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Meribel 3 Valleys, France

Meribel Skier
Skiing in Meribel
The late-season sun seen through scudding clouds above Meribel
Skiing in Meribel

Altitude

Enjoy the village altitude of 1500m

Pistes

150km in local area and 600km in full area

Ski Lifts

41 in local area and 180 in full area

Highest skiing

You can ski from 1100m right up to 3200m

Meribel is in many ways the focal point of The Three Valleys ski area. Wide open pistes, phenomenal lift infrastructure and off-piste which is the envy of skiers worldwide. As such, it is right at the top of any serious skier's bucket list. You could ski here for years and still have plenty of terrain left undiscovered.

A bucket list resort with all types of skiing? Of course!

Meribel Holiday prices

For Beginners

Beginners and intermediates will usually find that a local-area lift pass, covering the Meribel Valley, offers more than enough to keep them occupied for a week-long ski holiday. You'll find plenty of wide-open blues and reds, connected by world-beating lift infrastructure.

For Intermediates / Advanced

More experienced and more adventurous skiers and snowboarders may wish to travel further, opting for a full-area Three Valleys lift pass. This will give you access to the Belleville and Courchevel valleys, as well as the central Meribel valley. That's a total surface area four times the size of Paris. For many, it is this seemingly limitless expanse of off-piste terrain that makes the region so attractive. Even confident skiers are advised to use a ski guide for this. Let us know you plans and we can arrange one for you.

Solo Skiers in Meribel
Skiers in Meribel
Skiing in Meribel
Off Piste Meribel

Meribel Village

Meribel is a purpose-built ski resort, built by a British army colonel in 1936. And its connection with the United Kingdom remains undiminished in the twenty-first century: 37% of all annual visitors are from Old Blighty. For this reason, you will likely hear more English spoken than French in Meribel, though the local culture remains strong in food, drink and certain local customs.

Despite its comparatively young age, Meribel retains many of the traditional charms which make the French Alps so distinctively attractive. It escaped the concrete-block phase of 1970s ski resort architecture mostly unscathed.

Meribel's reputation would have many believe that it is a destination for the affluent alone, but this isn't quite true. There are many affordable chalet companies based in Meribel, especially in the satellite villages further down the valley. It is not exclusively a luxury holiday destination.

3200m

Highest skiing available in Meribel

600km

of Pistes in the Three Valleys area

180

Ski Lifts in the Three Valleys area

120

Minutes from Geneva airport

Getting to Meribel

There are a number of airports suitable for Meribel but we would recommend Geneva (GVA) as the best airport to fly into. If this is not suitable we can also recommend Lyon (LYS). Transfers from Geneva (GVA) or Lyon (LYS) typically take about two hours.

Chambery (CMF) is also an option but It is usually better to avoid Chambery if possible as even though it is closer there are far fewer transfer options available.

Please note where possible it is best to book flights that land any time between about 09:00 in the morning and 18:00 in the evening as this is when the scheduled transfers are most available. For transfers we can recommend the following companies:

Vintage Meribel Poster, France
Vintage Meribel Poster, France
Modern photo/retro style poster of Meribel, France
Old Poster, Meribel Skis

Meribel and Three Valleys Lift Pass Prices 2021-2022

We are currently waiting for the 2021-2022 liftpass prices to be published. If you'd like us to notify you when they are made available, please let us know.

Meribel is part of the larger Three Valleys ski area. There are two lift pass options available: "Local Area" (Meribel Valley) and "Full Area" (all of the Three Valleys' resorts). The local area pass is usually sufficient for beginner skiers. The full area pass is better suited to more experienced skiers and boarders, looking to explore and cover more ground.

Lift passes 2021-2022

Area Covered Six-Day Adult Price 2021-2022*
Meribel Valley €TBC
Three Valleys Full Area €TBC

Meribel Snow Forecasts

Accommodation in Meribel

All our ski resorts

Meribel Dates & Prices 2021-2022

December 2021

January 2022

Sat 08 Jan 2022
Courchevel - La Tania
7 nights
Sat 15 Jan 2022
4 night short break

February 2022

Sat 05 Feb 2022
Courchevel - La Tania
7 nights
Sat 12 Feb 2022
4 night short break

March 2022

Sat 05 Mar 2022
Courchevel - La Tania
7 nights
Mon 07 Mar 2022
4 night short break
Chamonix
4 nights
Sat 19 Mar 2022
Courchevel - La Tania
7 nights
Wed 30 Mar 2022
4 night short break
Chamonix
4 nights

April 2022

"Just Ski" Package (catered accommodation only, no social side)

The "Just Ski" Package is different from our regular The Ski Gathering holidays. You will likely be sharing the chalet with guests who have not booked through The Ski Gathering, and these are not specifically solo skiers' weeks. There might be families, too (our other holidays are strictly adults only). In a nutshell, the Just Ski Package is more like a regular chalet holiday, where you book your own room and enjoy your own space.

December 2021

January 2022

Sun 02 Jan 2022
Just Ski Package
6 night short break
Meribel
6 nights

February 2022

March 2022

April 2022

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Meribel By Night with the lights and the mountains in the dark

Had the best time, felt welcomed and safe throughout the whole process,and Jill the organiser answered every single one of my myriad of questions in the leadup, dealing with delayed flights and lost skis admirably

Faith stayed in Meribel (Jan 2019)

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