Mèribel - Resort
Meribel is located in the heart of the ever popular Three Valleys which offers some of the most extensive skiing in Europe. Meribel is a pretty resort with a heavy British presence and the nightlife is very entertaining! The skiing is suited to all abilities and allows one to cover much mileage during a week away.
Meribel is the heart of the three valleys The resort has grown over the years but development has been sensitive and typical wooden chalets are still the order of the day.
With access to 600km of piste across Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens and their satellite resorts, you could occupy yourself for a season let alone just one week! This is a paradise for intermediate skiers and boarders: try the red run ‘Jerusalem’ down from Meribel’s Plan de l’Homme chair to the picturesque St Martin de Belleville, or head up to Mont Vallon for brilliant views down the Meribel Valley. The best off-piste in the area lurks off Courchevel’s ‘Chanrossa’ chair, while beginners are extremely well-catered for on Meribel’s gentle nursery slopes.
The nightlife isn't bad, either..
No description of Meribel would be complete without reference to the nightlife. The resort is sometimes known as ‘Mer-ibiza’ by ex-pat locals, and with good reason. ‘Le Pub’, ‘Jacks’ and ‘Scott’s’ provide a good warm up for the main event: ‘Dick’s Tea Bar’, where the so-inclined can party until the small hours. If you’re looking for something a bit quieter, you won’t be disappointed, as there are many places for a quiet drink or sophisticated cocktail: try ‘Barometer’ or the Francophile ‘Bar de La Poste’. And, on the way off the mountain to your chalet for a delicious 3-course dinner, stop off at the ‘Rond-Point’, Meribel’s apocryphal après ski destination. One not to be missed!