Meribel, in the heart of the Three Valleys
Situated in the heart of the world’s largest ski area, Meribel’s reputation has been built on its extensive choice of pistes and breath-taking scenery. This charming alpine resort spans the mountainside, with its lift system stretching up to an altitude of 2952 metres.
The highly efficient Three Valleys' lift system, consists of over 200 ski lifts, connecting eight resorts, so the vast choice of pistes will offer you something new every day. You are sure to find a suitable area, no matter what your ability. Gentle beginners ski slopes line the lower valleys and more challenging blue, red and black runs can be found at the higher altitudes with dramatic views of the surrounding mountains.
In the Three Valleys area you will find:
- 600km of piste in the Three Valleys area and 7 black runs, 23 red runs, 34 blue runs, 9 green runs & 31.5 km of cross country runs just in the Meribel valley
- with over 1250 snow canons you are guaranteed snow throughout the season
- two snowboard parks with half pipes, quarter pipes and a variety of jumps
- 85% of the ski area above 1800 metres
- a great choice of mountain restaurants with spectacular views offering delicious lunch menus, snacks and apres ski
What's new in Meribel & The Three Valleys for 2014/15?
Each summer Meribel and the other resorts in the Three Valleys work hard to ensure that improvemts are made to the lifts and ski area. This season those coming to stay in The Three Valleys will benefit from a whole host of changes and additions which will allow skiers and boarders access to the slopes even more quickly. With millions of euros spent each year we really do get great value from our lift passes.
In Meribel the main change is the Loze Express chair lift. The old 4 seater chair has now been replaced with a high speed 6 seater chair which will only take 6 minutes to travel to the top! This will be a much quicker way over to the Loze side of Courchevel and La Tania ski areas and is an ideal way for intermediates to access the lovely tree lined runs.
The blue run on the Roc ce Fer has been re shaped and snow cannons added. This will be a great spot to watch the Alpine World Cup skiing finals which Meribel is hosting during 18-22 March 2015. The resort will provide the perfect back drop for such an amazing event and any one on holiday or staying in Meribel can expect to see the best in the world skiing the Roc de Fer area.
In our neighbouring resort of Courchevel lots of work has been achieved over the summer. In Le Praz the old Foret bubble lift has now been replaced by a 6 seater fast chair lift which will give access to the Bouc Blanc chairlift and Dou de Lanches chair lift which people generally use when returning to the Meribel valley. In the Moriond area of Courchevel ( better know as 1650 to most of us) the Aiguille du Fruit and Gravelles chair lifts have been replacd by one high speed 6 seaster chair lift called Aiguille du Fruit. This will make the return from the slopes of the Moriond area much quicker and improve the connections in the Courchevel valley.
Over in Val Thorens the 4 seater Portetta lift has been replaced by a 6 seater fast chair lift with a capacity to carry 3300 people per hour. In the Caron sector the Plan de L'eau chair will now carry 6 people and provide a longer run down as the verticle drop has increased. In Les Menuires additional snow cannons have been installed in the La Masse area and a new run 'La Bouqetin' created.
What Meribel has to offer off the slopes...
Meribel is one of the prettiest villages in the Three Valleys and offers plenty of alternatives to skiing and snowboarding, such as horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding through the forest, paragliding, ice-skating and snow mobile hire.
For those wanting to relax and enjoy some pampering the swimming pool & spa area at the 'parc olympic' provide the perfect place to endulge yourself. Many of the luxury hotels offer spa facilities and beauty treatments, so if this is what you are looking for please contact our Meribel office for more details. Meribel centre offers the charm and traditional atmosphere of an alpine village with a good selection of shops, cafes and apres ski bars. A bi-weekly market can also be found in Meribel centre.
Please contact our Meribel office for any further information about what's on in Meribel during your stay or booking apres ski activities.
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