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Meribel Ski Resort, France

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Key Features

  • Good for après
  • Large ski area
  • Groups
  • Activities for non-skiers
  • High resort - snow sure
  • Families

"Nestled in the centre of the Three Valleys, Méribel is a skier’s paradise renowned for its incredible location and traditional Alpine chalet-style buildings. There are lots of lively bars and restaurants, including the famous Folie Douce."

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Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1850m, 6069ft
  • Highest lift: 2950m, 9678ft
  • No. of lifts: 169
  • Guide lift pass price: £265
  • No. of slopes: 336
  • Total piste: 600km
  • Eurostar : Yes
  • Transfer times:

    Geneva: 3hrs

    Grenoble: 3hrs 30mins


Overview of Meribel

Skiworld Team In-Resort- We have a Skiworld team based in this resort who are there from the moment you arrive until you depart to make sure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly. As well as having their contact details should you need them, they will be in contact with you during your stay to help with anything you may need and to make sure that you get the most from your ski holiday with us.

Skiworld Team In-Resort- We have a Skiworld team based in this resort who are there from the moment you arrive until you depart to make sure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly. As well as having their contact details should you need them, they will be in contact with you during your stay to help with anything you may need and to make sure that you get the most from your ski holiday with us.

Meribel ski resort is the convivial warm heart of the legendary Three Valleys ski area. The resort makes for a perfect base to explore these world-class mountains, but also holds its own in the big leagues of must-ski destinations.

Chances are you will already know Meribel skiing, the British legacy here runs deep. The resort was conceived by Colonel Peter Lindsay in 1938 and is a prime example of a well-planned purpose-built ski resort thanks to strict building regulations and a solid and ongoing investment in its mountain infrastructure and eco-credentials. Add to this the array of après-ski activities and the fantastic nightlife and you may find yourself gravitating back to this resort year after year – and you wouldn’t be alone.

The resort is made up of 4 villages: the old village of Les Allues, the quieter ski chalets of Meribel Village, Meribel Centre and ski-in/ski-out Mottaret which is 4km up the hill. Meribel Centre is the resort’s main hub and from here you'll find roads lined with chalets, beautifully constructed solely of the local stone, wood and slate. All the villages are linked by a free efficient bus service (no need even for a lift pass) as well as well-maintained pavements and footpaths. Accommodation in Meribel consists of ski chaletsbeautiful ski apartments and hotels. Therefore you'll find both catered and self-catered options available.

The 150km of pistes in Meribel are accessed by a world-record-breaking system of high-capacity gondolas that gets more skiers up the hill quicker than any other ski resort.

Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Meribel ski holiday.

3 Things We Love About Meribel

  1. Les Trois Vallées – Méribel makes up one-third of Les Trois Vallées (The 3 Valleys) and with 600km of pistes, it’s the largest ski area in the world. Méribel is situated in the middle, with Courchevel and Val Thorens either side, which means there is certainly enough skiing for the week.
  2. The Village Feel – Unlike many French resorts, Méribel doesn’t have towering hotels or apartment blocks. The resort is made up of chalets or chalet hotels, which give it have a lovely village feel.
  3. The Après-Ski – Voted one of the best après resorts in France, Méribel definitely has a lot of options when it comes to dancing to live music after skiing. 

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    Ski hire in Meribel

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Beginner Intermediate Advanced
    Adult   (13+ yrs) Skis | Poles £158 £185 £220
    Ski | Poles | Boots £174 £216 £275
    Snowboard £158 £185 £220
    Snowboard | Boots £174 £202 £275
    Child   (4-12 yrs) Skis | Poles £114
    Ski | Poles | Boots £125
    Snowboard £114
    Snowboard | Boots £125

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      To get the very best value for your money it's best to pre-book your equipment hire with Skiworld before your holiday as we have not only secured the best prices but selected specific shops close to your accommodation.

      1. Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.
      2. Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation within easy reach of ski hire shops for your convenience.
      3. Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have fully trained technicians on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.
      4. Exchange Service - Equipment changes are sometimes possible, depending on resort and ski hire supplier. In case of problems with your hire, you may be able to swap the model of your equipment or swap between skis or board during your ski holiday, often providing they are in the same quality level (e.g. advanced)
      5. Skiworld Support - We have staff in all resorts where there are Skiworld chalets, plus our team in London contactable via our 24-hour helpline, email or live chat should you need any help with your ski hire booking, when booked with us.
      6. Expert Advice - Before you travel, you can talk to one of our Ski Specialists about the amount of skiing you've done and the type of skiing you're looking to do, and they'll be happy to recommend your appropriate level of ski hire.
      7. Easy to Upgrade - Easy to Upgrade - If you wish to upgrade the level of your equipment and boot hire before you travel, just give us a call on 0330 102 8004

      Beginner Skis

      You don't have to be a skiing expert to enjoy the slopes. We offer a diverse range of skis designed for beginners, perfect for easy green and blue runs. These skis are ideal for exploring the slopes with gear that prioritises safety and user-friendliness.

      Beginner Snowboards

      For novices or inexperienced snowboarders is possible to select materials from our range of beginner-friendly snowboards tailored for easy green and blue runs. These boards are safe and easy to use, making them ideal for those just starting out on the mountainside.

      Intermediate Skis

      If you are looking to enhance your skills, you should explore our selection of intermediate skis. These skis provide a balanced compromise between forgiving beginner-level skiing and advanced downhill performance. Hit the slopes equipped with models that are both comfortable and enable you to maximise your enjoyment of varied ski terrain.

      Intermediate Snowboards

      Ready to take your snowboarding skills to the next level? Delve into our assortment of intermediate snowboards. Offering a balanced blend between forgiving beginner boards and advanced performance, these snowboards equip you with comfort and control to maximize your enjoyment of the terrain.

      Advanced Skis

      Choosing advanced skis is perfect if you are enthusiastic about mastering any slope. They can enhance and improve your technical skills, enabling you to fully enjoy your time on the snow. Embracing the slopes with advanced materials will ensure exhilarating and high-performance ski adventures.

      Advanced Snowboards

      If you're eager to conquer any slope, consider opting for advanced snowboards. Designed to enhance your technical prowess, these boards ensure you fully immerse yourself in the snowboarding experience. Discover the mountains with expert materials for an exhilarating and superior snowboarding experience.

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      Lift passes in Meribel

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Local Area Pass Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-75 yrs) £278 £309
      Adult   (13-64 yrs) £309 £344
      Child   (5-12 yrs) £247 £275
      Family   £247 £275

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Ski lessons in Meribel

        What level do you need?

        • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
        • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
        • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
        • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

        We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

        • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
        • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
        • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
        • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
        • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

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