Ski Resort Guide to Meribel in the Three Valleys

A Step-by-Step Guide to arranging your Ski Holiday in Meribel

How to organise the perfect Meribel ski holiday for your group

If you're the party leader for a group of skiers heading for Meribel, this page is designed for you. It's a check-list of everything you will require to arrange the dream ski holiday for you and your friends. Follow these simple steps to enjoy hassle-free ski holiday planning. Don't forget your thermals!

Find your Accommodation

Meribel has a huge range of accommodation, much of it self-catered. The majority of chalets and apartments in resort are small, independent businesses. The team at Chalet Kitchen delivers to all self-catered properties in Meribel and the surrounding area.

Featured Accommodation in Meribel

Chalet Bartavelle, Catered Accommodation in Meribel

Chalet Bartavelle

Catered holidays in Meribel

Catering for groups of up to 10 people.

Menu created by a chef with over 20 years experience working in France, Australia and some of the top restaurants in London.

A charming chalet with great service & great food!

  • Catered Accommodation in Meribel
  • Ski Back plus minibus service
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Organise your Airport Transfers, Ski Extras & In-Resort Services

Book your Flights

The nearest and most convenient airport is Geneva, just over two hours from Meribel resort. The main provider of budget flights from the UK is EasyJet, but British Airways also offer regular flights from London Heathrow, along with one or two others.

It is also possible to drive to Meribel. The village is about 9 hours' drive from Calais and, if chosen carefully, the route will be all motorways until the final 30 minutes or so.

The final option is to travel by train. The best option is to get the Eurostar to Paris, then the TGV to Geneva (at lightning speed!). After a 15-minute train ride to the airport, you can take a transfer bus from Geneva Airport to Meribel. See below for details of transfer companies.

Arrange your Airport Transfers

Ben's Bus

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Three Valleys

Selling Cheap Airport Shared Transfers across the 3 Valleys and surrounding areas.


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A 24 hour luxury service covering multiple resorts.

Lepraz Transfers

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Three Valleys

Transfer company based in Courchevel Le Praz and operating across the 3 Valleys.

Find Transfers

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A whole site dedicated to finding hassle free, great price airport transfers.

White Rides

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Three Valleys

Offering quality and experienced private transfers on any day at any time.

Snow Drone

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Three Valleys

Slick and Friendly Private Airport Transfers that are both Luxurious and Affordable.

Pacifique Transport

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Three Valleys

Delivering an expert service across the Three Valleys and surrounding resorts.


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Three Valleys

Low Cost Private Transfers in the Three Valley Resorts, Escape Killy & Paradiski.


3VT Transfers logo
Three Valleys

Specialising in the Three Valley Resorts. Offering a Door to Door, private service.


Coolbus Transfers logo
Three Valleys

Drivers speak English and boast over 100 ski seasons' driving experience.

Cool Runnings

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Three Valleys

Cool Runnings serve the Three Valleys, always offering high levels of personal service.

Go Ski Meribel

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Three Valleys

High quality, private airport transfers direct to Meribel, La Tania and Courchevel.

Sky2Ski Transfers

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Three Valleys

A reasonably priced, efficient, comfortable, safe and friendly transfer service.

Meribel Transfers

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Three Valleys

A transfer service to Meribel or Courchevel. Child and booster seats available.


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Three Valleys

Transfers between Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble Airports and The 3 Valleys Area.

Show Train

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Multiple Resorts

Est.1985.Transporting everyone from families to famous bands around the Alps since.


All Ski Resorts

A major provider, serving most French resorts from Geneva and other major connections.

Snow Bus

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All Resorts

Choose from shared transfers with regular departures or private transfers.

Airport Ski Transfers

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Most Alpine Resorts

Offering fast, friendly and safe airport transfers from to all ski resorts in The French Alps.

Deluxe Transfers

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All Ski Resorts

Specialising in private Geneva airport transfers to and from all destinations in the Alps.

City Airport Taxis

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Multi Resort

Private Transfer company operating from multiple airports across Europe.

Snow Compare

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Multi Resort

Compare ski transfers deals and find the best prices at the click of a button.

Airport Taxi

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All Ski Resorts

Private hire, tours and airport transfers. A simple and easy booking service.

GVA Transfers

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All Resorts

Specialising in airport transfers from Geneva Airport to the French, Italian and Swiss Alps.

Airport Transfers

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All Resorts

Safe, Comfortable and Low cost Private transfer service from Geneva airport.

Ski Cab

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All Resorts

Book ski transfer, from 1 to 55 passengers, from any airport or train station to almost any resort.

Order your Liftpass

Liftpasses are available from the main liftpass office in Meribel centre, and at most of the major chairlifts throughout the ski area. In some cases, your chalet company might arrange this for you so you don't have to go and collect it (this service is usually free of charge, too).

Liftpass prices vary according to the time of the season, the age of the skier, the time-duration of the liftpass (in days), and the resorts included. Click to find out more about Meribel liftpass prices.

Plan your Time in Resort: Eating, Drinking, Relaxing & Family Time

There is so much to enjoy in Meribel besides the skiing and snowboarding. Once you're in resort, you'll want to know where to eat lunch, where to go for a drink, and what to do as a group or family when you're not skiing.

Enjoy the Meribel Skiing

In the last few days before you head out to the Alps, you'll be checking in with the latest snow forecasts and looking at the Meribel webcams, hoping for the best possible skiing conditions. If you've not been to Meribel before, you're in for a truly fantastic skiing experience.

Meribel is the beating heart of the Three Valleys ski area - one of the most famous and most loved ski areas in the world. Meribel and The Three Valleys are right at the top of any skiers bucket list, and you can ski here for a lifetime and still not cover it all. There are 600kms of Pistes, and the area's 180 ski lifts make up one of the most effectively integrated resort infrastructures on the planet. Prepare to be amazed.

Find out about Meribel Skiing

  • Village Altitute:
  • Skiing Range:
    1100m to 3200m
  • Number of Lifts:
    41 / 180 (full area)
  • Pistes:
    600 kms (full area)

As part of the Three Valleys ski area, Meribel gives you the perfect access to arguably the world's best skiing.

Huge in scale, high altitude, massive off-piste possibilities, wide open slopes, world-leading lift infrastructure... the list of reasons to put the Three Valleys at the top of the list of ski areas is pretty extensive.

There are two options for lift passes - either the Meribel Valley, or the full Three Valleys liftpass.

For beginners and intermediates then the Meribel Valley Lift Pass will give you plenty of skiing for a week. That said though if you are a high intermediate (can ski an easy red) and like exploring then it can be hard to resist going for the full area lift pass - there's so much wonderful skiing to explore and it's a very enjoyable day to ski through lots of different resorts and back in the one day out skiing.

For advanced skiers and snowboarders then the full area pass is a must, with the huge range and variety of skiing that gives you.

For those keen to experience the famous off-piste of the Three Valleys then there's a range of excellent guiding companies based in Meribel (again if you want any recomendations please just post up your questions on our facebook page and we'll be very happy to give you some suggestions).

Ski Area Information

Check the Meribel Webcams

Webcams of Meribel's Ski Area

Webcam in Meribel Mottaret, the highest village in the Meribel Valley at 1750m

Webcam in Meribel Mottaret, the highest village in the Meribel Valley at 1750m


View over the Rond Point Pistes in the Meribel Valley

View over the Rond Point Pistes in the Meribel Valley


This webcam is based at the Tougnete lift station (2434m)

This webcam is based at the Tougnete lift station (2434m)


Check the Meribel Snow Forecast

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Where to find further Information