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Meribel in March 2020 - What weather to expect & what to do

March skiing in Méribel is all about sunshine, relaxation and partying

Featured in: | Caroline Sayer, Meribel Reporter | Published
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March is a very popular month to visit Méribel due to the longer days, milder weather and opportunities for fun in the sunshine, while still enjoying great snow conditions.

As well as all the usual outdoor activities, there are plenty of extra fun events in March: you can take part in ski races, let your hair down with DJ sets, music and comedy festivals, or watch freestyle demos and spectacular moguls championships. For a complete look check out our Events Calendar. 

What weather to expect in Meribel in March?

The weather has been unusually spring-like in February, with mild and sunny days. However, conditions have changed at the end of the month, with a drop in temperatures and heavy snowfall, preparing the pistes nicely for the weeks to come. Generally, March conditions are ideal for skiing with mild temperatures and plenty of sunny days to enjoy picnics and sunbathing on restaurant terraces.

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What are the snow conditions like in March in Meribel?

Snow conditions are generally good at the moment, with plenty of snow on the upper slopes (200cm) and a decent base in the resort (75cm). The snow's been quite spring-like, with good snow on the upper pistes and ‘transformed’ snow on the lower slopes. However, it's dumped it down at the end of February and more snow is forecast for the start of March which, combined with lower temperatures, will bring us drier, more wintry snow on piste and some great off-piste opportunities.

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March outdoor fun in the Meribel sun

Make the most of the sunshine to enjoy picnics on the snow (picnic spots are shown on the piste map) or long lunches on a south-facing restaurant terrace. Enjoy Méribel’s excellent après-ski with afternoon cabarets at La Folie Douce or live music on a sunny terrace at bars such as Le Rond Point, La Taverne or La Terrasse at Le Lodge du Village. Mild March is also a good time to try a new sport or activity. Why not embark on a guided snowshoe walk through Méribel’s forests or take a tandem paragliding flight from the summit of Saulire? You can also be the first to try Mottaret’s new adventure and exploration game at the Tuéda Lake, or perhaps finish your day with some outdoor yoga or Thai Chi.

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What's on in Meribel in March 2020?

Roc de Fer Challenge – 7th March 2020
Wannabe racers should seize this opportunity to race on Méribel’s Olympic and World Championship course which is not normally open to the public. Competitors take part in Slalom, Giant slalom and Super-G races, all sponsored by Salomon. Open to adults and children over eight, with lots of goodies included and plenty of great prizes. The entry price is €25.

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Mountain Bike Winter Tour – 2nd-13th March 2020
A chance to explore the Méribel Valley in a different way, on mountain bikes specially designed for snow. Drop into Mottaret Centre to sign up for a half-day guided group ride and discover easy snow-covered riding trails through the valley. Beginners welcome, all equipment provided.

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Piste Bash Festival – 9th-13th March 2020
Brilliant comedy shows with Marcus Brigstocke and Paul Taylor, live concerts at Méribel’s Auditorium, hip hop karaoke, cabaret nights and jib sessions... Piste Bash Festival is much more than just music. Buy your tickets in advance online or in resort.

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Jib Session Freestyle Demo – 12th March 2020
Méribel Centre will be transformed into a snowpark for one evening. Watch ski and snowboard freestyle demonstrations, or take part if you dare. From 16:00 to 21:00.

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SoundClash – 27th March 2020
The resort's bars fight for the first place at a giant outdoor disco with a battle of DJs in Méribel Centre. A huge street party just as spring arrives. This is a free event taking place from 17:00 to 21:00.

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French Mogul Skiing Championships – 27th-29th March 2020
Don’t miss this spectacular event in Mottaret, especially as two local skiers – Sacha Théocharis and Martin Suire – are taking part, ensuring a great atmosphere. Watch top French freestylers take part in this Olympic sport, racing down a mogul field and performing incredible acrobatic jumps.

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Zen Altitude – 28th March - 10th April 2020
A themed fortnight dedicated to relaxation and wellbeing with dozens of extra activities organised. Recharge your batteries and enjoy a gentler pace of life with outdoor yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong, massages in the sunshine or tranquil snowshoe walks. 

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More inspiration...

For more going on in Meribel this March, check out our events guide here.

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