Méribel is a resort of incomparable charm, designed by architects Christian Durupt and Charlotte Perriand.
Situated in the heart of the 3 Valleys, Meribel is undoubtedly the most chic of all of the resorts. The hotels are built of stone and pine.
The village has been constructed and finished in traditional style to blend into the environment of the mountains. The wood and stone of the region are the only materials which have been used for the principle construction with the exception of the clay tiles on the sloping roofs.
Méribel is a high-end family ski resort, located in the town of Allues, in Savoie, made up of 5 villages: Méribel Les Allues, Méribel Village, Méribel Center, Méribel Les Hauts and Méribel Mottaret.
The Méribel ski area (Méribel Valley) offers 150 kilometers of skiing on a total of 76 slopes (9 black, 23 red, 36 blue, 8 green) and numerous ski lifts (53 in total)
Very well situated, Meribel offers an enviable view of the Glacier du Borgne.
The Saulire sector is very interesting for its 1000 meters of vertical drop that lead either to Méribel Mottaret by strong red and black slopes to warm the thighs, or to Méribel Center or Méribel Village by less demanding slopes.
The Mont Vallon or the Roc de Fer is the dream departure of innumerable off-pistes with huge vertical drops but…. sh……. don’t tell the whole World!
If you enjoy walking and hiking, don’t miss to visit the Tueda Natural Reserve that begins next to the centre of Mottaret.
Like Courchevel, Meribel relies on the other ski areas to make up the domain of the 3 Valleys (read about the history of the 3 Valleys), the largest ski resort in the World with 200 lifts, 330 pistes and over 600km of ski runs.
Places not to be missed in the resort
The summit of Mont Vallon rises to 2952m. At the exit of the Mont Vallon gondola, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gébroulaz Glacier and the Vanoise National Park.
Exiting the gondola offers an impressive spectacle, perfect for taking your best selfies! Two red runs of character cover the area: Combe de Vallon and Campagnol. Due to the altitude and the orientation, the snow in the Mont Vallon sector remains good throughout the season.
The DC Aera 43
The DC area 43 is a snowpark considered one of the best in France, and the meeting place for many professionals. It is equipped with a half pipe to international standards. A “live park” system makes it possible to be filmed on each module and to retrieve the video free of charge from the Internet.
Elements Park is a snowpark accessible to all levels. You will find Whoops, a fun slope with many modules, a boardercross and a mini zone to learn the practice of Freestyle smoothly!
The Inuit trail
The North Pole in the heart of the Altiport forest!
Legend has it that a long time ago, the Inuit people took refuge in the heart of the Altiport forest in Méribel because it reminds them of their distant lands.
Have fun with your family at the Village des Inuits! You will find whoops, banked turns and small slaloms … as well as many Inuit-themed games!
The Yeti Park
The Yeti Park is located in Méribel Mottaret. The Park is about 2 kilometers over an area of 10 hectares and consists of a green track called “Little Himalaya” on the edge of which 3 large play areas are successively arranged: the “Namasté Camp”, the “Yeti Camp”, the “Base Camp”. The track and these 3 camps are entirely dedicated to fun and filled with activities, some completely new ; (animated tunnels, playful whoops, magic cave, Himalayan trumpets, spyglass, toboggan runs, entertainment, etc.) in an atmosphere which is 100% “Little Himalaya”. The YETI PARK is very easily and securely accessible directly from the resort’s snow front thanks to the Combes chairlift.
The Olympic Park
The Olympic Park is located at the end of the Chaudanne plateau in Méribel Center, bringing together many activities for your après-ski: swimming pool, spa, ice rink, fitness room, bowling alley and climbing wall.
The National Nature Reserve of the Plan de Tuéda
The National Nature Reserve of the Plan de Tuéda was created in 1990. The Reserve is located downstream from the Vanoise National Park on the territory of the municipality of Allues. It stretches from Lake Tuéda to the Gébroulaz glacier via the Saut refuge, encompassing both banks of the Doron des Allues. Come and discover 1,100 hectares preserved in an exceptional natural environment. The nature reserve presents a great plant and animal diversity since 545 plant species and around 400 animal species are currently listed. The Tuéda reserve allows alpine, cross-country or off- piste skiing on certain routes. It is also suitable for snowshoeing.