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Méribel and the Vallée des Allues was discovered then exploited in 1936 by a Scottish major Peter Lindsey who built the very first ski lift. This aristocrat was seduced by the wide open spaces and the wooded landscape of this destination. To magnify the place, he decided to have buildings built while respecting the harmony of the Savoyard style. Today, the village of Méribel has kept all its charm and authenticity thanks to the aesthetic guidelines of the time. During the tourist development of the resort in the 70s, the architectural specificity of Méribel has always been respected. Grouping 15 villages, each building was erected with specific materials, such as slate or stone.
Real mountain compendium, Méribel offers an incredible experience mixing nature, sports activities and well-being. Ideally located between the Courchevel valley and the Belleville valley (Les Ménuires, Val Thorens), the resort is adorned with charming residences, chalets, luxury hotels, bars, restaurants with varied and refined cuisines, Olympic skating rink, bowling, relaxation area, animations...Here we like to have fun, take the time to share good moments with our loved ones, forget the daily worries.
Throughout the year, life in the resort is punctuated by the organisation of international sporting events, such as the Maxiavalanche mountain bike race or a stage in the Alpine Ski World Cup!
The Méribel ski area gives you access to the 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world. Grouping 7 resorts (Courchevel, Brides-Les-Bains, St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Orelle). You can hurtle down the 600 km of slopes with exceptional snow quality and reach the summits in a few minutes thanks to the fast and innovative ski lifts. Overlooked by peaks at more than 2000 metres above sea level, the 3 Valleys flirts with paradise! Discover incredible panoramas and take a breath of fresh air in this preserved natural space to live unique sliding experiences.
Numerous areas dedicated to new snow sports are accessible to all, and the slopes have been carefully prepared to ensure that there is fun for all levels of skiers. Take off on the Inuit trail, the Yeti Park or the animal trail and discover numerous activities! For the most seasoned skiers, several mythical slopes are accessible, including the Face, the Olympic downhill with a very steep section that hosted the 1992 Olympic Games. Devastated by the great names of skiing, come and measure yourself against the professionals!
In Méribel, you will be able to initiate yourself to ski touring while benefiting from the advice of high mountain guides. On a large field of fresh snow, you will evolve in the heart of a wild and preserved nature to make your own track.
Come and visit one of our ski hire shops in Méribel to make the most of the ski area! Or book your ski equipment now at Precision Ski. Also discover all our ski rental shops in Meribel Mottaret.
From Geneva, Chambery and Lyon-St-Exupéry airports, regular bus connections are available to take you directly to Méribel. Shuttles are also available from the Moutiers train station, 18 km from the station. By car, the A 43 motorway takes you to Albertville, then you just have to follow the via RN 90 to Moûtiers and finally the D90 to the station