The high-end resort with multiple atmospheres
Integrated into the 3 Valleys ski area, Méribel and its five charming villages attract a high-end clientele who come to enjoy the best infrastructures in an authentic setting made up of wooden and stone chalets and buildings harmoniously integrated into the mountain and snow landscape.
Five shades of Méribel
What we like in Méribel
The Méribel area, rising from 1100 to 1700 m above sea level, offers many faces to visitors, like the villages that make it up.
Below, Méribel Les Allues has postcard decor of the town with its hamlets with incredible charm. A timeless parenthesis and a gentle way of life that attracts customers in search of alpine authenticity in France.
Higher, at an altitude of 1400 m, rises Méribel Village, the youngest of the large Méribel family. The village emerging from the land at the end of the 90s has managed to develop in the purest Savoyard tradition, preserving its heritage made up of a few sheepfolds scattered here and there. Méribel Village life is organized around its sunny central square, lively with shops and terraces.
At 1500 m, Méribel Center has everything that visitors have the right to expect from such a prestigious resort. Majestic chalets mixing slate and wood, shops, bars and restaurants, each more chic than the next and an Olympic Park, the centre of sporting events hosted by the resort, make up this nerve centre of Méribel, which offers something for everyone. Entertain and enjoy your mountain stay day and night and during your holidays.
Lovers of peace and nature will enjoy splendid panoramic views of the alps from Méribel le Haut, located 100 m above the centre. It is here that the altiport, the first airstrip created in a French winter sports resort, was built in 1961. Its tranquillity and large spaces provide an environment conducive to Nordic activities in winter—golf and hiking in the summer.
Die-hard skiers will certainly choose the slops in Méribel-Mottaret, located at an altitude of 1750 m, because the resort has the supreme advantage of setting off on skis lifts to the assault on the great 3 Valleys ski area. Charm, practicality, ideal weather conditions and a spectacular view of Mont-Vallon are enough to make this village an exceptional ski resort.
Recognized high-end services
We can't say enough about Méribel because it makes visitors' hearts beat faster.
Several quality labels have been awarded to it in recent years to underline the excellence of its tourist services.
Méribel is so proud of what it has to offer visitors. In addition to the many independent labels that distinguish it, the resort has decided through its Tourist Office to create its brand simply Label Méribel. This one aims to enhance the furnished holiday accommodation, which presents a Savoyard character with cachet and a cosy atmosphere as only typical wooden chalets have the secret.
Méribel wants to be a different resort, offering an extraordinary experience that begins with a welcoming and warm setting with charming accommodation, which has also enabled it to obtain the Station village de charme label.
The quality of the welcome for families is also a central concern of the estate. The resort has indeed been awarded the Famille Plus label for all its services aimed at children and their parents.
Because it is part of one of the largest ski areas in the world, Méribel has naturally been awarded the Great Areas Resorts label since the skiing experience is great and almost limitless.
But it is the most popular label of all, the Top of the French Alps (TOPA), which best sums up the exceptional character of this resort in the eyes of French and foreign visitors who book it and its legitimate place among the areas that matter most in the French Alps.
Méribel welcomes you
With its fifteen villages divided into five large districts, Méribel has around 2,000 inhabitants a year and can exceed 30,000 residents in the middle of the winter season due to its capacity of 36,000 beds.
An extraordinary event
Méribel is preparing to host the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 2023 alongside Courchevel. For the occasion, the legendary Roc de Fer piste will be remodelled to welcome the greatest champions of the discipline.
An Olympic station
Méribel was the only resort to host Olympic events each day that the Albertville Olympic Winter Games lasted in 1992. All the women's alpine skiing and ice hockey events were contested there in the Olympic ice rink.
You had to think about it!
In July 2021, Méribel made a name by selling more than a hundred gondolas dating from the 1992 Olympic Games, sold for € 500 each. The proceeds of this sale should be used to finance biodiversity operations within the ski area.