Once you’ve chosen your chalet, we can advise on all other aspects to ensure you have a great Méribel skiing holiday.
While we do not include or sell flights, we can assist in other aspects of your travel, including airport transfers, alternatives to flying, and so on. We recommend our preferred partners for equipment hire, ski school and ski guides. To make life easy, we offer our guests a simple process for purchasing lift passes in advance of arrival. We recognise the challenge of travelling with young children and we can assist in all aspects of the family holiday, whether your children will be skiing or not.
SKIING IN LES TROIS VALLÉES
Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys) is home to eight ski resorts linked by an extensive lift system and myriad ski runs. The three valleys are Saint-Bon (better known as Courchevel and La Tania), Les Allues (Méribel and Brides-les-Bains) and Belleville (Val Thorens, Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville). There is an extensive fourth valley, the Maurienne that sits behind Val Thorens, where you can ski down to Orelle in good conditions.
This vast skiers’ paradise boasts over 600km of groomed pistes. With mountain peaks rising to 3,300m, the snow cover is often the envy of other resorts, even in late April. However, with over 600 snow cannons covering more than 500 acres of home runs, there is always plenty of snow throughout the season.
We recommend that beginners buy a Méribel Valley lift pass. Although there is plenty of skiing in the Méribel Valley, we suggest experienced skiers purchase a Three Valley lift pass.
MÉRIBEL SKIING FOR BEGINNERS
Around the Altiport you will find plenty of green runs, many lined with fir trees, which make them ideal for beginners. It is a great area for children who are just learning to ski to gain confidence on the wider pistes. There is also a pretty green run down to Mottaret on the opposite side of the valley.
MÉRIBEL SKIING FOR INTERMEDIATES
Just above Altiport is Saulire, which offers a mixture of steeper blues and reds. You can catch the lift to Saulire, where less experienced skiers can hop out at the mid station. On the Tougnete side of the valley there are a vast number of reds, blues and blacks. There are also two snow parks for both skiers and snowboarders.
MÉRIBEL FOR EXPERIENCED SKIERS
If you find yourself restricted to the Méribel Valley, there is still plenty of skiing to enjoy. Mont du Vallon offers the most dramatic scenery with two long steep reds to admire it.