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Guide to Meribel & The Three Valleys

Méribel is one of the best and prettiest ski resorts in the world. It is in the centre of the Three Valleys ski area which, with over 600 kms of pisted runs is the largest interconnected ski area in the world, so it’s ideally positioned for exploring the adjoining resorts of Courchevel and Val Thorens. The area has a modern lift system with over 183 lifts capable of transporting 260,000 skiers every hour so queues and waiting around are not a feature of this area!

As well as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing is available with an additional 120 kms of marked runs. And if you are interested in exploring the fabulous off-piste terrain that is on offer in the Three Valleys, we can team you up with the best instructors and guides to ensure that you have a ski holiday to remember.

The main resort offers a great selection of bars, restaurants and shops as well as a host of après ski activities. The name of Méribel comes from the Roman name “Mira Bellum” which means beautiful view. The views of the valley from the balcony at Chalet du Vallon can certainly testify to the truth of the resort name.

Meribel Village

Méribel Village is the last of the unspoilt ski destinations in the Three Valleys. It is a traditional French village at 1400 metres located on the mountain road to Courchevel and it retains an authentic charm which is sadly lacking in more purpose-built resorts. The village is small but it does have everything that you need for a great week’s holiday – a lively bar, good restaurants, a small supermarket and a fantastic bakery! The main resort is 3 minutes drive away and is easily accessible either on the free shuttle bus or on the Avery Crest minibus. There you’ll find a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the ice rink, swimming pool and bowling alley.

Guide: Skiing in Meribel