Things To Do
A vast network of slopes. One of France’s lengthiest seasons. Cosmopolitan ski resorts that roll out the red carpet – straight from the red runs. Méribel is serious ski country. The skies here are criss-crossed with 46 (and counting) lifts and gondolas, whizzing novices and pros alike up to a peak 3,000m altitude. Then there are the slaloms, family-friendly snow parks, Olympic venues…
A celebrated ski destination since the 1930s, Méribel cemented its position on the winter sport world stage when it became an Olympic host in 1992. Today, you can watch nail-biting ice hockey clashes in the arena – and even take lessons, following in the steps (or skates) of medallists. If you prefer to be out under the blue skies, the Méribel snowparks are excellent places for snowboarders to try out half-pipes and big kickers.
FOOD & DRINK
Méribel’s peaks aren’t short of high-end restaurants. And there’s a glitzy world of après-ski to discover, if you’re in search of slope-side sophistication. But to really get to know the food here, stop by the Route de la Montee market and put together the ultimate cheeseboard. Reblochon, Beaufort and Tomme de Savoie are a delicious introductory trio.