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Situated in the heart of Les Trois Vallees, the fashionable ski resort of Meribel consists of three parts which are easily accessible with the Meribus. Méribel-Centre, Méribel-Village and Méribel-Mottaret are all built in a beautiful chalet-style. There is great shopping and après-ski in the centre of town with a true cosmopolitan atmosphere in which this destination is famous for. Here you will find many excellent restaurants where you can enjoy regional specialties, nice bars and fine shops.
Méribel-Village is approximately 2 km from Méribel-Centre and atmospheric but quieter with only a few shops, near the ski lift. If you still wish to undertake sporting activities after skiing then Meribel offers several options: ice-skating, swimming, snowmobiling, bowling and karting on ice are some activities available.
The highest point of this resort is approximately 2900 metres. Meribel offers 150 kilometers of slopes and 33 kilometers of cross-country skiing and hosts many modern gondola lifts. This ski resort is perfect for skiers and snow boarders who are at an intermediate experience level. For the more advanced skiers and snowboarders and those who enjoy a challenge, there is an official Olympic slalom descent. There is also always the possibility of upgrading your lift pass to the whole of Les Trois Vallées ski region.
For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
The local emergency number is 112.
Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :
It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.
The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.
A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.
Safety on the slopes:
In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.
You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.
Food and Drinks:
Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.
As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.
Christmas Day: 25 December, 2014 (Thursday)
Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)
New Year’s Day: 1 January, 2015 (Thursday)
Good Friday: 3 April, 2015
Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015
Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015
Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.
In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Geneva. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.
Departures from regional airports
Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.
In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. The average transfer time to Méribel is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. In step 2 of the booking, you can also choose "no transfer". You will receive a discount for this. You can see the discount amount in step 2 of the booking. For additional information about the transfer, click here.
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For children up to 5 years old, the lift pass is free. Children from 5 to 12 years old and seniors aged 65 to 74 get reduced price lift passes. These discounts vary per resort and can be seen at step 3 of the booking process.
For guests older than 72 years old, the lift pass is reduced further. If you are entitled to this ticket you must not select a lift pass during booking and instead get one at resort. You will need proof of age.
In the booking steps it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in the booking process.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to book ski or snowboard lessons in advance. You can book them at the destination,
Ski lessons 6 days, 2 and a half hours per day for adults €197,-
Ski lessons 6 days, 2 and a half hours per day for children (13-18 yrs) €202,-
SKi lessons 6 days, 2 and a half hours children (6-12 yrs) € 202,-
6 days, 2 and a half hours adult €200,-
6 days, 2 and a half hours Children (from 8yrs) €200,-
The following types of material can be booked:
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.
NOTE: A helmet is not included in this package. You can choose to bring your own, or rent one locally if available.
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