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Méribel: The place to ski for sun lovers

Fresh snow glistening in the sun even in March, 150 kilometers of slopes, 9 hectares of night skiing area, plus chic chalets and wonderful restaurants: skiing in Méribel is an experience even in spring.

10 February 2022

The small village of Méribel in the Savoie department in the French Alps has just 1,580 inhabitants. So you could almost assume that it is a rather quiet area. But only almost. Because more than 30,600 guest beds, 67 restaurants and its location in the middle of the legendary ski resort Les Trois Vallées between the Courchevel and Val Thorens valleys make it a hotspot for winter sports. No wonder, after all, skiing in Méribel is an exceedingly chic affair.

For every local, there are 20 tourists in winter. © Shutterstock

Important Facts: Skiing in Méribel

New snow: between 75 cm in January and 56 cm in March
Total kilometers of slopes: 150
Number of slopes: 70
Lifts: 14 gondolas, 16 chairlifts
Ski pass price: from approx. € 52.80/adults
Prerequisite: vaccination certificate
Ski season: beginning of December until end of April

Méribel is located at about 1400 meters, nestled between the Trois Vallées. This makes it the ideal starting point for almost endless winter sports fun. Lifts lead up on both sides. In the blink of an eye, you'll be swinging across the perfectly groomed slopes in one valley and the other. As tempting as it may be to indulge in this perceived infinity, it is also worth not forgetting the ski area of Méribel and its twin resort of Mottaret. It may be the smallest within the network of slopes, but it also has a lot to offer.

An experience: night skiing in Méribel. © Shutterstock

Up high

The ski area of Méribel extends up to 3,230 meters, 85 percent are above 1,800 meters. This creates the ideal conditions for sunny skiing. Even in March, you can still look forward to 56 centimeters of fresh snow. And this is best enjoyed under a blue sky and in bright sunshine. The Saulire Express takes you up to 2,700 meters. Now you are spoiled for choice. Because a descent is possible in all directions.

Especially recommended in the morning: the long downhill run towards Méribel and the wide, usually less frequented slopes of the Tougnete. Wonderful views can be enjoyed during the ride on the Plattiers gondola lift. It takes winter sports enthusiasts up to the 2,952-meter Mont Vallon. The descent through unspoilt high alpine terrain is a highlight of the Trois Valées.

The best hotels in Méribel

Le Coucou
464 Rte du Belvédère, 73550 Les Allues, France
Tel.: +33 4 57 58 37 37
Price: from approx. € 564,-/night

This elegant hideaway allows ski-in, ski-out at its finest and pampers its guests. © Maisons Pariente

The newly opened Hôtel Le Coucou is part of the small, family-run Maisons Pariente. It scores with designer interiors, two restaurants, spa, pool and its chalet style. Here, the skiing fun starts right at the front door.

Chalet Hôtel de L'Adray Télébar
2020 Rte de l'Altiport, 73550 Les Allues, France
Tel.: +33 4 79 08 60 26
Price: from approx. € 318,-/night

Rustic rooms with lots of pine wood, breathtaking mountain views and alpine chalet style await ski enthusiasts. Open only in winter, the resort consists of three contemporary chalets and is located at the foot of the Adrets chairlift. The hotel is accessible only on skis, on foot and by snowmobile.

Chalet Mont-Tremblant
Impasse de Petite Pia, Route du Pia de Caro, Mussillon, Meribel, France
Tel.: +44 20 3393 0833
Price: from approx. € 5.400,-/week and person

Infinite space: Chalet Mont-Tremblant. © Haute Montagne

The beautiful chalet covers 600 square meters and can accommodate 12 adult guests. They can enjoy themselves in the pool, hot tub, home theater or cooking together. A playroom is available for kids. The Master Bedroom is located in the Penthouse and spans the entire floor; breakfast, dinner, unlimited drinks and private driver are included. Right on the slopes.

Le Refuge de la Traye
Plateau de, 73550 Les Allues, France
Tel.: +33 4 58 24 04 04
Price: from € 870,-/night

The Alpine Retreat is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection. © Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Built in 1982 and recently completely renovated, this Alpine retreat is a luxurious winter hideaway in the heart of the French Alps. Spa, excellent cuisine and endless possibilities to spend the winter actively or leisurely are waiting for the guests.

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