Luxury Ski Holidays in Méribel

Part of the Trois Vallées, Méribel offers a luxury ski experience.

  • Méribel ski holidays tailored to you
  • Ski schools with English-speaking instructors
  • Seamless service from Scott Dunn with 24/7 customer support
  • Award-winning experts to help create a unique trip
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Méribel is a lively, popular ski resort in the middle of the largest linked lift network in the world. It’s impossible to tire of the Trois Vallées and their seemingly limitless supply of sweeping groomed runs, as well as some exciting off-piste terrain. Our bespoke ski holidays in Méribel are suitable for all abilities and offer some fantastic activities for non-skiers.

At 1,450m, Méribel is at the heart of the Trois Vallées. While the snow is superior in Courchevel and Val Thorens, the excellent lift system can get you to the best slopes anyway. Unlike other purpose-built French resorts, Méribel is more traditional in style. Its satellite villages might be less lively, but the main village is always bustling.

As well as enjoying the 600km of runs, including beginner greens, blues and a wealth of intermediate and advanced terrain, there's plenty you can do in the village itself, with various bars, eateries and live music on most evenings. Non-skiers have their pick of ice skating, swimming and bowling at the Olympic Park or can enjoy exploring the scenic hiking trails.

If you're looking for easy access to the extensive offerings of the Trois Vallées with traditional French charm, our carefully curated Méribel ski holidays provide the perfect solution.

 

"Hidden in amongst the trees, Le Clos Bernard is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a traditional French lunch after a morning of skiing the Trois Vallées. With both indoor and outdoor tables, it's an ideal place to enjoy a cosy hot chocolate on those colder January days as well as an al-fresco style Savoyard lunch during the sunnier weeks later in the season."

Miranda Bird, Travel Specialist

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Skiing in Méribel: What You Need to Know

  • Resort altitude: 1400-1700m
  • Highest point: 3230m
  • Season: December – April
  • Ski area: Trois Vallées (lift passes also available just for Méribel and Méribel-Mottaret, with the option to buy a one-day Trois Vallées extension)
  • Pistes: 600km (beginner, 15%; intermediate, 70%; expert, 15%)
  • Best for: All levels of skier will be happy here but intermediates probably take the biggest slice of the pie.

Where To Stay in Méribel

Our hand-picked luxury Méribel ski resort accommodation features a selection of ski-in ski-out and family-friendly Alpine-style hotels. So, whether you're taking a weekend ski break in Méribel or want to plan a longer holiday, you'll find the ideal ski chalet or boutique hotel to suit your needs.

Skiing in Méribel

There's no doubt that Méribel ski holidays with Scott Dunn cater to all skiing abilities and, with 600km of runs, there is something for everyone – from cruising blues and greens to a fair amount of steep and deep runs that will challenge even the most experienced.

Méribel is made up of three parts: Méribel Centre, Méribel Village and Méribel-Mottaret. The three villages are each linked into the lift system which forms the heart of the famous Trois Vallées ski area.

The beginner area is above the village, at the mid-station of the Rhodos lift, meaning that it is out of the way of skiers funnelling down into the Chaudanne lift centre. It also keeps good conditions on a sunny day. There is an excellent section of gentle greens around the Altiport and a roped-off area for first-timers with a magic carpet and plenty of space for lessons. ESF is the largest ski school, with English-speaking instructors available. New Generation, Snow Systems and Magic Snowsports also offer ski lessons, while heli-skiing is available for the more adventurous.

There are a few spots that shouldn’t be missed on a Méribel ski holiday. Mont Vallon is a must on a sunny day for the views (or, on a powder day, to head off-piste), while mogul fans won’t be satisfied until they’ve tackled Bosses under the Plan de l’Homme chair, and the whole valley is filled with intertwining reds and blues that are an intermediate’s paradise. For those in the know, there are also some fantastic off-piste runs, notably on the back of Mont Vallon and above Les Allues.

Things To Do in Méribel

While skiing is likely to feature heavily in your itinerary, our Méribel resort guide features a range of off-slope activities – perfect for families. Getting around is easy – there is an efficient, free bus service which runs around the resort in three loops. All begin in Méribel Centre and head to either Méribel Village, Mottaret or the Altiport via Morel. Once in the village centre, everything is within a few minutes walk.

Insider Tips For Your Ski Holiday in Méribel

New to the resort? Our top insider tips from our expert will enhance your Méribel ski holiday experience:

  • Stick to the bright Tougnète side of the valley in the morning and take in the afternoon sun on the Saulire side when it has softened up.
  • Avoid the last section of Martre/Aigle into Mottaret and the Doron into Méribel Centre at the end of the day to avoid the crowd.
  • Snowboarders, watch out for the Ours and Truite runs, both with a few long stretches of flat – you may need a skier friend to lend you a pole.
  • Use the Col de la Loze to cross over into Courchevel; the top of Saulire gets very busy at times.
  • For the most backcountry experience to be had on a powder day, head over early to La Masse on the far side of Val Thorens. It's a bit of a journey but well worth it!

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Megève Ski Holidays FAQs

  • When's the best time to visit Méribel?

    The ski season runs from December to April, with January to March boasting the most snow-sure conditions. April offers milder temperatures and provides the opportunity to ride the mountains in the spring sunshine. Christmas, New Year and school holidays always prove to be popular times to visit the resort so it's worth planning your trip outside of these times if you prefer quieter slopes.

  • Can I go on a Méribel holiday and not ski?

    Yes, you can! There are plenty of things to do and explore if you're not a skier. The resort offers a variety of trails where you can soak up the scenery minus the skis. The village itself features an array of entertainment options including bowling, a cinema, ice skating and swimming. You'll also discover a range of boutiques to get your shopping fix and a selection of bars and eateries, many of which host live music evenings.

  • How long are Scott Dunn's Méribel holidays?

    Your holiday can be as long or as short as you like. We can create bespoke itineraries for longer durations of a week or more. Whatever your needs, we pride ourselves on crafting unique trips, tailored to your needs.

  • Are ski holidays in Méribel suitable for families?

    There's plenty for all ages in Méribel, with ski runs for beginners right through to the experts among you. You'll find ski schools offering lessons for children and adults at all levels so you can make the most of your ski holiday in Méribel, whatever ages make up your travelling party.

    Hotels in Méribel are welcoming and offer a range of amenities for all the family. The Alpen Ruitor is a traditional Alpine-style hotel in Méribel that offers family-friendly ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes and flexible dining, ideal for those with younger children.

  • What are the ski schools in Méribel like?

    There is a selection of ski schools in Méribel offering lessons for all abilities and ages, so you can enjoy the mountains regardless of your experience. ESF is the largest ski school, with English-speaking instructors available. Other ski schools include New Generation, Snow Systems and Magic Snowsports.

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Our expert travel specialists will create a bespoke luxury ski trip based on your preferences with an itinerary unique to you. With access to luxury Méribel lodges, chalets and hotels, we can help you select the right accommodation for your needs.

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