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Meribel is a very popular ski resort in the Vanoise National Park near Moutiers in the French Alps. It is part of the Three Valleys skiing area and is comprised of Meribel Centre, Meribel Village and Meribel Mottaret with the centre of the resort lying at an altitude of fourteen hundred metres. Being part of the Three Valleys Meribel offers a wide variety of terrain to suit all levels of skiing and snowboarding abilities. With over two hundred lifts giving easy access to the six hundred kilometres of pistes, ski schools giving tuition to both adults and children and creche facilities for babies from three months, Meribel Ski holidays have much to offer. A large proportion of the accommodation is provided by picturesque chalets and its restaurants serve a diverse cuisine. Meribel also offers a range of recreational activities unrelated to skiing. It provides a lively apres ski scene.
Meribel lies in one of the prettiest areas of the French Alps with stunning mountain scenery, attractive accommodation and excellent restaurants. A Meribel ski holiday offers a wealth of skiing and snow boarding experiences by day followed by lively evening entertainment. An additional attraction is the good childcare provision.
Since Meribel's slopes accommodate all levels of ability it is popular with a wide variety of holidaymakers from families and couples, to groups of young people. Non-skiers will find much to occupy their days.
Meribel ski season lasts from mid December until mid April. Being high in the mountains it usually has good snow conditions. Meribel's stunning scenery attracts many summer visits including hikers, mountain climbers and mountain bikers.
Meribel is a resort lying between Courchevel and Val Thorens in the renowned Three Valleys ski area. It is a pleasant resort with many attractive chalets, hotels and apartments providing a range of accommodation which caters for most budgets. Meribel has many restaurants serving a wide choice of menu including fast food, traditional fare and international cuisine. The bars and clubs provide a lively nightlife where clubbers can dance until four in the morning. Shoppers may be surprised to find the comprehensive range and quality of shops in Meribel.
Meribel itself has one hundred and fifty kilometres of pistes and with lifts linking it to the Three Valleys this increases the pistes to over six hundred kilometres. With nearly fifty pistes for beginners, over two hundred for intermediate level and almost thirty black runs for advanced level, this vast area provides terrain for all skiing and snowboarding abilities. A large number of lifts give easy access to the slopes. Tuition is available for adults and children from five and there are creche facilities for babies from three months. A current vaccination certificate is required.
Non-skiers or part-time skiers will find plenty to keep them occupied during the day and into the evening. Recreational activities include ice skating, keep fit, spa treatments, indoor climbing, sledging with dogs, bowling and paragliding. There is also a cinema and of course shopping. Cable cars can be taken to the mountain restaurants where you can meet your skiing family and friends for lunch, enjoying stunning views as well as good food.
A Meribel ski holiday provides fun and excitement for all the family.
Meribel nightlife is lively with many restaurants, bars and clubs providing evening entertainment. Bars, some with live music or with DJs, remain open until two in the morning, and clubs continue partying until four.
Meribel has a good number of retailers including many exclusive sports shops and boutiques. There are also gift and souvenir shops. Market days are Tuesday and Thursday when local produce, jewellery and crafts can be purchased.
Meribel has a variety of restaurants, brasseries and cafes serving a wide choice of dishes, both in the villages and on the mountain. The diversity of menu, from traditional Savoyard raclette to international cuisine, and from pizzas to burgers enables Meribel to satisfy most tastes and budgets.