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Méribel Ski Resort Guide

Méribel, France

Rated: 5/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length93 miles
Highest Lift9,678ft
Resort Height4,757ft
 Nearest AirportsAnnecy and Chambery
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Méribel lies at the heart of The Three Valleys (Les 3 Vallées) and has a wide range of skiing for all levels, both within its own valley and beyond.


The French ski resort of Méribel is in the French Alps at an altitude of 4,757ft, with 93 miles of marked runs.

Méribel is part of the Three Valleys ski area with access to 373 miles of downhill skiing, with 497 marked pistes, served by a total of 180 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Méribel itself (93 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Three Valleys ski resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens.

Méribel comprises the villages of Méribel Centre, Méribel Les Allues, Méribel Les Hauts, Méribel Mottaret and Méribel Village.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Méribel is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Méribel.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Méribel?

The next notable snow forecast is 2in, expected on 2 November.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Méribel

Ski Area Stats

Méribel Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
93 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
21 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

The Three Valleys Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
373 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
81 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Méribel Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,678ft
Resort Altitude (Méribel)4,757ft
Lowest Trail3,609ft
Max Vertical6,070ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Méribel
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Méribel

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Location and Map

Where is Méribel?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in The Three Valleys, Savoie.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Méribel is Annecy, 98 minutes drive away.

Chambery, Lyon St-Exupéry, Grenoble, Lyon Bron, Geneva, Sion, Saint-Étienne and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 61 ski lifts are able to uplift 75,465 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 34 miles of ski runs, with 688 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Méribel open?

 Open from : December 4, 2021.

 Closes : April 24, 2022.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Trail Map

Méribel Trail Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Méribel, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Méribel Tourist Office for the latest.

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