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Ski Pass Prices in Meribel

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Meribel is part of the Three Valleys, the world's largest ski area with more than 600km of pistes spread over three main resorts: Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens. This ensures that buying a Meribel lift pass is money well spent! We've compiled the ultimate guide with everything you need to know about Meribel and 3 Valleys ski passes, including prices, discounts and deals, so read on to pick the perfect pass for you.

How much are ski passes in Meribel?

It depends. Ski pass prices in Meribel change according to your age, the number of days you want to ski for, the time of year and the area you want to ski in.

There are two main types of ski pass to choose from: the cheaper Meribel Valley ski pass, offering access to 150km of pistes, and the larger 3 Valleys ski pass, offering access to a whopping 600km of pistes from Courchevel all the way across to Val Thorens. Meribel also offers some great discounts available for families and groups.

In our experience, most people visiting Meribel stay for a week, which means that 6-day ski passes are the top choice among skiers and snowboarders who want to enjoy our mountain playground.

Meribel 6-Day Ski Pass Prices Winter 2020/21
Cheapest Lift Pass Biggest Lift Pass
Meribel Ski Pass
Adult (13-64 yrs)
6 Days from €270
3 Valleys Ski Pass
Adult (13-64 yrs)
6 Days from €312

How to buy your Meribel ski pass
There are two lift companies selling passes in the valley, depending on whether you are staying in Meribel-Mottaret or Meribel. Make sure you get your pass from the right one if you're picking your pass up in resort, otherwise you'll have a trek to get to the right office. You can buy your Meribel-Mottaret or Meribel passes online but, before you buy anything, we recommend you check the weather forecasts for your arrival and/or speak to your accommodation provider or ski school, who should be able to advise you of the best options.

Deals & discounted ski passes in Meribel

Are there any ski pass deals and discounts in Meribel?
You bet there are! Meribel offers discounted ski passes for groups of two and three people, families, beginners, those coming early or late in the ski season...

Group ski passes
The 3 Valleys Pass offers discounts for groups of two or more people skiing together. So, if you're skiing as a pair or in a group of three and more, then go for the Duo or Tribu ski passes and save €10 or €15 per person respectively. To qualify for this offer, all the passes must be for the same ski area and duration and bought together online in one payment. These passes are available for 6 to 14 days, as well as for the whole season. Special discounts are available to groups of 20 and more, please contact the ski pass offices in resort for details.

Group Ski Pass Prices 2020/21 in the Three Valleys
Per person
(€)
Duration 3 Valleys Pass
DUO
2 people
6 Days 311
7 Days 361.50
TRIBU
3+ people
6 Days 306
7 Days 356.50

Family ski passes
Family discounts are available for both the Meribel and 3 Valleys pass. Everyone in the family group pays the child's rate! Your family needs to be made up of a minimum of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 5-17 yrs), but you can include a maximum of 7 children for the same price per person. To benefit from the discount, at least 4 identical ski passes must be bought online in one transaction. Proof of age will be requested for children and seniors, either at the moment of sale or in resort. Ages on the first day of skiing are taken into account and each member of the family will also require their own hands-free pass. These passes are available for 6 to 14 days, as well as for the whole season. 

Family Ski Pass Prices 2020/21 in Meribel
Per person
(€)
Meribel Pass 3 Valleys Pass
6 Days 216 256.80
7 Days 244 297.20
8 Days 278 337.60

Early & late season discounts
During the first and last few weeks of the season, reduced rates apply to both the Meribel and Three Valleys area passes. The snow cover may not be 100% across the resort but the pistes will be quieter, the service in bars and restaurants less frenetic and you could be very lucky with the weather.

Beginner ski passes
Beginners skiers in the Meribel & Mottaret ski area can benefit from special deals. The Meribel Mini Pass covers approximately half of the Meribel Valley and is slightly cheaper than the full Meribel Valley pass, at €30 per day. This pass is valid for the specially created "Easy Rider" areas within the Meribel Valley where you can get to grips with your chosen discipline in complete safely. It gives access to the following lifts: Altiport, Côtes, Sittelle and Aigle drag lifts, Rhodos 1 & 2, Tougnète 1, Olympe and Chalets cable cars, and the Altiport, Golf, Morel, Arolles and Combes chairlifts. The Minipass also includes access to the Loupiot and Doron magic carpets, as well as the Fontanyl and Ourson pull cords.

Free ski passes in Meribel

Who can ski for free in Meribel?
Yes, you heard it right, you can ski for free in Meribel! There are free ski passes available to young children and seniors, while a few lifts and pistes are free to use

Everyone aged under 5 & over 75
Children aged under 5 years old and people aged over 75 years old ski for free. Proof of age required at the moment of purchase. A €3 fee will be charged for the hands-free card.

