With its charming chalet style architecture, over a hundred kilometres of piste and an enviable location in the central trois Vallees skiable area, Meribel is a fantastic choice for a winter ski holiday. The skiing possibilities are varied and excellent, and the atmosphere and amenities are what we have come to expect from a French ski resort. With so many of the Alpine ‘mega resorts’ having succumbed to the pressure to build big and fast, resulting in dated resort architecture, Meribel has proven itself a winter holiday gem.
Skiing in Meribel – Spoiled for choice
Meribel includes several resort areas. Mussillon and Altitude 1600 lie to the east of the centre while Rond Point and Belvedere are located to the west. Altiport, the highest of the skiable areas is directly above at 1700m. The smaller villages of Méribel Village, Les Allues and Brides les Bains are located lower further down the valley.
The vast majority of Meribel’s skiable area falls into the blue and red piste rating. This makes the resort perfect for confirmed and confident skiers and a great choice for learners who will use the greens and blues and soon be chomping for the reds. The gentle slopes of the greens are widely distributed across the resort and are idea for beginners. The hair-raising blacks, are safely out of reach and only make up a small fraction of Meribel’s overall skiable area.
Learning to Ski in Meribel
The nursey slopes in the Altiport and the Rond point areas make a great starting point when skiing in Meribel. From up here, beginner skiers can take in the beauty of the mountains and easily meet up with other skiers in their groups. La Sittelle, Le Rossignol and Le Doron at the foot of the piste all have dedicated beginner and children’s areas for those who need a little space and gentle slopes to practise their turns.
Meribel skiing holidays are a great choice for anyone learning to ski during their holidays. It’s also an ideal resort for those looking to hone their technique. With such a variety of pistes, groups of mixed ability skiers can easily holiday together, meeting up for coffee, lunch or drinks at any of the numerous bars and cafes. Quick learners will be off on the reds in no time and those who like to take things a little easier will have no shortage of greens and blues to explore, supported by expert tuition from our ski school.