Les Trois Vallées in the heart of the French Alps is the largest integrated skiing area in the world. 318 marked ski-slopes offer a total of 600 kilometres of pure skiing by way of around 180 ski-lifts. The pistes and lifts connect not only the largest ski stations at Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Méribel-Mottaret and Courchevel with one another but also the smaller, growing valleys of Saint Martin, La Tania and Brides les Bains.

Méribel is situated right in the centre of the area, giving skiers easy-access to all three valleys. From beginner to advanced runs, there’s something for everyone. Clearly mapped and signed pistes means orientation is easy and the varied choice of high-calibre ski schools in the area mean that there’s plenty of options for families and those who need a few lessons.


Méribel is famous for its pretty, chalet-style architecture, wooded surroundings and friendly, village atmosphere and the town caters well for all that choose to holiday here.

Activities range from the 1992 Winter Olympics centre, which is open daily, offering a 25m indoor swimming pool, children’s pool, water slide, fitness centre, climbing wall, spa and indoor ice-rink as well as snow-shoeing, horse-sleigh tours, snowmobiling and great walking routes.

Méribel also caters well for the shoppers amongst its visitors with a number of ski and boarder wear outlets in resort as well as designer brands including Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and White Stuff. Additionally it has classic French shops, a great bakery, patisserie and sweet shop and numerous places to buy souvenirs and postcards. Twice weekly, there’s a small market on the Route de la Chaudanne.

The resort has plenty of good restaurants on-piste and in-resort and the offering has been particularly improved within the last few years with a number of new openings. La Fruitiere at La Folie Douce is a particular favourite of ours.

Additionally, Méribel has always been famous for its après and the resort does not disappoint with on-piste bars such as La Folie Douce and Le Rond Point as well as establishments for late night drinks, live-music and dancing in town. Guests to the resort are unlikely to run out of options.

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