Luxury Ski Chalet Holidays in Meribel

Located in the heart of the 3 Valleys, Meribel has a reputation for some of the best chalets in the Alps

Discover our Collection of the Finest Luxury Chalets in Meribel

Known as the “Heart of the Three Valleys”, Meribel is one of the most popular ski resorts in France - oozing alpine charm as well as a lively atmosphere and world-class skiing to match. This famous ski area has terrain for all abilities and tastes, and each different area within Meribel is filled with luxury catered and self-catered chalets making it the perfect all-round resort for both friends and families.

Ski terrain

600 Km (linked with Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens, St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires)

Resort Altitude

1,400 M

Ski Altitude

1,300 M – 3,230 M

Highest Lift

Bouchet chairlift 3,230 M

Runs

Green 51,  Blue 131, Red 107,  Black 30

Nearest Airport

Chambery 2 hrs

Lyon 2.5hrs

Geneva 2.5 hrs

Who is Meribel best for

Meribel is one of the best choices for mixed ability groups, families, corporate groups and those who enjoy après-ski and nightlife options.

When to visit Meribel

From mid-December to early April.

Beginners

Meribel is quite a good choice for beginners, there are good nursery slopes close to each of its resort bases, then gentle blues to progress on to, and a choice of English-speaking and in some cases British-run ski schools.

For kids

Meribel has excellent family facilities with private nanny services offering day and evening care for children from as young as a month old. There are also several nurseries accepting children from 18 months of age and a choice of ski schools, several small British run operations, offering group or private lessons to children aged from three years old.

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Catered & Self-Catered Luxury Ski Chalets

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CHALET TOMKINS, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 12 + 2 • JACUZZI • CINEMA ROOM • GAMES ROOM
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From£17,400
Arolla, Meribel

CHALET AROLLA, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • SKI IN/SKI OUT • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • STEAM ROOM
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From£16,500
Du Vallon, Meribel

CHALET DU VALLON, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 8 + 2 • STEAM ROOM • CINEMA ROOM • FIREPLACE
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From£16,500
Trois Ours, Meribel

CHALET TROIS OURS, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 + 2 • SKI-IN/SKI-OUT • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • CINEMA ROOM
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From£25,000
Chalet Parasale Meribel The Chalet Edit

CHALET PASARALE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • BALCONIES • LARGE FIREPLACE • TV & DVD PLAYER
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From£7,500

CHALET MONT TREMBLANT, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 12 • OUTDOOR POOL • CINEMA & GAMES ROOM • STEAM ROOM
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From£57,280

CHALET GENEPI, MERIBEL VILLAGE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 15 + 3 • SWIMMING POOL • GYM • SAUNA
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From£22,400
SHL Lodge, Meribel, The Chalet Edit

SHL LODGE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 - 15 • SWIMMING POOL • CINEMA ROOM • HAMMAM
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From£46,500
Chalet Cerf Rouge, Meribel

CHALET CERF ROUGE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • STEAM ROOM • FIREPLACE
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From£6,950
Chalet Indiana Lodge, Meribel

INDIANA LODGE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • SAUNA • CINEMA ROOM
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From£20,000
Chalet Infusion, Meribel, The Chalet Edit

CHALET INFUSION, MERIBEL VILLAGE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 - 12 • HOT TUB • CINEMA ROOM • SAUNA
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From£25,000
Chalet Amanjena, Meribel, The Chalet Edit

CHALET AMANJENA, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 12 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • TERRACE • TV SNUG
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From£14,000
The Lightbowne, Meribel, The Chalet Edit

CHALET LIGHTBOWNE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 12-14 • SUNKEN INDOOR HOT TUB • CINEMA ROOM • SPA & SAUNA
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From£16,800
Chalet Cecilia, Meribel - The Chalet Edit

CHALET CECILIA, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • SKI-IN/SKI-OUT • LARGE TERRACE • FIREPLACE
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From£5,900
Chalet Ferme Mon Grand Pere, Meribel, The Chalet Edit

CHALET LA FERME DE MON GRAND PERE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 16 + 4 • SWIMMING POOL • GAMES ROOM • CINEMA ROOM
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From£17,900

CHALET SERENDIPITY, MERIBEL VILLAGE, FRANCE

SLEEPS 12 • OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL • CINEMA ROOM • SAUNA
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From£24,950
Chalet Veronica Meribel

CHALET VERONICA, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • SKI-IN/SKI-OUT • TERRACE • FIREPLACE
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From£4,900
Taiga Lodge, Meribel The Chalet Edit

TAIGA LODGE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 10 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • SAUNA • CINEMA ROOM
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From£20,000
Chalet Les Brames, Meribel - The Chalet Edit

CHALET LES BRAMES, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 14 + 2 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • CINEMA ROOM • BAR & POOL TABLE
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From£44,160
Chalet Valentine, Meribel

CHALET VALENTINE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 12 + 2 • OUTDOOR HOT TUB • CINEMA ROOM • BAR & GAMES ROOM
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From£51,160
Chalet Bergeronnette, Meribel, The Chalet Edi

