Meribel Ski Resort
The heart of the 3 Vallees
Meribel Ski Area
Meribel offers an extensive choice of terrain and breathtaking scenery
Situated in the heart of the world’s largest ski area, Meribel is a charming traditional alpine resort that spans the mountainside up to an altitude of 2952 metres.
It’s lift system is modern and continually being improved, with 14 gondola lifts and 18 chairlifts access to the neighbouring resorts of Courchevel, la Tania, Val Thorens and Les Menuires is easy, making Méribel the ideal base from which the explore over 600km of piste and unlimited off-piste.
Try Something Different
Snowboarders and skiers who prefer to fly high and ride rails will discover two fabulous snow parks in Meribel. Both parks have been designed to cater for both beginner and advanced freestylers.
Both parks have been fitted with free video cameras so that you can record your run. The camera’s are activated by simply swiping your lift pass cover the camera’s sensor. On the fourth beep begin your run, at the bottom of the run swipe your pass again and watch a play back of your run on the screen or watch it online and download it to share with your friends.
For those who fancy a change from classic alpine skiing, cross country is an ideal way to improve your physical condition or simply to discover the wonders and tranquility of the mountains.
In Méribel, Courchevel and La Tania cross-country skiers will find 90km (55 miles) of marked trails ranging from green and blue for beginners, up to red for advanced nordic skiers. The cross-country ski area within the Meribel valley covers a distance of 33km and is set in two magnificent area’s, Lac de Tueda and the Altiport Forest area.
Both classic and skating forms of the sport are accommodated, usually side by side. The trails are free to use and you can pick up a guide booklet and map from the Tourist Offices. Pistes are maintained each night and walkers are requested not to use the marked trails. The ESF (French Ski School) offers private or group lessons in cross country skiing in both Meribel and Mottaret.
Taste the beauty of snowshoeing with the ESF half day and full day options. Discover peace and solitude that most skiers never see whilst exploring the Vanoise National Park. Snowshoeing is a great activity for non-skiers or for skiers who want to see the world at a different pace.