Ski holidays in Méribel

Lively & attractive resort at the very heart of Europe’s biggest ski area

  • 600km of marked pistes
  • 53 green, 137 blue, 106 red and 32 black runs
  • Resort altitude of 1,450m

Méribel is set in the centre of the Three Valleys, Europe's largest linked ski area with endless skiing opportunities with easy access to the resorts of Courchevel and Val Thorens in the neighbouring valleys. The beautiful wooden chalet buildings of Méribel make this one of one of France's most attractive ski resorts and one of the most popular. Meribel has been awarded the Family Plus label which makes this resort an excellent choice for families as many of the hotels, restaurants and ski areas have kept children in mind. 

Skiing and snowboarding in Méribel

With a central location in the Three Valleys Ski Area, Méribel has excellent access to the largest linked ski area. With 600km of marked pistes you wont be short of areas to explore, and if you do try make sure you book one of the accommodations with wellness facilities to rejuvenate.  There is of course some amazing skiing in the valley itself including the Women's Downhill run and up at the Mont du Vallon and the legendary 'Face' run used for the 1992 Winter Olympics. If speeding down competition worthy slopes isn't your thing there are also plenty of cruisy blue and red runs throughout the resort. The fun zones in Méribel have been upgraded with the new 'Bump'N'Jump' fun zone with three separate runs with various jumps, boxes and boardercross sections -  accessible via the Legends chairlift and Arpasson ski lift.

Food and drink in Méribel

Méribel centre is one of the area's liveliest resorts with a great selection of bars and restaurants. Whether you want classic French dishes, Savoyard specialties or international favourites, there is something for everyone at every budget. There isn't a shortage of great bars either, you can dance the afternoon away at the legendary La Folie Douce or enjoy live music at Jacks. 

Where to stay in Méribel

We offer a range of accommodation in Méribel including our wonderful Inghams Chalets, premium apartments and traditional Savoyard hotels. We also have a piste side, inclusive hotel in the satellite village of Mottaret which is just above Méribel. Many of the hotels and apartments are located a snowball throw away from the slopes within making it extremely easy to get onto the renowned Three Valleys Ski Area. This really is an excellent all round resort that offers something for everyone.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Méribel

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Ski hotels and chalets in Meribel

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  • Sleeps 61-69
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Just across the street from the main Chaudanne ski lifts and ski school meeting point, the Hotel Les Grangettes is located in the atmospheric centre of Méribel. After a day on the slopes head downstairs to Jacks Après Bar for a few drinks and live music. Available on half board.

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  • Sleeps 10-11
Chalet Ancolie Exterior

This superb chalet was built in traditional Savoyard style, in a quiet location and set back and slightly above the main road. The free ski bus stops just by the chalet which has five bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and a balcony or terrace. The chalet also has a sauna and heated ski and boot room and is ideal for a small family or group of friends. Offered on a chalet catering board basis, you'll enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes, dinner and wine included with your stay. This chalet sleeps 10-11 people and can be booked for sole occupancy.

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  • Sleeps 12
'Maud Wermester Photographie'  La Cedre Blanc Living Room (1)

Chalet Le Cedre Blanc is a high quality chalet that offers a wonderful place to relax after a day skiing the extensive Three Valleys. Offered on a chalet catering board basis, you'll enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes, dinner and wine included with your stay. This chalet sleeps 12 people and can be booked for sole occupancy.

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  • 62 rooms
Hotel Le Mottaret Exterior (2)

Situated on the side of the piste, the superb Hotel Le Mottaret is in the perfect place for a weeks skiing in the Three Valleys. Offered on half board or all inclusive, with an extensive wellness area and pool, this hotel ticks all the boxes for a winter getaway.

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  • 58 rooms
Hotel L'Eterlou Outdoor Swimming Pool

A cosy property in the style of a mountain chalet, the Hotel l'Eterlou offers great facilities, excellent cuisine on half board, as well as the perfection location in the heart of Meribel so not only can you enjoy the hotel but everything around it. 

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  • 95 rooms
Residence L'Hevana, Exterior (2)

The Résidence L'Hévana is a premium self catered property in the centre of Méribel. Centrally located in the traditional village of Méribel, the residence boasts fantastic spa and wellness facilities as well as a restaurant and cocktail bar. The property is also close to the ski lifts, slopes and a variety of shops and restaurants. 

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Hotel La Chaudanne

The Hotel La Chaudanne combines a warm, welcoming atmosphere with superb leisure facilities and outstanding cuisine, available on bed and breakfast.

