10 GOOD REASONS FOR COMING TO MERIBEL
Meribel, located at the heart of the world's largest ski area, the 3 Valleys, is an international ski resort which is renowned for its preserved mountain architecture as well as its outstanding ski area.
We have listed 10 good reasons to come join us in Meribel!
1. DISCOVER A CHARMING RESORT, EASILY ACCESSIBLE, THAT EVERYONE WILL LOVE
Forest covered with fir trees, larches and silvertrees, chalets made of wood and stone, breath-taking panoramas, Meribel is a subtle mix of elegance, tradition and modernity.
Whether you are found of great spaces, an afficionado of mountain a keen skier or a passionate of extreme sports, you will surely find a dazzling panorama in Meribel. View of Mont Blanc, occidental Europe's highest summit, Grande Casse, Savoie's highest, the beautiful Dent de Burgin or the majestic Mont Vallon, you get to choose which one you want to snap today!
And if you prefer the warmth of the blond wood that reflects the evening lights, come to wander in the streets of Meribel's quarters and discover the nice boutiques, wine bars, and pubs that give the resort its unique pace.
Meribel, is easily accessible, whether you are flying, driving or coming with the train.
Meribel is 2h far from Gevena, Grenoble and Lyon airports and 1h20 from Chambery's airport.
The train station of Moutiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains is 30mn far.
2. SKI ACROSS THE WORLD'S LARGEST SKI AREA
Located at the heart of the world's largest ski area, Meribel is the ideal resort for skiers and snowboarders.
The 3 Valleys are:
- 600km of interconnected slopes
- 4 funitels and 3 cable cars
- 32 gondola lifts and 61 high-speed chairlifts
- 327 slopes (17% green, 39% blue, 33% red, 11% black)
- 70 grooming machines
Snow guaranteed: with more than 85% of the ski area above 1.800m high
2.383 snow cannons covering 50% of the area
All the links between the valleys are located above 2.000m high.
2 snowparks in Meribel Valley: The DCArea73 in Meribel-Mottaret and the Elements Park In Meribel.
Four zones to learn freestyle : whoops to get the first sensations, the "fun cross" to have laugh, the boarder cross to better feel gliding sensations, and a set of jumps to learn balance when you lift up!
The lifts are among the quickest and most comfortable in the world, which saves you up to twice the queuing time compared to other resorts!
In Meribel, we are at the heart of the 3 Valleys, so you can quickly access the valley of Courchevel and Belleville, without having to get across another valley. Very convenient when you need to get back homequickly!
3. DISCOVER A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIESParagliding, using a small place, ski touring, cross-country skiing, walking, snow-shoeing, sledding, ski-joering, or using a horse-drawn carriage, there are many ways to discover our valley!
You can also go to the Olympic Park to go swimming, try the climbing wall, the ice rink, bowling etc. There are also 2 cinemas and many concerts to attend !
So many things to do in Meribel!
The professional of the resort do their best to offer varied quality activites. Les professionnels de la station se plient en quatre pour vous offrir des activités toujours plus variées et de qualité. Nature and open-air activities, well-being, cultural outings, or a bit of all that, you will never get bored in Meribel.
Meribel is only 30mn far from AQUAMOTION, Europe's largest aquatic centre located in a ski resort.
Come take a look at the 10.000m² of indoor and 5.000m² of outdoor premises dedicated to your pleasure and fun.
Water activities: indoor surfing, swimming-pool toboggan, children's pool...
Well-bing activities: balneo bath (inside and outside), saunas, steam-rooms, caldariums, ice fountain, marine cave etc.
Sport and recovery activites: cardio training (14 machines), scan fit3D zone (an à la carte fitness programme), cryotherapy etc.
4. IGNITE YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH NEW SENSATIONS
Discovering the 3 Valleys without trying its gastronomy, that would be a sacrilege!
The Three Valleys host 21 Michelin stars, spread across 12 restaurants, one of which is l'Ekrin, restaurant of Meribel centre.
Find more about some of the Three Valleys's best Chef here.
