Méribel resort guide
Méribel is situated right at the centre of The 3 Valleys ski area, which is massive. With 600 km of piste available it is considered the largest ski area in Europe if not the world. Méribel itself has 150 km of pistes available. Most are blues but around 25% are red and about 10% black.
Méribel has good beginner facilities and ski schools but the best thing about Méribel has to be location, central for easy access to either of the other valleys. For the experienced skier or snowboarder the options are limitless.
Méribel is situated at 1400 metres and Méribel Mottaret at 1750 metres. These are the two main resorts in the Les Allues valley. Here enjoy some very spectacular skiing.
The villages themselves are well maintained and still full of charm, driving up to the resorts is a pleasant and enjoyable trip.
Chalets in Méribel are often on the luxurious side with option to go for fully serviced and catered in most.
In Mottaret there are some very reasonably priced catered chalets, self catered apartments and a good collection of hotels situated close to the pistes.
The skiing here is snow sure and quite often you will see chalet hosts digging their driveways clear after yet another big snowfall. Méribel also has an abundance of bars shops and very good restaurants as well as the usual ski hire outlets and supermarkets.
Méribel hosted the ice hokey and the women’s alpine skiing events in the 1992 Winter Olympics and was the host for the acclaimed Altitude Festival in 2010.
What we like about Méribel
- The central location in The 3 Valleys ski area
- Snow sure skiing
- Brilliant off piste
- Masses of bars, clubs and restaurants
- Picturesque wooden chalets
Méribel airport transfers
Transfer time from Geneva to Méribel is around two and a half hours so you would be looking at departing resort around 5 hours before your flight on the return leg.
When booking flights think about the return transfer time. Late on Saturday mornings the roads are often slow so book a relatively early departure time.
Transfer time between Méribel to Grenoble airport and Lyon airport is around 2 and a half hours.
Between Chambéry airport and Méribel it is just under an hour and a half.
Book your transfer with Mountain Rescue by using the quick quote form on the right of the page. Get a quote and then request a transfer.
Our office will reply with an overview of the booking and a request for a secure on line card payment and your booked in.
All our Méribel transfers include
- Clean and comfortable Volkswagen Caravelle minibus
- Smart, helpful English speaking drivers
- Child and booster seats (on request)
- In car entertainment (on request)
- 24/7 contact with our Alps office
- SMS/Email reminders of pick up times
- A fully licensed and insured business
Useful Méribel links
SKI OUT OF THE BLUE: Luxury catered chalet Méribel.
DELICIOUS MOUNTAIN: Stunning luxury catered chalet holidays in Méribel.
SNO WEBSITE: Find catered chalets and ski schools.
CHALET KITCHEN: Find self-catered holidays in Méribel.
Ski hire in Méribel
SLIDE CANDY: The best ski ad snowboard hire in The Three Valleys.
Méribel ski schools
PARALLEL LINES: Ski and snowboard school Méribel.