From 10 December, discover - or re-discover - breathtaking panoramas, a fantastic ski area, a unique and elegant alpine architecture, a refined gastronomy... Méribel, located in the heart of the world’s largest ski area, Les 3 Vallées, offers a unique experience to experts and novices, families and sports enthusiasts, across 600km of connected slopes and a cumulative vertical drop of more than 62,000 meters!
As well as offering fantastic skiing and many other activities, Méribel organises excellent events for visitors all along winter. It’s start with the opening day. This year, Méribel is going all out by hosting a futuristic light show entitled "Méribel in Lights". There will also be live music with Synapson, a French electro, nu disco and deep house duo.
From 21 to 25 December, live Christmas week to the full with the numerous activities on offer: parades, shows, and of course a chance to meet Santa Claus!
On New Year’s Eve, the foot of the slopes in Mottaret will be transformed into a giant outdoor nightclub for a night of hit music and fun! A firework display will be held at midnight.
From 6 to 19 February, Méribel, with its neighbour resort Courchevel, will host the World Alpine Skiing Championships. Méribel is renowned for its know-how, organisational ability, international-level slopes and enthusiasm for competitions; the resort hosted competitions during the 1992 Winter Olympics, as well as the Women's Alpine Ski World Cup in 2013, and the Finals of the Alpine Ski World Cup in 2015 and 2022. This winter, it will be on the legendary Roc de Fer piste that the best Alpine skiers will compete to win the coveted title of 2023 World Champion! After the Olympics, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are the biggest event in world skiing. For 15 days, the best male and female skiers from all over the world, more than 600 competitors, will come together to compete in 13 events in all the key disciplines of Alpine skiing: Alpine Combined, Super-G, Downhill, Slalom, Parallel Slalom and Giant Slalom.
As well as seeing the best skiers in the world, visitors will be able to enjoy some fun entertainment in a great atmosphere. During the days, adults and children will love the street theatre shows, the marching bands, the ice sculptures, as well as specific activities for children. In the evening, head to the Plaza Medals area where there will be live music from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.
Méribel also organises excellent cultural events. After last year’s successful Jazz Variations Festival, this winter Méribel will again host this musical event on 23 February, 2, 9 and 16 March. The Jazz Variation Festival offers the opportunity to experience different approaches to Jazz, through a selection of renowned artists. During the winter, Méribel also organises plays and special film screenings.
From 25 March to 7 April, Méribel invites you to experience a gentle transition into spring with the Altitude Zen Fortnight. Snow and sun become one. Together, they form the perfect setting in which to relax and do nothing, enjoy the wide-open spaces and perhaps try a spot of skiing. The mountains are softened by the spring sunshine, helping us feel content and lulling us to a state of relaxation. The programme includes: outdoor yoga classes, Qi Gong, cosmeticsmaking, Jin Shin Jyustsu, Tai Chi, massage on the terraces, snowshoe walks and a smoothie bar... Relax, recharge your batteries, and disconnect from everyday life.
And on Sunday 2 April, come and take part in Les 3 Vallées Enduro, the biggest ski rally in the world! In teams of 3 with your family or friends, come and tackle numerous challenges located around the huge 3 Vallées ski area.