In the truest sense of word located in the heart of the XXL skiing region Les Trois Vallées, Méribel is regarded as an exclusive winter sports location and offers a unique ambience. Surrounded by impressive pinewoods, Méribel presents itself as a modern skiing station on the one side, and is characterized by traditional Savoy architecture with mainly wood-panelled chalets on the other. Next to the districts Méribel-Centre, Méribel-Village and Méribel-Mottaret between 1400 and 1750 meters altitude, the thermal spa town Les Bains is located at 600 meters in the Vallée des Allues, the middle one of the three valleys that form the skiing region Trois Vallées, along with the valley station Les Allues at 1100 meters altitude. At 2950 meters, the Mont du Vallon is the highest skiing mountain of the region. Méribel owes its popularity mainly to its location in the centre of the skiing region Trois Vallées, which can be explored ideally outgoing from here. Thanks to a perfect lift connection to the Belleville- and the Courchevel-valley to both sides, the largest connected skiing region of the world is at your doorstep. And even the Méribel-valley itself offers versatile landscapes, wide snow areas and the ideal slope for every skier. Not to forget the title as family friendly skiing region that was awarded to Méribel.
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A total of 47 lifts and no less than 15 modern and fast cableways provide the good connection within the skiing region of Méribel as well as to the neighbouring valleys, which awards Méribel the record of the most cableways in one single skiing region. The network of a total of 75 slopes of all difficulty levels with 120 kilometres of prepared downhill slopes is perfectly connected and all stations can be reached quickly and easily. Ideal ski areas can be found in the entire skiing region for beginners to professionals. The slope La Rossignol for example awaits beginners and is blocked for snowboarders, to allow starters a relaxed and quiet trial of first curves. Experienced alpinists on the contrary find their favourite slopes on the steep slope of the Roc de Fer or in the Mont-Vallon region that offers two attractive long red slopes that lead all the way to the valley. Deep snow fans will also find what they are looking for here, on beautiful slopes through the woods also above Les Allues and Méribel-Centre. The mountain station of Mont du Vallon that is visible towards the South already from Méribel not only offers a fascinating view of a nature reserve, the Gerboulaz-glacier and the surrounding mountain peaks. Several attractive slopes start at the highest lift of the region among them also the connecting slopes to Val Thorens. Ski vacationers also reach the stations of the neighbouring valleys over the slopes of Tougnette, from Mont de la Chambre or La Saulire and so quickly reach the largest skiing region of the world with a total of 600 slope kilometres.
If you prefer to ski on sunny slopes, you will find what you are looking for before noon in the region Tougnette/Mont de la Challe and can travel to the region Burgin/Saulire and Mont-Vallon in the afternoon to catch the sun.
Snowboarders and cross-country fans cannot complain about lacking variety in the skiing region of Méribel. The Plattières Snowpark in Méribel-Mottaret offers a fantastic fun and freestyle area with jumps, whoops, banks and 2 halfpipes on 17 hectares and a length of over 1200 meters. The Moonpark in Méribel also offers four sections with a series of jumps, rails and boxes each, at a length of more than 1000 meters and a width of over 200 meters.
The skiing region of Méribel and especially the impressive natural landscape can be explored and enjoyed pleasantly on cross-country skies. 33 kilometres of prepared trails are available and invite you to participate in this Nordic sport.
Small skiers are also well taken care of. Starting from childrens day-care and a visitors kindergarten for small winter vacationers 3 months and up, the skiing region Méribel has numerous childrens skiing schools that offer skiing courses for 4- 18 year olds for skies, snowboard, freestyle, cross country and snow shoeing. In the meantime, parents can enjoy their own ski tours, because the skiing region Méribel has a specially developed system that protects the small skiers from slipping on the chair lift with help of a magnet.
The international reputation and the great popularity of Méribel is however not only due to its large and versatile winter sports offer. Also apart from the slopes and trails, vacationers will find what they came for in the skiing region Méribel.
Without a doubt, one of the special features of the leisure and Après-Ski-Portfolio is the direct cableway connection with the spa town Brides les Bains that invites you to spend a relaxing or entertaining time with a thermal bath and a gaming casino.
Even on days off from the ski slopes, you will not be bored. The range of sports activities reaches from fitness, swimming, golfing, ice-skating, tennis, squash or winter hiking all the way to bowling, snow scooter or go-kart on the ice.
If you prefer a little less action, you can use the unique opportunity to marvel at the planets at 2.200 meters height in the observatory, or let yourself be pampered in one of the approximately 85 restaurants, even with Moroccan or Japanese cuisine. After that, numerous clubs, pubs, or discos are available to go out in style.
Shopping-fans will also be satisfied in the skiing region Méribel. Next to numerous stores in the centre of Méribel, a regular market along the main street invites you to pass time and purchase local products and specialities of the region.
If you want to visit the different districts Méribel-Centre, Méribel-Village and Méribel-Mottaret you can use the convenient so-called Méribus that connects the stations with each other. Cosy chalets and vacation homes in typical construction with dark wood and open stone walls as well as vacation houses and hotels of all categories can be found here the right accommodation for every taste.