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Residence Pierre Vacances Les Sentiers Du Tueda

Les Sentiers du Tueda is centrally located in Méribel, providing great access to the Three Valleys and resort amenities. Each apartment is decorated in a traditional Savoyard style, with an equipped kitchenette and living area with mountain views - a great option for a self catered ski holiday!

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginner skiing in Méribel

Families are well catered for in Méribel, as there is plenty of beginner friendly areas around the resort,  there are also a number of themed areas scattered around which makes skiing for the first time even more enjoyable. Children can enjoy the animal-themed Moon Wild piste or the mini Le P'tit Moon ski and boardercross course. The Altiport area provides ideal, quiet and wide nursery slopes, such as the Blanchot piste, to beat the first time nerves. 

Intermediate skiing in Méribel

Intermediates can enjoy practically unlimited possibilities, from the pretty tree lined Gelinotte to the motorway reds of the Mont du Vallon. There is also easy access to the extensive intermediate slopes of both the Courchevel and Val Thorens valleys.

Advanced skiing in Méribel

There is a host of challenging and steep skiing in the Three Valleys, with around 33 black runs in the domain. If you fancy a challenge have a go at the famous un-groomed 'Face' slope which was created for the 1992 women's Albertville Olympic downhill competition. Further afield you can find the Combe De Rosael in Val Thorens, a long and steep trail posing quite a challenge. 

There is also lots of challenging steep and narrow off piste opportunities to enjoy with a local guide. The Gébroulaz glacier is an excellent route for the keen off-piste skiers and boarders, skin up to the peak and enjoy the untouched tracks through the Tueda Natural Park and marvel at the incredible landscape surrounding you. 

Snowboarding in Méribel

Apart from the vast opportunities both on piste and off piste,  Méribel is also home to two snow parks, the Plattières Park (known as DC Area 43) which features rollers, jumps, a half pipe. You can also enjoy the Bump'N'Jump zone which has transformed the former Elements Park which has a variety of boxes, rails and jumps, as well as a boarder-cross suitable for budding freestylers and advanced skiers and snowboarders. 


Mountain facts
Area 600 km
Resort Altitude 1450m
Ski Alt. From 1300m
Ski Alt. To 3230m
Runs 53 136 113 35
Lifts Lifts 158
Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannon Coverage43%
Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, S
Snowpark Info

2 snowparks 

Walking25
Things To Do

Restaurants, food and drink

There are plenty of restaurants, both on the mountain and in resort where you can find a variety of different restaurants. Whether you feel like gourmet French dishes, superb Savoyard specialities or quick snacks you can find something to suit each taste. 

Après, bars and nightlife

Méribel is a lively resort with a great range of bars and clubs. Visit the legendary La Folie Douce for an afternoon of après fun or head to Le Rond Point "Ronnies" where locals and tourists gather for an afternoon to remember. They also serve lunch until 3pm on a sunny piste side terrace. 

Those looking to have a more relaxed après experience will enjoy The Brewer's Den where there is a large selection of craft beer. 

A quintessential part of Méribel's nightlife is Sullys Bar and Nightclub which is open until early hours of the morning welcoming locals, seasonnaires and tourists alike.

Shopping

There is a number of independent sport shops, souvenir shops and grocery stores throughout the resort for those on a self catering basis. Equipment rental and sports shops are typically open until late in the day so you can maximise your time on the mountain before returning your equipment at the end of your last day.

Spas and relaxation

Many of the hotels in Meribel have spas which you can make the most of. Make sure to book direct with the spa facility once you arrive in resort, as most of them are booking only.  Relax in the stylish and luxurious Spa des Neiges by Clarines which has a pool, sauna and steam room or treat yourself to a luxurious treatment. 

Treat yourself for a truly relaxing afternoon at the Le Kaila Hotel, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a morning on the mountain. Facilities include the aquamarine pool, a jacuzzi, and massage chairs.

Things to do in Méribel

Sledging

There are four dedicated toboggan runs in Méribel. Children who want to learn to sledge can do so on the Kenottes run, which is reserved just for families.  Whilst the Mission Black Forest is best for those with a bit more confidence, whiz down the 3.4 km sledge run, descending 470m with 28 corners.

Night-time gondola

Experience the magic of the mountains by night on the Chalets gondola lift, which is now open from 7:30am until 11:30pm. The lift runs between Méribel-Mottaret and Hameau du Mottaret, allowing you to enjoy an evening in one of the cosy restaurants or extend your après time on the snow front. 

Sport Centre 

The Olympic Park is a sport complex which includes a swimming pool, an ice rink, an indoor climbing wall, as well as a spa and a fitness area. Perfect for when it is just a bit to snowy to go on the mountain. Ice hockey matches in the Olympic Park take place every Tuesday night.

