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Enjoy all the pleasures of the mountains in Méribel !

January 2021 news

Updated 21 January 2021

In its latest announcement, the government has decreed the ski lifts will not open for the February holidays, which is a disappointment to us all. However, Méribel is not only the heart of the largest ski area in the world, but it is also a heart that continues to beat through this difficult period, welcoming you this winter and offering you the pleasures of the mountains.

Currently, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from fat bikes to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-riding, horse-drawn carriages, pony sledges and walking.

We are in the process of finalising the list of activities that we can offer you during the February holiday period, which you will soon be able to find on our various media.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The ski area is closed

(by decree dated 7 January 2021)

Certain activities are authorised and avalanche-controlled, in defined areas and during fixed times:

  • Footpaths
  • Snowshoe trails at Tueda and the Altiport
  • Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon Shooting Range at the Altiport
  • Toboggan run at Mottaret centre
  • Toboggan run at la Chaudanne
  • Beginner alpine skiing, supervised by qualified alpine ski instructors only, on the Chaudanne plateau in Méribel and Mottaret (by the Ourson lift) in areas with gentle slopes and a natural stopping zone.
  • Fat biking on the footpaths at the Altiport and Tuéda
  • Snowmobiling from Mottaret le Hameau

These activities will be possible only from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (other than footpaths)

The cinemas will remain closed, as will the Auditorium which cannot therefore put on children’s shows.

The nurseries, swimming pool, ice-rink and spa at the Parc Olympique will be closed.

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Committed, together

Méribel’s wide-open spaces await you, so you can make the most of the pure air of our beautiful valley!

Everything has been put in place to guarantee you an exceptional holiday in Méribel.

Every day you can check the weather forecast.

Our buses run from December 18; check the timetable by clicking here.

Rest assured, we have put in place all the necessary measures to guarantee your safety and that of our staff.

See our protocole page

Ski-touring, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking...

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At Méribel, you can make full use of the signposted, maintained and avalanche-controlled trails for outings on snowshoes, on foot or cross-country skis.

Head towards the Plan de Tueda Nature Reserve and Altiport Forest for outings through magnificent scenery on foot or on snowshoes. For fans of cross-country skiing, it’s all happening at the Altiport area with a dedicated trail and biathlon shooting range for those who want to emulate the legendary French biathlete, Martin Fourcade.

Cross-country skiing may be practiced in these areas only from 9.00am to 4.30pm.

You can also take the walking paths which lead you through Méribel’s various villages and hamlets and learn about their history and heritage. You can also discover ski touring thanks to outings guided by the valley’s professional guides.

EXPLOR GAMES, IN THE NATURE RESERVE

This concept, which combines aspects of an escape game and geocaching, offers you a novel experience along a themed trail in the Tuéda Nature Reserve, at the heart of the Vanoise National Park.

Guided by an app, you’ll set out on an adventure, finding clues, solving puzzles and avoiding traps laid along your path. Only you have the power to save the valley by finding Méribel’s legendary heart-shaped jewel, which has the power to bring peace and harmony.

This new activity is, above all, a fun and original way of discovering the magnificent Tuéda Nature Reserve, with its lake, wide variety of plant life (545 species) and animals (around 400) such as the cembro pine, nutcracker bird, black grouse, marmot, ibex and chamois, and its sublime scenery…

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Méribel on horseback

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Are you looking for an original and fun activity that gets you closer to nature?

Let yourself be carried away by the valley’s horses! Discover the fabulous scenery around the resort and experience Méribel’s unspoilt natural surroundings on a horse-drawn sledge, or ski joëring or on horseback. Enjoy the valley in a different way on a horse-drawn carriage that takes you to Lake Tuéda, or on horseback through Méribel’s forests and meadows.

Let yourself be carried away by pony-sledding, the miniature sized version of ski-joëring which is equally suited to children and their parents, and ideal for family fun and laughter.

Fatbike through the snowy landscapes of Méribel

Originating in the United States, fat bikes are mountain bikes with large rims and under-inflated tyres, designed to be ridden on snow.

Méribel’s MCF mountain bike school offers you fat bike outings.

These outings are led by professionals who know their sport and the ski area perfectly. Contrary to what some believe, fat bikes are easier to ride than mountain bikes as their giant tyres offer better grip and easier balance. Easy to handle, even for non-cyclists, this fat bike experience is a voyage through winter landscapes that offers contact with nature in a unique and unusual way.

You can also ride fat bikes every day from 9am to 4.30pm every day on the walking paths at the Altiport and Tueda.

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Immitate France's sporting hero, Martin Fourcade

Biathlon

Make the most of your stay in Méribel by trying biathlon which combines cross-country skiing and rifle-shooting. Get started with ESF.

Take up Prosneige’s “Biathlon Challenge”: imitate Olympic champion Martin Fourcade and test yourself in Biathlon. This sport, which combines endurance and skill, is not always won by the fittest!

Concentration, stress-management and the pleasure of accomplishment – you’re sure to fall in love with this friendly and fun activity. It’s open to all!

Open to children from 7 years old.

Dozens of activities for children

Your children will be able to enjoy the many activities offered by the resort’s ski schools. The kindergartens at la Chaudanne and Mottaret centre will be open with reception facilities adapted to the current health conditions.

Méribel’s ESF will offer ski touring and snowshoeing outings, biathlon, laser biathlon and Nordic skiing taster sessions for all ages. These activities will be organised every day in half-days from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The Prosneige Children’s Club will also organise activities for your children during your stay.

Morning or afternoon, by the day or by the week, we will supervise your children and help them discover lots of different activities on the snow: orienteering on snowshoes, laser rifle shooting, igloo construction evenings, sliding challenge (toboggan, airboard, paret sled etc), avalanche transceiver search, chambouleneige, pony sledding etc…

Children and adults will also be able to toboggan on the 3 specially provided runs at Mottaret, la Chaudanne and the Altiport.

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Méribel's restaurants - at home

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Méribel has no shortage of gourmet restaurants (including Michelin-starred ones) where you can savour Alpine cuisine revisited by talented chefs. And to give your taste buds a treat, you can also enjoy many of these delights at home! These gourmet pleasures have their roots in the culinary history of the Alps, from the court of the Dukes of Savoy to the mountain pastures where the cheeses ripen…

Discover the range of take-aways on offer and enjoy the gastronomy of the valley during your stay.

 

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Shopping in our boutiques

All the resort’s shops adhere to a strict health protocols to ensure safe shopping sprees.

Even the most avid of shoppers will be delighted with our shops for sporting equipment, clothing and accessories of all kinds!

You can never have too many handbags, sunglasses or jewellery!

So make sure you make your way to Méribel’s leather-goods stores, jewellers or opticians.

And don’t leave without visiting our souvenir shops, to take home with you (or offer a loved one) a piece of Méribel!

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We are looking forward to find you!