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Méribel Centre

France

About this Resort

Description

The pretty alpine resort of Meribel is at the heart of The Three Valleys which needs little introduction as the world's biggest linked ski region and one of the best ski holiday destinations. It incorporates the resorts of Courchevel (including La Tania), Meribel and Val Thorens and with 169 ski lifts, 600km of pistes, 321 downhill skiing pistes, 1,512 hectares of maintained pistes and over 2100 snow cannons, you can be assured of quality skiing throughout the winter season.

The picturesque and vibrant village of Meribel has a traditional alpine feel, being largely made up of attractive chalet-style buildings in local stone and wood. Meribel has its own extensive ski area that provides easy access to the neighbouring ski resorts offering limitless action and terrain options, for which it is as famed as for its buzzing nightlife. This attractive Savoyard resort has long catered for skiers and boarders of all levels and tastes and has deservedly developed an outstanding reputation for delivering the best of the Alps both on and off the piste.

Snow Record

Thanks to natural qualities (altitude) and regular, ongoing investments in cultured snow production, The Three Valleys area is able to guarantee snow cover from the beginning of December until the end of April over the entire ski area, offering wide ski runs that are maintained nightly by 73 grooming machines. As well as the size, the ski area quality is crucial for skiers and boarders: the snow, maintenance, ease of flow, run quality and grooming, as well as the quality of the ski lifts. That's where the Three Valleys stands out.

The Three Valleys guarantees quality snow cover throughout the season: minimum skiable altitude of 1,300 metres, maximum at 3,230 metres, covering 85% of the ski area above 1,800 metres, 25 accessible summits including 10 over 2,500 metres and over 2,100 snow groomers servicing 1/3 of the ski area.

Massage Me

We’ve partnered with Massage Me, an experienced team of professional massage therapists, to offer you a variety of fantastic treatments. Best of all, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your room as they come to you and turn your accommodation into your own personal spa - now that’s luxury!

Skiing in Resort

Meribel Valley is central to the Three Valleys region, the largest linked ski area in the world. With roughly 150km of pistes, beginners can enjoy the tree-lined runs around the Altiport whilst leisurely skiers can take pleasure in the flattering boulevard pistes flanked by gourmet restaurants. There are plenty of challenging runs for intermediate and advanced skiers; higher up on the Saulire are steeper blues and reds which allow mixed-ability groups to ski in the same area. Over on the western (Tougnete) side of the valley is another good mixture of blues, reds and blacks. Meanwhile the notorious Courchevel couloirs over the ridge from Meribel and the Chanrossa bumps will keep even the most expert skier occupied. The Three Valleys also has vast off-piste terrain to tempt powder addicts looking to carve their tracks in deep, virgin snow surrounded by stunning alpine scenery.

Meribel benefits from a slightly more sheltered setting than its surrounding resort counterparts, resulting in calmer weather conditions which is perfect to enjoy the vast amount of pistes that lead back into the resort. For the braver skiiers and riders be sure to check out the world famous DC43 Park for some serious jumps, challenging rails, boxes and of course a halfpipe.

There are many cross-country trails to explore across 33km in the surrounds of beautiful alpine scenery and you can also roam The Three Valleys on foot, hiking along the marked trails, or using the pedestrian ski lift passes with many trails created and regularly maintained especially for snowshoeing.

Meribel is part of the world's largest ski area, The Three Valleys, which is composed of 327 marked alpine ski runs with 17% of green slopes, 39% of blue, 33% of red and 11% black. A ski area designed as much for seasoned skiers as it is for beginners and children. Plus everyone can enjoy the 42 fun zones and 9 toboggans run.

Après Ski

Meribel is world famous for its apres ski, with a vast selection of bars and nightclubs to choose from there really is a bar for everyone. If you are looking for a world class party be sure to head to La Folie Douce on the mountain followed by a stint down O'Sullivans bar and nightclub to really get that blood pumping (along with the music!) or if you fancy a quieter beverage in the incredible setting the Meribel valley offers try Evolution Bar, Cafe and Brasserie for a great coffee, fresh cocktail or even a bite to eat!

