Make the most of your holiday ! Discover the highlights that set the tempo
for the season from 7 December 2019 to 26 April 2020.
The Grand Opening « Méribel in Lights » • 07/12/2019
After the slopes open at 9am, from 10.30am you can explore the Tepee village built on the snow in Mottaret centre. All day long, you’ll have the opportunity to test new activities and try what’s on offer from local professionals. And from 5pm, a brilliant, festive evening awaits you! A laser show with the group Light Balance will illuminate the stage opposite the tepees. This completely free evening will mark the start of the 2019/2020 season.
CHRISTMAS • 24/12/2019
Fireworks at 5pm will mark the arrival of Father Christmas in his sleigh along la Montée de la Chaudanne with his illuminated troupe. Chocolates and hot drinks will also be on offer! The entertainment will begin at 5.30pm on the snow at La Chaudanne and Mottaret with a children’s and ESF instructors’ torchlight descents, and the Corbey and Aigle race pistes will be lit up by a group of instructors in Led suits called "the shooting stars". Christmas Mass will be held afterwards at 7pm at the Olympic centre ice-rink.
NEW YEAR • 31/12/2019
This year, Méribel will be transformed into a snowy dance floor with a DJ performing at Méribel and Mottaret’s main lift areas from 4.30pm. After a torchlight descent by local instructors, you can celebrate the New Year from 10.30pm to 1.30am at the Chaudanne with a DJ playing hits from the past 30 years. At midnight, fireworks will mark the New Year and special free buses will be laid on until 2am.
RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS • 06/01/2020
Watch a black light show by the Slovenian company Anta Agni ! A torchlight descent and firework display also await you during this traditional Russian evening !
NIGHT IN A MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT • 07/01 • 21/01 • 11/02 • 18/02 • 03/03 • 17/03 • 07/04
These night-time events for ski tourers and snowshoers are being organised for a third year ! Test your stamina in the moonlight, either as a competitor or just for fun. At the summit, a convivial, shared meal awaits you in one of Méribel’s mountain restaurants, followed by a descent on freshly groomed pistes ! This friendly, timed sporting event takes place on marked trails and is open to all. Restaurants : 07/01 L'Arpasson; 21/01 Refuge du Christ ; 11/02 La Sitelle ; 18/02 Le Rok ; 03/03 Chalet Tonia ; 17/03 Côte 2000 ; 07/04 Plan des Mains.
MEN'S EUROP CUP GIANT SLALOM • 28 & 29/01/2020
Watch two GS races featuring international skiers on the piste where the 2023 Alpine Skiing World Championships will be held! The final placings will determine which skiers will go on to race on the World Cup circuit.
WINTER FILM FESTIVAL • 30/01/2020
A major evening of mountain-themed films! The Winter Film Festival offers a programme of films dedicated to adventure and escapism, including Jérémy Prevost’s webseries “Welc(h)ome, 100% made in Méribel.
VISITORS' WELCOME DRINKS & MARSHMALLOW PARTY • 08/02/2020 au 08/03/2020
All Méribel’s visitors are invited to our Welcome Drinks and Marshmallow Parties every Monday. Tuesdays, on the other hand, are reserved for a children’s show…
YOONI MOON TRAIL RUN • 01/02/2020
Will you be taking part in a night trail run through the heart of the Tuéda Nature Reserve in the company of our favourite mascot? With two different distances on offer, this is your opportunity to swap your skis for running shoes and a head-torch and experience the extraordinary ambiance of running on snow by the light of the moon…
CLUB DES SPORS FLÈCHE PROMO 6 TROPHY • 02/03/2020
Enter this timed giant slalom race to determine your “Flèche” level and win one of the many prizes ! This fun contest is open to all, with a prize-giving and cocktails at the Cantine d’Alvar restaurant.
MOUNTAIN BIKE WINTER TOUR • 02 - 13/03/2020
Experience new mountain biking thrills in the depths of winter and in the heights of Méribel’s forests. Morning and evening outings will be organised over these two weeks. And as a bonus for food-loving mountain bikers, there will be breaks for goodies !
ROC DE FER CHALLENGE • 07/03/2020
Race down the legendary Roc de Fer, fabled piste of the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics. Three events, a Super-G, a Giant Slalom and a Slalom, prize-giving, goodies galore, giant tartiflette, a great atmosphere – in short, a 3-star challenge !
PISTE BASH FESTIVAL • 09 - 13/03/2020
Watch five days of live music, stand-up comedy and freestyle events ! Music, laughter, Jump & Ride…there’s something for everybody !
JIB SESSION • 12/03/2020
The centre of Méribel will be transformed into a terrain park for one evening, with ski and snowboard demonstrations for all. And a band and DJ too !
SOUNDCLASH • 27/03/2020
Take part in the biggest party of the season in the centre of Méribel! Soundclash pits the DJs from la Taverne against those of L’Abreuvoir; it’s always a lively musical battle! Choose your side and get on down !
FRENCH MOGUL SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS • 27/03/2020
Come and cheer on all the best French freestylers competing in this French Moguls Championships! You can admire the performances of current Champions Perrine Laffont and Sacha Théocharis.
ZEN ALTITUDE THEME WEEKS • 28/03 - 10/04/2020
Slip into a soothing break with our Zen Altitude theme fortnight. Treat yourself to a multitude of free or reduced-price relaxation activities.
ENDURO DES 3 VALLÉES MOTTARET • 05/04/2020
The aim: discover les 3 Vallées ski area in a fun and original way ! Freeride, Biathlon experience, Big Air Bag, Boardercross, Avalanche Transceiver project, Photo call, Family Schuss – these are all events in which everybody can take part, crowned by a prize-giving at the end of the day.
FRENCH UNDER -16 ALPINE SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS • 08 - 10/04/2020
The unmissable end-of-season event for under-16 skiers which determines rankings and who will be crowned French Champion in each discipline.
OLYMPE CHALLENGE • 12/04/2020
Solo or as part of a team, competitors must run as many times as possible from Brides-les-Bains up to Les Allues during a 6 hours period, descending in the Olympe gondola lift. Follow the mountain river through the forests on this unique and demanding uphill challenge !
First track, ice race, ice-hockey matches, art workshops, pet the huskies, Inuit entertainment, eagle shows, ice-sculpting shows, sled evenings, pool parties, night skiing – lots more entertainments and activities are to be found in our events diary.