Who hasn’t dreamt of a Christmas holiday on the slopes? Skiing powder beneath the snow-covered fir trees, curling up by the fire, watching the snowflakes drift down through the festive illuminations of the gaily decorated streets, watching Father Christmas arrive in a horse-drawn carriage in the snow… In such a dream setting, spending Christmas in the mountains is an experience like no other. Whether you come as a couple or as a family, you will experience a Christmas on the ski slopes in a manner worthy of the best Christmas stories.
Are you looking for the ideal destination for a Christmas ski holiday? The magic of Christmas reaches its zenith in the magical setting of Méribel: traditional Savoyard chalets decorated for the season, guaranteed snow from the beginning of December and a wide range of activities for young and old around 24 December… This is the recipe for a Christmas that you will treasure for years to come.
My all-inclusive Christmas ski holiday
Whether you are coming for a few days or a whole week, thanks to the Happy Ski offer you will benefit from discounts if you book your accommodation at the same time as your ski pass! To take advantage of this great deal for Christmas on the slopes, simply choose your accommodation from the wide choice available on our site, and if you add your ski pass to your basket: the discount is calculated automatically.
Accommodation for your Christmas ski holiday
Are you wondering where to go for 4 days at Christmas? Méribel invites you for a short break from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th. If, however, you want to spend a whole week in Meribel, to enjoy the resort from Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th, that is possible too! You choose the length of your stay for Christmas, and we help you to find the accommodation that suits you. Our offers are adapted to your desires, whether you are:
- looking for an apartment to accommodate your family close to the ski school meeting points and the activities organised for children;
- looking for a chalet for 8 to 10 people with the services of an in-house chef, in which to get together with friends;
- interested in spa services in a high-end hotel to ensure that you and your loved one spend a special Christmas together as a couple.
In apartment or authentic chalet
From 1750€Charming apartment perfect for a family of 4
La Suite 102
From 3490 €3 room apartment for 6 people in Méribel centre
From 5525€Close to the centre of Méribel and with an exceptional view of the peaks in this brand new residence.
From 10200€Space and high quality services for this duplex flat for 10 people.
From 6200€Gather your tribe in this beautiful and tastefully decorated flat for 12 people in a small ski in/ski out residence.
Village de l’Orée 102
From 9375€View on the summits and proximity to the slopes for this new and prestigious flat for 12 people.
Which lift pass to choose for your Christmas holiday?
Whether you want to come for 4 nights or 1 week, you will find a package for your Christmas ski holiday that corresponds to the length of your stay:
- for short stays at Christmas your ski pass is 8% off with the Happy Ski offer;
- and if you ski for 6 days or more, thanks to the Family Pass, everyone skis at the child rate.
Dining out and festive food for your Christmas on the ski slopes
Spending Christmas on the ski slopes is a great way to break away from the usual Christmas routine that we all go through every year. For a truly special Christmas celebration in the mountains, our restaurant owners and caterers offer a wide choice of menus, for all tastes and budgets. You can even book a chef at your accommodation to combine gastronomy and the intimacy of a Christmas party in a chalet.
Special activities and events during Christmas week
When you are a parent, keeping your children amused during the holidays is a key issue. If you opt to spend the Christmas holidays in Méribel, we guarantee that they will be overjoyed with our programme of special activities and events. On offer during the week of Christmas:
- Christmas shows with the Christmas Fanfare, the “Very Small Father Christmas” from the Albedo company, a trio of minstrels on stilts and the “Father Christmas gang” in the auditorium;
- Special entertainments like ice sculptures and the Inuit festival;
- DJ evenings such as the foam party at the ice rink on 23 December.
On Christmas Eve, at the end of the afternoon, children will be able to see Father Christmas arrive in Méribel-Centre and Méribel-Mottaret on a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy also the parade by the “compagnie Paillettes” in Méribel-Centre, and Méribel-Mottaret, a drone show and the traditional torchlight descent! Finally, a Christmas mass will take place in the ice rink from 6.30 pm.
Finally, on from 4pm to 7pm on Christmas Day, you will be able to take pictures with Father Christmas, on the Tourist Office square in Méribel-Centre.
Activities to look forward to at Christmas
Why not take advantage of the Christmas period to do some family activities that your children will never forget? For example, you can make an igloo, go night sledging, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Lake Tueda or go try a horse drawn sledge. All activities to share with your loved ones in the best tradition of the Christmas spirit.
In the illuminated streets of the village, offer your children a ride on the traditional carousel of Méribel with its charm reminiscent of yesteryear. To the sound of the little ones laughter, enjoy a warming gourmet snack from Denise and Lucette’s chalet; a generously filled crepe or aromatic hot wine perhaps, for a festive Christmas experience. The magic of Christmas makes all these shared moments magical.
Are you looking for an original gift that is 100% Méribel? Here are a few ideas of unusual gifts to put under the tree:
Ainsi, Méribel est une station de premier choix pour ceux qui veulent fêter Noël au ski, notamment grâce à l’attention toute particulière que nous portons aux familles. Mais ce n’est pas tout ! En venant à Méribel pour Noël, vous venez serein, car vous savez que la neige sera au rendez-vous grâce à l’altitude de nos pistes et des liaisons 3 Vallées. Soyez un des premiers à profiter du retour du ski, et couper avec la routine pour vivre un Noël pas comme les autres !