The Skiing: Méribel is in the centre and the heart of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world, fantastic for all grades of skier & boarder.
Les Trois Vallées:-
180 lifts, 335 marked runs, over 600kms of pistes, 130km of cross county tracks/ski du fond, 2000 snow cannons, 25 accessible summits, 10 over 2500m.
The area has been extended to a 4th Valley.
The Méribel Valley:-
59 lifts, 150km of pistes, 27kms of itineraries, 11 green runs, 33 blue, 21 red, 9 black and the new Xtreme almost vertical couloir, 2 snowboard parks, 85% of the runs over 1800m.
Meribel - Piste Guide
MERIBEL’S 2 SNOW BOARD PARKS
DC Area 43:
- snowpark = 1200m long
- 3 machines
- 10 shapers
- 24 snow canons
- 2 lifts (Plan des Mains and Chatelet)
- 1 mini-skate ramp
- 3 street lines
- 220m of rails
- 1 airbag for beginners
Area 43 Snow Park Video
Meribel Moon Park
Here you’ll find courses for beginners (green), intermediates (blue and red) and experts (black) as well as an intermediate boardercross (red).
We are ‘snowsure’ from mid December to the end of April. Average 200cms snowfall on the upper slopes January – March and 75cms on the lower slopes end March and April. Full Méribel Ski Facts and see also Méribel’s excellent Snow sure history Nov – April 2008 – 2012.
Ski terrain map further down this page.
Les Allues Village
Quick and easy links to the centre of Méribel by the Olympé telecabine (operates 0820-1730) and free ski bus (operates 0800-0030). Ski home to the village in one descent from Roc de Fer 2294m on the pretty red ‘Villages’ run or for expert skiers the marked off piste.
For intermediate and advanced skiers: Early Bird First Tracks, a unique experience.
Tried and tested by The Ski Club of Great Britain, Meribel’s ‘First Tracks’ programme guarantees you the 1st ‘corduroy’ runs of the day are yours. An unforgettable chance to lay down first tracks for a maximum of 30 people every Thursday in March. At 0800 take the special lift to Roc du Fer at 2300m. Enjoy a full Savoyard breakfast, as Mnt. Blanc lights up first, turning pink. Then then sun rises over the peaks of Saulire. The empty pistes are yours to make fresh tracks on the newly pisted corduroy runs. A lifelong memorable experience, not offered in many European ski resorts. Breakfast and the special early lift costs €18. Reserve your place at www.meribel-alpina.com.
Ski & Snow Board Schools & Guides
We recommend Parallel Lines and Ski New Generation. All their instructors speak excellent English and of course French. Both are superb for children and adults from beginners up to advanced and ski clinics for those just wishing to improve their technique & style.
Group sizes are small (4 – 8 people), clinics 3 – 6 people. Private lessons for 1-3 people for 2, 3, 4 or 6 hours.
For experienced skiers, for a private qualified ski guide and instructor, who lives in the village, Andy Parker see https://www.ap-ski.com/
Parallel Lines. For bookings contact in the following ways:
UK office on +44 (0) 844 811 2779. Email for a quote at email@example.com.
Complete a booking form on their website http://www.parallel-lines.com/book-a-lesson/enquiry-form/.
Ski & Board Equipment Hire – up to 55% discount plus free equipment storage overnight by the ski lifts
Save up to 50% on resort prices by booking online with www.freeride.fr and get an extra 5% discount with the Méribel Apartments promo code MBLAPT2016.
Also free overnight storage at the hire shop by the lifts in the centre of Méribel at The Chaudanne.
Pre-booking highly recommended as it can save an hour of so of queuing on your busy arrival day.
Avoid 1st day ticket queues and pre-book on line and have the passes posted to your home. Allow 2-3 weeks for the postal service. Or arrange to collect at The Olympé telecabine lift in Les Allues or the Méribel-Village lift office.
For details of winter lift passes and prices see HERE.
Check the family and Tribu passes to save money. Lower rates for Premier & Dernier Neige weeks.
Cross Country skiing / Ski du fond: Head off for the 33km of prepared cross country trails in the valley; situated at the Lac de Tueda in Mottaret and around the Altiport area of Méribel. A total of 90km of trails are available in Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania. Both classic and skating forms of the sport are accommodated, usually side by side. The trails are free to use and you can pick up a guide booklet and map from the Tourist Offices. Pistes are maintained each night.
For The Non-Skier
If skiing isn’t your thing, there are a host of other activities: Huskie sled riding, snow shoe walking, ice skating, rock climbing, snow biking, paragliding, light aircraft flights, swimming in the indoor pool, pampering in the Spas, shopping, lunches on mountain tops. A walkers pass includes the free ski bus.
For Husky sled riding see White Tracks