Meribel Ski Resort
Méribel refers to three neighbouring villages that are regarded the heart of the world’s largest network of linked ski resorts Les Trois Vallees (The Three Valleys). Meribel Village located at 4593 feet (1400 meters), combined with Meribel at 4760 feet (1450 meters) and Meribel Mottaret at 5740 feet (1750 meters) form one of the resorts that belong to this renowned ski arena in the French Alps. All 8 resorts are skiable on the one ski pass, which along with Meribel include Courchevel, Val Thorens, Méribel, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, La Tania, Orelle, Brides les Bains.
The Three Valleys offers 169 all-modern lifts, 335 marked runs spanning over 372 miles (600 km) and over 80 miles (130 km) of cross-country tracks. Over time the ski network has expanded to incorporate a fourth valley, though the area retains the name Trois Vallées. Meribel is located in a central location within the ski arena, with Courchevel, Brides-Les-Bains and La Tania to the east and Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens to the west. This central location plus Meribel’s pretty chalet-style wooden buildings and village atmosphere make it a particularly vibrant and popular destination in the Alps. There are many self-catering apartments as well as hotels and beautifully appointed chalets in Meribel. Free resort shuttles link the chalets to the town centers, shops and restaurants.
Intermediates will enjoy some of the best novice skiing The Three Valleys have to offer, above and around Meribel Mottaret. A favourite of advanced skiers is the Face Run, used for the downhill when Meribel hosted the women’s alpine skiing events during the 1992 Winter Olympics (Albertville). The exhilarating run is accessed from atop Meribel’s highest lifted point, the 9685 foot (2952 meters) Mont du Vallon. Meribel, which also hosted the Olympic ice hockey games, is still a prime choice for World Cup events and other alpine races.
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|Skiable Terrain||600 km of piste 10,500 hectres of ski area|
|Vertical||2,130 m (6,988)|
|Top Elevation||3,230 m (10,597 ft)|
|Base Elevation||1,100 m (3,608 ft)|
|Winter lifts Total||166|
|Longest Run||12 km (7.4 mi)|
|Snowmaking||2,100 + cannons|
How To Get To Meribel
Flying To Meribel
Geneva – 2hr 30min
Grenoble – 2 hrs 15 mins
Chambery – 1hr 30mins
Lyon – 2 hr 15 mins
Transfers To Resort
Minibus transfers to the resort operate from the airport, bus or train station.
Catching A Train To Meribel
From Moutiers Salins Brides Les Bain it takes around 25 minutes to Meribel.
International trains connect Moutiers to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport or from Paris-Gare-de-Lyon on the TGV service, which takes around 4.5 hours.
Driving To Meribel
There is a 16 km windy road from Moutiers to Meribel.