Lift Pass


♦ Note that the 6 days Meribel lift pass does not need a photograph any more. Meribel’s ski lifts will open 7th December 2019, closing 26th  April 2020. This is of course as always snow permitting. As we have so many snow cannons, if the weather is cold enough, then it is almost guaranteed that we open. Generally we get snow in November and that stays ok on the higher slopes. The lower slopes all have snow cannons in case there is a shortage of new snow.

♦ The Meribel lift pass underwent a long overdue transformation way back in 2005/6 season. Since then all Meribel ski passes have been electronic so as mentioned a photos is no longer necessary.

♦ For more advice on the different types of Meribel of lift pass and what would be best option for you, including the family ski pass and group discounts, feel free to ask my advice.

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2019/20  SKI  PASS PRICES :

The 6 day  three Valley ski pass is the most popular. 

  • Meribel & Three Valley lift pass: The normal full price ski season passes starts 21st December  2019 and ends 24th April 2020. Before and after these 2 dates ski passes are discounted as not all lifts are open.
  • >>>2019/20 Meribel lift pass prices 3 Valleys<<<
  • Early season discounted lift pass: Before Xmas the ski pass for Meribel is heavily discounted. The resort normally opens (with links to the 3 Valleys) the 1st weekend of December. In 2019 this will be 7th Dec: During this period ski lift operations in the Meribel ski area are limited to the main connections between Mottaret and Courchevel plus a few chair lifts. Because of the lack of tourists at this time skiing can be surprisingly good even with limited piste. In fact some our best ever piste cruising has been during this period. In season 2012/13 the snow after 7th Dec was fantastic. Best for 50 + years!
  • Late season discount lift passes: After the 2nd weekend of April both the three valleys ski pass and Meribel ski pass are also usually a bit cheaper. The resort closes last weekend normally in April. In 2020 this will be 26th April. Good snow conditions cannot be absolutely guaranteed but it is well worth keeping a close eye on the snow & weather reports for the last two weeks of the season. April can sometimes bring large new dumps of snow. We once had 1 meter new snow in Meribel overnight in the last week of the season. All restaurant tables and chairs in Mottaret were completely buried! So you just never know.
  • Meribel lift pass for beginners: Absolute beginners should consider the Meribel Mini Ski Pass for green runs and a few blues. Note that these passes do also include the Olympe bubble coming up from Brides Les Bain and stopping at Les Allues village and Raffort.  Note there is also a free beginner’s lift situated at the following  ski areas:
  • Meribel Altiport – Meribel Rond Point – Mottaret.
  • Méribel’s bus service is also free and will transport you easily to either of these points.
  • >>>Meribel lift pass prices for beginners<<<
  • Meribel lift pass for non-skiers: A special lift pass has been created for non-skiers who prefer walking to skiing.
  • >>>Meribel lift pass prices for pedestrians<<<
  • Meribel half day lift pass: As Meribel has now introduced electronic lift passes you can now buy an afternoon ski pass or a 3 hour ski when you want pass.
  • >>>Meribel half-day lift pass prices<<<
  • Meribel Three Valleys Liberte Pass
: This involves an annual subscription of 30 euros but enables you to pay as you go daily with 10% / 20% discounted prices, plus a few extra bonuses such as free ski days. A perfect solution for those who visit Meribel more than once but not enough to justify a full season pass.
  • Meribel Valley lift pass extension: This lift pass extension allows Méribel’s skiers or snowboarders to ski/board the whole 3 valley ski area for one day.To extend your Meribel valley ski pass to a 3 valley ticket it is necessary to have a minimum 2-day Meribel Valley pass. This is a perfect solution for beginner skiers or snowboarders.Within a week you will often become good enough to leave Meribel and start exploring the 3 valleys area.Our advice for beginners is to choose just the Meribel Valley pass then add the 3 valley lift pass extension if necessary. Note: In order to add a Three valley extension your ski pass must be the rechargeable type.We can get that for you.
  • >>> Meribel lift pass extension price<<<
  • Ski Insurance: Basic ski accident insurance can be purchased with either your Meribel ski pass or your three valley ski pass: Note that it covers ski & snowboard accidents only. Be very sure to read the conditions and financial limitations, approx 5000 euros maximum. (not enough I assure you) . It is great to get you off the mountain, and even home to your country of residence if necessary without paying up front. But we recommend you purchase full holiday insurance also just in case.
  • >>> Meribel Lift pass additional ski insurance prices <<<

3 Valleys Lift Pass prices 2019/20:
Prices are in Euros.
Note: Discounts are available for 2 or more 6 days plus  passes & season ski passes purchased together.

I would recommend a 3 valley ski pass for all but beginners or intermediate skiers on a tight budget. With over 600km of pistes you have an incredible ski area to explore. The difference in price for an adult 6 day Meribel ski pass and the Trois Vallees pass is about  Euros. Not much when you think how much your ski holiday has cost you in total. If it is your first holiday here then check out my ski guide for some good itineraries to take around the whole 3 valleys. With 600 km of skiing you should never have to ski the same route twice in a one week holiday.

Lift Pass by DayAdult Lift Pass Prices

13 – 64 years

Child Lift Pass Prices

5 – 12 years

Old Gits! Lift Pass Prices

65 – 75 years

Families Pass Example:

2 Adults & 2+ Children (5 – 18)

4 Hours Pass€56€44.80€50.40N/A
1 Day€63.00€50.40€56.70N/A
2 Days€124.00€99.20€111.60N/A
3 Days€186.00€148.80€167.40N/A
4 Days€248.00€198.80€223.20N/A
5 Days€297.00€237.60€267.30N/A
6 Days€312.00€249.60€280.80€249.60 – pp.
7 Days€361.00€288.80€324.90€288.80 – pp.
Season€1336€1068.80€1202.40€1068.80 – p.p

Meribel Valley Only Lift Pass:

(Prices In Euros): Main ski season is 21st  December 2019- 10th April 2020
Discounts for 2 or more passes purchased together: Also early and late season discounts are available.

The Meribel valley skiing area has 40 plus ski lifts including the 5 main gondolas.
Saulire express and Pas du Lac whisk you up to the top of Saulire in just over 10 minutes, connecting up with Courchevel.
Tougnete gondola or Legends chair heads you up towards the Belleville valley. St Martine De belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. So does the Plattieres gondola from Mottaret centre.

The mountain heights in the Meribel Valley range from 1100m to 2952m. With over 150km of pistes there is an excellent choice of pistes for beginners and intermediate skiers.. (at last count – 8 green, 25 blue, 24 red and 7 black runs). If you are on a tight budget then the Meribel Valley pass could be enough for you.

Day TicketsAdult Lift Pass Prices
13 – 64 years
Child Lift Pass Prices
4 – 12 years
Old Gits! Lift Pass Prices
65 – 75 years
Families Pass Example:
2 Adults + 2 Children Price
3 Hours€46.50€37.30€41.80N/A
1/2 Day

Starts/end 12.30pm.

1 Day€53.00€42.50€47.70N/A
2 Days€106.00€85.10€95.40N/A
3 Days€159.00€127.70€143.10N/A
4 Days€212.00€170.30€198.80N/A
5 Days€236.00€189.60€212.40N/A
6 Days€260.00€209.00€234.00€209.00 – pp.
7 Days€294.00€236.20€264.60€236.20 – pp.
3 Valley Extension€38.00€30.40</