Ski Weekends in Méribel

The resort of Méribel is the heart of Les Trois Vallées which, with a network of 600 kilometres of groomed pistes shared between 3 valleys, is the pre-eminent ski area in Europe if not the world, which makes Méribel a great destination for ski weekends.

The village was founded by an Englishman – Colonel Peter Lindsay, a dedicated pre-war skier who built the first lift there in 1938. Amazingly the resort has stayed faithful to his original concept of a traditional chalet village: every building has been constructed in local stone and wood in harmony with the mountain setting.

The village has many of the amenities expected in a world class resort with fine restaurants on and off the piste. For the adventurous there is endless off-piste skiing both in the Méribel valley and in the connected ski areas of Courchevel and Val Thorens. For example, La Grande Couloir in Courchevel is easily accessible and provides plenty of challenging terrain for the most ardent of skiers. A scenic day of skiing can be enjoyed by taking in the whole 3 valleys area during a single day on the slopes (albeit with a slightly shortened lunch!)

The centre of Méribel sits at 1,450m altitude at village level and 2,952 at the summit of Mont Vallon. The 600 kms of pistes are serviced by 200 lifts.

Méribel Mountain Information

Resort height 1450m
Ski & Snowboard Suitability
Beginner good
Intermediate excellent
Advanced excellent
Top station 3200m
Pisted runs 600km
Longest run 6km
Direction of slopes N,S,W,SW,E
Max vertical drop 1552m
Off-piste skiing excellent
Cross country 110km
Nursery slopes 12
Mountain restaurants 41
Glacier yes
Snow making yes
Drags 50
Chairs 65
Gondolas 37
Cable cars 5
3 Valleys Piste Map