Méribel is a traditional and friendly ski resort in the immense 3 Valleys ski area in the Savoie region of France. Many of its buildings are stone and wooden chalets that enhance its traditional mountain style and charm. Its ski area extends from 1100 metres (Les Allues) up to almost 3000 metres in altitude.
The resort is linked to 5 other 3 Valleys resorts: Courchevel, Les Menuires, La Tania and Val Thorens. The 3 Valleys is the largest ski area in the world.
The runs are varied and suitable for all types of skier from beginners to advanced. Many of the lifts in Méribel have been renewed in the last few years, offering faster skier throughput and resulting in far less queues. The snowpark in Méribel-Mottaret and the moonpark in Méribel are great areas for those wishing to practice freestyle jumps and tricks as well as border cross. The resort also offers many other activities such as snowshoe walks, sledging and ice skating.
- Maximum altitude: 2952 m
- Minimum altitude: 1100 m
- Number of ski lifts: 42 (gondola lifts: 15, chairlifts: 17, drag lifts: 8, carpet lifts: 2)
- Number of ski runs: 85 (black: 10, red: 30, blue: 36, green: 9)
- Total distance: 150 km
- Dedicated activity areas: 3 (boarder cross: 1, snow park: 1, half-pipe: 1)
- Piste map
- Number of runs: 6
- Total distance: 33 km
- Opening: Saturday 8 December 2018
- Closing: Monday 22 April 2019
- Chambéry to Méribel: 94 kilometres (58 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 13 minutes
- Grenoble to Méribel: 124 kilometres (77 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Lyon to Méribel: 198 kilometres (123 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 12 minutes