CHALET BERGERONNETTE, MERIBEL, FRANCE

SLEEPS 14 • OUTDOOR JACUZZI • TERRACE • SAUNA
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From£14,000

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MERIBEL RESORT GUIDE

Luxury ski holidays in the heart of the vast Three Valleys
ABOUT MERIBEL
SKI INFO
BEGINNERS & KIDS

Meribel is one of the most popular resorts for Brits. Today the resort stands at the very heart of the huge lift and piste network connected to famous resorts Courchevel and Val Thorens along with half a dozen others (although for many skiers Meribel remains the most pleasing of them all). One important thing to note when planning your holiday to Meribel is that today, thanks to its success and in common with most famous French resorts, there are not one but four Meribels.  The heart of the action remains the original Meribel, but there’s also ‘Meribel Village’ (a different Meribel Village to the original resort), Meribel Les Allues and Meribel Mottaret.  Mottaret is the higher development with the most ski-in/out accommodation but it is also the least architecturally appealing of the four, originally built at the end of the French purpose-built resort building boom of the late-1950s to early 1970s when the traditional Savoyard architectural styles were temporarily shelved.  

It is of course quick and easy to travel between the villages by road or ski but for ‘walking distance’ to the main bars and restaurants you’re best to be based in the original Meribel. That said some of the best Meribel catered chalets of the 100+ that now exist to choose from in the resort are in Meribel Village and Meribel Les Allues and may have better ski-in/ski-out access too, so it’s a case of your personal priorities. 

The original Meribel resort has a fantastic selection of Meribel luxury chalets and successfully combines a feeling of Alpine charm, consisting entirely of chalet-style wood and stone buildings, housing the facilities you would expect of a world-class ski resort including a great selection of bars and restaurants, some good shopping and facilities such as a large ice rink where you can make a few spins or watch a hockey matches, an excellent indoor swimming pool complex and a bowling alley.

Meribel Mottaret is located at the top of the valley above the original resort (about 4km away by road or skiing) and is the most snow-sure of the four villages at 1800m of altitude.  It has quite a few bars shops and restaurants but less than the main village. Meribel-Village is 2km from the original resort on the road towards Courchevel and at 1400m altitude. It’s much smaller and much quieter but has its own quick chairlift access into the 3 Valleys.  Finally, Les Allues below the original resort at 1100m is linked to it by the Olympe gondola.

The Meribel Valley is the central valley of the Three Valleys that together form the world’s largest ski area. The valleys run more-or-less north-south so the Courchevel Valley lies to the west, the Belleville Valley with Val Thorens, Les Menuires and St Martin to the east. And it’s all on the edge of the Vanoise National Park with its stunning scenery.

The region has nearly 200 lifts, many of the big, fast chairs and gondolas.  In fact, the Meribel Valley claims more gondolas than any other ski area in the world.  So getting around is normally quick and easy with Courchevel only about half an hour away and Val Thorens which has the highest skiing in the area at 2,300m in under an hour.

This huge area of course has terrain for all abilities and tastes. Lower slopes are particularly pretty with tree-lined runs (not so common at many famous French resorts which tend to be above the treeline, including Courchevel and Val Thorens). Further up the runs open up and there are plenty of steeper blues and reds and some blacks – although Meribel does not have the reputation of some other well-known resorts for tough skiing.

Meribel’s attractive ski area and abundance of gentle terrain close to its resort bases make it a great choice for first-timers. Some of the best beginner runs are located around the Altiport. There’s also a choice of English-speaking and mostly British-run ski schools to teach you the basics.

Meribel is also extremely well endowed with childcare service and facilities.  Around a dozen different nanny agencies have a presence in the resort with Merinannies one of the largest and most experienced in the village. They’ll look after children from one month to 14 years old. In addition, the tourist office will provide a list of baby sitters available locally. There are also several public nurseries in the resort taking children from 18 months old.  

Once your child is old enough for ski school a number of schools, several British-run, will take children from age 3 or 4 for group or private lessons.  There are several ‘snow garden’ play and early snow learning centres on the slopes. Off slope facilities are great for kids too with an excellent swimming pool complex with a giant water slide.  Finally, there are tutoring agencies offering British school accredited academic studiers to children in the resort.

INSIDER ADVICE ON MERIBEL

We recommend our Meribel favourites
APRES SKI & NIGHTLIFE
MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS
IN RESORT RESTAURANTS
SKI SCHOOLS

Meribel has a very lively après ski scene, and it’s pretty much obligatory to sample a Thunder Toffee Vodka at some point during your stay in the resort.  The evening kicks off for most as the lifts close either on one of the bar terraces at Le Rond Point (happy hour from 3.45 to 4.45 pm) or at the Folie Douce up on the slopes where you’re pretty much certain to end up dancing on the table in your ski boots.

