It was in 1936 that a Scot, Peter Lindsay launched the ambitious challenge to develop a winter sports resort in France, far from Germany and France. He started by developing the real estate, then the sporting facilities. Today, the resort stretches over 5 villages that sit between 1100 and 3000 metres of altitude: Méribel-Les Allues, Méribel-Village, Méribel-Centre, Méribel-Les-Hauts, Méribel-Mottaret.
Méribel is part of the Three Valleys skiing area which links 8 resorts (Couchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens, les Menuires, Saint-Martin de Belleville, la Tania, Brides-les-Bains and Orelle). It is the largest skiing area in the world.
It offers to its holiday makers more than 600km of alpine slopes divided between 334 groomed slopes and accessed by more than 166 ski lifts.
With the same ski pass, you will have access to more than 53 altitude restaurants, viewpoints accessible by gondolas and cable cars, of which the aiguille de Péclet dominates at 3561 metres. The area guarantees maximum snow for its guests installing more than 2000 snowcanons. Snowboarding, skicross and freestyle are not forgotten as each resort of the Three Valleys offers an area dedicated to these sports. The beginners and more advanced skiers can test their tricks there and even take part in competitions.
The beginners can learn to ski or snowboard by taking individual or group lessons. Those who have an intermediate level can come to perfect their technique. Close to 50% of the slopes of the resort are accessible to the beginners, the others offering more thrills to accomplished skiers. Whether you are with your family, your partner or friends, you will find plenty of options including fun areas for children like the Yéti Park or the Dragon de l’Altaï. The most couragouse will come to try to descend the Face, the Mauduit, Roc de Fer, and Gopro couloirs. Perhaps you will measure up to face the grand couloir.