The Best Winter Activities in Meribel

Méribel Ski Area

Meribel is one of Europe’s most popular ski resorts and with the amount that there is to see and do here it’s not surprising. Of course skiing and snowboarding lie at the heart of the area’s appeal, thanks to being part of the Les Trois Vallées ski system, which has more than 370 miles of interlinked slopes. However, for those who want a varied schedule of activities on holiday, or for anyone heading out to this part of the world and not so keen on hitting the slopes every day, there are many other exciting options.

There are some fabulous day spas in Meribel, for example, that offer those looking to unwind after some serious skiing, or anyone who loves a good massage, the chance to indulge in a range of different treatments in style. Retail therapy is another favourite off-slopes pastime and the resort is well known for its shopping, with a range of retail options on offer, from the latest in skiwear to the biggest designer names.

Meribel offers visitors numerous opportunities to take to the skies whilst visiting here, whether you want to learn how to fly at the Meribel flying school, or sign up for a completely unique experience such as a hot air balloon ride over the mountains. Paragliding and parapenting are also on the cards and can be experienced with an instructor for those who are trying it for the first time.

Back on the snow and there’s husky sledding to enjoy, either controlling your own team of dogs up and down the glistening hills, or enjoying the experience with a guide at the helm. If you’re looking for activities on your own two feet then this area is full of fantastic winter walks that take in snowy trails and offer a variety of different levels, from short and simple to lengthy and challenging. Alternatively, why not try the unique experience of glacier walking, hiking over one of the many glaciers in Les Trois Vallées via an organised excursion. Finally, if you’re looking to engage in a bit of extreme skiing then there are some exciting, challenging cross-country routes available, as well as the option of heli-skiing where you can be helicoptered onto some of the most untouched powder in the area.

If you’re planning a trip to this part of the world and looking for catered chalets in Meribel then Leo Trippi offers a great selection. From the exclusive privacy of the Chalet Les Brames to the cosy and luxurious Apartment Méribel 2 there are lots of great options on offer for anyone looking to make the most of winter in Meribel.

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