The family friendly ski resort


Thanks to our position at the heart of the largest ski area in the world, we enjoy the ideal situation where you can learn to ski, improve your skills and enjoy carefree fun with your family. The enormous variety of runs in les 3 Vallées will meet your every need and offers you the ideal playground where you can learn to ski and improve as a family. Our perfectly designed and beautifully maintained slopes form the ideal stage for your family holiday.

Thanks to our 600km of ski runs which are seamlessly linked by lift, children and their parents can happily spend days doing exactly as they wish. While your children are learning to ski with an instructor, you could enjoy perfect freedom exploring the limitless slopes of les 3 Vallées. Afterwards, spend quality time with your ‘tribe’ on the fun slopes or let them experiment in our safe snowparks.

In addition to meticulously prepared slopes, a family ski resort must offer a whole range of facilities in its ski area. In our family-friendly ski area you will find picnic areas on the slopes, special areas for sledging, family ski passes and much more.

Ski in a family resort

Learning to ski

By far the best way to learn to ski is to turn to the professionals who have the necessary teaching skills and who will share their favorite areas with you. Whatever the age of your children, there is a place to help them discover skiing:

  • Les Saturnins day nursery welcomes children from 18 months to 3 years;
  • For children aged 3 to 5 years, kindergartens introduce them to the basics of skiing, supervised by instructors;
  • Finally, our ski schools look after children, teenagers or adults who want to learn to ski or improve their skills.

Ski schools

Ski slopes for beginners

Did you know that in les 3 Vallées, 50% of the slopes are graded blue or green for learners or improvers? This means you can enjoy our beginners’ ski slopes without ever getting bored. As a family ski resort, Méribel allows the whole family to share the joys of the mountains. From beginner to expert level, les 3 Vallées’ ski slopes are accessible to all, from the green runs through the forests and the wide blue runs to the fun pistes on the sunny slopes…

With our MINI PASS, you can let your children safely make their first ski turns in the beginners’ areas on wide, gently sloping pistes, well away from faster skiers.

Mini pass

Fun on the ski slopes for children

If you’re learning to ski with your family, come and enjoy the peace and quiet of Méribel’s sunny Altiport area. In the Family Cool area, you can ski amongst igloos and animals of the Polar regions, along easy blue and green runs.

The Family Cool area is a wonderful playground which offers a host of activities for a fun, family skiing experience:

  • the Piste des Inuits takes you into the world of the Far North;
  • the Piste des Animaux introduces you to the animals of the forest.

Improve on family-friendly ski runs

As soon as you have mastered the basics of skiing, you will naturally want to progress and improve. To do this, come and:

  • improve your technique in the snowparks, such as the Open Park or the Elements Park. You will make progress and discover new skiing sensations as you whizz over the whoops and around the banked turns;
  • Enjoy the high parts of the ski area with their exceptional views, alternating between blue and red runs to add variety to your skiing enjoyment. Skiers ready to venture out on their own can take full advantage of the vast 3 Vallées ski area and learn to feel at ease on skis, without ever having to take the same run twice.

Family ski passes

The FAMILY PASS: everyone skis at the child rate

If you are skiing in Méribel with your family for a week or longer, take advantage of our FAMILY PASS. For families of 2 adults and at least 2 children under 18 years, everyone skis at the child rate (about 20% off the adult rates).

The MINI PASS: the ideal pass for beginners

If you want to learn to ski or snowboard on the easy green runs, or if you want to accompany your child, opt for the MINI PASS.

Free ski passes for children under 5 years

There’s no need to pay anything at all for the little ones! If your children are under 5 years old, their ski pass is free!

Other winter family activities


As we all know, tobogganing is both easy and great fun. On a sled, your age is irrelevant: all that counts is enjoying laughs with your family – and winning your sled races!

  • Discover the Mission Black Forest toboggan run and lose yourself in the magical world of the Arbin forest. This 3.4km themed descent is full of surprising creatures and will thrill young and old alike.
  • Take part in a Himalaya By Night evening and discover the snow-covered peaks under the stars on a toboggan run. After 2km of sledging, come and roast marshmallows and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

tobogganing in Méribel

Ice skating

Méribel’s skating rink in the Parc Olympique welcomes all the family and offers you a free loan of beginner aids to help you learn with ease. Whether you want to spend an afternoon indoors when the weather is bad, or enjoy an evening session after a day on the slopes, there are lots of ways for the family to have fun in Méribel.

Something a little different

Nowadays, there are lots of ways of enjoying the snow apart from skiing. Whether it’s dog sledding or ski joering (being pulled on skis by a horse), you can discover new thrills with your family and enjoy spending time in beautiful natural surroundings. This winter, give your children an experience they will never forget!

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The Doron Sledging Run

The Doron Sledging Run

Let’s sledge ! During the day or for the « Après-ski », your kids will love this safe sledge slope!...
Every day from 9am to 8pm. Lighted slope in the evening. Magic Carpet open on mondays evening. Subject to snow conditions.


On your marks, get set... GO! Whoops and banked corner, challenge your relatives in this ski cross! Fun...
From 04/12/2021 to 16/04/2022 between 9 am and 4.45 pm. Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Himalaya By Night - Night Sledging

Himalaya By Night - Night Sledging

With your children, your friends or your love, try the snow sports by night! With sledge, go down through...
From 21/12/2021 to 14/04/2022, every Thursday between 5.45 pm and 7.45 pm. Subject to snow conditions.
Family Cool

Family Cool

You are beginner, with your family and looking to get started on the slopes easily ? So don't miss the...
From 11/12 to 01/04 between 9 am and 4.30 pm. Subject to snow conditions.
BoarderCross Elements park

BoarderCross Elements park

Come and have fun with your friends or family and challenge them in the red Boardercross of the Elements...
From 07/12 to 15/03 between 9 am and 4.30 pm. Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Mission Black Forest

Mission Black Forest

This is a 3.4 km sledge run on snow, descending 470m with 28 corners. Welcome in a fantastic universe...
From 18/12/2021 to 04/02/2022, daily between 1 pm and 4.25 pm. From 05/02 to 18/03/2022, daily between 1 pm and 4.50 pm. Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

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Enjoy all the advantages of this family ski resort in the alps

The Famille Plus award

Méribel’s status as a family-friendly Alpine resort has been officially recognised since 2013, when it was granted the Famille Plus quality award. Resorts given this award are those which go to great lengths to welcome families and ensure they enjoy successful holidays! This quality award guarantees there are activities and entertainments on offer for all ages, with prices suited to families and qualified professionals to take care of your children.