LE MONT VALLON
A fresh look for the iconic summit of Meribel
PEAK EXPERIENCE, AWE INSPIRING VIEWS
OVER THE LARGEST GLACIER OF THE 3
A high mountain landscape, an altitude of nearly 3000m: lose yourself before the splendour of this sublime glacial panorama. Yes, laid out before your eyes is indeed the largest glacier of the 3 Valleys, the Gebroulaz, studied by pecialists and cherished by locals. And this winter, take in the now completely uninterrupted view as you exit the new gondola lift ....an even greater WOW effect... quite simply breath-taking!
Moreover, this great spectacle is not only reserved to good skiers, as you can always go down in the cabin and wait for the rest of your group at the restaurant, whilst enjoying a luxurious hot chocolate…
Can’t wait for those holidays in Méribel!
RELOOKING & CONFORT !
An iconic symbol of the Méribel Valley since 1987, the
Mont Vallon gondolas have had a make-over!
In comfortable 8 seat cabins that offer panoramic views
over the entire ski area you will now travel to the top
of the Meribel Valley in first class style.
At the top is a dramatic glacial environment that opens
up before your eyes, and two famous red pistes to delight
and challenge good skiers: long, steep, demanding... T
his is technical skiing at its best, inspiring and simply
2 new hight speed
A totally new look for the Roc de Fer side
THE LEGENDS, NEW HIGH-END
CHAIRLIFT START FROM LA CHAUDANNE
A first in France, the Legends chairlift combines the latest technology and comfort, as befits les 3 vallées, the world’s largest ski area. This single chairlift replaces the carrying capacity of two others, Plan de l’Homme and Roc de Fer, offering you an ever more fast journey : 4 minutes 40 seconds only to the top !
On board, enjoy the highest level of comfort with its 6 thermo-regulated seats and weather-shield. The seats commemorate the Alpine ski champions who have earned their place in Méribel’s history. The blue and black leather seats give a pure and streamlined look to the equipment, complementing the departure and arrival stations built in wood and stone. Legends reinforces Méribel’s reputation as an elegant and sporting resort.
Cherferie WILL NOW BE
ACCESSED BY A 6-SEAT CHAIRLIFT
Cherferie is one of the most magical parts of Méribel’s ski area but one of the least frequented. By replacing the difficult Cherferie draglift, the new high speed 6-seat chairlift will allow more skiers to discover these pistes, especially the delightful blue Choucas piste, appreciated for its good snow and sunny aspect.
With its 4 minute journey time, this forms a very quick link to the Belleville valley, another easy access to les 3 vallées. With its arrival station situated higher than the previous draglift, Cherferie gives even more enjoyment and gives direct access to the Jerusalem piste, an enchanting run which drops towards the charming village of Saint-Martin.
This ambitious investment programme will continue in 2019 with two new pistes, a cultured-snow network and a tunnel to improve skier comfort. It’s not by chance that Méribel was chosen to host the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2023!
A CHAIRLIFT PHOTO
Your 4-star souvenir
There’s an art to taking a selfie on the chairlift: removing your gloves at -15°C, taking your new smartphone out of your pocket and risking it falling into the snow below, never to be found again…
If there’s a trickier place to take a photo, we’re yet to find it! Take away the stress : lift up your goggles, strike a pose, give a great big smile, and CLICK – the photo will be taken automatically, all you need to do is head over to the big screen at the top to collect it !
Keep your smartphone or camera safely in your pocket and take home your chairlift selfie this winter. Available on 2 chairlifts :
- Combes chairlift, star from Méribel-Mottaret.
- The new Legends chairlift, star from la Chaudanne
Water and air
The ingredients for more snow!
To ensure that the 3 Valley links are viable from the beginning to the end of the season and good quality snow over the whole of the Méribel Valley, the main altitude reservoir in Mottaret, used to produce artificial snow, has been extended, thereby doubling the snowmaking capacity!
No need to find non skiing activities to occupy days during your stay in Méribel since your skiing is GUARANTEED!
Not convinced? The “ski guarantee” from the 3 Valleys is a guarantee of the largest number of open linked runs in Europe throughout the season…. So go for it!
