Resort Info

Méribel Resort Stats

Resort Altitude:
1,450 m
Total piste:
600 km
Easy Runs:
183
Intermediate Runs:
119
Difficult Runs:
33
Terrain / Snowboard park:
Yes
Highest lift:
2,950 m
Longest piste:
5 km
Number of Lifts:
198

Méribel sits at a height of 1450m and is situated in the heart of the 3 Valleys ski area in France. With such a central location, access to the slopes above from Meribel Centre couldn’t be easier. Méribel is quite a large resort but it’s constructed exclusively in local wood and stone, lending it a pleasant and traditional Alpine village atmosphere..

The skiing in Meribel is suitable for all levels, and being in the centre of the 3 Valleys you have 600km of slopes at your doorstep. The rapid lifts running up both sides of the valley take you towards Courchevel in one direction and Val Thorens in the other. There’s a wonderful mix of mixture of greens, blues and reds with enough challenging black runs to keep advanced skiers busy.

Meribel is renowned for its lively and varied après ski, both piste-side and in-resort. Last year the resort opened its new Folie Douce après ski bar - add this to the already world famous Rond Point and you have the best on slope après in Europe! Down in town there’s Jacks bar with live music every afternoon and Le Pub with live music in the evenings, amongst others.

For skiers and non-skiers, Meribel offers something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy the superb leisure facilities at the Olympic centre, walking trails plus lots of really good high quality shops and plenty of high class restaurants.

Apres ski in Méribel

After a long day on the mountain one of the best ways to relax is on the sun terrace of the ever-popular piste side bar Rond Point. The Ronnie, as its affectionately known, offers live music 6 times a week and stays open all day until 7.30 in the evening. To get back to base you can either ski back down the slopes or hop on the local bus. The Folie Douce opened its doors this year and offers piste-side live music and cabaret performances most afternoons.

The very best of Meribel’s nightlife is found in Meribel Centre, but the other peripheral villages such as Mottaret and Village have something to offer as well. Mottaret has Rastro’s Bar which offers lively 80’s nightlife on a Tuesday night and the hip hop club, Down Town. Over in Meribel Village you have the Lodge du Village with really good live music and reasonably priced food and drinks.

Later in the evening Meribel Town centre comes to life, with drinks promotions in Jacks, live music in La Taverne and Le Pub, and a more relaxed atmosphere in 50:50 & Barometer. For the night owls amongst you, Dicks Tea Bar which is open until the early hours.

Families and children

Meribel is a very family friendly ski resort, and offers a huge selection of ski schools and childcare options to choose from. With chalet hotels offering in-house childcare and many independent nanny companies in operation as well, Meribel is truly a resort for all the family.

Activites in Méribel

Plenty to do for the non-skiiers - Bowling Alley, Casino Swimming pool, Olympic ice skating rink, Hang-gliding, Paragliding tandem flights, Skidoos and Dog Sledding.

Eating Out in Méribel

With a large variety of different restaurants to choose from in Meribel, from the cheap and cheerful all the way up to Michelin starred restaurants, there are venues to suit all tastes. La Bouitte in St Martin has been renowned for years now for the quality of its food and a little closer to Meribel Centre there’s Le Plantin, a wonderfully high quality restaurant. Savoyard specialities are very popular and restaurants such as le Refuge and la Galette in resort centre are the perfect choices. For more basic pizzas and burgers, Jacks Bar and Evolution are great options.