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Méribel is part of the Three Valleys, the world's largest ski area with more than 650km of pistes spread over three main resorts: Méribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens. This ensures that buying a Méribel lift pass is money well spent!

To start with, be aware there are two main types of ski pass to choose from:

  • Méribel Valley pass - the cheaper, local ski pass, offering access to 150km of pistes; suitable for beginners.
  • Three Valleys pass - whole area pass, offering access to a whopping 650km of pistes in from Courchevel all the way across to Val Thorens.

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

Meribel 6-Day Ski Pass Prices - 2022/23
Cheapest Lift Pass Biggest Lift Pass
Méribel Ski Pass
Adult (13-64 yrs)
Three Valleys Ski Pass
Adult (13-64 yrs)
€360

The next tricky thing is that in the Méribel valley, you need to buy your Mottaret ski passes differently than if you're staying in the rest of the Méribel Valley. It's a different lift-company and they haven't created a unified website for lift-passes based on where you're staying, yet....! All the passes are the same coverage, but based on your accommodation you buy them from a different website (and pick them up or deal with any issues from the relevant lift company).

Mottaret, aka Méribel-Mottaret, is a contained resort higher up the valley than Méribel main resort.

How much are ski passes in Meribel?


It depends. Ski pass prices in Méribel 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. Méribel also offers some great discounts available for families and groups.

How to buy your Méribel ski pass
There are two lift companies selling passes in the valley, depending on whether you are staying in Méribel-Mottaret or Méribel. 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 Méribel-Mottaret or Méribel 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.

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Deals & discounted ski passes in Meribel


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

If you are looking to save money on your lift-pass, make sure you're check out the best ways to reduce the overall cost. Quite often the pricing structures can be complex, so it's worth reading our guide below to give you some insights, depending on your circumstances.

What are the best ways to save money on Meribel ski passes?
Look out for early pre-season sales and start/end of season discounts
Buy Group or Family packs if eligible, buying all passes together
Buy online ahead of arriving to save both time and money in resort
Buy six-day passes, for a better per day rate over shorter durations
Buy the local area pass rather than full area, albeit with fewer ski options

Group ski passes
The Three Valleys Pass offers discounts for groups of three or more people skiing together. So, if you're skiing as a group then go for the Tribu passes and save. 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 six or seven days. Special discounts are available to groups of 20 and more, please contact the ski pass offices in resort for details.

Group Ski Pass Prices in the Three Valleys - 2022/23
  Duration Per person
(€)
TRIBU
3+ people
6 Days 340
7 Days 396

Family ski passes
Family discounts are available for both the Méribel and 3 Valleys pass. Everyone in the family group pays the child's rate! Everyone in the family group pays the child's rate! Your family needs to be made up of a minimum of two adults and two children (aged 5-18 yrs), but you can include a maximum of seven children for the same price per person. To benefit from the discount, at least four 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. 

Family Ski Pass Prices in Méribel - 2022/23 
Per person
(€)
Méribel Pass 3 Valleys Pass
6 Days   288
7 Days   332.80

Early and late season discounts
During the first and last few weeks of the season, reduced rates apply to both the Méribel 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 Méribel and Mottaret ski area can benefit from special deals. The Méribel Mini Pass covers approximately half of the Méribel Valley and is slightly cheaper than the full Méribel Valley pass. This pass is valid for the especially created "Easy Rider" areas within the Méribel 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.

Saturday ski passes
On Saturdays, the resort offers 10% off the day ski pass rate for Méribel, and 20% off the 3 Valleys area.

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Free ski passes in Meribel


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

Everyone aged under five and over 75
Children aged under five years old and people aged over 75 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 Méribel 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.

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3 Valleys ski pass price list


Where can you ski with a Three Valleys lift pass?
The Three 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 seven linked ski resorts: Méribel/Mottaret, Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens, Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville, Orelle and Brides Les Bains. Three Valleys lift passes are available from four hours to 14 days, as well as for the whole season.

Who should buy a Three Valleys ski pass?
The Three 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 Three 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 Méribel for more than a couple of days should also consider buying a Three Valleys pass as they have plenty of time to explore the 328 runs on offer.

Ski Pass Prices in The Three Valleys - 2022/23
Per person
(€)
Adult
13-64 yrs
Child
5-12 yrs
Senior
65-75 yrs
 4 Hours 63 50.40 56.70
1 Day 72 57.60 64.80
2 Days 144 115.20 129.60
3 Days 216 172.80 194.40
4 Days 288 230.40 259.20
5 Days 340 272 306
6 Days 360 288 324
7 Days 416 332.80 374.40

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Meribel Valley ski pass price list


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

Who should buy a Méribel ski pass?
Méribel Valley ski passes are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers who will enjoy the gentle and wide green (eight) and blue (36) runs. However, don't think this pass doesn't suit expert skiers – the ski area boasts 23 red and nine challenging black pistes and access to some great off-piste. The Méribel 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 in Méribel - 2022/23 
Per person
(€)
Adult
13-64 yrs
Child
5-12 yrs
Senior
65-75 yrs
4 Hours      
1 Day      
2 Days      
3 Days      
4 Days      
5 Days      
6 Days      
7 Days      

Can you upgrade your Meribel Valley ski pass to a Three Valleys ski pass?
Yes, if your ski pass is valid for at least two days there are one-day extensions available. Please enquire at one of the ski pass offices.

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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 winter. Pedestrian rates are available for one to 21 days, or for the whole season, and there are also single and return trips on individual lifts available.

Pedestrian passes are only available to buy at the ski pass offices in resort.

Pedestrian Pass Prices in the Three Valleys - 2022/23 
Adult/Child/Senior
5-75 yrs
Per person
(€) 
1 Day 27
6 Days 84

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Other passes in Meribel


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

Three Vallées Liberté Pass
If you are a regular skier in Méribel and the 3 Valleys, then the 3 Vallées Liberté card may be of interest to you. Anyone that skis at least eight 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 ninth ski day is free and then each sixth day after that. This pass is only available to buy online, and there is an annual subscription.

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Annual & season passes in Meribel


How much are season passes in Méribel?
Méribel season pass prices depend on your age and type of ski pass. There are family and group discounts available. If you ski more than 18 days in Méribel during one season, then this is the best value pass for you. New season passes go on sale in October.

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

Ski Season Pass Prices in Méribel - 2022/23
Per person
(€)
Méribel Three Valleys
Adult
30-64yrs
  1,489
Child / Young Adult
5-29yrs
  1,042.30
Senior
65-75yrs
  1,340.10
Tribu
3+ people
- 1,409
Family
2 Adults + 2 Children
  1,191.20
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Ski season dates in Meribel


When can you ski in Méribel with your ski pass?
The Méribel ski season runs from 3rd December 2022 to 23rd April 2023. 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:

Méribel Season Dates - 2022/23
Early Season Main Season Late Season

3rd-16th December 2022

17th December 2022 - 14th April 2023 15th-23rd April 2023

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Where to buy ski passes in Meribel


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

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

  1. Click on one of the buttons below, which will take you to the Méribel Centre or the Méribel Mottaret main lift pass websites – choose which one depending on where you're staying.
  2. Select the area you want to ski in (Méribel 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 seven 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!

How to buy your Méribel 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.

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How ski passes work in Meribel


Ski passes in Méribel 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 Méribel, and this fee is not refundable.

What is a ski pass WTP number? You can recharge and top-up your Méribel 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 Méribel & Three 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 Méribel 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 and conditions are shown here as a guide only and are subject to change – to be confirmed at the time of booking. Further terms and conditions may apply. Prices may be subject to changes in sales tax.​

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