Meribel's location in the heart (or central valley) of the renowned Three Valleys ski area in the French Alps provides access to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Europe. Due to the extensive lift system there are options for all skiers and snowboarders alike whether it be skiing the highest peaks in Val Thorens, taking the scenic route down through the tree runs of La Tania or hitting the airs in the Mottaret Snow Park. With 600km of pistes for all abilities and endless off-piste possibilities too there really is something for everyone.
As well as its world class skiing and boarding Meribel and the satellite villages that make up the resort (including Les Allues) have retained a pretty Savoyarde charm with traditional chalet architecture using local stone and wood.
It is easy to get around the resort as the valley is well served by the free shuttle bus which runs around the resort valley from breakfast time until 12.30am. The Olympic gondola operates during the day time linking Brides-Les-Bains, Les Allues and Le Raffort to the main Meribel lift hub (La Chaudanne).
There is apres-ski to suit all tastes in Meribel whether it be a slope-side vin chaud or something more energetic with live music at Jack's bar, the Rond-Point (aka The Ronnie) and the Taverne. In Les Allues, guests can sample the local Mutzig (strong lager) at the local Tsaretta bar after a day on the pistes.
Both Meribel and Les Allues have a variety of restaurants for all budgets and tastes and a number of nightclubs for those who want to party into the wee small hours.
For a wide range of activities that don't involve skiing or snowboarding, you need look no further, Meribel has numerous options and facilities including (but not limited to):