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Skiing is the perfect combination sport; exhilarating runs, stunning views, and some fantastic spots for lunch. I have skied from a young age, going on annual ski trips with my family and now try to go as much as possible within each season.
I have been lucky enough to work one winter season in the “Heart of the Three Valleys”, Méribel. This French resort has easily become my favourite, not just for the fantastic après scene, but also the great off-piste skiing available.
When skiing in Méribel there is 600km of terrain to explore, so there really is something for any level of skier. For more advanced skiers head up to Mont Vallon where there are some great red runs and fantastic off-piste. As it is the highest point in Méribel it has good snow conditions all year round.
For beginners, the Altiport area offers some great slopes to learn with the piste d’animaux through the trees for children to enjoy.
Key Resort Facts for Méribel
Domaine: Three Valleys
Resort Height: 1450-1700m
Skiing Elevation: 1260-3230m
Longest Run: 12km Cîme de Caron
Getting to Méribel
Closest Airport: Chambery (CMF)
Transfer Time: 1h 35m / 100km
Recommended Airport: Geneva (GVA)
Transfer Time: 2h 00m / 180km
Number of chalets in our portfolio: 59
Number of hotels in our portfolio: 5
Where to Eat
Le Clos Bernard is located in the heart of the Altiport forest and is easily accessible by both skiers and walkers. It is a tranquil location to enjoy lunch after a morning skiing.
My Favourite Places to Stay
Mont Tremblant is one of the top chalets in resort with a pool, cinema room and a five-star service to match!
Chalet Génépi has an excellent level of catering and is located just 50m from the George Mauduit piste. It is a large chalet which is great for big groups of family and friends with an in resort driving service to take you wherever you desire.
Chalet Iamato is close to the lifts in the quieter Méribel Village with a very family friendly service and delicious food.
The Best Après Spot
Méribel has a great apres scene. My particular favourite place to head after a day on the slopes is Rond Point (Ronnies). It’s a great way to end the day with some live music, great views and even some dancing on the tables!
My Top Tip for Ski Trips
Download the 3 valleys ski app so you can see when the lifts open and close. Particularly if you venture into the other valleys so you do not miss the last lift back!