If you are an avid skier you have probably heard of one resort in particular in the French Alps: Méribel. While the excellent pistes have earned a status of prestige for Méribel, ski experiences are not the only things the thousands of tourists who annually come here find. An atmosphere of cheerful camaraderie, fantastic scenery and a golden opportunity to relish the company of those dear to you in a warm and cosy environment amidst the snow are but a few of the resort’s attractive aspects. |
The resort is composed of four villages, each one with a spirit uniquely its own. Whether you want to hit the après ski town or quietly contemplate nature, the resort will easily accommodate your needs.
Should you still have energy to spare after a day on the pistes, lower Méribel is the perfect place to indulge your craving for fun with boisterous company till the small hours of the morning. Bars, restaurants and countless other attractions are readily available here.
If you are a beginner skier with serious ambitions of conquering snowy slopes, you may wish to turn your attention to upper Méribel. With its mellow and cosy establishments, it satiates your appetite for food and social gatherings in a warm and peaceful environment.
On the other hand, seasoned skiers may be less bothered about posh bars and luxurious sleeping arrangements. If your only overnight requirement is a warm room and a roof above your head, Mottaret is the place to book your trip. While the chalets there do not fall short on comfort, the dedicated skier will find them more budget-friendly, allowing for a longer overall stay on the slopes.
Cultural connoisseurs will be delighted to stay in Méribel Village. Its traditional ambiance transports visitors to a charming past world. The stark contrast between the high-tech skiing facilities and equipment which surround you by day, and the quaint village delights which reveal themselves to you at sundown is impressive and worth experiencing. If you are still wondering where to stay in Méribel, ski access could be a useful decider. Here are three accommodation which should be on your list of places to stay.
Cristal 10 This apartment’s central location makes it a highly attractive home away from home for skiers. With its three bedrooms, one kitchen and two bathrooms it can put up groups as large as eight.
Bergerie des 3 Vallees 1D
If you are looking for a picture-perfect winter holiday experience with your family, this accommodation should top your list. With its stunning views of the mountain, it has many opportunities for quiet romance in a charming, cosy atmosphere.
Lac Blanc 02
If you can’t get enough of the slopes even when you are off them, Lac Blanc 02 is your spot. With its balcony overlooking the pistes, you’ll always feel as though you are part of the action.
Whether beginners, fun-seekers, serious professionals or simply admirers of the cultural delights of Méribel, ski lovers are bound to leave a piece of their heart in this resort.
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you're looking for the best ski chalet accommodation in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy or Chamonix Valley, and tips on Meribel ski holidays or vacations anywhere else in the region, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans searching for the experience of a lifetime.
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