Meribel lies at the heart of the Three Valleys ski resort, and is an extremely popular village, not only because of its excellent location and access to snow-sure skiing, but also it’s lively yet laid-back atmosphere.
Ideal for families, friends or corporate groups alike, the variety of pistes suits beginners through to experts. With the largest linked area in Europe to explore, there are more kilometers of skiing than most legs can cope with in a week!
This variety continues through the bars and restaurants of the bustling village; from La Folie Douce, renowed for lively après-ski, a smattering of Michelin-starred establishments, and the many charmingly traditional Savoyarde restaurants there is genuinely something for everyone.
For those not skiing, there are accessible walks or hikes, mountain restaurants to access via the gondolas, and the stunning vistas of the Tarentaise valley to marvel at.
● Pretty, bustling and snow-sure mountain village
● Skiing for all abilities and wonderful family resort
● Beautiful walks and activities for non-skiers
● Part of the fantastic 3 Vallées – largest linked ski area in Europe
● Michelin-starred mountain restaurants and lively aprés-ski
On Snow: The red piste Combe Vallon is one of the longest in the area, starting at the highest point (2952m) and descending 1000m – that will get those thighs burning!
Lunch: Ask your concierge to arrange a table for an extra-special lunch at Michelin-starred L’Ekrin at Hotel Le Kaila in Meribel and don’t forget to take the wine-pairings which are just exceptional…no skiing after lunch though!
Meribel is a pretty alpine village with a bustling high street, featuring gorgeous interior shops, excellent cafes and a range of skiwear boutiques.
The twice-weekly market is ideal for picking up souvenirs and sampling local gastronomic delights. For the quintessential Alpine experience, why not explore the area from the comfort of a private horse-drawn sleigh…
Our Favourite Places
Le Clos Bernard
A picturesque on-piste lunch spot, tucked in the trees not far above Chalet Pont du Cam, a true hidden gem! Grab a table on the sunny terrace and tuck into a huge platter of local charcuterie and artisan cheese. Don’t expect to do much skiing after treating yourself to the delicious cote de boeuf….but you won’t regret…there will be another day for skiing! There is often a wigwam in the snow to keep any young ones amused whilst you enjoy that second glass of vin rouge….
La Folie Douce
Synonymous with lively après-ski, La Folie Douce may now be ubiquitous, but it is still worth a visit! Wait until the end of the day, but not too late, and experience in their own words ‘dancers, divas and DJs’ on the packed terrace with that incredible mountain backdrop! Just don’t forget where you left your skis…..
Perhaps the most famous of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the Three Valleys, La Bouitte in Saint Martin de Belleville is easily accessed from Meribel for an extra special lunchtime treat. Those 3 stars guarantee a dining experience to surpass all others, drawing inspiration from Savoyarde cuisine, yet like nothing you will have tasted before. Treat yourself…..
Lyon airport is a comfortable 2 hour 15 min chauffered drive from Meribel, and with hundreds of European and International flights you can choose a time to suit. Chambéry airport is slightly closer at 1 hour 15 mins, but with fewer scheduled flights available. If you are arriving by private jet then Chambery is your closest airport.
The Boutique Chalet Company can arrange private airport transfers, including VIP transfers and Heli-transfers from all airports.