Cross-country ski pistes
Good news for cross-country skiers: there's no need to buy a pass as the cross country ski trails in the Meribel valley are completely free of charge! Equipment can be hired from most sports shops and you can pick up a guide booklet and map from the Tourist Offices to show you where they are. The pistes are prepared and maintained each night so pedestrians are requested not to walk on them as footprints damage the tracks and surface for the skiers. There are plenty of prepared winter walking trails for hikers to enjoy instead.

3 Valleys ski pass price list

Where can you ski with a 3 Valleys lift pass?
The 3 Valleys ski pass includes access to 600km of marked pistes. With this pass, you can enjoy the full extent of the world’s largest ski areas, which incorporates 7 linked ski resorts: Meribel/Mottaret, Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens, Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville, Orelle and Brides Les Bains. 3 Valleys lift passes are available from 4 hours to 14 days, as well as for the whole season.

Who should buy a 3 Valleys ski pass?
The 3 Valleys ski pass suits intermediate to expert skiers who want to have access to one of the largest ski areas in the world. However, you don't have to be an expert to ski the 3 Valleys as there are plenty of greens and blues across the area to allow any level of skier or boarder to enjoy it. Those staying in Meribel for more than a couple of days should also consider buying a 3 Valleys pass as they have plenty of time to explore the 328 runs on offer.

Ski Pass Prices 2020/21 in The Three Valleys
Per person
(€)
Adult
13-64 yrs
Child
5-12 yrs
Senior
65-75 yrs
 4 Hours 57.50 46 51.70
1 Day 64.50 51.60 58
2 Days 128 102.40 115.20
3 Days 191 152.80 171.90
4 Days 254 203.20 228.60
5 Days 306 244.80 275.40
6 Days 321 256.80 288.90
7 Days 371.50 297.20 334.30

Ski Areas in Meribel

Meribel Valley ski pass price list

Where can you ski with a Meribel Valley lift pass?
The Meribel Valley lift pass gives you unlimited access to the lifts in the Meribel-Mottaret ski area, with 150km of pistes. Meribel Valley ski passes are available from 3 hours to 14 days, as well as for the whole season.

Who should buy a Meribel ski pass?
Meribel Valley ski passes are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers who will enjoy the gentle and wide green (8) and blue (36) runs. However, don't think this pass doesn't suit expert skiers – the ski area boasts 23 red and 9 challenging black pistes and access to some great off-piste. The Meribel Valley ski pass is also a great option for those staying in the area for a short period of time. Alternatively, if you don’t plan on skiing hard all day, every day, or have to get back to meet your kids from ski school, then this local area pass will also suit you. 

Ski Pass Prices 2020/21 in Meribel
Per person
(€)
Adult
13-64 yrs
Child
5-12 yrs
Senior
65-75 yrs
3 Hours 48.50 38.80 43.60
From 12:30 48.50 38.80 43.60
1 Day 54.50 43.60 49
2 Days 109 87.20 98
3 Days 163.50 130.80 147
4 Days 218 174.40 196.20
5 Days 244 195.20 219.60
6 Days 270 216 243
7 Days 305 244 274.50
3 Valleys Extension 39 31.20 35.10

Can you upgrade your Meribel Valley ski pass to a 3 Valleys ski pass?
Yes, you can upgrade a Meribel lift pass to a 3 Valleys lift pass if your ski pass is valid for at least 2 days. There are 1-day 3 Valleys extensions available. Please enquire at one of the ski pass offices.

Ski Areas in Meribel

Pedestrian passes in Meribel

How much are pedestrian passes in the 3 Valleys?
You'll be glad to hear that pedestrians can also enjoy the 3 Valleys ski area in the winter. Pedestrian rates are available for 1 to 6 days, or for the whole season, and there are also single and return trips on individual lifts available. These are available to buy at the ski pass offices in resort only.

Pedestrian Pass Prices 2020/21 in the Three Valleys
Per person
(€)
5-75 yrs
1 Journey 10.50
2 Journeys 17.50
1 Day 25
6 Days 77.50
Saulire Express 1
Folie Douce access
12

Maps of Meribel

Other passes in Meribel

Are there any other passes available in Meribel?
Yes, there are! The 3 Valleys offers a subscription-based ski pass.

3 Vallées Liberté Pass
If you are a regular skier in Meribel and the 3 Valleys, then the 3 Vallées Liberté card may be of interest to you. Anyone that skis at least 8 (non-consecutive) days a season can benefit from the total freedom to ski whenever they want without having to pass by the ticket office each time. Payment is debited directly from your bank account after you have enjoyed your day on the slopes and you can check your account online anytime. The more you ski, the greater the reductions you can accumulate with -10% off the daily public adult rate throughout the season and -20% off the daily public every Saturday on adult 3 Valleys pass prices. Your 9th ski day is free and then each 6th day after that. This pass is only available to buy online, and the annual subscription costs €30.

