Méribel is the main resort of “Les 3 Vallées” ski area: located at 1.450 meters over sea level and made up at the heart of the 3 Valleys that represent the world’s largest ski area, with over 600kms. The Méribel ski resort has a total of 66 slopes, the majority of them being red and blue. It holds the world record for the resort with more quality, great capacity cable cars, allowing quick ascent to the summit at top speed with no waiting lines.
Méribel ski resort
Méribel’s ski area is about 150kms size but the best part is that this resort is linked by slopes and lifts with Courchevel, Saint Martin de Belleville / Les Ménuires and Val Thorens.
Two slopes (La Face and Roc de Fer) have been used for Olympic events and FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. In addition, there are 711 snow guns that cover 51% of the ski area to strenghten and improve the quality of the slopes.
Off-piste at Méribel ski resort
Méribel‘s best off-piste slopes are between Mont de la Chambre and Les Plattieres sectors, as well as at Mont Vallon‘s Summit (2952m). Another stunning off-pist start is Roc de Fer Summit. Visitors will also find wide, long green slopes for beginners.
Of note are the off-piste runs from the Saulire Summit for experts visiting Meribel, the excellent black runs at La Vizelle or Chanrossa, and other off-piste runs to Le Praz. The most difficult run is the Couloir Emilie Allais (Courchevel) with a 300 metre drop and a 35 degree gradient.
The longest run is the La Saulire run at Le Praz with a length of almost 7.7 kms and a vertical drop of 1438 metres. There are also some very good long and wide green runs which are not difficult and which allow you to improve your technique. The ideal area for beginners is between the Grive piste and the Arpasson restaurant.
Sustainable development of the Méribel ski resort
In the 3 Valleys, everyone involved is aware of the need to protect its natural heritage, and the development of the ski area is an example of this. In terms of artificial snow, it is important to remember that in France it is made up solely of air and water, no additives are used, unlike in other countries.
IN THE 3 VALLEYS, THE SNOW GUNS ARE OF THE LATEST GENERATION AND ALLOW SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS IN WATER AND ELECTRICITY WHILE OPTIMISING PERFORMANCE.
It should also be noted that the water used for the snow guns is treated by UV to eliminate any bacterial or microbial risk.
Unforgettable experiences in Méribel
Let your children go on an adventure… Discover the mountains and the Igloo experience! The opportunity to have a moment to yourself…
A professional will take your children. They will discover the mountains and learn how to build an igloo. A bit cold? Hot chocolate is on the agenda! Headlamps included. From 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. For children from 5 years old. The activity is available up to 12 years old for a price of 29€.
Discover the resort on board a snowmobile! Different possibilities are available. Whether you are looking for speed and adrenaline or discovery, you will be delighted by your experience! The youngest ones will not be left out since mini-snowmobiles are available for children from 4 to 12 years old to ride around the circuits. Something for all the family to enjoy!
Take a snowmobile ride through the Méribel ski resort and discover the resort as you have never seen it before! For a motorised ride to marvel at the snowy landscapes or if you are looking for thrills and speed, the snowmobile is the ideal transport. Both adults and children can drive a mini snowmobile on a small circuit. If you are keen on this kind of sensational activity.
Méribel mountain resort in summer
Come and enjoy a 1 hour supervised ride on an electric skateboard to discover the most beautiful paths and landscapes of the valley!
Join us all summer long for a 100% eco-responsible excursion on an electric skateboard combining the sensations of sliding and speed in complete safety!
Come and discover the most beautiful paths and landscapes of the valley on your electric all-terrain skateboard.
With three different speeds available, this activity is suitable for both the less speed conscious and the more adventurous.
FAST RIDING PEOPLE offers 3 half-day DH / Enduro mountain bike courses that will allow you to progress in the discipline.
They are open to both beginners and experienced riders with small groups to enjoy yourself at your own pace while progressing. You will learn how to ride safely and with skill from the qualified instructors: braking, crossing and jumps will not be a challenge for you.
Useful information :
– Minimum age of 11 years.
– 3 mornings Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 9.30am to 12.00pm.
– Included: instructor, VVT DH, back and knee protectors and lift pass.
Hotels in Méribel
l’Hélios & Spa Hotel *****
From the moment you step in, you feel the warmth and the spirit! The Hélios, at an altitude of 1550 m, invites you to experience an exceptional stay in Meribel and makes every moment a special one. The days and nights can be savoured to the full not too far from the Méribel ski resort.
The prestigious rooms and suites, the Spa, the lounge bar, the restaurant and its terrace, the cinema room… offer the absolute dream for mountain and luxury lovers!
You can relax and enjoy the musical atmosphere at any time of the day in the cosy and elegant setting of our bar. The large lounge houses a French billiard table and a superb display case with a selection of France’s best wines. A beautiful moment to share!
La Chaudanne ****
Hotel La Chaudanne is the promise of an unforgettable experience in Méribel ski resort!
The ideal playground for sharing wonderful moments, the hotel La Chaudanne is the scene of all your desires, whether you are looking for a reunion or an escape.
A real 4-star mountain hotel to satisfy all your needs and enjoy even more services.At the foot of the slopes of the 3 Valleys, the charming hotel La Chaudanne is the ideal starting point to enjoy the largest ski area in the world.
Lodges Adray Telebar ***
Located at the top of the Meribel resort, in the heart of the ski area, close to the Adret chairlift, visitors can access the hotel by crossing the slopes on foot, on skis or by snowmobile.
The Chalet Hotel Meribel has a cosy atmosphere with a large south-facing terrace, where the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Skiing in Méribel : the resort’s main strengths
✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment.
✅ A wide range of family-friendly services
✅ Wide range of restaurants
✅ Accommodation located close to the ski slopes
✅ Beginner slopes accessible from the lower part of the resort
✅ Access adapted for people with reduced mobility
✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals
✅ Bus lines that run within the resort to avoid using your own vehicle.
✅ Ideal resort for freestyle enthusiasts, thanks to its snowpark, half-pipe and dedicated learning area.
✅ Spectacular freestyle circuits off the marked runs, recommended when accompanied by a professional.