Méribel in the French Alps is a purpose designed ski village that’s built within the tradition of Savoyard style. Quaint chalets in wood, stone and slate, cute shops, authentic markets selling local delicacies, as well as fabulous restaurants and vibrant bars make this a resort that appeals to families, couples and groups alike. Méribel has a massive ski area surrounding the main village with several satellite villages to explore.
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AccommodationMéribel resort comprises one central village (Méribel village) and several satellite villages that include Mottaret and Méribel-Village (as opposed to Méribel village). The most convenient place to stay when you’re skiing here is in the centre of Méribel village, where you’ll find the majority of shops, restaurants and bars. From here you’ll also have direct access to the lifts and the slopes. If you’re travelling with children, you may prefer the convenience of on-snow accommodation at Méribel Mottaret, which is close to the La Chaudanne Base area and ski school, day care and kindergarten. Additionally, from here you’ll have easy access to activities including ice-skating, snowmobiling and the swimming.
Skiing & BoardingMéribel is particularly suited for intermediates with its wide open, well-groomed runs above the tree line that are connected by an efficient lift system. Advanced skiers and boarders will enjoy Méribel’s fast down hills, which were designed for international competition, and the chance to book a guide and head off-piste. For beginners there’s a great ski school accessible from La Chaudanne Base and perfectly gentle slopes to build your confidence. Most abilities will love Méribel’s fun snow parks and the opportunity to access the neighbouring resorts of Les Menuires, Val Thorens (where the snow is the most reliable) and Courchevel.
ActivitiesMéribel is geared for kids – in fact this picturesque ski resort is accredited as a ‘Famille Plus’ organisation – your guarantee that it really is committed to meeting their needs! Here they will enjoy ice-skating, snow mobiling and snowshoeing. There’s also cross-country skiing on offer and a full size hockey rink where you’ll often be able to catch a game. Méribel offers ski school, day care and a kindergarten. Indoor activities include a spa and wellness centre, swimming pool, gym, tenpin bowling and a climbing wall. To savour the traditional charm of France, don’t miss a visit to the local market where you can buy delicious French cheeses, a baguette and more, or have an authentic French meal cooked for you in one of the village’s restaurants.
Getting There & AroundTo get to Méribel fly into Chambery and Grenoble then transfer by bus to the village, which takes about two hours. Alternatively, fly into Geneva or Lyon, and from there it will take three hours by bus. You can also travel by train from London, Paris and Chambery to Moûtiers, which is just 18kms from Méribel.
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A charming Alpine style hotel, located in perfect ski-in/ski-out position. Featuring Tyrolean inspired decor, local stone and wood, original artworks and fresh flowers. All rooms are well-appointed with a large balcony either facing the slopes or the valley. Onsite French restaurant, bar, lounge, solarium, games room, sauna.
Traditional charming Savoyard style ski-in property located in the Belvedere area. There are 43 elegantly furnished rooms and suites with beautiful views. Onsite indoor pool, sauna, restaurant, terrace, bar, lounge.
A charming three-star hotel in an ideal location, lying at the foot of the slopes within a well-known resort. L'Eterlou is in a modern alpine style building offering ski-in, ski-out facilities. Rooms are chalet style rooms with free wifi, flat screen TVs and balconies. Onsite: spa with pool, sauna, steam room, bar, restaurant.
Located at the centre of Meribel, at an altitude of 1,500m, Le Kaïla is a 5-star hotel in the French Alps. There are 43 rooms, the only Michelin star restaurant in Meribel called “L’Ekrin”, a bar and leisure and relaxations areas (aquatic space with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room, SPA Nuxe, fitness room and Kid’s Club). Seasonal establishment opened only during winter, from December to April. Onsite L’Ekrin, Michelin-starred restaurant, Shuttle service, L’Eskale Ski Shop, pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, Nuxe Spa, fitness room & Kids Club.
A luxury boutique hotel in an enviable slope-side location close to the centre of Meribel, L'Helios has 18 stylish rooms and suites with excellent facilities including swimming pool, Carita Spa, private cinema, restaurant with sunny terrace and ski shop. It offers a clear view over the Trois Vallees ski area. Onsite pool, Carita Spa, private cinema, restaurant, ski shop.
Renovated in recent years, this traditional hotel has 76 cosy rooms with stunning views and is located just 50m from lifts and ski school meeting points. Offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere with superb leisure facilities. Choose from standard, deluxe, family-style rooms or suites. Onsite pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, Spa Nuxe, fitness room & Kids Club.
Charming chalet-style property located in the Rond Point area and close to the ski run. There are rooms and suites that accommodate up to 4 people in the hotel. There are 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments with full kitchens in the Residence. Onsite sauna, hammam, fitness area, guest laundry, bar, lounge, sun terrace, solarium, restaurant.