Méribel is in the center of The Three Valleys and is also the largest village in The Three Valleys. A modernized village, Méribel is where you’ll find the largest selection of shops, après-ski restaurants and bars, sports and activities. Part of the largest ski domain in the world, Méribel offers many great ski options for all levels of experience. During the summer there are also opportunities to hike, bike, and golf.
Where to ski:
- Beginners should start out at Méribel Mottaret where they can take a free lift to the green beginner run, Little Himalaya.
- Young children will enjoy the smallest pistes at Méribel Moon Park.
- Advanced skiers should try out Face, a black run created for the 1992 Olympic Women's downhill.
Where to eat/drink:
- For breakfast try Evolution, a local favorite.
- For local specialties and fresh seafood try Le Cepe.
- For a romantic dinner date, try the beautiful Le Savoy hotel restaurant.
- For après-ski fun visit La Folie Douce, a lively and entertaining restaurant and bar where you can dance, eat, and drink.
Where to shop:
- From sports gear and souvenirs to boutique fashions and book stores, the shops of Méribel offer everything.
- Most of the shops are located in the town center and The Merinet.
- There is also a local street market on Tuesdays and Fridays during the winter on the Route de la Chaudanne in Méribel center offering local produce, homemade goods, jewelry and other trinkets.
- Vanoise National Park is a haven for mountain wildlife and a great place to visit at any time of year.
- Access is free, and it is open year-round.
- You’ll see beautiful landscape, glacial lakes, and possibly even a chamois or a marmot – the two most iconic animals of the Alps.
- The park guides offer guided hiking, climbing, and mountaineering trips.