Méribel in the French Alps is one of Europe’s premier ski resorts. Located in the middle of the biggest ski area in the world - Les Trois Vallées (The 3 Valleys) - Méribel has some of the best skiing going, from high altitude all the way down to tree lined pistes in the valley.
With up-to-date lift systems and almost 700 snow cannons backed up with an unlimited water supply, you can expect Méribel to offer non-stop enjoyment time on the pistes throughout the winter on much of the mountain.
The resort was co-founded by Colonel Peter Lindsey in 1938 which may explain why it is one of the most popular for British visitors. Strict building regulations have ensured it has kept its beautiful alpine charm, enhanced by some lovely rustic hamlets further down the valley.
Méribel's popularity is also due to the range of facilities in resort, with numerous high quality restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs in easy reach. Méribel's Olympic centre (the resort hosted some of the 1992 winter Olympic events) now offers a health and wellness centre, swimming pool, ten pin bowling alley and other facilities.
The wide choice of skiing both on and off-piste makes Méribel one of the top choices worldwide for a memorable skiing holiday.
Whether you are looking to take your first few turns as a beginner, build your confidence on numerous easy green pistes, explore the area on blue pistes, cruise around extensive red pistes or show off your skills on the famous black pistes, Méribel is the ideal ski area to visit with your friends and family.
Méribel is in the heart of The 3 Valleys ski area, with Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Courchevel nearby.
Here are some facts and figures about skiing in Méribel’s and the wider Three Valleys ski area:
150 kms of pistes (600km in the 3 Valleys)
73 pistes (310 in the 3 Valleys)
9 green pistes (44 in the 3 Valleys)
36 blue pistes (129 in the 3 Valleys)
30 red pistes (107 in the 3 Valleys)
10 black pistes (30 in the 3 Valleys)
2 terrain parks (6 in the 3 Valleys)