For those who prefer to get higher to enjoy quality restaurant, discover Foor Altitude, a label to reward the best altitude restaurants.
You can also browse a selection of restaurants thanks to the tourist office list.
In Meribel-Mottaret, come try Les Rôtisseurs du Mottaret and their sunny south-facing terrace.
To change from the ordinary, treating yourself with a telefondue, eating a cheese fondue at night, in a gondola,
5. RELAX AND PAMPER IN A SPA
Meribel's spa welcomes you to enjoy a moment of pure relaxation in the saunas, steam rooms or jacuzzi.
Take time to sip an infusion int he relaxation room that looks straight to Mont Vallon, or let the spa team treat you with a massage.
Meribel is indeed an amazing spa destination with most of Meribel hotels which have their own spa, in collaboration with famous brand. Spa Thémaé of Hotel Savoy ****, spa Nuxe at Kaïla *****, Spa Valmont at Grand Coeur ****, Spa by Payot at l'Hélios **** or Spa des Neiges Clarins at l'Allodis ****, there is surely one for you!
Some of the hotel with spa propose a package with a massage, an access to the spa and a lunch at interesting price!
6. PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG... OR ALL DAY LONG!
Since it was created in 1938, Méribel has always been one of the Britishs' favorite resorts. They ahve indeed contributed to the development of the resort and its design. The pubs are thus one of the common location to go out, along with bistrots, traditional or more modern restaurants, wine bars, tapas bars, cocktails bars. Very often, these venue welcome a band or DJ for the night!
There are also several disco clubs to party until dawn.
If you fancy partying during the day too, reach La Folie Douce, which has become, in a few years, THE ultimate venue to party on the slopes! Have a drink, a tasteful meal, come to danse, on the floor or on the table, and watch the amazing show offered at almost 2.000m!
7. CHECK OUT THE NEW TRENDS IN OUR BOUTIQUES
Whether you are looking to spruce up your wardrobe, renew your decoration or looking to bring a few food specialities back home, Meribel shops have what you are looking for!
Find your next outfit for skiing or for home, discover the new trends at Intersport, which also proposes its service of equipment rental and bootfitting. They have 4 locations, one in Meribel centre and one in each area of Meribel-Mottaret.
Méribel-Mottaret has 3 commercial centres: at the centre, in le Hameau and in Le Chatelet. Find the best delicatessen and cheeses at Farto, in the centre of Meribel-Mottaret.
And in Meribel centre, try the brand-new traiteur Versant Gourmet, to ease your life or share it with friends!
Free ski buses run all day from MEribel centre to the other quarters, from 8am to midnight. No need to take your car to go shopping!
8. PAMPER YOUR KIDS IN A "FAMILY PLUS" RESORT
Meribel commits to ensure a great stay to families, notably by respecting the following points:
1. A personalised welcome in accommodation and restaurants
2. Activities and entertainments for everyone, like the special children's room: Kenothèque
3. From the little ones to the oldest: special prices
4. Special care taken by the profesionals to the children, all around the resort
5. Dedicated information when discovering the environment and heritage
At Agence Saulire, we book your ski lessons with ESF, whatever the level. You can also book a kit made of a baby chair and baby cot.
9. FEEL LIKE HOME IN A CHALET ATMOSPHERE
And if you want to have a real mountain experience with quality accommodation, to enjoy one of Meribel best asset, its mountain architecture, then choose an apartment or chalet with Label Meribel, a Label created by the Tourist Office granting the accommodation who propose high comfort and stylish decoration that fit with Meribel's chalet image.
At Agence Saulire, you can tick the "Label Meribel" criteria directly in our multi-criteria search. We have 46 apartments with Label Meribel to propose!
10. BENEFIT FROM AGENCE SAULIRE'S GREAT DEALS!
For the clients who are always looking out for great deals, Agence Saulire provides a dedicated webpage to display our last-minute offers, short-stays or thematic offers!
Check out our "great deals" page.
Photo credits: Méribel Tourisme, La Folie Douce, Agence Saulire.