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  • Ski area

    The Meribel valley offers a vast choice of pistes suited to all standards of skiers and snowboarders. If you are new to skiing don't be intimidated by the vast ski area, Meribel offers beginners the gentle tree-lined runs around the Altiport and there are plenty of challenging runs for intermediate and advanced skiers higher up on the Saulire where there are steeper blues and reds which allow mixed-ability groups to ski in the same area. Meribel itself has a very good snow record as most of the ski area located above 1800m but there are also over 700 snow cannons for lighter snow conditions, the Three Valleys are renowned for their piste maintenance.

    If you want to upgrade your lift pass, accessing the 3 Valleys from Meribel is easy, perfect for ski weekenders with only a few days at your disposal. The 3 Valleys offers over 600kms of pistes with over 150+ lifts and pistes that range from 1260 - 3230m! Cruise the sweeping red and blue runs of Courchevel and ski above the tree line in the snow sure Val Thorens. For practising your slope style there is the Plattières snowpark located above Meribel - Mottaret with its jumps, banks and halfpipes or you could head to the Moonpark in Meribel to try out your freestyling skills on jumps, rails and boxes. Further afield La Tania also has a snow park and Courchevel has a larger dedicated rail park.

    Brides-les-Bains, lower than Meribel itself is also available for those looking for cheaper accommodation and is included on the Meribel local area ski pass.

    The resort

    Meribel needs no introduction. Situated at the heart of the 3 Valleys the pretty resort has proved popular with skiers and snowboarders for many years and gives access to over 600km of pistes. The resort was founded by a Scotsman called Colonel Peter Lindsay in 1938 and has continued to evolve ever since. The resorts popularity is not only due to the extensive skiing but also the attractive chalet style architecture. The resort has managed to retain its Alpine charm and consists of chalet style wood and stone buildings, not a high rise apartment block in sight. 

    There are 3 distinct areas known as Meribel Centre, Meribel Village and Meribel Mottaret. Meribel Centre is the largest and is home to the main shopping area along with the greatest selection of après ski bars and restaurants. Worthy of a mention for those who like to party are Le Rond Point (The Ronnie) and La Folie Douce who both have lively but different après-ski parties. This is often followed by a trip to either the Tavern or Le Pub and then onto O’Sullivan’s which is open until late.


    Top elevation: 3200m

    Resort: 1450m

    Lifts in area: 165

    Pistes: 600kms

    Meribel profile

    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Snowboarding

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    Transfer details

    Transfer Time: From Geneva is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

    Transfer Type: Minibus or Coach

  • We have a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from in Meribel. Take a look at the options below and click for full details and prices

  • Top Tips

    Our top tips for Meribel

    * The local market in Meribel is on Tuesdays and Fridays. It’s worth taking a look for the local cheese alone.

    * After skiing stop by the famous La Folie Douce and enjoy the party atmosphere, from here jump on your skis and catch the party at Ronnies. You won’t stop dancing!

    * If you fancy some time off from skiing, you can always use the outdoor heated swimming pool behind Jacks bar.  

    * Ski down to Meribel Village and enjoy a hot chocolate for elevenses.

    * For the extreme skier – Ski the brand new black run at the top of Saulire, the Couloir Tournier. It is even equipped with cameras so you can be filmed skiing or boarding (or tumbling) down it.

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  • Lessons

    Ski Weekends have teamed up this winter with the excellent Oxygène Ski and Snowboard School in Meribel to offer you access to the best tuition and expert guiding available in the alps.

    Oxygène is a leading family-friendly, English-speaking ski & snowboard school in the French Alps. They offer fantastic lessons for adults and children in Val d’Isere, Belle Plagne, La Plagne, Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires.

    Oxgène ensure their multilingual instructors are fluent in English to provide clear and coherent tuition for all their customers. Poles apart from traditional tuition, their down-to-earth instructors know how to get the most out of every pupil. Whether you’re in a group or private lesson, a complete beginner or seasoned pro, their inspiring teaching techniques makes learning to ski enjoyable and fun.

    Children will love their Magic Fun Factory lessons which will give them confidence on the slopes in a safe and fun environment as they work towards gaining their achievement medals. Lessons can be mornings, full days or afternoons to suit you.  Their Pro Rider groups are aimed at competent teenage skiers with a focus on freestyle, race technique and more.

    Oxygène's adult groups for skiing and snowboarding (for age 13+) are lessons for all abilities from beginners to advanced intermediates. Group sizes are limited to allow you to get great quality individual learning time within your group.

    We recommend that you get in touch directly with our ski school partners, as they will be able to propose the most suitable product for your enquiry and provide you with a quote. Please email [email protected] and one of the team will get back to you for further information and to process your booking. Ski Weekends does not directly sell ski school products.


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