Meribel is in the middle of the Three Valleys vast ski area with over 600km of pistes and so is ideally placed for you to explore the whole area. It’s also a very pretty resort with the buildings mainly being low rise and there is a great choice of activities for both skiers and non-skiers. Meribel has a good snow record and its nightlife is one of the best, if not the best, in the French Alps. Our chalet in Meribel is in a great location being just a few hundred metres away from O’ Sullivans bar with its live music and a short walk away from all the other bars and restaurants in the village of Meribel itself and a very short bus ride away from the main skiing area.
The whole of the Three Valleys' ski area includes the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, which are all linked by a vast network of lifts, mainly chairs and Telecabines / Cable cars. From Meribel, the Valley of Courchevel is easily accessible via the Saulire bubble or the Col de Loze chair and you can ski to Val Thorens very quickly ending the day in one of the bars on the mountain such as La Folie Douce
The resort is good for all level of skiers and snowboarders with over 50 runs for beginners, over a 200 red and blue runs for intermediates together with 27 black runs for advanced and expert skiers, including the difficult couloirs such as the Grand Couloir on the Courchevel side of the mountain. The runs are well groomed overnight but there are always some moguls somewhere and of course there is lots of off piste skiing off the slopes of La Masse and Mont Vallon.
The highest peak in the Three Valleys is at 3300m and the vast majority of runs are over 1800m, which assures you excellent skiing throughout the winter. Meribel has a large snow cannon network which ensures good cover until late in the season. Throughout the entire Three Valleys there is an excellent lift system which is constantly being updated and queues are now rare. For those that like lunch on the mountain there is a great variety of place to eat for all budgets.
There are two snow parks in the Meribel valley. The Moon Park can be found next to the Arpasson drag lift and another located above Mottaret.
Things to do
There are lots of things to do in Merible and the surrounding area, please ask our chalet hosts for more details of the best bars and restaurants but there is a list of some of our favourite activities
The swimming pool is located in the Olympic Centre at La Chaudanne.
There are lots of trails in the area and you can go by yourself or with a guide
The bowling alley is within the Olympic Centre at La Chaudanne. There are 6 lanes as well as pool tables, a games arcade and air hockey.
The ice rink in Meribel is located in the Olympic Centre at La Chaudanne.
The cinema is part of the Cimes shopping complex and shows films in English
This can be done from various locations including the top of Saulire or Col de Loze
This is a great activity that can be booked and well worth trying out if you have not done this before
Sightseeing plane trip
For great views try a good value plane rides. Planes carry up to 3 passengers and depart from the Altiport in Meribel.
To book any of our wonderful properties you can either book online, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org (we can call you back to sort out the booking) or we can take your booking over the phone on 0151 625 1921
When booking one of our catered chalets in Meribel we take a non-refundable deposit of £150 per person.
We can take payment in £ Sterling or in Euro:
· If paying by £ then this can be done online or over the phone with a credit/debit card
· If paying in Euro we will need to take payment over the phone
We also accept UK and French cheques and UK and Euro bank transfers. If booking within 10 weeks of departure then the full amount is payable immediately. If paying with a credit card there is a 2% extra charge
The final payment is required a minimum of 8 weeks before departure.
Our catered ski chalets in Meribel are within easy reach of four different airports - Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon (around 2.5 hours) and Chambery (around 1.5 hours). Journey times are estimated and are likley to increase during the peak periods. All airports mentioned have fantastic links from the UK and some of the airlines which operate include British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Swiss etc.
Onward Travel from the Airports
We are pleased to be able to offer a transfer service, this is complimentary for our catered chalets
Car hire is often a cheap way of getting to the resort if there are only a small number of you.It's an easy drive from all of the airports, largely being motorway. If you are planning car hire yourself, it is recommended to pick up your vehicle from the Swiss side of the airport as hire cars already have the Swiss motorway
Cars hired in Switzerland will also come with snow tyres already fitted because they are a mandatory requirement, unlike in France. Cars hired in Switzerland are also likely to come equiped with snow chains. Wherever you hire your vehicle from, its worth making sure that snow chains are pre-booked as a matter of saefty.
Please note that whilst traveling in the Alps snow chains are mandatory from December to April and you can be fined and denied access to the mountains if you do not have them.
You can reach our resorts by bus Geneva airports. Pre-booking of the buses is advised (but is essential during the busy periods), please see the following web sites for more information and on line bookings: www.alpski-bus.com and www.altibus.com. To get from Chambery airport this company operates a shuttle service www.mobisavoie.fr
Driving from the UK
Our chalets are approximately 600 miles from Calais, which is about a nine-hour drive (at peak times this may be much longer). It's an easy drive, being largely motorways, but you might well want to take your time and enjoy the French countryside too.
To get across the English Channel there are plenty of ferry services, plus the Eurotunnel. If you want to take a more leisurely drive down there are ample opportunities to stop off in scenic and interesting tourist spots.
You can travel directly via Eurostar or on the combined (and cheaper) Eurostar and TGV services directly from Paris and you can get a taxi from Moutier to our chalets in Meribel - we provide transfers to and from Moutiers for our catered chalets