Meribel ski holidays
Established in 1938 the French ski resort Meribel lies at 1450 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2952m the area is snow sure. Over 688 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 55km of trails, which equates to around 45 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Meribel is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 135km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in Meribel
75 pistes and trails means approximately 150km of runs. 45 Meribel lifts have capacity to transport 75465 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 3.6km.
The mountain has 13% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 45% intermediate, 32% advanced slopes and 12% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Meribel Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
47 apres ski bars 80 restaurants 1 bowling 3 night club 2 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 3 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 3 hot tubs 1 solariums 2 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 3 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 1 ballooning 0 horse riding 25 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Climbing Wall, Fitness Centres, Hammam, Ice Hockey, Language Courses, Flying, Paintball, Slide Show, Snow Bike School, Squash, Air Trampoline, Vibrating Sauna, Jacuzzi.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Meribel" by any other name
The French resort is also known as Meribel/Mottaret The 3 Valleys and has common misspellings: Marabel, Maribal, Maribel, Maribell, Maribelle, Marible, Meribel, Meribelle, Mirabal, Mirabel, Mirabell, Mirabelle, Miribel, Miribel
The direction which the various Meribel slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Meribel has slopes facing SE E NW.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Meribel reviews, 4.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.