• 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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  • 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
  • X Country


Méribel, the middle resort of the Trois Vallées, dates from the 8th century. It’s modern ski resort development is credited to 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 more 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 areas in the world with more than 67,000 acres of ski-able terrain. Middle Méribel is the ideal location for all three. The valleys’ 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 one’s technique; and over 2,000 snow canons to cover your trails. But unlike Zermatt with 54, there’re only 13 mountain restaurants, most strange. The Epic pass is accepted for seven days and their 182 lifts move 230,000 skiers/hour. Lift lines? Definitely not here!

Hotels in Méribel


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The Ruchtis’ Grand Coeur rejoined our group of very personally run, lovely hotels. It’s located in Méribel’s 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 workmanship entering the lobby. It’s such a cozy room you just want to sink into a sofa near the fireplace 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 have a massage. Then wrap up your day 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.


The family-owned Allodis, 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 theme is carried throughout 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 the gourmet cuisine.

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