MÉRIBEL IN LIGHTS – A SPECTACULAR SHOW !
As always, keen skiers are impatient for the opening of the ski area. Even though excitement is reaching fever pitch, Méribel remains faithful to its opening date in early December ! It’s no exaggeration to say lots of amazing events are planned for the opening. Without wasting any more time, we hereby reveal the Grand Opening schedule for Méribel, the resort of elegance and sport à la française !
A TEPEE VILLAGE AT THE FOOT OF THE SLOPES
Make your way to Mottaret’s main lift hub to visit the tepee village where there will be plenty to amuse and divert you! You will be warmly welcomed throughout the day (from 10.30am) by local professionals who will invite you to try their new activities and more. You can eat on site and pick up tourist information.
THE FIRST EVER MÉRIBEL IN LIGHTS
The first ever ‘Méribel in Lights’ is already creating a buzz! The cocktail for this first event is as follows: 1 measure of music, 1 measure of dancing, 2 measures of new technologies, all mixed in a glass filled with ice and snow with a squeeze of special effects! It’s a mouth-watering cocktail which promises to be spectacular!
Méribel invites its guests to an iconic show dedicated to good spirits and run. The headline act is the group Light Balance which tours around the world and has agreed to appear for the very first time in a ski resort in this totally free show.
Having appeared last winter in Broadway’s famous ‘The Illusionist’ show and won over the public and jury on America’s Got Talent, reaching the finals, Light Balance is now honouring our mountains with a visit. Of Ukrainian origin, this group of friends aged from 19 to 34 will share their passion for music and dance! Trained in engineering and computing, they produce incomparable choreographies with high-Tech neon and LEDs. In total darkness, you’ll be astonished by their illusions of levitation and teleportation.
STAR GUEST: LASER MOVEMENT
Méribel has called on the famous Laser Movement company to create its laser show. Appearing regularly in France and abroad, they take part in the biggest laser technology shows, so this event promises to be huge! The magic of technology brings everybody together, and experiencing it in the heart of the mountain will be like nothing else. This dynamic, visual performance will be followed by a gigantic laser show with a DJ, in this completely free spectacle, marking the opening of the ski area and launching the 2019/20 season.
Appearances : concerts of David Guetta, Pink Floyd, Eiffel Tower 100 year anniversary illuminations…
Here it is, the collection chosen by Nicolas, winner of the "Méribel Inspired by You" contest. Nicolas carefully selected the perfect elements that added up to his dream holiday, which he was able to experience a few weeks later, from 16 to 23 March 2019, accompanied by his wife and a couple of friends.
Discover Nicolas' Dream Stay, our MIBY competition winner's unique selection !
• 4-STAR HOTEL ALPEN RUITOR, LA MAISON FENESTRAZ •
Located at an altitude of 1,750 meters in Les 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, the Alpen Ruitor Hotel offers all the comfort you could desire. Thanks to its exceptional ski-in/ski-out location and tasteful decoration, you will feel immediately at home. During his stay, our winner enjoyed a room with a balcony and view of the slopes, as well as breakfasts created by a chef, and afternoon teas with unlimited pancakes.
Activities on the ski area
• OFF-PISTE SKIING •
Escape for a day to discover the best off-piste areas in the 3 Valleys, with a professional guide.
• FULL MOON SKI •
Discover the unique and incomparable sensation of ski touring under the stars, lit by the moon.
Bonus : LA FIRST TRACK
The winners were offered the chance to take part in First Track in addition to all their chosen activities. Organized by lift company Société des 3 Vallées, First Track allows you to set out at dawn and put down first tracks on freshly groomed slopes. Continental breakfast is included.
Their dream week, a multi-activity holiday with friends !
DISCOVER THE PARTICIPANTS' VERBATIMS IN THE #MERIBELINSPIREDBYYOU CONTEST
Angélique : Spend a day in the mountains on a husky sled ride! What a dream that would be, a day mushing…. Thank you Méribel, for this competition, and Happy Christmas and New Year!
Audrey : A pampering stay in the mountains for me, my husband and my children. With tobogganing and dog sledding activities and why not a day in a spa?
Benoit : A night in an igloo.
Besson Family : My wish is to win!! And have a great time with the family in one of the hotels offered. Well-supervised skiing days finishing, after some tobogganing, with a gourmet family meal.
Catherine : Meet convivial people who would share their enthusiasms (sport, cooking, craft etc).
Cécile : Share a gastronomic meal with the family (7 of us) after an unforgettable day above the valley (in a plane or helicopter).
Chloé : Go dog sledding!
Claire : To have a special position as close as possible to the athletes during the World Ski Championships in your resort!
David : I would wish for a ride in a dog sled, learn to ice sculpt and learn how to build an igloo then spend an evening in it!!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed… Happy holidays to all. In these difficult times, the Christmas and New Year holidays are the perfect occasion to get together as a family, the best present there is!
Eugénie : Dog sledding and a photo session in the snow. Thank you for this competition!
Françoise : A little sled descent in winter or a walk in September to hunt mushrooms. I’m crossing my fingers.
Gilles : My wish would be to do a dog sledding outing and spend the night in an igloo!
Jean-François : Take part in a long-distance dog sled and also a car race on ice.
Lady H : I have never been to the mountains and I’d love to discover this environment. Go snowbiking and dog-sledding and share them with my loved ones.