Apres isn't always about the bars though, Meribel plays host to a whole heap of activities and apres adventures. Why not try one of the many spas dotted all over Meribel or head over to the Olympic pool and ice rink for a quick dip or cheeky skate. Should none of that tickle your fancy why not go for a couple of rounds of bowling or a pilates or yoga session, Meribel has it all!

Resort Suitability

Families & Kids
Groups
Non-Skiers
Apres & Night Life
Atmosphere
Shopping
Suitability by Skiing Ability
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Snowboard

Resort Factfile

1450m Altitude
630km Ski Area
3600m Longest Run
2952m Highest Lift
59 Total Lifts
0 Gondolas
18 Chair Lifts
25 Drag Lifts
74 Pistes
9 Black
21 Red
33 Blue
11 Green

Average Transfer Times

Lyon Arrival Airport
3 hours Transfer Time
200 km Transfer Distance

Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Extras

Ski Equipment From £57
Snowboard Hire From £77
Ski School From £254
Lift Passes From £181
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£50

Bringing Own Equipment : Carriage Ski/Snowboard (6 days)

£204

Lift Pass : Meribel Valley Local Pass (6 days)

Valid for Meribel & Brides-les-bains Ski Areas.

£684

Lift Pass : Meribel Valley Local Pass Family Bundle (6 days)

Buy 2 Adult Local Passes and 2 Child Local Passes for Children Under 18 and SAVE big!

Valid for Meribel & Brides-les-bains Ski Areas.

£192

Lift Pass : Meribel Valley Senior Local Pass (6 days)

Valid for Meribel & Brides-les-bains Ski Areas. Age 65+.

£242

Lift Pass : Three Valleys Area Pass (6 days)

Valid for Courchevel La Tania Meribel Brides-les-bains Les Menuires Saint Martin De Belleville Val Thorens & Orelle Ski Areas.

£817

Lift Pass : Three Valleys Area Pass Family Bundle (6 days)

Buy 2 Adult Area Passes and 2 Child Area Passes for Children Under 18 and SAVE big!

Valid for Courchevel La Tania Meribel Brides-les-bains Les Menuires Saint Martin De Belleville Val Thorens & Orelle Ski Areas.

£230

Lift Pass : Three Valleys Senior Area Pass (6 days)

Valid for Courchevel La Tania Meribel Brides-les-bains Les Menuires Saint Martin De Belleville Val Thorens & Orelle Ski Areas. Age 65+.

£254

School : Beginner Ski School (6 days)

For those who can already snowplough and are starting to bring skis together to parallel turn you will progress well with Oxygène in a small group with great quality teaching from a dynamic team of English speaking instructors who make learning fun for all. With 3 hours every morning from Sun to Fri you will be whizzing down the slopes confidently by the end of the week. In busy season clients may be switched to afternoon school.

Kids lessons includes 1 full day skiing on Friday with lunch included.

£254

School : Beginner Snowboard School (6 days)

Suitable for those discovering the thrills of snowboarding primarily on green and blue slopes. Generally runs in the morning from Sun to Fri. In busy season clients may be switched to afternoon school. Oxygène Ski School offer small group sizes, great quality teaching and instruction from a dynamic team of English speaking instructors, making sure both young and old enjoy learning.

£254

School : First Time Ski School (6 days)

Never skied? Then discover the joys of skiing with Oxygène in a small group with great quality teaching from a dynamic team of English speaking instructors who make learning fun for all. With 3 hours every morning from Sun to Fri you will be skiing confidently by the end of the week. In busy season clients may be switched to afternoon school.

Kids lessons includes 1 full day skiing on Friday with lunch included.

