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Our top 10 activities in Méribel

The most picturesque resort in the Trois Vallées, with its Savoyard architecture and majestic mountains, there are no end of exciting activities in Méribel. In winter fabulous skiing, great snow parks and renowned apres-ski await, while in summer enjoy a treetop adventure, world-famous hiking, paragliding and more.

Read on to discover our top 10 activities in Méribel…

1. Try ski-joering 

Combine skiing and equestrian fun when you try ski-joering – skiing harnessed to a horse! Once you’ve got the hang of the basics you can head into the forest, or even try slalom or jumps. Younger children may prefer to sit on a sledge behind the horse. Head to this website to find out more!

2. Take to the sky!

The beautiful resort of Méribel is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram holiday pics, but how about experiencing Méribel from the sky?

Thrill seekers have the option to take to the sky by helicopter, or why not truly embrace your sense of adventure while paragliding past the snow-capped peaks with an experienced instructor? Whether you want to learn how to paraglide, or simply sit back and enjoy the view with a tandem flight, this is sure to be one of the most memorable activities in Méribel! Found out more about paragliding here.

Our top 10 activities in Méribel: Paragliding
If you’ve never tried paragliding before, then Méribel is the perfect place to try! Credit: Vincentiu Solomon

3. Try a snowmobile safari

Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-filled ride or simply want to explore with the family, a snowmobile trip guarantees a lot of fun! With mini snowmobiles for children aged between four and twelve, this is one of many fantastic family fun activities in Méribel. To find out more about the different tours on offer, click here.

Our top 10 activities in Méribel: Snowmobiling
Fancy dashing through the snow in style? Snowmobiling is the perfect high action sport for adrenaline junkies looking to see more of Méribel! Credit: Jérémy Stenuit

4. Discover nature!

Summer or winter, there’s a lot to see at Tueda Nature Reserve. Choose from an easy stroll around the lake with a lunch stop at the Lac de Tueda restaurant, or hike up into the mountains for a meal at a refuge. You can fish in the lake, or buy Beaufort cheese straight from the farm! 

5. Visit the Parc Olympique 

Summer or winter, the Parc Olympique is a great day out, especially if the weather is bad. With a 25m swimming pool, fitness centre and gym, indoor climbing and an ice rink, it’s home to plenty of activities in Méribel! If you’re looking for something more relaxing, the centre also has a spa area with a sauna and steam room, with a variety of treatments on offer.

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6. Anyone for tennis?

There are several options for tennis players in Meribel, with ten all-weather courts in the Bois D’Arbin. When you’ve worked up a thirst, you can enjoy a drink in the club house before heading back to your Méribel chalet. There are two more courts in Méribel-Mottaret, near the tourist office, and a hard court available free of charge in Les Allues.

Our top 10 activities in Méribel: Tennis
Why not head to one of the tennis courts available in Méribel for a match?

7. Treetop adventures

Kids over the age of six (and 1m10 in height) will love swinging through the trees at this adventure park, with courses of various difficulties. Safety training is given, and the courses are monitored at all times. The park is open seven days a week, except in bad weather. 

Our top 10 activities in Méribel: Treetop adventures!
Don’t look down! Jump from one obstacle to the next on your very own adventure through the treetops.

8. Via ferrata

A cross between hiking and mountain climbing, Via ferrata is a great way for the whole family  to explore the mountains. You’ll follow wire walkways, to which you are safely attached, and courses range in difficulty. Equipment such as helmets and harnesses are provided, but you’ll need suitable footwear, and perhaps a pair of gloves. No previous experience is needed, but this is one of the activities in Méribel that is best enjoyed in good weather conditions and, of course, with no fear of heights!

Our top 10 activities in Méribel: Via Ferrata
Reach new heights when combining scrambling and rock climbing on your next Via Ferrata experience! Credit: Walther Luecker

9. Méribel golf club

This 18-hole, 71-par course is a popular destination in summer – at 1565m and over, the high altitude means the ball flies further. The views are pretty good too! Expect narrow fairways and some steep walks. The course is open from June to September, and private lessons are available. Prices vary, according to the season.

10. White water sports

As the snow melts in the Alps the Isère river becomes a cascading torrent, perfect for white water rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed and much more! Various packages, some suitable for children from the age of eight, are available from May to October. Click here to find out more.

Our top 10 activities in Méribel: White water rafting
One for the daredevils! There’s never a dull moment when crashing through the white waves of the Isère river, Méribel. Credit: Angga Indratama

There is such a broad range of adventures, sights and activities in Méribel. As a result, this resort in the heart of Les 3 Vallées remains a popular destination for mountain lovers and holidaymakers alike. If Méribel is next on your list of stunning Alpine retreats, then take a look at our fantastic selection of properties on offer.

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