Other popular spots include the Barometer bar and O’Sullivans (formerly the infamous Dick’s Tea Bar) which stays open very late. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated soiree there are plenty of places too, one of the most popular being Le Grand Cafe des Pistes (lespistes.com) or try L’Abreuvoir for cocktails.

Le Bistrot de l’Oree (Rond Point Des Pistes; +33 4 79 00 31 29; meribel-oree.com) is conveniently situated close to the main downhill piste to Meribel at the Rondpoint and gets the most favourable reviews for food quality, selection and service in the resort.

Rond Point Meribel (Rue de Belvedere, +33 4 79 00 37 51;  ) is one of the main ‘lunchtime into après-ski’ stops with live music and DJs.  They serve fast food here and there’s the legendary slide down to the toilets.

La Folie Douce (+33 4 79 00 58 31; ) located on the mid-station of the Saulire Express lift over to Courchevel may be a ‘chain’ establishment based on the Val d’Isere original but the combination of great food, fantastic music and cabaret acts works just as well here.

Le Cepe (Le Plateau, +33 4 79 22 46 08) tops the table for the most highly regarded of Meribel’s 90 or so eateries. Sublime French cuisine, with the soup a signature dish and lauded as “the best in the world” by multiple reviewers.

Part of the five star Le Kaila hotel, L’Ekrin (route de la Montee, +33 4 79 41 69 35, lekaila.com) serves unique, modern French and European food to a wonderful standard, with perfect service too. The taster menu is a good way to dive in on your first visit.

Evolution (Route de La Chaudanne; +33 4 79 00 44 26; evolutionmeribel.com) is a café bar and brasserie that’s a good choice if you’re looking for something a little different to regular ski resort food. Lots of fresh culinary ideas in a lovely setting with excellent service.  

New Generation Ski school (skinewgen.com) was established twenty years ago by four British instructors with an emphasis on fun learning that’s tailored to you. The idea proved popular and they’ve spread across the Alps keeping the same philosophy. Adult and child group and private lessons available for all abilities from complete beginner to the most experienced.

Snow Limits (www.snowlimitsskischool.com) is British-run with fully qualified, British instructors who are hugely passionate about what they do – which is private and small group lessons for adults and children at all levels. They offer video recordings using GoPros to analyse and improve techniques.

The Snow School (www. thesnowschool.co.uk) is a British-run ski school specialising in skiing and snowboarding lessons for groups or private instructors in the Three Valleys, with highly trained instructors offering progressive and enjoyable lessons. 

Speak to a specialist

Discuss your requirements with a chalet expert to receive your bespoke quote & personalised concierge before departure
+44 (0) 208 133 1130

Why Choose Us For Your Bespoke Chalet Holiday in Meribel?

As a respected and trusted agency with over 16 years of experience, you are in good hands. We have travelled the Alps to put together our comprehensive portfolio and know all of our chalets and owners personally. 

What’s more, we will always offer an honest, unbiased opinion to help you secure the chalet that’s right for you, at the best price. With free pre-arrival concierge thrown in. 

Plus if you can’t find what you’re looking for on our site, simply get in touch. We have access to a whole host of stunning chalets and family-friendly properties not yet featured on our site. 

Why us

Specialists in organising luxury ski holidays for families, celebrations & large groups

Exceptional Chalets

 

All of our chalets have been hand-picked with exceptional service and experience in mind. Our comprehensive portfolio offers you access to all of the finest luxury ski chalets in Europe’s leading ski resorts.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

 

Our ski specialist offer friendly impartial advice and have unrivalled resort and chalet knowledge. They have also visited the properties so we have first hand experience of what will be the best fit for you and your group. 

24HR CONCIERGE

 

Our pre-arrival concierge team work around the clock to ensure you have everything organised to perfection. From expert advice on the liveliest après ski stops to husky sledging, heli-skiing or a private jet, no request is too tricky.

PRICE GUARANTEE

 

Our prices are never undercut. We are competitive in the market and do the research to secure the best deal on your behalf. So you can rest assured you will never find the chalet at a better rate elsewhere.

OUR 5* CLIENT REVIEWS

We go that extra mile

Highly recommend the Chalet Edit and the service they offer. Anna in particular is amazing, nothing is too much trouble. Definitely the company to use if you need help arranging your ski holiday.

Mrs C Morehen - 14 Jan 2020 Previous Client 5* Review on Trustpilot

I would thoroughly recommend The Chalet Edit. I felt Anna Sampson gave me a very personal service in her search to find our family a ski chalet. Her communication with us was faultless. A rare quality these days. Thank you

Mr Roy Evans - 21 Dec 2020Previous Client 5* Review on Trustpilot

The Chalet Edit helped organise a last minute skiing trip to Meribel for 11 of us over Easter 2019. We stayed at Chalet Iamato and I think it was probably one of the best holidays I have been lucky to have taken. Anna at The Chalet Edit provided fist class service – helping with Ski Hire and Ski Passes. Ensured we got responses to out myriad of question prior to leaving. Can’t praise this company and her enough.

Mr S Upton - 24 April 2019Previous Client 5* Review on Trustpilot

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