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Your Ultimate Guide to Méribel Resort and Exquisite Ski Accommodation

Welcome to Méribel
Experience the allure of Méribel Ski Resort – a haven cherished by British skiers and snowboarders not just for its impeccable slopes, but also for its enchanting luxury chalets, vibrant après-ski scene, and world-class amenities. Discover the epitome of alpine elegance in this picturesque French village.

Unrivalled Skiing Experience
Méribel is seamlessly connected by lifts and pistes to prestigious destinations like Brides-Les-Bains, Courchevel, La Tania, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, St Martin de Belleville, and Orelle, forming what is hailed as the world’s largest ski area. Embark on an adventure across more than 600km of meticulously groomed pistes, promising exhilarating moments on the snow.

A Rich History of Charm
The story of Méribel traces back to 1938, when British army officer Peter Lindsay laid the foundations for what would become a premier ski destination. Despite the tumultuous times, Lindsay’s vision persevered, resulting in the timeless charm reflected in Méribel’s architecture – a harmonious blend of timber, stone, and double-pitched roofs, reminiscent of classic Alpine elegance.

A Tapestry of Elevations
From the tranquil valleys of Brides Les Bains to the panoramic vistas of Méribel-Mottaret, each corner of Méribel offers its own unique charm. Nestled amidst these scenic wonders are luxurious ski chalets, meticulously positioned to capture breathtaking views and bask in the warmth of the afternoon sun.

Your Gateway to Alpine Splendor
Indulge in the ultimate ski getaway with our curated collection of Luxury Méribel Ski Chalets. Whether you seek a cozy retreat for two or a lavish haven for the entire family, we offer an array of accommodations tailored to elevate your alpine experience.

Méribel Tourist Office

Meribel Ski resort Video

Location of Méribel: Situated in the heart of the expansive Three Valleys ski area, Méribel is nestled within the renowned Les Trois Vallées ski region in the Savoie region of France.

How to Get to Méribel:


The accessibility of Méribel depends on your chosen mode of transport:

By Air:

  • Most Alpine holidaymakers opt for flights to Geneva or Lyon airports.
  • For expedited travel, consider flying into Chambéry, where transfer times by land are significantly reduced. Chambéry is approximately 94.5 km away, with a travel time of about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Alternatively, affluent travelers or business professionals may choose to fly directly to Méribel Altiport. This exclusive airport accommodates helicopters and small planes only, catering to those seeking a swift and luxurious travel experience. The altiport features a 406m long, 15m wide bitumen track with an average gradient of 11%.

By Land:

  • Nearest Airports:
    • Chambéry: Approximately 94.5 km away, with a travel time of about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
    • Grenoble: Approximately 124 km away, with a travel time of about 1 hour and 35 minutes.
    • Lyon-Saint Exupéry: Approximately 180 km away, with a travel time of about 2 hours.
    • Geneva (fastest route): Approximately 131 km away, with a travel time of about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

By Train:

  • Nearest Train Station: Moutiers, located 18 km away from Méribel, with a travel time of approximately 30 minutes. Regular buses operate from the station, providing convenient transportation to Méribel.

Ski Area & Runs of Méribel Ski Resort:

Important Ski Resort Stats for Méribel:

  • Piste Guide: Méribel boasts a diverse range of pistes, including 51 green pistes, 132 blues, 106 reds, and 32 black pistes.
  • Pistes: Offering a total of 600km of pistes, Méribel alone presents 150 km of thrilling runs.
  • Resort Altitude: Situated between 1400m and 1700m, with skiing altitudes ranging from 1260m to 3230m.
  • Region & Country: Nestled within the renowned Three Valleys region in France.

Ski Areas, Runs, and Off-Piste: Who is Best for?

Méribel for Different Skill Levels:

  • Beginners: With free lifts in the center of Méribel Mottaret and beginner-friendly areas like Blanchot, Foret, and Rhodos at the Altiport, Méribel offers an ideal learning environment.
  • Intermediate Skiers: Intermediate skiers will find themselves in paradise amidst a variety of runs such as Biche, Boulevard De La Loze, and Niverolle, offering breathtaking views and thrilling descents.
  • Advanced & Off-Piste Enthusiasts: Off-piste opportunities abound in Méribel, including exhilarating routes like Roc de Fer to St-Martin, Côte Brune, The Spot, and Loze, catering to expert skiers seeking vertical thrills.