Paragliding

Known as “parapenting” in France, you can take to the skies and glide over the Méribel mountains where there are spectacular panoramic views of the Three Valleys

Snowmobiling

Explore Méribel by snowmobile and explore the snowy landscape. Snowmobiles are easy to drive on your own or sharing with a passenger. Be sure to book early as it is incredibly popular.

Winter walking 

Méribel is a winter walker's paradise with 25km of walking trails around the resort, explore the mountain by foot or take the ski lifts to experience higher ground. You can even meet your friends and family for some apres skiing if you'd like as many of the lifts take you up to the most popular spots. 

Bowling

Can you get a strike? Head to the local bowling alley to play a game or two. There is also pool tables, video games, table-football and ive screening of big sporting events to keep you occupied. 

Lift Pass
6 days Season Child
5 - 12 years
Adult
13 - 64 years
Senior
65 + years
Three Valleys Area Pass Low £243 £284 £275
Mid £254 £296 £284
High £281 £331 £315
Local Pass Low £163 £203 £183
Mid £186 £232 £208
High £232 £288 £259

Lift pass information

Free lift passes for children aged 0-4 are issued locally, photo ID required.

Local Lift Pass covers Meribel and Meribel Mottaret.

Three Valleys Area Pass covers Meribel, Meribel Mottaret, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Orelle.

Season dates

  • Low season: 19- 30 Apr 25
  • Mid season: 07 Dec - 13 Apr 24 & 12 - 18 Apr 
  • High season: 07 - 13 Dec 24

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

6 - 12 years

Adult 

13 years +

Skis Red - £119
Black - £135
Skis & boots  Blue - £135
Red £107 £158
Black - £181

White category skis, boots and helmet available for children aged 3-5: £59

6 days Category

Child

8 - 12 years

Adult 

13 years +

Snowboard Red - £119
Black - £135
Snowboard & boots Red £107 £158
Black - £181

Equipment information 

A helmet is included for children.

Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Tuition
Ski tuition Season Child 5 - 12 years Adult 13 years +
6 days AM Low £444 £331
Mid  £520 £355
High £539 £379

 

Snowboard tuition Season Child 5 - 12 years Adult 13 years +
6 days AM Low £407 £407
Mid  £473 £473
High £501 £501

 

Private tuition Season 1/2 people 3 people 4 people
2 hours AM Low £175 £184 £193
Mid  £184 £193 £203
High £213 £223 £232

Tuition information 

Ski and snowboard timings: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 12pm.

Children's ski tuition: Friday is a full day from 9:15am - 4:15pm with lunch included.

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before
  • Level 1: advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2: low intermediate; snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3: good intermediate; parallel turns 
  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes and looking to improve technique

Season dates

  • Low season: 19 Jan 25 - 01 Feb 25 
  • Mid season: 15 Dec 24 - 21 Dec 24, 05 Jan 25 - 18 Jan 25 
  • High season: 22 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25 

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Travel Information

All our holidays include return travel to resort either by flight or train and then the transfer between the airport or railway station and Meribel.

All departures are on Saturdays with stays for 7 or 14 nights.

The transfer in Meribel will stop as close as possible to your chosen accommodation. In some cases there may be a couple of minutes' walk due to regulations on where coaches can stop.

Private transfers and self-drive options are available, call to book these.

Travel By Air

Flights to Chambery or Geneva from 13 UK airports

Transfer Times

  • Chambery airport: approx. 2 hours by coach
  • Geneva airport: approx. 3 hours by coach 

Transfers may be longer during bad weather conditions or French school holidays. French school holidays span 21 Dec 24 - 06 Jan 25, 08 Feb - 10 Mar 25 and 05 Apr - 05 May 25.

Travel By Train

We have a 7 night train option to Meribel that can be booked on line.

This is a train that departs and returns Saturdays which a much shorter transfer of 30 minutes from Moutiers railway station. Add an extra 15 minutes if staying at Hotel Le Mottaret

 Here are the provisional timings

Saturdays 

Arrive

Depart

London St Pancras

-

 07:04

Change at Lille Europe

09:26

11:03

Change at Lyon Part Dieu

14:00

14:50

Moutiers

18:10

 

Upon arrival you meet you transfer up to Meribel (30-45 minutes)

Return timings are as follows

Saturdays

Arrive

Depart

Bourg St Maurice

-

 13:17

Change at Lyon Part Dieu

16:10

17:00

Change at Lille Europe

19:58

21:00

London St Parcras

21:27

 

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing
  • Free bus service in resort
  • Established favourite 3 Valleys resort
  • Train and plane travel options
  • Inghams rep based in resort
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