Located in the Vallée des Allues, the Meribel complex enjoys a central location in the world’s largest ski area, Trois Vallées. Founded by a group of English businessmen and experienced skiers who wanted to create in France a resort similar to that of Austria and the Swiss alliances, it is known for its unique traditional architecture and fantastic skiing. Many visitors come here in search of an authentic Alpine holiday, combined with all the cultural and comfortable offers of an established and prestigious resort. In short, Méribel has something to offer everyone throughout the year.
Of course, skiing is considered one of its greatest assets and was the reason for its foundation in 1938. its location offers access to over 600km of slopes and unlimited off-piste activities in some truly breathtaking scenery. As a first-class ski area, there are plenty of Ski-In / Ski-Out accommodations, as well as an excellent lift system that allows visitors easy access to the slopes.
Méribel has become its own seaside resort and consists of a collection of traditional villages connected by a carefully developed infrastructure that has done its best to preserve the surroundings. Méribel itself is the largest of the villages and is home to the main shopping district, as well as a large selection of Après-Ski Restaurants and bars such as Chez Kiki and the famous La Folie Douce. The city centre is a bustling hub of Activity, day and night, with two weeks of street markets that keep the unique sense of Local Tradition and culture alive.
The local environment is conducive to outdoor exploration and there are enough activities for all tastes. From hiking, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and helicopter tours – with as much or as little adrenaline, you can experience this winter wonderland from any angle you want. There are also plenty of indoor options if you want to take some time on the slopes.
For those in need of a bit of luxury, there are many day spas in the area that offer a wide range of facilities, treatments and therapies. Guests can also arrange private treatment in the comfort of their own accommodation.
Many people come to Méribel with their families and therefore do not lack activities or common places for children while they take a break. TOP ski schools are in abundance with different snowy play parks. Similarly, you can try to get a bowling strike or watch a Movie in one of the cinemas.
Young looking for after-hours fun can dance the night away at one of the many VIP Clubs. Guests can enjoy champagne cocktails at the Post de Scours or immerse themselves in the Barometer Bar.
When it comes to food, Méribel is known for its vast array of Restaurants that serve everything from international favorites to high-end gourmet cuisine and local dishes-notable restaurants worth exploring are La Fruitière, Le Zinc, and Le Coeur de Cristal, among others. You can choose between central destinations and exclusive, secluded configurations further into the mountains with breathtaking views. Almost all Restaurants take pride in offering excellent cuisine from local products.
With all this, this is definitely one of the best resorts for any ski trip!