The Meribel valley is a huge ski area in itself. It has everything from rolling greens and blues for beginners and more challenging and lengthy reds for more technical skiers. There are mogul fields to be found under lifts and up at Bartavelle, two snow parks to play around in, vast amounts of off-piste (just off the piste and further afield) and a large number of mountain restaurants.
The Meribel valley sits in between the Courchevel and Val Thorens valleys. These 3 valleys combined make up the largest ski areas in the world, Les Trois Vallées. This huge terrain provides some of the most fantastic skiing in the Alps, with over 600km of runs, peaks rising to 3300m and 550 snow cannons on standby when the heavens are not obeying. There are gentle runs around the Altiport for beginners, miles of blues and reds in all directions for the intermediates, couloirs for the experts, excellent off-piste for the experienced and two snow parks for the more extreme. The lift system is one of the best in the world and is constantly being updated, gone are the days of long queues or freezing lifts. The 3 Valleys is home to some of the finest and most varied mountain restaurants. You will be hard pushed to explore the whole of this fantastic ski area in just one week, so you’ll just have to come back!
|Skiing in Meribel Key Stats|
|Height||Slopes from 1200m to 3300m|
|Skiing / snowboarding level||Beginners / Intermediate / Advanced|
|Cross-country||55k (including tracks to La Tania and Courchevel)|
|Snow-making||Yes – 500 canons|
|Our Favourite Pistes||Beginners||Off-piste|
|Les Creux (best in morning)||Altiport||Itinerary route to Raffort|
|La Combe de Saulire (best in morning)||Verdons||Meribel and Grand couloirs|
|Jerusalem (best late morning/early afternoon)||Bourgne Glacier|
|Georges Mauduit||La Masse to Planchet|
|Combe Vallon||Aiguille de Fruit|