£254

School : First Time Snowboard School (6 days)

Suitable for first timers. Generally runs in the morning from Sun to Fri. In busy season clients may be switched to afternoon school. Oxygène Ski School offer small group sizes, great quality teaching and instruction from a dynamic team of English speaking instructors, making sure both young and old enjoy learning.

£254

School : Intermediate Ski School (6 days)

If you can do simple parallel turns on blues and reds then move to the next level with Oxygène in a small group with great quality teaching from a dynamic team of English speaking instructors who make learning fun for all. With 3 hours every morning from Sun to Fri you will be riding like a pro by the end of the week. In busy season clients may be switched to afternoon school.

Kids lessons includes 1 full day skiing on Friday with lunch included.

£254

School : Intermediate Snowboard School (6 days)

Suitable for those discovering the thrills of snowboarding primarily on blue and red slopes. Generally runs in the morning from Sun to Fri. In busy season clients may be switched to afternoon school.Oxygène Ski School offer small group sizes, great quality teaching and instruction from a dynamic team of English speaking instructors, making sure both young and old enjoy learning.

£112

Ski Stuff : Advanced Skis (6 days)

The Advanced category is for experienced demanding skiers looking to maximize their fun. For this category we have selected the year's best skis for every terrain both on-slope and off.

£140

Ski Stuff : Advanced Skis and Boots (6 days)

The Advanced category is for experienced demanding skiers looking to maximize their fun. For this category we have selected the year's best skis for every terrain both on-slope and off. Includes Boots.

£77

Ski Stuff : Beginner Skis (6 days)

Perfect for those discovering the thrills of skiing for the first time or primarily on green and blue slopes. In this category, we offer skis that are manageable and reliable, even on hard snow that help you make progress while having fun.

£101

Ski Stuff : Beginner Skis and Boots (6 days)

Perfect for those discovering the thrills of skiing for the first time or primarily on green and blue slopes. In this category, we offer skis that are manageable and reliable, even on hard snow that help you make progress while having fun. Includes Boots.

£57

Ski Stuff : Economy Skis (6 days)

Suitable for all abilities. The most affordable way to get on the slopes.

£83

Ski Stuff : Economy Skis and Boots (6 days)

Suitable for all abilities. The most affordable way to get on the slopes. Includes Boots.

£27

Ski Stuff : Helmet (6 days)

Strongly recommended for all abilities.

£86

Ski Stuff : Intermediate Skis (6 days)

Suitable for skiers at home on all types of slopes and snow. In this category we offer comfortable high-performance skis that guarantee stability and grip even at full speed.

£115

Ski Stuff : Intermediate Skis and Boots (6 days)

Suitable for skiers at home on all types of slopes and snow. In this category we offer comfortable high-performance skis that guarantee stability and grip even at full speed. Includes Boots.

£77

Snowboard Stuff : Economy Snowboard (6 days)

Suitable for all abilities. The most affordable way to get on the slopes.

£101

Snowboard Stuff : Economy Snowboard and Boots (6 days)

Suitable for all abilities. The most affordable way to get on the slopes. Includes Boots.

£86

Snowboard Stuff : Premium Snowboard (6 days)

The Premium category is for snowboarders at home on all types of slopes and all types of snow. We offer comfortable high-performance boards to let you ride effortlessly and confidently.

£115

Snowboard Stuff : Premium Snowboard and Boots (6 days)

The Premium category is for snowboarders at home on all types of slopes and all types of snow. We offer comfortable high-performance boards to let you ride effortlessly and confidently. Includes Boots.

£31

Travel Insurance : Winter Sports Travel Insurance - 1 week

This comprehensive platinum travel insurance policy also covers winter sports and can be booked by anybody up to and including 65 years old. This policy is sold on the basis that you are healthy with no existing medical conditions. Please click here for full policy details and see the important notice on page 1. Child/Infant policy only valid where at least 1 adult policy is taken per booking

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