Annual & season passes in Meribel

How much are season passes in Meribel?
Meribel season pass prices depend on your age and type of ski pass. There are family and group discounts available.

What's included in your 3 Valleys season pass?
Holders of the 3 Valley season pass benefit from a reciprocal agreement with several prestigious ski resorts around the world. Get a free 3-day pass for Shiga Kogen (Japan), Mount Buller (Australia), La Parva & Valle Nevado (Chile) and Matterhorn Ski Paradise (Switzerland), as well as 2-days passes for the three Vail Resorts in the USA.

Ski Season Pass Prices 2020/21 in Meribel
Per person
(€)
Meribel 3 Valleys
Adult
13-64yrs
1152 1336
Child
5-12yrs
921.60 1068.80
Senior
65-75yrs
1036 1202.40
Duo
2 people
- 1296
Tribu
3+ people
- 1276
Family
2 Adults+2 Children
921.60 1068.80

Ski season dates in Meribel

When can you ski in Meribel with your ski pass?
In winter 2020/21, the Meribel ski season runs from 5th December 2020 to 23rd April 2021. Ski-pass prices are usually cheaper at the beginning and the end of the season, when not all of the lifts may be open. Therefore, there are three season bands that apply to lift-pass prices:

Meribel Season Dates Winter 2020/21
Early Season Main Season Late Season

5th-18th December 2020

19th December 2020
- 9th April  2021
10th-23rd April 2021

Ski Lift Opening Dates Meribel

Where to buy ski passes in Meribel

There are two main ways of purchasing your Meribel ski pass: online and in resort.

How to buy your Meribel ski passes online – A step-by-step guide
To save time and money, you can pre-order your Meribel ski passes online. The process is really simple: 

  1. Click on one of the buttons below, which will take you to the Meribel Centre or the Meribel Mottaret main lift pass websites – choose which one depending on where you're staying
  2. Select the area you want to ski in (Meribel Valley or 3 Valleys), the duration of the passes, your first ski day and the number of people, including their ages
  3. Any discounts you may be eligible for will be automatically applied to the price of your passes
  4. State whether you already have a rechargeable card (in which case you'll need to insert its WTP number – see below for more information) or you don't (a €3 fee will be added for the card)
  5. You can also choose if you want ski insurance or not – we recommend you add it
  6. Create an account with your personal details
  7. Choose whether you want your ski passes to be delivered to your home address for a small fee (allow at least 10 days for delivery outside France and 7 days within France), or you prefer to pick them up at one of the ski pass offices in resort
  8. Pay for your ski passes

That's it, you're all ready to hit the slopes!

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How to buy your Meribel ski passes in resort
You can also buy your pass at a lift pass office when you get to resort. If you're uncertain of the pass you need or are looking to see how the weather is before buying your pass, then this can be a good option. The lift pass office staff is also great at advising exactly which pass is best for you while some passes, such as pedestrian and beginner lift passes, are only available at the ski pass offices. Be warned, though, you may have to queue, especially at busy times.

Ski/Lift Pass Offices in Meribel

How ski passes work in Meribel

Ski passes in Meribel are loaded onto a rechargeable SmartMedia card, which is more or less the size of a credit card and has a chip that stores the lift pass information. This hands-free card is read remotely at the entrance of the lifts, so you just need it to put it in a pocket on your left side (many ski jackets have a special pocket on the left sleeve) and the turnstile will activate remotely as you pass through. Keep it away from your credit cards, mobile phone or other ski passes as they may obstruct the card reading. Hands-free cards cost €3 in Meribel, and this fee is not refundable.

What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your Meribel hands-free card as many times as you want over several years. In order to do so, you need to enter the card's WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) number when purchasing your pass online. You can find this number on your card. After you've recharged your hands-free card in advance, you can generally go directly to the lifts without having to stop at the lift pass offices.

Worth knowing – About Meribel & 3 Valleys ski passes
Unless otherwise stated, ski passes and prices are generally subject to the following terms:

  • A hands-free pass costs €3 if you don't already have one to recharge
  • A photo is required for free passes and season passes
  • The type or duration of the ski pass refers to consecutive days
  • Prices shown are for the main season
  • When buying ski insurance as part of your Meribel or Three Valleys ski pass purchase, either online or at the Ski Pass Offices in resort, it will be provided by Carré Neige. The prices above do not include ski insurance, which you can add starting at €2.90 per person per day. Please, check the insurance policy and the company's T&Cs before purchasing.
  • Passes are strictly personal and non-transferable.
  • Longer duration ski passes are available when you buy online and in resort

Prices, offers, discounts & conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further terms & conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.‚Äč

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