Meribel main town is like a large village. All the chalets, thanks to the Scottish colonel Peter Lindsay, are very attractive. They are built from local savoyard materials and are wood cladded. Peter Lindsay discovered Meribel before the 2nd world war ! He was exploring the Savoie area. Having looked at all 3 Valleys including the Val Thorens Belleville valley and Courchevel he decided on Meribel. He then helped develop it as a major French ski resort. The mountains are skiable on both sides of the valley. Meribel also now has a great selection of restaurants, bars and other winter sports activities. All on its doorstep ! It is a truly superb resort for a ski holiday.
Many of these fully catered Meribel chalets are located in the best prime locations. Quite a few are within walking distance of the piste. Some are actually ski in ski out being located right on the piste itself
Prices are a little higher in the town centre but for convenience the locality cannot be beaten.From the main town area you can ski or take the free Meribus to Chaudanne. From there it is only 15 minutes to the Courchevel valley or the Belleville valley. For Courchevel take the Saulire gondola. For Belleville valley take the Tougnete gondola or chair lift. This ski route leads you to Les Menuires , St Martin or Val Thorens.
Meribel is the very heart of the 3 valleys and is only 45 minutes skiing to Val Thorens centre! At 1450m it is one of France’s highest ski resorts. Meribel gets snow that is almost guaranteed all of the winter ski season. It also has 100’s of snow cannons on the lower pistes to ensure good snow from early December when the lifts normally open.
There are over 20 restaurants in Meribel to choose from. Many will be found within walking distance of your chalet. We have traditional Savoyard restaurants, fast food and even an Indian restaurant now.
Meribel main town has a super free and very regular shuttle bus service. Named the Meribus, you can travel all over the resort very easily. Expect some delays if we get heavy snow however.This is usually due to private cars being stuck on our mountain roads in snow without snow chains.
Meribel town also hosts several of the top apres ski venues in France. The Rond Point and La Folie Douce are both famous the world over. Also jacks Bar near Chaudanne is now very popular, especially with chalet staff. Meribel also boasts a great nightlife. Jacks Bar, The Pub and La Taverne all feature live music. Both nightclubs, O’Sullivans (Formerly Dicks T Bar ) and the Loft (French disco) are also in the main town area.