Meribel is a picture-perfect resort well known for its superb central location in the Three Valleys, the world’s largest ski area. The resort has something for everyone with its authentic village charm, vibrant après-ski atmosphere and an impressive 600km of slopes to roam right on its doorstep.
Meribel is a top destination for skiers of all abilities. There are children’s slopes in two dedicated beginners’ areas with free lifts and easy green runs that lead into the resort, such as the Truite, which is a scenic run through the trees for those still settling into their skis. Intermediate skiers will love the well-groomed wide red and blue slopes, as well as the numerous black runs and off-piste, including the legendary Couloir Tournier, for those looking for a serious challenge. Adrenaline seekers will love the Snow Park where you can perfect your jumps or practise your freestyle skills. There are also 8 fun zones for the family to enjoy. As a part of the Three Valleys, skiers in Meribel can easily drop into Courchevel and Val Thorens to experience more of the 600km of runs on offer.
Meribel has plenty more to offer off the slopes. The Olympic Park is a leisure complex with a spa, ice rink, climbing wall, swimming pool and fitness centre. There are also a number of winter activities to choose from, including dog sledding, paragliding, igloo building, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Mission Black Forest is a 3.4km toboggan run that descends 470m and is a great activity for older children and adults alike, with forest passages and lots of twists and turns. Himalaya is another toboggan run open at night so you can take in the spectacular views of the resort.
Bars & Restaurants
Famous for its après-ski scene, Meribel is one of the most vibrant resorts in the Alps. There is a wealth of clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from, such as the iconic La Folie Douce and the more casual Le Rond Point, affectionately known locally as ‘Ronnie’. Be sure to check out the fairytale-like Clos Bernard, set in a clearing in the forest, with horse-drawn sleigh rides from the nearest road. Meribel is also home to a gourmet Indian restaurant, Tsaretta Spice, which can be a nice alternative from the heavy local cuisine. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, Savoyard specialities or affordable meals and quick bites, Meribel has something for everyone.