Whatever you choose to do on your winter holiday you are sure to find a huge range of activities across the Meribel & 3 Valleys area. From relaxing, to full on adrenaline there is something for everyone, every ability and every age in Meribel. Check out the selection of things to do below for some holiday inspiration!
For the non-skier
From a range of alternative mountain pursuits to more sedate cultural or therapeutic options, you can make it as action-packed or as relaxed as you like! And of course, you can still enjoy the peaks of the mountains by buying a pedestrian lift pass to have lunch with your skier friends, or simply to enjoy the views. In Meribel all of the cable cars, gondolas and most of the chair lifts may be used by non-skiers. If the weather is fine, good places to meet your friends for lunch on the mountain include the top of Saulire (Pierres Plates or le Panoramic restaurant) or the top of Plattieres 3 lift (Bouche a oreille restaurant) as both these summits have fantastic views. If you fancy some walking at high altitude, meet your friends at the Plan des Mains restaurant (at the bottom of the chairlift of the same name above Mottaret) where there are some new walking paths laid out. If the weather is bad, you may prefer to meet your friends for lunch at any of the piste-side restaurants in Meribel.
Meribel is a winter walker's paradise, with lifts giving access to the higher ground and a network of groomed trails in the winter, it's very easy to discover the resort on foot. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast before you set out as conditions can change rapidly in the mountains. You do not need any particular equipment, just a pair of sturdy boots and layers of warm clothing that you can take off or put on as necessary. A pair of walking poles will come in handy for extra balance on icy patches and for checking snow depth before you go striding forth. Top tip: buy ‘grippers’ for your walking boots to prevent slipping which you can buy from most local Sport Shops.