Meribel Updates For Winter 2023

Skiers from around the world come to Méribel for its outstanding ski area, linked to Les 3 Vallées, the world’s largest ski area, but also to enjoy the charming alpine atmosphere of this pretty resort, as well as its excellent restaurants and apres-ski.
  • Every year, Méribel keeps innovating to stay one of the world’s best ski resorts.  Méribel is also aiming at being as eco-friendly as possible. A photovoltaic power plant, the Solaire Express, will see the light of day this season, at the mid-station of the Saulire Express lift, with 182 double-sided solar panels totally 400m2 surface area. The technology of the power plant makes it a unique project in France and in the mountains. Thanks to the reflection of the snow in winter and the albedo effect, the 149 cells per solar panel will produce energy on both sides. This innovation is perfectly suited to the alpine environment in winter. The installation is both difficult and delicate: Méribel Alpina’s staff were hard at work on site throughout the summer to install the rows of solar panels at the Saulire Express mid-station. The frames, prefabricated by an outside contractor, are sited to take into account the height of snow and allow the panels to be tilted at 40°, the ideal angle for optimal production.
  • Méribel has also invested in new free smartphone charging points across the ski area: at the foot of le Mont Vallon, at the top of the Plan des Mains and Plattières lifts, at the start of the Bouquetin lift and at the OPEN AREA snowpark. Just leave your mobile phones in a closed locker with the pin code of your choice, go for a run or enjoy the views, then collect your fully charged phone, ready for the rest of the day!
  •  L’Ibex is a new black run. Older skiers will remember this piste: the former black piste under the old Plattières 3 gondola is back. As soon as you get off the new Bouquetin chairlift, at 2,700 metres, go and find this steep and completely natural slope which is 600 metres long with a 300-metre drop.
  •  Méribel also has a new introductory ski touring trail, called Le Roc. This uphill slope for ski tourers is a great introduction to a sport that’s growing in popularity. Discover touring in complete safety on this easy itinerary right next to the ski area. At the top of the Chalets gondola lift, put on your skins and set off on an easy 2km walk with a 370m climb towards the Chalet du Lac. When you reach the top, stop in the chalet for a well-deserved break, and enjoy the views!
  • If you are already into ski touring, Oxygène offers a full day of ski touring. Discover unique places in the company of an instructor who is passionate about touring and who knows the terrain like the back of his hand. Oxygène invites you to share this unique experience with your friends or family. Available from 510€ (from 1 to 6 participants).
  • Meribel is family-friendly and always has new offers and activities for children.
    Turn & Run: head for this new family boardercross, with its giant snail, snowy bridge, and whoops. It has had a makeover this year so it’s even more fun and is full of new features - a new look, a new story, new facilities on the piste and in the village and novel activities! All of this means more unforgettable moments for the whole family.
  •  Snowboarding for little ones with Oxygène: kids aged 8 and above can learn snowboarding in group lessons with Oxygène. To guarantee the best learning conditions and a fun atmosphere, there is a maximum of 6 children per group. This allows the instructor to pay close attention to each student. Available as group lessons, 5 or 6 day option from 340€. Available as private lessons, from 165€ (2 hours in the afternoon, for 1 to 3 participants).
  • Beginners’ pack with Oxygène: get a great deal with a beginner's pack from Oxygène! If you book beginner lessons and lift pass at the same time for your child, you get a discount on the lift pass. Offer available for Little Bear, Brown Bear, White Bear and 1st Ski levels. Available from 486€ (morning group lessons and 5 day Méribel valley ski pass.
  • Méribel has a wide range of accommodation. Each year new places open or are updated. This winter, 3-star hotel Le Mottaret gets a makeover. With direct access to the ski slopes and the ski lifts, the 3-star hotel Le Mottaret has plenty to offer for a memorable stay in the mountains. This winter, in addition to the outdoor jacuzzi, guests can now relax in the new indoor wellness area, which has a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam. There is also a new massage room and a gym with a breath-taking view of the valley. As for the bedrooms, no less than 15 new spacious and comfortable rooms have been added to the existing 60. Each room has its own balcony, from which guests can admire the beautiful summit of La Saulire.
  • The five-star hotel Le Kaila has a partnership with Lego.  This winter, children of all ages can enjoy discovering the characters of the famous Lego brand in the Kid's Club. This space will be entirely dedicated to the most famous of all brick building models. As for the little ones, they will have Duplo to play with after a fun day on the pistes... And for unforgettable photo memories, there is a great photo opportunity in the hotel lobby & children staying at the Kaila will receive exclusive sets created for the Kaila as a welcome gift.  
  • Le Yana is a new up-market residence, in the heart of the Belvédère district, overlooking Méribel. The residence spreads over 4 floors with 12 flats of 4 to 7 rooms ranging from 88 to 206m2, with the possibility of combining flats. Le Yana takes its name from a deep blue with soothing properties; a colour that will be found on the walls of the main rooms and in touches throughout the residence, combined with materials ranging from wood and metal to stone and velvet.... Each unit has its own ski locker with a boot dryer, recessed spotlights and non-slip flooring. All the living rooms are west-facing and open onto an outdoor area. Finally, each flat has its own sauna.
  • The Antarès residence, which partly opened last winter, is now finished. This luxury residence, located in the Belvédère area, has a beautiful spa with a sauna, hammam, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and aqua circuit. In association with the Biologique Recherche brand, an exclusively professional cosmetics brand, the ANTARES WELLNESS CLINIC treatments combine a clinical approach to beauty care with pure, concentrated products and original, rigorous protocols. Biologique Recherche is available in major cities around the world, allowing you to continue your treatments once you return from your holiday. The Antarès residence has the first wellness clinic in the Alps. It offers medical services that give you a complete overview of your current state of health in order to guide you towards specific treatments and therapies to improve your quality of life. A unique range of interactive services are designed to produce the best results for individual skin and body characteristics. 
  • Méribel has many excellent restaurants on and off the slopes. Visitors will have a new option this winter, with the Partâjo, a gourmet eatery within the Pierre et Vacances L'Hévana 5-star residence. The Partâgo concept combines wine cellar, delicatessen and restaurant run by chef Charles Erik Hostier. Sharing will be at the heart of this new establishment which will offer a menu of Savoyard specialities as well as dishes or platters inspired by Corsica, Burgundy and Savoy. The wine cellar has 350 fine wines.

Méribel is easily accessible from the UK by train (the closest train station is Moutiers), plane (the closest airport is Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc, but Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble are also close) and car.
The resort is open from 10 December 2022 to 28 April 2023. From 6 to 19 February, Méribel and Courchevel will host the World Alpine Skiing Championships.

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