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

Whether it’s making lunch reservations using our extensive local knowledge, or taking your group heliskiing. So why not let us organise your corporate booking this year?

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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!

Here are some of our favourite tour operators in Méribel:

Alpine Elements
Catered ski chalets at sensible prices in La Tania and Meribel.

VIP Ski
Luxury catered chalets.

Scott Dunn
Holidays without compromise. Chalets at the ‘higher’ end of the market.

Skiworld
A number of chalets and hotels in 1550, 1650 and 1850. They always have a great team working for them.

Powder White
Chalet holidays ‘tailor-made for you’.

Ski Basics
A catered skiing holiday in Méribel with Ski Basics delivers more for less.

Ski Weekends
Weekend trips to Brides les Bains.

Silver Ski
Great value catered chalet holidays.

Highlife
3 chalets in Meribel – all fitted with ‘detox facilities’ including log fires, hot tubs, and saunas!

Purple Ski
A single resort specialist which has been successfully operating catered chalet holidays, under the same leadership, for nearly 30 years.

Alpine Action
Quality apartments and chalets in Méribel. They have outdoor hot tubs!

Alpine Infusion
Luxury chalet holidays; have your own chef, driver, and host.

Ski Beat
Chalet holidays for all.

Meriski
The chalet specialists in Méribel

Delicious Mountain
Stuart and Louise offer luxury chalet holidays in Meribel. Their two Meribel chalets are ranked #1 and #2 on TripAdvisor with a 100% 5-star reviews.

Ski Hame
Catered chalet holidays

Alpine Charms
Lots of chalets and apartments

Flexiski
Flexiski offer tailor-made holidays across the Alps.

Alpine Ethos
Quality catered and self-catering ski holiday chalets in Meribel

The Alpine Generation
Quality catered chalet holidays. Outstanding value, outstanding people and outstanding experiences.

The Boutique Chalet Company
Exclusive luxury chalets, bespoke for you.

Belvedere Properties
Luxurious Alpine Chalets set in the heart of Meribel

Méribel Apartments
Apartment specialists in Méribel

Meribelbrides.com
A selection of privately-owned spacious apartments in the pretty spa town of Brides les Bains, connected to Méribel by high-speed gondola.

Meribel-Chalets-Apartments
Privately owned Meribel self-catered & catered apartments & chalets from the Meribel chalet and apartment rental specialists.

Méribel Self-catering
Self-catering apartments in Meribel Village.

Méribelskichalets
4 great value chalets near the Meribel slopes.

Ski Blanc
Ski Blanc is a well-established, small, very personal company with 6 warm & comfortable chalets in Méribel sleeping 10-16 guests,  offering great value for money ski holidays.

Summit Chalets
Holiday Ski Chalets and Holiday Ski Apartments to rent in Meribel at the Heart of the 3 Valleys, France. Self Catered, Self Catered Plus, Semi Catered or Fully Catered.

Savoie Holidays
Independent British chalet holiday company offering catered and self-catered ski chalet holidays in the French Alps.

As well as some of the agents with whom you can book stays in Meribel:

The Chalet Edit

The hassle-free ‘little black book’ of luxury ski chalets in Méribel.

Alpine Answers
Free ski holiday booking service in 150+ resorts. Over 1,200 chalets and hundreds of hotels ranging in size from 2 to 200 people.

Altitude Holidays
Small, flexible, owner-run company.

Camel Snow
A unique and personal service, going the extra mile to ensure your bespoke ski holiday is perfect.

Directline-Skiing
A ski holiday search engine.

Exceptional Ski
Bespoke ski holidays in Courchevel and Meribel since 2005.

Firefly Collection
Firefly Collection offers a cherry-picked selection of the finest luxury ski chalets, together with expert, impartial advice, and a complimentary concierge service.

Flexiski
Flexiski offers tailor-made holidays across the Alps.

Carrier
Luxury tour operator.

Independent Mountain
Catered and Self Catered Chalets & Apartments in the French Alps

Luxury Chalet Book
The Luxury Chalet book specialises in offering the most luxurious chalets in the finest ski resorts in Europe.

Much Better Adventures
Active holidays direct from Independent Operators.

My Chalet Finder
A website specialising in self-catering chalets and apartments across the world’s top ski resorts.

Oxford Ski Company
Luxury ski breaks.

Powder Beds
Ski accommodation specialists.

Ski Boutique
Independent luxury ski holiday specialists.

Ski Independence
Travel agent specialising in ski vacations.

Skiline
Ski Holiday Company – run by skiers for skiers.

Ski Solutions
Luxury ski resort travel and accommodation.

SNO
Ski deals and cheap holidays with the biggest tour operators in Meribel.

Snowfinders
An up and coming ski agency who will find you exactly what you want! Best prices, best advice.

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.

SnowBugs Child Care and Private Nanny Service
SnowBugs Nannies offer a high quality, friendly, trustworthy and professional private Nanny service in La Tania, entertaining your little ones in the comfort of your own accommodation during your winter holiday.

Need help with your booking?
Give us a call, we’re here for you.

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130000+

pupils taught

22

years experience

10934

verified Feefo reviews

93%

of clients would recommend

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