Haute Savoie / France
With its traditional Savoyard architecture and its majestic mountains, the beautiful resort of Meribel is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram holiday pics.
As well as being the most picturesque resort in the Trois Vallées, Meribel is also one of the best places to make the most of the area’s great mountain sports. But the resort has plenty of other activities to offer. Relax in a spa, go bowling, try a snow-mobile safari... you’ll have no time to be bored.
Meribel is also well-known for its great apres-ski and nightlife - try Le Rond Point just above Meribel centre, with its busy sun terrace, live music and daily happy hour, or La Folie Douce, where every day is showtime.
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to eating out too, whether you’re looking for a family-friendly pizza place or something a bit more sophisticated for a special celebration. Many of the restaurants do takeaways, but if you’re cooking at the chalet, there are several small supermarkets in and around the resort, as well as popular butchers, bakers and shops selling delicious local produce.
As you would expect from a ski resort, many of the shops focus on sports wear - from the highly technical to high fashion, but you’ll find enough variety to meet most of your needs.
Meribel’s location right in the heart of the Trois Vallées skiing area means visitors have easy access to some great skiing. Take the Saulire gondola for skiing into Courchevel, or the Tougnete lift, and head to Les Menuires. There’s access to 600km of pistes across the Trois Vallées, with six glaciers and 15 snowsure summits over 2,500m.
Whether you are looking for pristine pistes or untracked valleys, there’s plenty of choice. Those seeking a little more challenge should head for the red Combe Vallon piste, from the top of the Mont du Vallon gondola, or the Face run, from the top of the Roc de Fer, which was created for the women’s downhill races in the 1992 Olympics. Beginners can enjoy the Altiport in the Meribel valley - a long, sheltered green run - and the Yeti park around Mottaret, which discourages the more adventurous skiers and leaves beginners space to gain confidence.
The Meribel snow parks are a great starting point for freestylers - beginners will love the boardercross and fun cross at the Elements Park, which is served by the Arpasson drag lift. Video cameras activated by your ski pass will record your run, which you can download and share, to show your friends what they are missing! The newer Plattieres park is 1200m long and accessed by two lifts. It has a fun boardercross run, two half-pipes (one for intermediates and one for experts) and a competition standard pipe for top level free-styling events.
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