Situated in the heart of the Trois Vallees, Meribel is a well-equipped ski resort, with plenty of activities and facilities whether you want to try challenging ski runs or something a little different.
The Trois Vallees is located in the Savoie region of France, in the Alps, and is about two hours by road from the airports at Lyon and Geneva and twenty minutes from the nearest railway station at Moutieres.
A ski holiday in Meribel gives you access to all the facilities on offer at the resort, including 600km of pistes, 166 ski lifts, toboggan runs, trails for hiking and cross-country ski-ing and a snow park for visitors who want to practise their snowboarding tricks.
Several of the other Trois Vallees ski resorts are within easy reach if you are staying in Meribel. Take the gondola life to Courchevel in 15 minutes or to Val Thorens in 20 minutes and try out their facilities and ski runs too.
Whether you are a beginner on the snow or an experienced skier, there are runs to suit visitors of all abilities in Meribel and the Trois Vallees area.
Beginners should start on the gentle Blanchot run, which winds its way from the Saulire Express lift to the Altiport area. Even younger children can safely enjoy skiing on the Blanchot run. Beginners and younger skiers can also enjoy the pleasant runs in the Tougnete and Roc de Fer areas.
One of the longest runs in the area, the red Combe Vallon starts from the peak of Mont Vallon, the highest skiing point in Meribel at 2952 metres. With an overall drop of 1000 metres, this is a steep and twisting run, but is well worth the effort for the spectacular views on the way down.
Only for experts, the black run Face was developed in 1992, especially for the professionals taking part in the ladies' Olympic downhill skiing race. Another challenging black run is the recently-created Couloir Tournier, which starts from the top of the Saulire Gondola and boasts an exhilarating 37 degree slope at the top.