Luxury Ski Chalets Meribel

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Luxury Ski Holidays in Meribel

Located in the beautiful Les Allues valley in the heart of the world’s largest ski area, Meribel is a family-friendly luxury ski resort, ideal for skiers of varying abilities. There is not only stunning mountain scenery and traditional luxury ski chalets in Meribel, but also fantastic restaurants, nightlife and a vast ski area in Les 3 Vallees. Linked to Courchevel and Val Thorens, Meribel gives skiers and snowboarders access to 600 km of pistes and a huge variety of off piste options too.

After a day on the slopes, Meribel’s legendary nightlife is not to be missed. Lively apres-ski bars and clubs with live music, themed nights and DJs provide entertainment into the early hours of the morning.

Alternatively, head back to your luxury chalet in Meribel and relax in front of the log fire or in the hot tub. Children can enjoy ice skating, bowling or climbing at the Olympic Park and there is a plethora of other activities on offer from pleasant walks and snowmobile tours to paragliding.

When the warmer weather arrives, Meribel has plenty of summer attractions and activities to explore. A mountain biking mecca, Meribel’s bike park is one of the best in the Alps.

Luxury Chalets & Apartments in Meribel

Leo Trippi has an extensive portfolio of ski chalets in Meribel. However, when booking a luxury ski chalet in Meribel, it is important to take into account location, as Meribel’s ski chalets are spread between several satellite villages. The main town of Meribel, also known as “Meribel Centre,” is where the largest selection of shops, bars, restaurants and accommodation is located.

For traditional chalets, the original village of Mussillon at the entrance to the resort is the place to stay. Higher up the mountain is Le Rond Point where many ski-in/ski-out chalets are based. At the top of the resort is the exclusive Le Belvedere, home to several super-luxurious chalets and hotels.

Home to the many self-catered chalets in Meribel is Meribel Mottaret, a separate, purpose-built resort dating back to the 1970s. Just a five-minute drive from Meribel Centre is Meribel Village, a popular destination for those looking for village ambience and easy access to the Altiport ski area.

Located just outside Meribel village is the picturesque hamlet of Le Raffort where many beautiful Savoyard catered chalets in Meribel are located. The Olympe cable car is just 100m from the hamlet, giving access to Meribel Centre and the ski area in two minutes.

Skiing in Meribel

With slopes between 1,300m and 3,230m in altitude along with excellent snowmaking facilities, exceptional skiing is pretty much guaranteed throughout the winter in Méribel. Linked to Les 3 Vallées ski area, there is an incredible 600 km of skiing at your disposal whilst the local slopes still offer an impressive 150 km. The main lift bases are located below Méribel Centre, at the satellite village of Mottaret up the valley and at the micro-satellite of Méribel Village on the road to La Tania.

Méribel has some good starting points for beginners, although these can be difficult to reach depending on where you are staying. However, if spending time in a catered chalet in Meribel then a driving service is often included, making getting to and from the slopes easy.

With an abundance of blue and red runs, Méribel is a wonderful playground for intermediate skiers. Follow the sun from the Tougnète side in the morning to the Saulire side in the afternoon.With world-class terrain on and off-piste, advanced skiers are also well-catered for in Méribel. With over 30 black runs dotted around the ski area, there are plenty of challenges to take on, including the Grand-Rosière from Saulire and the GoPro Couloir beneath the Saulire gondola.

Eating & Drinking in Meribel

When it comes to dining out in Meribel, you certainly won’t be short of options. The resort offers everything from Savoyard classics to hearty burgers and even Indian. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Meribel is sure to have something to suit both on and off the mountain.

With a magnificent panorama from the terrace, Le Monchu is the perfect spot to enjoy a long lunch, whilst L’Adray Telebar is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. When the staff in your catered chalet in Meribel have a night off, you might like to sample the fantastic seafood and mushroom specialities of Le Cepe or the inventive cuisine at the Michelin-star restaurant, L’Ekrin.

Hugely popular, the Folie Douce is the starting point for all things apres. Located just below the mid-station of the Saulire Express, the real action kicks off at 3 pm and continues until 5 pm when people head off down the mountain back to their Meribel ski chalets. With live music, themed parties and big name DJs, O’Sullivans (Sully’s) is the place to head for late-night raving. Five minutes walk from the heart of Meribel, Sully’s is a quintessential part of Meribel’s nightlife, open from 11pm until late every day of the week.

A Perfect Day in Meribel:

  1. Start the day with a hearty breakfast in your catered ski chalet in Meribel.
  2. Tackle the Women’s Downhill course created for the 1992 Winter Olympics or the easier descents from Col de la Loze.
  3. Stop for lunch on the mountain at the idyllic Clos Bernard and sample the mouth-watering Angus steaks cooked on an open fire.
  4. When the ski runs have closed for the day, try your hand at snowmobiling and speed across the deep powder of Meribel.
  5. Head back to your luxury ski chalet in Meribel and spend a relaxing evening unwinding in the spa or in front of a roaring fire.

Location & Map

Situated in the department of Savoie in the Rhone-Alpes region, Meribel can be easily reached from Chambery and Geneva airports followed by a 1hr15 and 2hrs15 drive respectively. Eurostar trains from London and TGV trains from Paris stop at Moutiers, around a 45 minute drive from Meribel.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Meribel ski resort?

Meribel is located in the Tarentaise Valley in the heart of the world's largest ski area, the 3 Vallées in France. The resort is made up of five districts located at different altitudes.

Meribel Les Allues (1,100m) - the main village of the Allues valley
Meribel Village (1,400m) - small hamlet reached on skis via the Golf chairlift
Meribel Centre (1,450m) - the heart of the resort with restaurants, shops, bars and swimming pool
Meribel Les Hauts (1,600m) - just 100m up from the centre with unique views over the resort
Meribel Mottaret (1,750m) - the highest district ideal closest to the slopes

How high is Meribel ski resort?

Meribel is located at an altitude of 1450m with slopes ranging from 1100m to 2952m.

How to get to Meribel ski resort?

Meribel is located just 180 km from Geneva International Airport, around a two-hour drive away. Other nearby airports include Grenoble (175 km), Lyon (178 km) and Chambery (102 km). The closest train station to Meribel is Moutiers (17 km) with regular trains to and from London and Paris stopping here.

Where to stay in Meribel ski resort?

Meribel has a wide range of accommodation across five districts, from ski-in/ski-out luxury chalets and fully-serviced mountain escapes to self-catered apartments and hotels.

When does Meribel ski season start?

You can usually ski in Meribel from early December until the end of April. Start and end dates may vary due to snow conditions.

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