Even more fun
Fun & LOT OF LAUGHING FOR
THE WHOLE FAMILY
The Elements Terrain Park offers you a world that’s more colourful and fun. This year, the focus is on different themes to offer skiers courses they’ll want to enjoy again and again. The four different worlds - fire, water, earth and wind – can be discovered in turn, so you can try all the different types of obstacles. The Boardercross will inspire you to challenge your friends and family to a race. The line of Whoops is ideal for novice thrills. The Mini-zone has become a hit with beginner skiers who want to learn the joys of freestyle in peace and safety. And the Fun Slope is sure to be the hit of the 2018-19 season: this wide piste will please everybody with lots of fun elements: corners, whoops, arches, bumps and figures to set spinning…
Mission Black Forest
POWER UP FOR FANTASTIC LUGE
In its first complete season, Méribel’s new toboggan run attracted even more clients: more than 6,400 experienced it as against only 2,279 in 2017 ! To meet the needs of more sledders, the run will now open 7 days per week. That means even more chances to race down its 3.4km and 470m vertical drop, around 28 bends. Guaranteed sensations!
This is no ordinary toboggan run. Get embarked on an extraordinary adventure, charged by the wizard Galdwick to save the forest people. Your mission is to warn of an imminent goblin attack by playing with the bells, gongs and other foam targets which line the track. Are you ready ?
The adventure starts at Tougnète, as before. The price is 9 € per person for four people or four descents, or 12 € for a single descent. The price includes the ascent by lift, sled and helmet rental.
Piste des Inuits
Le Pôle Nord au cœur de la forêt de l'Altiport
According to legend, a long time ago the Inuit people took refuge in the heart of the Altiport forest because it reminded them of their distant lands. Since then, skiers have been transported into the Inuit world, enjoying games involving chimes, igloos, ice fields, penguins, bears and seals. Halfway along this piste you will find the Inuit Village, the ideal place for little adventurers to take a pause in the Far North. While their children enjoy the games organised by Inuit entertainers, parents can relax in the Méribel sunshine.
This year, the Inuit Village will be even more fun, offering new games and entertainments to amaze the children. And the littles ones who have been good will discover the Inuit are generous with their gifts.
days on skis
Méribel is already known for its unmissable fun zones. Méribel Alpina is raising the bar even higher by offering a whole host of free entertainment on the slopes. Four enthusiastic entertainers will work all season long in the fun zones to make them even more magical. Inuit fishing, challenges, teatime treats, treasure hunts, coconut shy and other games will delight children while their parents take a well-earned rest at the tables, hammocks or loungers.
During the school holidays, the programme of events is even more packed, with eagle shows, biathlon taster sessions, ice sculpting demonstrations, giant blow-up toys and other surprises. The eyes will shine ! These entertainments are aimed at all nationalities and generally take place during the afternoons, the ideal time to take a break having skied in the mornings.
Back to the nature
Back to the wild
A vast playground
Looking for more adventure during your ski trip? A whole freeride playground at your feet… offering a virgin environment, consistently good snow due to a northern exposure and arguably two of the best pistes of the Valley which ironically are amongst those the least known by the general public.
The Mont de la Challe sector is reached via the new (last year) Roc de Tougne chairlift. This natural area is ideal for good skiers who want to carve on beautiful red and black runs or enjoy the sensations of freeride on slopes with a relatively gentle gradient!
Even more open space
The trapper's cabin, a picnic spot with luxurious rusticity
Au sommet du télésiège de Roc de Tougne, en face du Mont Blanc et de la Saulire, une petite cabane en bois vous attend pour vos pauses casse-croute : tables, chaises et panoramas splendides sur les sommets alentours, l’immersion est totale et authentique. Touche de modernisme dans cet espace montagnard – des chauffe-gants et des chargeurs pour votre smartphone…
Et oui, à Méribel nos trappeurs sont 2.0 !
The Tueda secret piste
Dive into a space that's 100% natural
Explore the green «Ours» piste and discover the secrets of the nature reserve in a fun way!
With wooden sculptures of the local fauna, delights for all 5 senses, how about a picnic in the middle of the largest cembro pine forest in the Alps? The secrets of the local species are revealed to you in the magical and protected environment of the Tuéda Nature Reserve of the National Park.
Look out for wild hares, golden eagles and ancient cembro pines, this gentle ski is refreshing and soothing: a real return to nature, just what you and your children need during your ski holidays!