest Airport

Geneva Airport (2 h 4 min)
Grenoble-Isère Airport (1 h 59 min)

Tourist Office

Office de Tourisme de Méribel
73550 Méribel
France

Phone: +33 (0)4 79 08 60 01
Web: www.meribel.net
Email: info@meribel.net

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Meribel is one of those resorts that truly caters for all types of snow sport enthusiasts. It’s beautiful, has a huge ski area and is well serviced with state of the art lifts, hotels, restaurants and après. It’s lift linked to four other fabulous resorts in Les 3 Vallées area meaning that boarders can enjoy a massive total 600 km of downhill.

The Skiing and Snowboarding

There is genuinely something for everyone at Meribel, though intermediates will fare particularly well with the huge range of blues and reds available – check out Mottaret area for pistes to practice on, pistes to take in the fabulous views and pistes on which to challenge yourself.

It’s not the most challenging resort for experts but do try the Combe Vallon and the Face run before exploring the rest of the Trois Vallees.

There is extensive off pisting available in Meribel itself though some of the more challenging off piste can be found in some of the neighbouring resorts. There is a great powder bowl by the Mont Vallon bubble which shouldn’t be missed!

Freestyle options include the Moon Park – the main park which is well serviced and has a range of lifts and rails for all levels. There is also a second snow park, a good boardercross area, two pipes and a cute snow park just for kids.

Beware that Meribel can get super busy, especially at half-term, so be prepared to get up and into the mountains early if you want to avoid annoying queues.

Where to stay

Accommodation options abound in Meribel and there is a particular focus on serious luxury (especially in the chalet option). Meribel is split into four areas with their own distinct flavor so check out Mottaret if hardcore boarding is your priority. Upper and Lower Meribel Central are the most sociable areas, while Meribel Village is quiet and traditional. L’Oree du Bois is another delightful option. If it’s value your after check out the no-frills Le Merilys.

If chalets are more your thing they don’t come much more luxurious than Ski VIP. There are also a good range of budget apartments and self-catering accommodation.

Where to eat

Food in Meribel can be very much on the expensive side, though the quality does tend to be exceptional. Try Le Grand Couer for a gastronomic (but expensive) option. Lodge du Village is an inexpensive but filling option suitable for all ages and appetites.

Après shred

Those seeking to party will not be disappointed in Meribel. It’s a super lively resort with all kinds of pubs, wine bars and night clubs. Rond Point is a good spot for straight off the slope sups, while Bar a Vins has an extensive and delicious wine menu in cosy surrounds that threatens to prevent even the most well-intentioned from ever leaving, for late night dancing check out Le Privilege.

If you’re into some live entertainment, Jack’s Bar can always be relied upon to have something other than loungey muzak. These are just three choices out of a huge number of options – partying is very well catered for at Meribel.

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