Méribel Ski School

Located in the heart of the Three Valleys,  Meribel is a popular destination with access to the largest ski area in the world, with terrain for all abilities, a lively apres scene that will have you dancing on the tables and a kitsch mix of cosy alpine chalets and exquisite hotels dotted along the sunny side of the valley.

Our experienced team of international instructors love creating unforgettable experiences and helping overcome fears. Our Meribel Ski School comprises world cup racers, free ride athletes, personal trainers, powerboat referees, keen road cyclists and more. We genuinely have a passion for the outdoors, exploring and helping others make the most of their holiday.

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Méribel at a Glance

Ski Resort Guide

Pisted Ski Area

600km

Total Lifts

61

Longest Run

3km

Snowparks

2

Night Skiing

No – but you can go night sledging!

Ski Pass Area

3 Valleys

Resort Altitude

1500m

Nearest International Airport

Geneva, Chambery or Grenoble

Snow
Lifts
On-Piste
Off-Piste
Beginners
Nightlife
Green Runs

8

Blue Runs

25

Red Runs

24

Black Runs

7

Méribel Piste Map

Ski School Meeting Point

Where you’ll meet your instructor

The New Generation Méribel Ski School meeting point is situated in the Chaudanne in Méribel at the bottom of the Tougnette bubble near the lift pass office.

Choose Your Lesson Type

Custom Experiences

Tailored for each client
Adaptive Ski Lessons

Adaptive ski lessons are enabling more people to participate in snowsports with the greatest possible level of independence.

Bespoke business packages
Corporate Lessons

Every year, corporate groups from all over the world come to Meribel to enjoy its slopes and take part in team-building activities. New Generation is a leading provider of corporate ski trips, and we are proud to have Meribel as one of our destinations.

Our experienced team will work with you to create a bespoke itinerary that meets your needs and objectives. We can organise everything from skiing lessons and equipment rental to off-piste excursions and après-ski entertainment.

Whether you are looking to build team morale or reward your employees for their hard work, a corporate ski trip with New Generation is the perfect solution. Contact us today to find out more.

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Méribel FAQ’s

Airport Transfers

If you’re arriving by air then you’ll probably fly into either Grenoble, Lyon or Geneva. The following transfer companies offer airport transfers, either private or sometimes shared:

3 Valley Transfers

Snowbound Transfers to Meribel

Sky2ski

Snowlinx

Snow White Transfers

There are buses from the airport but you will need to change at Moutiers and they’re not cheap so if there is a few of you it often cheaper to share a transfer.

The train is the cheapest option from the airports but again this will involve several changes and the trains are somewhat infrequent.

Drive

It’s about a 9hr drive once in France to reach Méribel. The benefits of driving are no luggage restrictions and the option of an extra day skiing during a week’s holiday but the tolls can be quite pricey on the motorways so something to consider.

Train

The Eurostar offers overnight trains direct from London St Pancras to Moutiers (about 25mins from Méribel, at the foot of the mountain). If you don’t mind overnight travel, and can sleep on trains (or are willing to forego sleep) then this can be one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to reach the Alps. Plus, no extra charge for ski carriage. You just need to be able to carry all your gear!

Meribus is a free bus service, no need for a lift pass even! There are 3 main lines running between Meribel Centre and Les Allues & Meribel Village (line A), Plateau & Altiport (line B) and Mottaret (line D). Timetables available in the New Gen shop or the Tourist Office. The bus runs 7 days a week, 7am to Midnight.

The main drop off points in Meribel are at: La Chaudanne (close to our meeting point) and Centre (close to our shop, the Tourist Office and other useful shops)

These can be found on the official Méribel site.

If you’re looking for more information about resort including where to eat, what’s on during your stay and general hints and tips then try one of the following websites:

Merinet
A helpful site with regular event listings of what’s going on in resort, snow reports and more.

3V Guide
Great blog written by Three Valleys locals with insider tips and hints on where to ski, eat and drink, and lots more.

Meribel Tourist Office
The official site for Meribel

Food Shopping

  • Spar Supermarket – Just as you come into Méribel is a decent sized Spar supermarket on the lefthand side.
  • Casino Supermarket – Located in the centre is a Casino, which is a bit smaller than the Spar.
  • Bakery – There is a bakery right in the main square.
  • Butcher – Further down Route de Centre is a local butcher.
  • Cheese and meat shop – A nice artisanal cheese and meat shop located near the pharmacy on Route de la Montée.

Clothing and Ski Shops

  • Sport Boutique – For designer names and high end ski gear, Sport Boutique is the go-to shop.
  • Intersport and Sport 1600 – Both great ski shops for any type of ski gear you could need.
  • Avalon and Oxygene – Two snowboard shops, one near Jack’s bar and one near Casino supermarket.
  • Togshop – A trendy ski shop targeted at freeskiers is further away from the centre on the road up from La Chaudanne.

Doctors – There is a doctor’s office located in the Olympic Centre, where Dr. Schamasch works. He speaks English and the office is usually open from 9am – 6pm.

Pharmacy – Located just down Route de la Montée, to the left of La Barometer restaurant is a full pharmacy.

Post office – Right next to the Tourist Office in the center of town is a post office. They also offer currency exchange.

Banks – Two main banks are in the centre of town. Bank Populaire is located just across from La Taverne in the center, and future down the road is Credit Agricole.

Whether you’re a non-skier, or have one in your party, or you’re looking for something to do when the weather draws in, Méribel offers plenty of non-skiing activities to keep you entertained.

There’s the Olympic Centre in the centre of resort with a large swimming pool with a slide, as well as a bowling alley, climbing wall and ice skating rink. Or you could book an excursion such as dog sledding, a hot air balloon ride or try your hand at parapenting to take in the view.

Or if you fancy something a little more athletic, and ground-based, why not try your hand at cross-country skiing? Or alternatively, Simply Savoie offer Guided snowshoe walks around Courchevel. Get off-the-beaten-track and discover the “real mountains” with Mark Tennent.

We recommend two companies who provide childcare options in Méribel:

T4 Nannies
T4 offer a private nanny service in Val d’Isere, Tignes, Meribel, Courchevel, La Tania, La Plagne and La Rosiere. They hand pick nannies who share the belief that undivided attention, fun and getting involved are the key ingredients to a happy family holiday.

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UK office: +44 1462 674 000
Lines open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 UK

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