Méribel Luxury Ski Chalets
Home of the ski chalet holiday, Méribel has wonderful properties and the best location in the 3 Valleys.
Located at the heart of the 3 Vallées ski area and developed in a traditional Savoyard style, Méribel is one of the most popular European ski resorts and rightly so. Made-up of many beautiful private chalets, which are constructed using local stone and light-coloured wood, the resort really does blend itself into its woodland surroundings.
This endlessly charming resort also has all of the amenities and shops you would expect, including the Parc Olympique sports centre built for the 1992 Albertville Olympics. Après-ski and live music is plentiful and the lively bars buzz late into the night.
There are many quick and easy lifts to the 150km of pistes in Méribel Valley and the 600km of pistes of the 3 Vallées to make your stay a truly enjoyable experience.
Being at the centre of the 3 Valleys, the world’s largest linked ski area, Méribel is ideally positioned and with a highly efficient lift system, the perfect place for quick access to the extensive slopes of the whole ski domain.
With such a large extent of slopes there truly is something for all levels of skiers and snowboarders and with numerous British and International ski schools, this is the perfect place to learn to ski for all nationalities.
For those skiers who love to ski endless slopes this place is paradise and for experts, with steep and challenging pistes, abundant off-piste, couloirs, mogul fields you really are spoilt for choice.
For those just starting out on your adventure with skiing then look no further than the green Fôret run located just above Méribel. This tree-lined ski slope is a lovely mountain sanctuary where you have the time and space to practice those first turns.
Moon Wild, on the western slopes by the Altiport, is a wooded area for children with animal sculptures and information boards explaining the local flora and fauna. Other areas for small children include the Inuit Village accessed by the Altiport chairlift or Rhodos gondola.
For intermediates and those who love to rack up the kilometres on piste, then the Tougnette lift will whisk you up towards the Vallée de Belleville, where you can glide for what seems forever whilst gliding down the rollers of the famous Jerusalem red run. For those with a sense of adventure there is the iconic Mont Vallon, which is an absolute must for those who enjoy a good blast on long pistes.
If you’re an expert, the Aigle red run beginning at the top of the Méribel Valley descending through 950m of vertical to bring you out into Mottaret, or perhaps you could tackle La Face, a black run that leads from the top of the Olympic chair lift and heads back into the Chaudanne at Méribel Centre.
- Resort Altitude: 1450m
- Ski Elevation: 1260m - 3230m
- Ski Domain: Les 3 Vallées
- Pistes: 600km
- 13% Green runs
- 39% Blue runs
- 38% Red runs
- 10% Black runs
- Chambery (CMF): 1h 45m / 110km
- Grenoble (GNB): 1h 50m / 130km
- Geneva (GVA): 2h 30m / 190km
- Lyon (LYS): 2h 30m / 190km
RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE IN MERIBEL
The Luxury Chalet Book guide to the best on-mountain and in-resort restaurants, bars and nightlife in Meribel.
Maya Altitude is situated at 2,300m at the top of the Tougnète chairlift with a vast terrace affording you spectacular views of the Belleville valley and Mont Blanc. It offers a high-end brasserie style menu with a focus on Savoyard specialities for you to indulge in on the sun- drenched terrace or surrounded by the stunning Himalayan and Tibetan inspired décor of the restaurant interior.
📍 Le Rok
Le Rok can be accessed by the Pas du Lac ski lift from Meribel Mottaret, but ensure you get off at the mid-station. A bistro style menu using fresh savoy products can be enjoyed on the large terrace with breathtaking views of the valley or in the cosy restaurant with friendly atmosphere. This restaurant is accessible for both skiers and non-skiers.
The Adray Télébar restaurant is part of the wooden chalet hotel at the base of the Adret chairlift. Boasting two dining options, you can enjoy gourmet specialities and their famous escalope in the restaurant or on the south facing terrace. If you are in a rush pop into the Cookie’s Club snack restaurant where you can enjoy soups, burgers, and paninis.
