Méribel Ski Resort
Méribel has long been a British and Ski Club favourite, and its location at the very heart of the vast Three Valleys ski area is only one of the reasons why.
The slopes of Méribel have something for everyone. From sunny, gentle nursery slopes to mile after mile of intermediate cruising and to some of the Three Valleys finest off piste, there is great variety – not to mention the remainder of the 600km of linked runs that make up the Three Valleys. Most won’t even need to explore the other valleys, but if you’re a keen intermediate upwards then it will add another dimension to your holiday this winter.
Méribel is the ideal resort for a chalet holiday, with a huge choice of tour operators calling this resort home. Unlike many other purpose-built resorts, it has been tastefully designed, with wood-clad buildings the norm and not the exception. There is a lively après scene – Le Rond Point and the Folie Douce are the hotspots – but this is also a good resort for families.
The best way to experience this fantastic resort is with a Ski Club Freshtracks holiday. This season we have five departures of the ever-popular Méribel All Mountain Instruction holiday, designed for those really looking to up their game both on and off piste.
If you’ve already booked your trip then make sure you add in some Instructor-led Guiding sessions with the excellent New Generation ski school – on offer this season between 22nd December and 13th April.
There’s also the option to join the popular Ski Club Facebook Group for Méribel, an active group of over 100 like-minded skiers and boarders.
What's New for 2019/20?
Just like it’s neighbours - Courchevel and Val Thorens – Meribel will have some exciting new additions for the 2019/20 season. Two new red runs will be opened in the Roc de Fer area at the top of the Olympic chairlift. The runs will be called Gypaete and Daguet and will add welcome variation in this area which has up until now been served predominantly by blue runs.
Meribel is also upgrading its “Back to the Wild” freeride zone which can be accessed via the Roc de Tougne chairlift.
Meribel is extremely popular with families and in recognition of this a no skis area for children has been introduced in the Yeti Park in Meribel-Mottaret and there will also be free entertainment on offer, including eagle shows and ice carving, in the school holidays in the Family Cool area near the Meribel Altiport.
On the après-ski front, there will be a welcome return for the highly popular Jack’s Bar following it’s absence last winter.
Our Méribel Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