• Aerial view of Courchevel 1850.
  • Base of slopes at Courchevel 1850.
  • Aerial view of Meribel.
  • Chalets at Meribel.

Gateway City: Geneva
Transfer Time: 3.25 hours
Via: Motorcoach

Beginner: 57%
Intermediate: 32%
Expert: 11%

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  • DISPLAY AMMENITIES (roll over icons)
  • A Best of the Alps Resort
  • Chic Shopping
  • Casino
  • English Spoken
  • Expensive
  • Family Resort
  • Fine Food
  • Fly Luggage
  • Glacier Express
  • Haute Route
  • High Season Lines
  • Long Season
  • Lots to do
  • No Cars
  • Olympic Resort
  • Party Town
  • Skier's Resort
  • Summer Skiing
  • Very Scenic
  • World Cup Races
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Méribel

Méribel, the middle resort of the Trois Vallées, dates from the 8th century. It’s modern development as a ski resort credits Scotsman, Peter Lindsay. After WWII, he helped design it in the châlet-style with local wood, stone and slate today it’s the prettiest of the valleys’ twelve purpose-built resorts. With a relaxed profile, Méribel caters to families with fewer midnight oil-burners than its upmarket chic sister, Courchevel, in the next valley.

After the war the ‘Trois Vallées’ planning began: first the runs, then lifts and finally the resorts themselves. Planners created one of the largest ski area in the world with more than 67,000 acres of ski-able terrain! Méribel in the middle valley is the ideal location for all three. The valleys’ twelve resort network has 370 runs; 155 miles of offpiste couliors for those with challenge-deficits; a 5,000 foot vertical; 1,100 ski instructors to fine tune technique; over 2,000 snow canons to cover your trails; unlike Zermatt’s 54, there are only 13 mountain restaurants; and the Epic pass is accepted for six days. Its 182 lifts move 230,000 skiers/hour. Lift lines? Definitely not here!

Hotels in Méribel

HÔTEL LE GRAND COEUR

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The Ruchtis’ Grand Coeur, after a few years, rejoined our group of very personally run, lovely hotels. It’s located in Méribel center, is one of the village’s originals, and has kept up with our fast-paced life without losing any of its romantic charm. Built with local wood and stone, you immediately notice the stonework in the lobby’s fireplace. It’s such a cozy room you just want to sink into a sofa and stay a while. The 30 bedrooms are rustic with pine paneling or very contemporary with four totally renovated and enlarged for the 19-20 season. Afternoons you may want to try the Jacuzzi, sauna or a massage. Then wrap up your days with dinner in their restaurant, top rated by Michelin, before hitting that pillow with your name on it.

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  • Exterior of Allodis Hotel in Meribel.
  • Double room of Allodis Hotel in Meribel.

HOTEL ALLODIS

The Allodis, up in the Belvédère part of the village, is ski-in, ski-out with 42 rooms and suites. All were redone in the past year. Its châlet architecture adapts the local wood and stone to a near neo-classical style. This is carried through to the lounges, restaurant and spa area with its large pool. The native fir paneling has a warm red-toned quality complimenting the contrasting-colored furnishings. The hotel’s understated elegance is complimented by their friendly staff and gourmet cuisine.


 

 

 

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