Le Clos Bernard is a hidden gem tucked away in the beautiful Altiport forest and accessed by ski, foot, or horse-drawn carriage. It is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing lunch with an extensive menu specialising in open fire cooking, as well as Savoyard classics and an extensive wine list. Two evenings a week you can enjoy more traditional fayre like raclette or fondue in the cosy restaurant under the stars, usually accompanied by live music.
Le Blanchot can be found at the top of the Lapin ski slope, the home run to Meribel Village. Located at the Altiport you can also meet non-skiers for a spot of lunch, all whilst taking in the breathtaking views from the large terrace or enjoy the roaring fire inside on snowy days. The chef offers traditional French cuisine that is elegantly plated using seasonal produce.
This restaurant can be found near the mid station of the Pas du Lac gondola, on the Aigle piste on the Saulire side of the mountain. This chic bistro style restaurant offers a choice of either self-service dining or if you have booked ahead, lunch with table service. Enjoy gourmet cuisine in the restaurant or burgers on the self-service side, with a cosy atmosphere and panoramic views all around.
Located on the Doron piste and just a short ski back to the resort centre, The Rond Point bar is known locally as ‘The Ronnie’. One of Europe’s best après ski venues it is best known for the great live bands that play daily. Here you can stomp your ski boots along to the music and enjoy a jug of beer out on the terrace! If you do not have the ski legs for the last run of the day, there is also a ski bus stop right outside.
Located at the mid-station of La Saulire and with spectacular views, après ski starts at 2.30 every day and is not to be missed. The entertainment varies from live bands, DJs and cabaret shows, and dancing on the tables is a must! You can also enjoy plenty of food options here with La Fruitiere being a particular favourite. It is still a good ski back into Meribel, but you can always take the lift back down if needed.
Lodge du Village is a fantastic après ski bar located at the bottom of the Lapin piste in Meribel Village. Live music entertains from 4pm and the odd famous musician has been known to join the band for a jam whilst they’ve been on their skiing holiday. There is a very lively atmosphere, along with a famous prosecco o’clock, happy hour and live sports. Snacks are served all day long, and there are ski buses departing regularly just 50m away to get you back to Meribel Centre.
Not far from the snow front in Meribel Centre is Jacks bar, which has weekly après ski events such as live bands, stand-up comedy, and open-mic sessions. Entertainment days will vary so check on their boards outside the bar, at the tourist information office or on their Facebook page for what is on during your visit. A great fun bar that serves food too and has a frequently changing selection of craft beers on tap.
Known locally as “La Tav”, it can be found in the resort centre just over the road from the tourist office. Outside the style is quirky French chalet, inside its more English pub. Enjoy a hot toddy, craft beer or vin chaud for après. In the evenings there are live sports on the TVs as well as live music and DJs.
For a calmer and more relaxed après ski experience, you can find Barometer in the centre of Meribel, near to the tourist office. An English run bar with a great selection of wines and draught beers, you can finish off the day with a game of pool.
If cocktails are what you enjoy, then this bar is a must-visit. In the centre of Méribel, this Galician-inspired cocktail and tapas bar is a firm favourite for pre and post dinner drinks. The cosy bar provides an intimate setting for you to enjoy a designer cocktail prepared by a skilled bar tender. The staff are very friendly, and they have a selection of craft beers and wines too, as well as delicious home-made tapas.
Le Doron Pub also known as “Le Pub” is a very lively venue found right in the centre of Meribel, close to the tourist office. Known for great live music nights and DJs, you can also enjoy live sports on their many TV screens.
L’Abreuvoir is a chic champagne, cocktail, and tapas bar in the heart of Meribel. A cosy interior with sheepskin rugs on the seats, this bar is a more glamorous choice for an après ski beverage or two.
A craft beer lovers heaven, Brewers Den can be found a five-minute walk from the centre of Meribel. Here you can enjoy the best craft beers Europe has to offer from their bespoke menu. Wine and cocktails are also available for those in your party who prefer a different tipple. This bar also has an in-house smokehouse where locally sourced meat is slow cooked and smoked to perfection. They also regularly host live music.
