A lot of skiers dream of unlimited, uncrowded and powdery slopes. Méribel, situated at the heart of Les Trois Vallées is the world’s greatest ski location. Méribel’s hotels have actually been built specifically for skiers and also are interlinked with all various other hotels in Les Trois Vallées, so that one ski pass provides access to over 180 lifts and also more than 600 kilometres of ski runs. Plus 120 km of cross-country trails. Winter sports does not get any type of better than this!
Truly world class ski hotels
Founded in 1938, Méribel is now among the world’s most wonderful multicultural ski resorts. Located in between 1450 and 1700 metres above sea, the primary town of Méribel has genuine Towering appeal, with genuine huts constructed of timber as well as rock. The even more traditional as well as less established town of Les Allues is positioned below the major hotel (at 1100 metres). It’s connected to the hotel lift system by gondola. While Méribel-Mottaret with huts that are mostly budget plan or mid-range, is sited above the major resort at 1700 metres. To the east is the smaller sized Méribel Town, set at 1400 metres. Here you can find mid-range, high-end, as well as self-catering huts. From here you can take the ‘golf chair’ for a rapid ride to the Altiport at 1700 metres where planes can land.
Fantastic snow sporting activity options
With over 70 brushed runs, Méribel caters for skiers and snowboarders at every degree of proficiency. The majority of the runs are intermediate, plus there are 11 for newbies and nine professional. There are also two unbelievable snowboard locations. Many sophisticated skiers favour the peaks with its exceptional powder, mogul fields and also amazing steep descents through the trees. There are 18 chairlifts, 16 gondola lifts, as well as 14 draglifts, and also the facilities are being continually improved. Méribel’s likewise has 685 snow cannon as well as 25 surface makers that visit when the runs are shut to ensure your next day’s skiing is the best possible.
The hotel likewise has lots of skiing and snowboarding colleges for all ages and capabilities, plus non-ski kindergartens and also créches that are open daily. The nightlife is lively as well and restaurants in the village centre are a pretty good price. Try the Platin or the Plein Soleil for a scrumptious dish. There are additionally a lot of shops, supermarkets, trip centres, a mobile house park, banks, a post office, and also naturally all kinds of accommodation.
Not only winter sports
Once you’ve had your fill of winter sports, you could try the indoor pool and the Olympic centre for a decent climbing wall. It’s located near the Chaudanne lifts. The hotel additionally has an ice-skating rink, bowling alley, fitness centres, movie theaters, and also facilities for snowshoeing, parasailing, hang-gliding, plus air balloon trips.
If you prefer to walk, the Méribel Valley supplies over 25 km of groomed walking trails, also throughout the winter months, and also you don’t require snowshoes or such to enjoy them. The paths link the resorts to the neighborhood towns in addition to some of the hill dining establishments, as well as you can likewise sign up with a team for a directed snowshoe walk the valley.
Méribel’s ski season ranges from ahead of time December to late April, however the area is lovely all year round. So if you’ve had enough of Andorra ski trips, simply take a train to Moutiers, after that a bus or taxi to Méribel, and the ‘gem’ that is Les Trois Vallées.