Meribel Ski Resort Information
MERIBEL VILLAGE 1400mAll of our Meribel Chalets are based in Meribel Village and we wouldn't look anywhere else in the Meribel ski resort now. Meribel ski resort offers some of the best access to the Three Valleys ski area and is only a short bus or taxi ride into Meribel centre. Meribel Village is a beautiful and peaceful spot with a fantastic villagey atmosphere. It's built in the traditional chalet style and has everything you need right there on your door step. It has something for everyone - peace and tranquillity for relaxing, superb access to the slopes for the keen skiers and some of the best après ski in Meribel ski resort. In our opinion you can't better the Village and once you get there you won't want to leave!
MERIBEL VILLAGE SUMMARY
Unbeatable access to the Meribel Ski ResortThe Golf chairlift is only between 60 - 150m from all of our chalets. This brand new chairlift is high speed and connects you straight to the Altiport (beginners' area) and into the vast terrain of the Three Valleys. This proximity is a rare luxury in the Alps and also means you bypass the queues at the main lift area, La Chaudanne. For the past few winters our guests have also been able to ski back to the terrace/car park of the chalets pretty much all winter for a truly ski in chalet experience.
Accessibility and transportNot only does Meribel Village offer superb access to the slopes, but also to Meribel centre and other parts of the valley. The complimentary public buses run from morning to night (last bus at 12:30am). These are reliable with a journey time of 3 minutes to La Chaudanne. For early morning ski schools we provide a F&P shuttle service.
Non-skiingThe Golf chairlift is available for pedestrian use so you can explore the fantastic walks and take in the view up at the Altiport. There is also a walker's path that leads up from the top of Meribel Village. Tobogganing is available on the Lapin piste early evening and lots of sunbathing to be done either on our terraces or outside the Lodge du Village or the bakery.
Meribel Ski Resort FacilitiesMeribel Village is pretty self-contained with a mini-supermarket, two restaurants (one Italian for cheap pizzas and pastas, one rustic Savoyard for fondues and cracking French onion soup), ski shop, clothes shop, and quite honestly the best bakery in the Three Valleys ski resort.
Meribel après SkiThe Lodge du Village (LDV) has the best après ski in Meribel ski resort. The small and intimate bar has live bands playing every other night. Although it can get extremely lively, it is family-friendly and most of the F&P guests (and staff) become locals very quickly. One word of warning though, beware of the Mutzig and Toffee Vodka. There's nothing quite like it in the evening when the sun is shining, the band is playing on the terrace and there's a unique and buzzing atmosphere. If you would like to experience après at the Rond Point, then our driver service runs until 19:30 and can come to tear you away from dancing on the terrace.
ChildrenMeribel Village has a really safe and friendly atmosphere, quite often children will pop to the bakery or will even make their own way over to the LDV. Most of the ski chalets are away from the main road and with plenty of space for running around in the snow and building snow-men. The piste is also nearby for tobogganing. Our ski chalets in Meribel ski resort make for the perfect family ski holidays.
Night Life in Meribel Ski ResortIf you are brave enough to leave the confines of the Village in search of nightlife, then the public buses run until late. After supper you can catch the bus into Meribel centre to try out one of the many bars on offer. If you want to carry on late into the night then taxis are readily available for 15 Euros or it's a 20 minute walk back to the chalets from Dick's Tea Bar!
MERIBEL SKI RESORT 1450mThe Meribel ski resort, in our opinion, is the most beautiful part of the Three Valleys ski resort in France. Sandwiched between soaring peaks of Val Thorens valley and the wide open pistes of the Courchevel valley it is hard to beat Meribel ski resort as a ski destination. These valleys make the vast ski terrain of the Trois Vallèes.
Meribel centre itself has lots to offer; numerous bars and restaurants; the Olympic centre with its gym, ice-rink, bowling alley, swimming pool, climbing wall; lots of shops for perusing; and daily events such as torchlight processions and bands playing in the square. This is all a few minutes away on the public bus or in our minibus.