Village Heights -
Meribel Centre: 1450m
Meribel Mottaret: 1750m
Meribel Village: 1400m
Meribel Les Allues: 1100m
Highest Point: 3266m
Longest Run: 12km (La Vanoise)
Total ski area: 600km
Cost Indicator: 4/5
❄️La Folie Douce
❄️Lodge du Village
Ski Holidays In Méribel
Méribel is a wonderful ski destination, close to Courchevel, Val Thorens and La Tania and part of the biggest and best ski area in the world Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys).
This resort is a very lively place with a great atmosphere, that attracts an eclectic mix of people that are all there to have a good time. A combination that makes Méribel a great place to stay and the apres ski particularly good. The fact that the resort is regarded as a luxury destination also means that it is a great place for boutiques and shopping.
Skiing In Méribel
If you have young children, Méribel is a surprisingly good destination. In 2015/16, two new beginner’s areas were opened in the at Méribel-Mottaret area, so you get access to the very best learning experience.
For intermediate skiers Méribel is great, there is a good selection of green, blue and red runs available in and around the village. If you buy The 3 Valleys lift pass you also get access to 329 runs that cover 600kms. You can also enjoy the area’s 130kms of cross-country trails. The off piste skiing is particularly good here, there is a range of powder ski runs to enjoy including some that are ideal for those who have never skied in this way before. Many of the ski schools in the area offer off piste lessons for those intermediate skiers who want to take the next step and learn new skills.
The Moonpark offers snowboarders of all levels the chance to enjoy their sport. For those looking for a bit more of a challenge the DC Area 43 Park is also available. This terrain run is 1,200m long, and includes airbags, rails and a great mini-skate ramp. For children, there is the P’tit Moon snowpark, which provides a mini boardercross experience. If you want to try something different, the Freakstyle classes offered by the Magic in Motion ski school are well worth trying. If you are a bit more adventurous, there is powder skiing and heli-skiing available to try.
Accommodation In Méribel
Our recommended accommodation options in Meribel are as follows -
Recently opened in 2019, the 5* L'Hevana residence offer luxurious, self catering apartments in the heart of Meribel Centre. A particular highlight of this residence is the spa area with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna and hammam.
Les Ravines offers great value, 3* self catering apartments in the centre of Meribel Centre. It's an ideal option for those looking to visit a world class resort on a budget.
This residence offers comfortable 4* self catering apartments in the peaceful area of Meribel Village. It's got a lovely spa area with an indoor pool, sauna and hammam.
Apres Ski In Méribel
If you enjoy the après ski as much as the skiing, Méribel would always be a great choice, you will never be short of something to do in this resort. Whether you are looking for fine dining or cocktails or to watch the match or to have a dance in a nightclub, you can do it all in Méribel.
The famous La Folie Douce is a popular afternoon destination after you have had enough of skiing for the day. Le Rond Point is the place to go if you want live music and a party atmosphere. Elsewhere for sports fans, Jack’s is the place to hang out.
The majority of the most popular restaurants in Méribel are on the expensive side, which reflects the fact that it is still a luxury resort. Amongst the best are La Briz Olee, which serves French cuisine and Le Clos Bernard that is famous for it’s European meals. For simpler meals and pub food the Evolution Bar and Scott’s Bar are good places to check out.
As already mentioned Méribel is great for those who love to shop. Many of the resorts shops sell designer labels, but there is still plenty available for those who are on tighter budgets. The twice-weekly market is particularly popular, and well worth a visit if you get the chance.
Even if you are a non-skier, you can still enjoy yourself in Méribel, there is just so much to do. The Olympic sports centre offers ten pin bowling, a climbing wall, ice skating and a beautiful swimming pool. You could possibly buy a pedestrian lift pass and take a winter walk up in the mountains.
Transfers To Méribel
Ben’s Bus offers shared Meribel Airport Transfers and are almost certainly the cheapest way of getting from the airport to Meribel.
Alternatively, private transfers are an option, they tend to be more expensive but you get a door to door service and there's no waiting around at the airport. For groups of 8 (which is the sweet spot for minibus transfers) it wouldn't be too different in price to shared.