Meribel Village, France
Meribel Village, France Off-piste skiing in the three valleys Our Luxury Catered Chalet in Meribel, Chalet La Chouette Our luxury caterd chalet in Meribel Louise on a ridge line high above Meribel valley Stuart upsidedown in deep snow in the Meribel valley of the Three Valleys

Welcome to Meribel, France

Welcome to Meribel, one of Europe's Top ski resorts. Meribel is the Central valley of the world famous Les Trois Vallees (The Three Valleys) ski area, one of the best ski areas in the world and on the to-do list of any serious skiier or snowboarder.

Being the main hub of the central valley, Meribel makes the ideal base for exploring the whole of the Three Valleys ski area. High speed lifts whisk you quickly up the mountain in all directions. The skiing here is famous for many things, but notably it's incredible lift infrastructure, mile after mile of wide open runs at all levels, and the world renowned off-piste.

Understanding Meribel

There are a whole collection of villages close by that all go until the "Meribel" name

  • Meribel Centre (where we have our ski chalet)
  • Meribel Les Allues
  • Meribel Village
  • Meribel 1600
  • Meribel Mottaret
  • Meribel Le Raffort

Our ski chalet is in Meribel Centre, which is where the main ski hub is. From here you can jump on a lift in any direction - towards Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens, St Martin de Belleville and more!

We deliver our delicious meals to all the Meribel villages, and to La Tania as well (which is in the Courchevel area)

Meribel Centre is also the main apres-ski village too - there's a great collection of bars for all tastes, from dancing in your ski boots to live bands to relaxed quite drinks and everything inbetween.

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About Meribel Village

Meribel is one of the few modern French ski resorts that was build in keeping with it's traditional savoyard routes. It's charm and charactor sets it apart from other modern ski resorts. Yes being a purpose build resort, the direct access to the skiing is just incredible. Slopes from all directions funnel down to Meribel Centre, to a point called La Chaudanne. From here there's high speed lifts running in all directions.

Meribel's Apres-ski

Meribel has a great apres-ski scene. If you like lively apres-ski, dancing in your ski boots, then there's a great selection of bars for you. You'll find live music every day of the week & plenty of friendly revellers out enjoying it all.

There's also plenty of more relaxed bars - if your perfect apres-ski is a few relaxing drinks in a friendly bar, then you'll find plenty to your taste as well. Just ask us, we'd be happy to point you to a few of our favourites.

Meribel for Families

There is a good range of childcare options and ski schools in Meribel for you to pick between, and as always we are more than happy to help make some recommendations for you!

Nanny Helen

We have worked with Nanny Helen for the past 4 years and can't recommend her enough.

She can be contacted on:

0033 (0)6 21 87 89 51
0044(0)7880 721 220
helen_marypops@yahoo.co.uk

Snow Bugs

Nadine who runs Snowbugs has built up a successful team of nannies of which we only here good reports.

http://www.snowbugs.co.uk

Meribel Nanny Services

After 8 years of working as a nanny in ski resorts Nicole started Meribel Nanny Services, providing everything from a single night's babysitting to a full week's childcare

Nicole@meribelnannyservices.com
www.meribelnannyservices.com
UK +44(0)7500159112
FR +33(0)633521895

 

Photography in Meribel

Summit Photography

Summit Photography is an action photography company based in Meribel. After the shoot all images are edited and supplied via a private online gallery, after which prints can be ordered at your leisure. Please get in touch for a tailored quote.

contact@summitphotography.org

summitphotography.org

Getting to Meribel

By Plane

Geneva airport is our main hub and that's about 2.5 hour's drive away. There are several transfer companies that serve Meribel, please just get in touch and we'd be more than happy to help with some recommendations of good transfer companies to whisk you up to Meribel.

A closer option is Chambery Airport, though being a small local airport the choice of flights is a bit more limited. That's about 1.5 hours drive from Meribel..

By Train

The snow train stops in Moutier, which is just 30 mins drive from the ski chalet! If you are staying with us we'd be more than happy to come and pick you up, for free. Please just let us know when you book & nad we'll get that all sorted for you.

By Car

Meribel is about 10 hours driving time from Calais, with all but the last 30 minutes being on the very good French motorway system. Top tip - there are two routes; one via Paris, and the over via Reims and Troyes. Take the latter, it's both much quicker and easier. There is parking by Chalet la Chouette (though please let us know if you are driving so we can hold your space for you!).

By Helicopter

By far the most extravagant but also the most exciting means of transporation in our list! Whitetracks Helicopters will provide the perfect start or finale to your ski holiday by ensuring a fast and unforgettable transfer journey that is combined with one of the best, if not the ultimate, panoramic birds eye view of the snow-capped Alpine landscape.

Find out More:

www.whitetracks-helicopters.com
www.meribel-helicopters.co.uk

Skiing Meribel & The Three Valleys

Why does the Three Valleys always top the polls for World's Best Ski Area?

Where to start with that one! It is a truly incredible ski area on many fronts, but I'll try and break it down a little.

World Class Lift Infrastructure

The Three Valleys has possibly the world most advancing lift infrastructure. High speed lifts are everywhere - the speed and scale of them is unlike any other resort I've ever skiied. Add to this there's piste bashing ability, and you'll have unrivalled access to countless miles of perfectly groomed ski slopes

Wide Open Runs

Motorway skiing as it's often called, the terrain here is perfect for wide open slopes that go on and on. If you like cruising wide blues and reds, then this will be your dream ski resort.

Lift Accessible Off-Piste

The off-piste possibilities here are just about endless, and so much of it is lift accessible. The area is both expansive and goes very high, and so it has some of the best power skiing in Europe. We'd always recommend a good guide though (we'd be more than happy to book some for you), both to keep you safe and to show you the best places to go.

Wonderfully Interconnected Resorts

The Three valleys does not (quite) have the title of the worlds largest amount of pistes, but you could argue it has the largest about you can ski without taking your skis off. The interconnection of all the villages and different areas here is wonderful. The whole area has been planned so you can just keeping skiing - into one village, through and up to the next. No connecting buses here!

Why Meribel?

Meribel is the middle valley of the three, and so makes the ideal base to get to explore the whole area.

 

For More Information

We have another website purely dedicated to our chalet holidays in Meribel. There's much more information on that website about Meribel's skiing, including lift pass prices, ski hire options and more.

More Information about Skiing in Meribel

You might also like to visit AWE365 to find out about snowboarding holidays this winter.

Meribel Webcams

This Webcam overlooks the Village Centre towards the Chaudanne, the main lift station in Meribel

This Webcam overlooks the Village Centre towards the Chaudanne, the main lift station in Meribel

This shows the 4 man lift station in Meribel Village

This shows the 4 man lift station in Meribel Village

Here you can see Meribel Village Centre

Here you can see Meribel Village Centre.

This Meribel webcam is based at Tougnete at 2434m

This Meribel webcam is based at Tougnete at 2434m

This Webcam is in Meribel Mottaret Centre, 1750m

This Webcam is in Meribel Mottaret Centre, 1750m

Meribel Snow Forecasts

Mountain weather is notoriously changeable - as a rule of thumb the forecast for the next 2 days tends to be pretty good, 3 to 5 days gives you a fair idea of snowy / sunny / warm / cold etc, and more that 5 days can be anyone's guess....

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