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.
This season you can look forward to quite a few new additions across the Three Valleys.
In Meribel, two new red runs will open in the Roc de Fer area. This area has mostly been blue runs in the past and now experienced skiers can enjoy the new Gypaete and Daguet pistes, accessed by the existing Cherferie and Olympic lifts. There are also new snow canons on four Meribel runs as the investment for the World Alpine Ski Championships in 2023 continues.
The Saint Martin 1 gondola has been upgraded to increase capacity by 30%, (up to 2400 people per hour), whilst the Le Praz Gondola, linking Le Praz to Courchevel 1850 has had €15 million spent on it. This now seats 10 people (previously four) and the journey time is now just six minutes.
Access from Courchevel 1550 (Courchevel Village) will improve further with the addition of the new 4-seater Grandes Combes chairlift. This will link the new 4-star Hôtel L’Écrin Blanc in Courchevel Village to Courchevel 1850. A new kilometre long blue run will return skiers to the site.
The Creux Noirs area in Courchevel has been redesigned for this season, This regenerated high-altitude sector gives access to some legendary off-piste areas and offers an incredible panoramic view. The black run and two red runs will be left ungroomed during the winter which will allow unlimited and secure off-piste skiing on powder days and give your legs a workout on these incredible natural pistes. There is a new 350m drag lift and 18 fewer pylons to avoid!
There is also a new funslope opening in Orelle this winter with a new skicross circuit that is accessible from the Peyron chairlift.
Most importantly though, Jack’s bar returns to Meribel this season, in a new location near the Parc Olympique!
Meribel has so much to offer families both on and off the snow. At the Parc Olympic you will find the pool, ice skating rink and climbing wall, perfect activities for after a busy day on the slopes. This season why not visit the Inuit Village at the Altiport to build igloos, have snowball fights, play golf on snow and even meet a musher and his sled dogs. Take fun photos of your group in the giant picture frames scattered around the resort or head to the newly named Elements Park, which was the previous Moon Park to learn some freestyle!
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, beautiful walks and guided snow shoe outings through the altiport 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 indulge yourself. Many of the luxury hotels offer spa facilities and beauty treatments, or request a visit of a therapist to your chalet for the ultimate treat. Meribel centre offers the charm and traditional atmosphere of an alpine village with a good selection of shops, cafes and bars. Some of the best apres-ski in the alps can be found in Meribel with many bars featuring live music and a great atmosphere! If shopping is more your thing a market can also be found in Meribel centre each Tuesday & Friday. Our team in Meribel are always happy advise about what is on in Meribel during your stay and what après-ski activities you can look forward to.