Family-Friendly Facilities:

  • Families with Children: Méribel caters to families with children, offering beginner areas like P’tit Moon at the Rond Point, perfect for young skiers aged between 7 and 12.

Ratings for Méribel:

  • Beginners: 8/10
  • Intermediates: 9/10
  • Experts: 8/10
  • Off-Piste/Powder: 8/10
  • Resort Charm: 10/10
  • Après Ski: 6/10
  • Nightlife: 8/10
  • Snowboarders: 9/10

Best Time to Ski in Méribel:

Overview: Méribel is a paradise for skiing enthusiasts throughout the winter season, offering prime conditions from December to April. The timing of your visit depends on various factors, including preferences, weather, and slope choices.

December – April Ski Season:

  • Méribel’s ski season typically runs from December to April, ensuring consistent snow conditions and ample sunshine throughout.
  • Historically, mid-January to late March marks the peak of the season, with optimal snow conditions and ideal weather for skiing.
  • With approximately ¾ of the ski area situated above 1800m altitude, Méribel boasts excellent snow coverage, aided by snow cannons for snowmaking when necessary. Thus, Méribel is often considered a snow-sure destination in France.

Snow Conditions Throughout the Season:

  • Méribel experiences superb snow conditions throughout the ski season, with groomed slopes offering high-quality terrain for skiing.
  • Early season skiing in December provides fresh snow and uncrowded slopes, ideal for those seeking budget-friendly luxury ski holidays.
  • Christmas and New Year’s ski holidays in Méribel are enchanting, offering the perfect blend of festive ambiance and top-notch snow conditions.
  • January offers less crowded slopes, great snow conditions, and fantastic deals on luxury ski chalets and ski passes.
  • February, particularly during half-term holidays, is a popular time for British skiers, characterized by cold air, sunny skies, and excellent skiing conditions.
  • March brings knee-deep powder snow and plenty of sunshine, making it an ideal time to enjoy Méribel’s stunning scenery and pristine slopes.
  • April, akin to March, features abundant snowfall and excellent skiing conditions, with almost all runs remaining open. Méribel in April still feels like mid-winter, ensuring a memorable skiing experience.

Check Snow Conditions: Before finalizing your ski holiday plans in Méribel, we recommend checking the current snow conditions to ensure optimal skiing experiences.

Live Snow forecast in Meribel

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Meribel Piste Map

Après Ski in Méribel & Three Valleys

Cafes, bars, food, drinks, and Nightlife

Indulging in the culinary delights of Méribel is an experience of refined elegance and gourmet sophistication. From classic Savoyard fare to delectable burgers and exotic Indian dishes, the resort offers an exquisite array of dining options to tantalize the most discerning palates, both on and off the mountain.

Gastronomic Excellence:
Immersed in breathtaking panoramas, Le Monchu beckons discerning diners to savor a leisurely luncheon amidst its magnificent terrace. For those marking a memorable occasion, L’Adray Telebar presents an ambiance of understated luxury and culinary mastery. When the dedicated staff of your catered chalet in Méribel take a well-deserved evening off, venture into the realm of culinary innovation at Le Cepe, renowned for its seafood delicacies and mushroom delights, or immerse yourself in the artistry of Michelin-starred gastronomy at L’Ekrin.

Après-Ski Extravagance and Nightlife:
Embark on a journey of après-ski opulence at the iconic Folie Douce, nestled just beneath the Saulire Express mid-station. As the clock strikes 3 pm, the air comes alive with the vibrant pulse of après-ski festivities, culminating at 5 pm as skiers gracefully descend back to their Méribel abodes. For those seeking nocturnal indulgence, O’Sullivan’s (Sully’s) beckons with its allure of live music, themed soirées, and world-renowned DJs. A mere stroll from the heart of Méribel, Sully’s stands as an emblem of sophistication in the realm of nightlife, enchanting patrons with its ambiance of refined revelry from 11 pm till the early hours, every evening.

