Skiing in Meribel

Ski without limits on the largest ski area in the world

Winter season 2023/2024

This season, skiers are able to enjoy the slopes in Meribel from December 10th to April 28th.

Meribel and the 3 Valleys ski area

The Meribel ski resort in France is part of the vast 3 Valleys domain. By choosing to book the 3 Vallees ski pass, you have access to a playground with almost endless possibilities.

Why ski in Les 3 Vallees?

We could give you dozens of reasons to take to the slopes of the 3 Valleys on your skis. We have selected ten.

  1. The largest ski area in the world in number of km of connected slopes

  2. 8 resorts in the French Alps: Meribel, Courchevel, La Tania, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle

  3. 3 covered valleys of the Tarentaise: Saint-Bon, Allues and Belleville

  4. 25 accessible summits

  5. 600 km of slopes located between 1,300 and 3,230 meters above sea level

  6. 321 alpine ski runs, including 32 black runs, 106 red, 132 blue and 51 green

  7. 130 km of Nordic ski slopes, including 1 black, 6 red, 7 blue and 3 green

  8. 8 new snow sports facilities

  9. 169 ski lifts including 3 cable cars, 4 funiculars, 32 cable cars

  10. A single pass for all resorts with a Ski Guarantee *

* The 3 Vallees ski area will reimburse you for the unused days of your ski pass in the form of a credit note if a single European ski area offers a more significant number of open linked runs

Meribel: skiing, here, now, right away

Meribel-Mottaret is certainly the best-placed village to set off on the slants of the largest ski zone in the world. An authentic resort in France that one can enjoy on skis is the ideal starting point for all your desires.

Almost endless possibilities are available to you whatever your level in alpine skiing since the green and blue slopes occupy more than half of the 3 Valleys ski area.

In Meribel, we particularly recommend the blue Le Raffort slope. Suitable for a group or a whole family, it will offer you a moment of gliding in complete privacy in the middle of the forest until you arrive in the hamlet of the same name.

If you are looking for adrenaline above all and have a good level, you should not miss:

  • the legendary red slope La Mauduit and its drop of more than 1000 meters

  • the Face: a superb black which hosted the women's events of the 1992 Olympics

  • the essential red slope La Combe du Mont Vallon and its incredible panorama

  • the formidable GoPro Couloir, with a slope of around 75% in places, is the most filmed black slope in the area

  • without forgetting the black slope of the Roc de Fer, approved for the 2023 Worlds!

With children

Labelled Famille Plus, the Meribel resort pays particular attention to satisfying little skiers and their parents. Within the area, 42 fun and thematic trails welcome them to experience a maximum of adventures on skis.

From the age of 6, children and their parents can set off on the Acticross course made up of fun modules such as a tunnel, a small slalom, whoops and banked turns. Many activities make the experience even more fun during the school holidays.

There are several fun and thematic trails that will keep your children occupied in the Family cool area of ​​the Altiport, starting with the Inuit trail populated by penguins, bears, and seals. Great North atmosphere guaranteed! In the same place, little skiers will transform into explorers and set off to discover the little inhabitants of the 3 Valleys on the Animal Trail. This very affordable green is populated with clues to identify animals from their tracks or their cry.

Then head to the Himalayas with Yooni from Yeti Park. This green track of Meribel-Mottaret offers many activities along the route, such as banging a gong, blowing a Himalayan trumpet or listening to a story in a cave.

For freestyle enthusiasts

Both beginner and expert snowboarders have plenty to do in Meribel and the other 3 Valleys resorts with no less than 8 snowparks and 28 play areas at their disposal.

Freestyle enthusiasts will have no shortage of good ideas and possibilities to experience the thrills of their holiday stay in the 3 Valleys area. If only in Meribel, they are already very spoiled with the Open Park Snowpark. Divided into two regions, it welcomes beginners on one side in the Rookies area for a gentle introduction to freestyle through a mini half-pipe and small bumps. On the other hand, the ProZone is aimed at experienced freestylers who can redouble their creativity in this internationally renowned snowpark.

Also open to all levels of practitioners, the Elements Park is a snowpark divided into 4 areas of varying difficulty:

  • the Earth is a safe mini-zone for children and beginners,

  • the Wind allows you to reach the ski lifts by a line of whoops,

  • the Fire is a blue level fun slope with bends and small bumps

  • and the Water, a red level boardercross for maximum thrills!

Off-piste ski version

Meribel offers the best setting for ski touring and enjoying the pleasures of powder snow through many routes, from the most accessible to the most arduous ski lifts.

From Mont Vallon via the Côte Brune and the Borgne Glacier, the freeride spots, that's not what is lacking in the Meribel resort!

You will ski on the north or south slopes and will find on your way accessible routes with excellent snow as more secret spots that the reserve of the local riders for themselves.

As always, when it comes to off-piste, it is strongly recommended to hire the services of a mountain guide who will be able to take you to the most beautiful fields of powder in complete safety. It is especially so if you plan to set off in the Burgin-Saulire Corridors, where the snow changes rapidly.

The best freeride spots in Meribel:

  • the most affordable: the Raffort route

  • to improve your skills: the Roc de Tougnes

  • for experts only: the Valdez sector and the corridors of Pointe du Borgne

Nordic ski version

More than 130 km of slants await cross-country skiers on this side of the Alps. They will experience the different disciplines of Nordic skiing while enjoying wide open spaces and fabulous panoramas.

In Meribel, you can vary the pleasures by testing cross-country skating or biathlon, the resort's favourite Nordic discipline. There are two sites for this. One is Tueda, and the other is Altiport, with its 27 targets at 50 m scattered here and there on the ski course.

Cross-country skiing routes from Meribel, Altiport and Tueda sites:

  • 2 green slopes of 1.5 km, height difference + 10 and + 25 m

  • a 5 km blue run, 110 m drop

  • a red run of 10 km, vertical drop 230 m

  • a Meribel Altiport / Courchevel 1850 route: 17 km round trip

  • a Meribel Altiport / Courchevel La Tania route: 16 km round trip

  • 3 km green loop, vertical drop + 20 m

  • 5 km blue loop; the difference in height + 100 m

To find the highest Nordic ski slope in the 3 Valleys, you will have to go to the Orelle resort. The Braiz slope, accessible with a pedestrian pass, will allow you to admire the great landscape from its 2350 meters altitude!

Where to stay in Meribel?

Our apartments and chalets located in Meribel will allow you to be quickly on the ski slopes and then, in the evening, to enjoy this ski village which has developed a certain art of living.

Do you own a property in Meribel? What if we worked together?

Already established in Meribel and Courchevel within the 3 Valleys ski area, we are constantly looking for new apartments and chalets to offer our clients. If you have a luxury property that you wish to rent for a short period of time, we can help you with our new innovative rental management and private concierge solution. With us, you won't have to worry about anything, we take care of everything and pay you a net and definitive income.