DO WE STILL NEED A PHOTOGRAPH FOR OUR LIFT PASSES?
No you do not only for a season pass or a free pass and these are taken when you buy your pass digitally. However for discounts for children or older skiers you do need proof of age.
ARE THERE ANY FREE SKI LIFTS IN MERIBEL?
Yes there are a few. At Altiport there is a free drag lift and rope pull. At Rond Point there is a free drag lift. At Mottaret there is a free drag lift, rope pull and the Chalets gondola. The free bus can be used also to get to the top of Meribel or the Altiport giving some good free practice. Ok for the first day but a bit boring after that, All lifts are free for the under-fives and those of seventy-five+ (only 7 years to go for me!)
IS THERE ANY CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN MERIBEL?
Yes, there are a few great cross country trails. Information at the tourist office and ski lift office. You might consider snowshoe walks too in the forest run by the ESF ski school.
ARE THERE ANY SKI LOCKERS NEAR TO THE LIFT STATION?
Yes, the lift company have them, holding 3 pairs in each locker. Also Espace Gliss by Chaudanne will rent space for your own skis and boots or free if you rent from them. Feel free to e mail me for more info and other shops that do this.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON WHO USES THE LIFTS?
Very young babies can be refused if weather is bad for their own well being also animals are not allowed during winter season. Chairlifts obviously have sensible restrictions but gondolas are ok for most.
CAN WE HAVE PICNICS ON THE MOUNTAIN?
There are many spots now on the mountain for picnic so look on our ski guide for these. However please do not try to picnic in mountain restaurants. They have very high expenses (hence high prices) so need all their tables for paying customers. Some mountain restaurants also will not allow you to use their toilets. I used to think this was petty and extreme till I found out why. Some older mountain restaurants have a underground water tank that is filled at the start of the season and must last till the very end. Therefore they save the water supply for their paying customers only. Understandable I think under the circumstances?