Meribel, France

Meribel Ski Holidays

Meribel has a fantastic location right in the heart of the 3 valleys. Ski chalets, apartments and hotels are all available to book for those perfect Meribel ski holidays. It is without doubt one of the finest and largest linked areas to ski in the world. The area has plenty of snow cannons, a good snow record and a virtual guarantee of skiing from Christmas through to Easter. The main village is built on a west facing hillside and is mainly made up of wooden chalet style buildings so a pretty village compared to some of the newer French purpose built resorts. As Meribel was founded in 1938 by a Scotsman called Colonel Peter Lindsay, there is still a strong British influence to be found. The satellite resort of Mottaret located a couple of miles up the valley is centrally placed offering easy access to Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires.

''Les Grangettes was exactly what we wanted and we'd heartily recommend it to your clients who wish this type of hotel. It was really well run, the food was great and our room was generous'. Bankier, Meribel, April 2013

Meribel Ski Holidays
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Meribel Skiing and Boarding

Meribel suits all standards of skiers and has a highly efficient lift system on offer. Most of the slopes are above the tree line and there are still some tree runs available for those white out days. With 150km of piste on offer in Meribel and 600km throughout the 3 valleys you really can rack up the miles if you want.
There is something for everyone with cruisy blues, bumps, steep blacks and fantastic off piste to keep all varieties of skiers and boarders occupied.
Beginners will be happy learning at the Altiport where there are wide green runs to play on through the trees.
Intermediates will just love the mileage available that will keep any piste basher happy and more advanced skiers will love the Ladies Olympic downhill.
Off piste adventurers should hire a guide and try some of the couloirs on offer or the likes of the powder on Saulire.
Why not trek out for some fresh tracks? Snowboarders return year after year to Meribel for the varied terrain. Most lifts are chairs or gondolas which saves the hassle of the drag lifts! There is also a snowboard park for some fun.

Meribel Ski Holidays
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Meribel après ski

The best place to start the après ski in Meribel is of course the Rond Point. There are live bands on the terrace and always plenty of fun before the final ski and board down to the village. Jack’s Bar and the Meri bar near the main lifts are popular as well. There are a few bars around the main square at the tourist office that are good for a drink before dinner such as the Taverne and Le Pub just across the road. It also has a pool table and sometimes has live music. If you still have the energy to head out of your chalet after dinner then Dick’s Tea Bar will keep you dancing and full of amazing cocktails till the early hours.

Apart from all the partying there is still plenty to do as there is an ice rink, swimming pool, climbing wall and a spa. There is also a good few marked walks throughout the altiport area and down to Les Allues.  The market comes once a week giving you the chance to sample delicious cheeses and sausages. There are also plenty of shops, boutiques and patisseries to explore.


Meribel Ski and Snowboard Hire Packages

Skis and boards can be hired at a discount through our link to Ski Set


Meribel Childcare

Childcare is on offer through some of the chalets that we offer such as the Club Hotel Alba. Please call or email for details. Local childcare can also be booked directly. Details are as follows:

Les Saturnins for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Half days or full days. Contact the ESF on www.esf-meribel.com or call 0033 479 08 60 31 or email esfmeribel@wanadoo.fr

Club Piou Piou for children aged 3 to 5 years. Half days and full days. Contact the ESF on www.esf-meribel.com or call 0033 479 08 60 31 or email esfmeribel@wanadoo.fr

Meribel Ski Schools

The Snow School instructors are all fully qualified through the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) and conduct their lessons in English.
They offer Private lessons for adults and children, friends & family group lessons, kids group lessons Three Valley Ski guiding service, and Corporate skiing events
Private Ski lessons from only £130.00                                            
Friends & family weekly group lessons from only £650.00                                                                                
Kids weekly group lessons from only £225.00
Ski guiding Please see website for details

UK mob +44 (0) 77 33 25 19 15 May to Dec
FR mob +33 (0) 78 72 40 519 Dec to May.
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Ski Excel Ski school in the Meribel valley which offers tailor made private ski
lessons, specializing in children and families. They also have a real
interest in off piste guiding and race training. Their aim is to provide
a complete package from flexible collection and delivery at the
beginning and end of lessons to the quality of the teaching and learning
during those ski lessons.

UK mob +44 (0)7836 328610
FR mob +33 (0)6 42 49 88 79
Email Us At:

Ski New Generation: New Generation is a small British run ski and snowboard school based in the centre
of Méribel (opposite the Cactus bar). New Generation enjoys an excellent reputation
amongst the International ski community. New Generation was voted ‘No.1 Ski School’
by the ‘Which Guide’ and the ‘Snow Awards’. The hand-picked team of fully qualified
instructors (10) are led by Zoe Campbell, an experienced coach and examiner in the
British instructor system (BASI). The school offers an excellent range of lessons for
skiers and boarders from morning groups (beginner to intermediate) to Technical
Clinics (Intermediate to advanced) to private lessons. If you are an experienced skier
looking for something different then sign up to one of their PRO range programmes
which cover everything from off-piste adventures to crusing the blues to video
feedback assisted learning. If you fancy a one off session to work on a specific skill
(bumps, park, off-piste, ice etc.) then join a SkillSession (Only 55 Euros!).
They mostly run children’s lessons during school holidays but will set them up in other
weeks depending on demand so it is always worth contacting them. Children’s lessons
are run in the morning so adults have time to explore or join lessons themselves. All
lessons are in English and the groups are small.
You can book ski or snowboard lessons with New Generation on their website
(www.skinewgen.com), by email info@skinewgen.com or by contacting their office
0033 479 01 03 18 or 0844 484 3663 (UK only).

Ski Class is a small private ski school  in the 3 Valleys which specialises in giving our clients the best teaching possible with fully qualified English speaking instructors. Ski lessons can be tailor made to suit individual needs.

French contact number is + 0033618155368 or the UK number is 00447949387699. email patsi@skiclass.eu

Esf                                Call 0033 479 08 60 31 www.esf-meribel.com
Magic in Motion          Call 0033 479 08 53 36 www.magicinmotion.co.uk
Snow Systems           Call 0033 479 00 40 22 www.snow-systems.com

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Meribel Key Facts »
Resort height:1400-1700m
No. of lifts:53
Snow Canons:Yes
Snowboard parks:Snowboard parks
Transfer Time:2hrs 15 mins
Off Piste:****
Apres Ski:*****
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