For after dark, there is no other nightclub that compares to Sully’s. Located below The Brewers Den, it was formally known as Dicks Tea Bar. This is the place to be if you are looking to dance the night away into the very early hours of the morning.
Situated at the Rond Point in Meribel, and a favourite with the locals for an evening meal in this colourful bistro. The menu is varied from pizzas and burgers to traditional Savoyard dishes. A busy restaurant that will always try to fit you in, pre-booking is advisable. Being so close to the ski slopes it is also a great spot for lunch where skiers can meet up with any non-skiers in their group.
Located in the centre of Meribel, La Galette specialises in sweet and savoury crepes, along with offering traditional Savoyard fayre and pizza. This is a small and welcoming restaurant that is very popular, so booking is a must.
A family run business for over 40 years, La Fromagerie is located right in the centre of Meribel and found downstairs in the cellar of the family’s cheese shop. Serving you the most traditional Savoyard menu with cheese firmly holding centre stage on the menu. A cosy and intimate setting giving you the most authentic fondue experience. Booking is essential.
La Flambée is an Italian restaurant found in the centre of Meribel, opposite Hotel Le Kaïla. The Italian chef delivers you an Italian food lovers feast and offers over 20 different wood-fired pizzas. A selection of traditional Savoyard specialities are also available. Not to be missed if you enjoy authentic Italian food served by welcoming staff.
📍 Le CroMagnon
Le CroMagnon is found in the Rond Point area of Meribel. Serving classic French cuisine using fresh local produce, inexpensive pizzas, and traditional Savoyard dishes. Very friendly and popular restaurant especially with the locals, so booking is essential.
Aux Petits Oignon, located in Meribel Morel 1600, is a cosy restaurant with roaring fireplace. Eric the chef delivers delicious homemade French bistro style cuisine. You will receive the warmest of welcomes and you can also enjoy lunch with a 300m walk from the edge of the Doron piste or an après ski beverage on their sunny terrace. A popular restaurant with locals and returning guests, so booking is advisable.
A trendy lounge bar and restaurant found in the centre of Meribel. L’Igloo serves pizzas, burgers, and pastas throughout the day, as well as cocktails and Italian style tapas. If you are looking for somewhere a bit quirky for a larger group, then why not try their private igloo room. A very popular restaurant so booking is advisable.
If you want a break from the usual French cuisine, then head to Tsaretta Spice located in Meribel Morel 1600 for some mouth-watering Indian food. Head chef Yousuf Mohammed brings inventive high-end Indian cuisine along with friendly service. They welcome large groups too and is a popular choice so booking is a must.
L’Ekrin is the first and only 1 Michelin starred restaurant in Meribel and is in the resort centre just up from the snow front. Here you will dine in an intimate and elegant setting with a roaring open fire and piano playing in the background. Chef Laurent Azoulay will delight you with his inventive dishes inspired by his home in Provence and Savoie. Booking is essential.
📍 Le Cèpe
Le Cèpe is a fine dining restaurant where mushrooms foraged in the local area are celebrated along with fresh fish caught in the nearby lakes. Located in the Le Plateau area of Meribel, the amazing husband and wife team welcome you into a warm and rustic setting for your special evening. Booking strongly advised.
📍 Le Resto
Le Resto is the restaurant in The Savoy Hotel found right in the centre of Meribel. A fine-dining experience awaits you in this atmospheric restaurant with mountain chalet style interior complete with an open fire. Couples can enjoy a cosy corner for two, or larger groups can book a table for everyone to enjoy the delights offered from the a la carte menu or set 3 course menu of exquisite French cuisine.
📍 Meribel Village
Spar supermarket in Meribel Village.
Boulangerie Le Village des Pains (Bakery).
📍 Meribel Centre
Large and well stocked Spar in Meribel Centre.
Small Sherpa supermarket in Meribel Morel 1600.
Small Sherpa supermarket at Meribel Plateau.
Maison Braissand Bakery in the centre of Meribel.
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