Méribel invites you to take part in a new series of six "theme fortnights" that will allow you to participate in numerous activities, discovery workshops, or even specific activities around a dedicated theme. Well-being, great skiing, music, original shows, competitions, new sliding experiences... There will be something for every taste and every desire.
An event organized around a theme that allows you to live a to live a unique experience in addition to all those offered by Méribel.
Interview with Blandine Rety
Blandine RETY, Event Project Manager at the Tourist Office and coordinator of the fifteen theme-based events, told us about the first day of the season with the launch of the "GRAND OPENING":
We ran a « 100 free lift passes » operation for the Grand Opening in Méribel on Saturday, December 8, which consisted of offering 100 day passes for the 2018-2019 season.
At 8:45 am we welcomed the first 50 people to the Méribel Alpina sales point at the Chaudanne and another 50 at S3V’s desks in Mottaret. The 100 free lift passes were very soon distributed!
A number of people were already there waiting at 8am, eager to ski and excited to be leaving with a free ski pass to use later in the winter. I had the pleasure of chatting with a group of friends from the Vendée ! They left home in the night in order to be there for the Grand Opening!
We also offered breakfast to the early birds : tea, coffee, hot chocolate, croissants, chocolate pastries....a wonderful atmosphere of anticipation reigned, clients were happy to see a buzz being created around the opening. Everyone was excited to put on their skis again; despite the absence of bright sunshine the snow was magical. Almost ideal conditions in which to get back into the swing of sliding snow of sensational quality.
This Grand Opening operation is part of the fifteen theme-based fortnights that will take place throughout the winter, particularly outside school periods. To create multiple animations, we wanted to define a specific framework with several themes.
Historically, themed events were only held in the summer and lasted a week. We realised that this was an opportunity to offer many activities at a special price or free of charge. In order to ensure that everyone is catered for, both holidaymakers and locals from the valley, different themes have been proposed for the winter.
For the past 3 years we have been run the « Spring Party »" and « Zen Altitude » which have proved to be very popular. The programme is much bigger this year, there are 6 theme fortnights including the closing weekend. The socio-professionals who so wish may then participate in these themed events by proposing offers, activities, events and entertainments... We have organised a main event around which the theme fortnight is based and then the actors of the Valley compliment it with their offers. The strength and success of these theme events lies in this fruitful collaboration.
So, what can we expect for the big Opening and the next theme fortnights of the winter?
• From 8 to 21 December 2018
It's the « Grand Opening » of the resort ! For 15 days, we celebrate the opening or reopening of establishments, shops, bars, restaurants... Everyone organises their « opening » with special evenings, concerts, entertainments... There are also other linked events such as the fresher’s fair aimed at seasonairs for example. A great way to get ready for winter!
• From 22 to 28 December 2018
It's the Magic of Christmas, a magical week in a winter wonderland with various festive parades and Christmas carol concerts. Not forgetting, children will have the chance to meet Santa Claus and sample some little surprises !
• From January 19 to February 1
It’s « The place to ride » ! Calling all lovers of skiing, this is for you ! Take part in ski tests and have fun like real champions; try riding an electrically assisted mountain bike on snow, it feels like riding on water… or take your seat at the cinema for special extreme skiing films...
• From 16 to 26 March
Méribel is about great skiing of course but also great concerts and musical/sporting events as part of « Party Time » ! It's dynamic, vibrant, pulsing… holidaymakers can relax on the sunny terraces of resort or those at altitude !
• From March 30 to April 12
We are issuing an invitation to take a break with « Zen Altitude » ! Recharge your batteries, relax and enjoy every moment, with saunas on the slopes, outdoor yoga and massages on the terrace... A cocktail of indulgence amidst the tranquillity of the mountains !
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• From April 19 to 22
The end of another magical season is celebrated as much as the Grand Opening! There are many « Closing » events all over resort, with fun an frolics galore! Holidaymakers make the most of their last chance to enjoy the snow along with some special seasonal events organised by Méribel: Giant Easter egg hunts, barbecues, concerts....