Savoring Meribel Centre’s Culinary Marvels: An Epicurean Odyssey

En’K Restaurant: Home-Style Comfort and Flavor

Nestled away from the bustling main street of Les Allues, En’K Restaurant offers a culinary haven with its inviting atmosphere and mouthwatering family-style cuisine. A cherished local gem, this establishment provides great value for money and a diverse menu to satisfy all tastes. Whether you’re seeking a hearty meal or a taste of tradition, En’K promises a delightful dining experience year-round. And with convenient takeaway options, it’s the perfect retreat for those seeking a break from kitchen duties in their self-catered chalets or apartments.

Pizzeria L’Igloo: Italian Delights in the Heart of Meribel

Conveniently situated near the town center, Pizzeria L’Igloo beckons with its delectable and reasonably priced Italian fare. Renowned for its pizzas, burgers, pastas, salads, and tapas, this eatery offers a diverse menu to please every palate. Whether you’re craving a classic Margherita or a gourmet burger, Pizzeria L’Igloo delivers a culinary experience that is sure to satisfy.

Aux Petits Oignons: Elevated Dining with Alpine Charm

Perched above the town center towards the Altiport, Aux Petits Oignons enchants diners with its cozy ambiance and crackling open fire. This beloved eatery, open daily for lunch and dinner, boasts a carefully curated menu and wine list. From hearty dishes to light bites, Aux Petits Oignons promises a culinary journey that delights the senses.

Le 80: Gourmet French Cuisine Amidst Whimsical Decor

Located within La Chaudanne Hotel, Le 80 offers a sophisticated dining experience with its gourmet French dishes and lively ambiance. Adorned with colorful hot air balloons as a nod to exploration, Le 80 invites guests to indulge in a feast for the senses. From lounge music to vibrant flavors, diners are treated to an unforgettable experience from 7pm onwards.

La Fromagerie: A Cheese Lover’s Paradise

For aficionados of fromage, La Fromagerie is a must-visit destination in Meribel Centre. Renowned for its fondue, raclette, tartiflette, charcuterie, salads, and ultimate cheese fondue, this establishment offers a symphony of cheesy delights. Prepare to indulge in flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling with joy.

BeefBar: A Haven for Meat Connoisseurs

At the newly opened Coucou hotel, BeefBar has been making waves with its exceptional meat offerings. Featuring Black Angus from Argentina, Australian Wagyu, and Japanese Kobe, the menu showcases meats prepared to perfection. Whether you’re a steak aficionado or seeking culinary excellence, BeefBar promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Tsaretta Spice: Exotic Flavors of India in the Alps

For a culinary adventure, Tsaretta Spice tantalizes with its incredible Indian cuisine. Situated in Altitude 1600 just above the main town, this renowned restaurant offers a menu crafted by acclaimed chef Yousuf Mohammed. Combining contemporary dishes with impeccable service, Tsaretta Spice invites diners to savor the flavors of India amidst the Alpine setting.

La Galette: Savory Treats in the Heart of Meribel

La Galette, a beloved local haunt in central Meribel, invites guests to indulge in Savoyard specialties, pizzas, and galettes. With its lively atmosphere and budget-friendly offerings, La Galette promises a flavorful meal without breaking the bank.

Embark on a Culinary Adventure: Meribel’s Finest Dining Destinations

L’Ekrin: Michelin-Starred Excellence

Holder of Meribel’s sole Michelin star, L’Ekrin offers a sophisticated dining experience helmed by chef Laurent Azoulay. With inventive cuisine and a stellar wine menu, L’Ekrin promises a unique culinary journey.

Le Cepe: Seafood and Mushroom Delights

Just shy of a Michelin star, Le Cepe captivates diners with its fantastic seafood and mushroom specialties. Run by Catherine and Alain Plouzané, this establishment offers elegant surroundings and a warm welcome.

La Coursive des Alpes: Modern Cuisine in Historic Surroundings

Set within the resort’s former cinema, La Coursive des Alpes offers modern cuisine with local cheeses, truffles, and seasonal ingredients. This mezzanine restaurant promises a culinary journey that delights the senses.

Whether you’re craving traditional Alpine fare, international flavors, or gourmet delicacies, Meribel Centre’s culinary scene offers a feast for every palate. Embark on a gastronomic adventure and discover the culinary treasures that await in this picturesque Alpine paradise.

From € 6,312 to €12,619 /night
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