Laurent : An activity that I’d love to try, if it exists near to the resort, is scuba diving in a lake under the ice.
Lise : A dog-sled outing!
Manon : Hello Méribel! I’m Manon, I’m 19 and I study in Toulouse and my dream would be to go on a lively horse ride in the snow in Méribel with my boyfriend. And then enjoy a wonderful meal, just the two of us, the sort of meal you only dream about. Do you think you could make my dream come true? Thank you, Méribel. See you soon in the snow!
Manon : All the family activities there are, dog sledding etc. And less family-oriented ones too, paragliding, snow scooters etc.
Manon : Go on a 1 week holiday with my daughter (nearly 3 years old), my future husband and my dad, in a pretty and warm chalet, with heated pool, and all possible family activities, dog sledding etc. And less family-oriented one too, snow scooter etc.
Mélissa : Spend a night in an igloo with a spa.
Muriel : At 68 years old and having never done any winter sports, I would so love to see the snow. It would be crazy to try dog sledding with your partner, and enjoy it to the full. Good evening.
Murielle : My wish would be to go on a dog sledding!
Patrice : To be able to watch the French biathlon championships as a VIP which take place on 30 and 31 March in Méribel. With the hope of meeting our superb champions who make us all dream!!
Rodhri : VIP entry to La Folie Douce !
Sarah : To be ski guided and make first tracks under a powder blue sky. Finish the day with view of pink peaks in the setting sun.
Stéphane : Do a torchlight descent with the instructors.
Yann : Do a dog sledding outing or snow scooter ride.
Preview the Couples’ Collection inspired by the “Méribel Inspired by You” competition and created by participants Sandra and Manu. There are lots of different activities centred on shared pleasures and you might discover your dream holiday amongst their unique selection.
• 4-STAR HOTEL ALLODIS**** & SPA DES NEIGES,
IN THE SETTING OF LE BELVÉDÈRE •
Nestled in the heart of les 3 Vallées in the upper part of Méribel, the Allodis Hotel enjoys an ideal ski-in, ski-out position. In its romantic surroundings of wood and stone, you will experience an unforgettable holiday in an authentic Savoyard chalet that combines charm with modernity.
• DINNER BY A MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF •
Enjoy a gastronomic evening discovering the flavours created by Michelin-starred chef Laurent Azoulay.
• GETAWAY TO THE FOREST •
Relax in a magical setting which offers a hearty menu: grilled steaks, local dishes and home-made creations…
Activities in the ski area
• YOUR INSTRUCTOR •
Book your own instructor for a whole day to discover the world’s largest ski area.
• SKIING PACKAGE •
Rent top-of-the-range ski or snowboard equipment with unlimited changes possible.
• FLY OVER THE VALLEY •
Fly over the valley in a light aircraft and discover the beauty of the landscape.
• A. SÉMONIN TREATMENT •
Enjoy a 50 minute massage and use of the Spa in a 4-star hotel.
MY COUPLES’ MULTI-ACTIVITY HOLIDAY FOR ONE WEEK !
À LA CARTE
MySpa - Parc Olympique
A 50 minute treatment chosen from 4 massage options and use of the wellbeing area.
Molinas Horse and Cart
Outing in a horse-drawn sleigh in the Tuéda Nature Reserve.
Yoga & Wellbeing
Morning yoga session followed by a wellbeing breakfast based around Ayurveda and nutrition.
DISCOVER THE PARTICIPANTS' VERBATIMS IN THE #MERIBELINSPIREDBYYOU CONTEST
Alain : Thank you, my fingers are crossed!
Ay : I haven’t been back to Méribel for over 15 years as I’m retired!! Father Christmas, if you’re listening, I’ve been very good!!!
Chloé : I hope I win! I would take my boyfriend with me and spend a great time together 😍
Dorian : Would love to win the competition !
Elena : I started ski two seasons ago and I got the bug for it, my wish is for a pair of skies and boots and an advice on the sizing and fitting.
Fabienne : I’m trying my luck! Sportingly.
Jackeline : I’m taking part, thank you, it’ll be a wonderful gift for the person who wins. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll be me! A very happy Christmas and New Year to you.
Joseph : I’m trying my luck to win some Méribel goodies and gifts! If you could let me win some lift passes I’d be very happy!
JP : Spend a dream holiday week in Méribel…
Laurence : A Méribel or 3 Vallées lift pass and some goodies would always bebnice, this lets me think of you if I’m not on the slopes. Salty kisses from the Atlantic coast at Sables d’olonne!
Laurie : It's done!
Magali : Copy that!
Manon : A new pair of boot and skis for my husband and a first pair for my daughter would be wonderful.
Margaux : I’m taking part to win a trip to Méribel!! I love the concept! And hope I’ll have the surprise of being chosen!
Natasha : A big thank you, you are making me dream, I’ve never been skiing!
Paul-Emile : A nice pair of new or used skis, to ski down the slopes. Or a good pair of ski gloves to keep you warm this winter. Happy holidays.
Stéfania : This year, what I want from the bottom of my heart is to win your trip so I can finally go skiing and discover this pleasure that I have never been able to try, happy holidays!
A dream day! Do as Jeremy Prévost did, come and enjoy the exceptional snow conditions for the beginning of ...
Weather forecastThursday 12 December 2019
|Visibility : Poor visibility|
TENDENCYThursday 12 December 2019
Last snowfallThursday 12 December 2019
Avalanche risk : significant