Welcome to


Méribel is known as La Coeur des Trois Vallées – the heart of the Three Valleys – because of its location at the centre of the world’s largest ski area and because it pulsates with an energy that few other resorts can match. It’s a beautiful resort that has been sympathetically planned out and that has remained true to its founding principles. All contributing factors to Méribel being named as Family Resort of the Year at the World Snow Awards in 2018.

The Ski Company offers slope-side apartment accommodation in Méribel but, through our sister company – The Chalet Company - we can also help you to find a catered chalet.


Skier's Guide

There are many words/ articles/ guidebooks/ reviews and postcards that have been written to describe the skiing in the Three Valleys by people a lot more intelligent and eloquent than me and so it is very unlikely that I will bring you information that you haven’t already read. All you really need to know is that it is the world’s largest ski area with over 600km of pistes serviced by almost 200 lifts and so, whatever your level, you are extremely unlikely to be disappointed in the skiing!

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Getting to


Flying is the best way to cover off the largest part of your journey to Méribel. There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; which are considered below:

  • Chambery: 93km, 1h 15m
  • Grenoble: 129km, 1h 23m
  • Geneva (recommended): 178km, 2h 05m
  • Lyon: 199km, 2h 10m

Geneva is the recommended option because there is a greater volume and a great flexibility of ground transportation options onto Méribel from Geneva Airport.

Taking the train is another option, the Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Moutiers in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 17km on to VT.

Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! With passage through the Eurotunnel + petrol + tolls, you should expect the journey to cost around £175 each way. Total journey time from London is about eleven-and-a-half hours…90 minutes to Dover, 30 minutes in the tunnel and nine-and-a-half hours from Calais to Méribel.

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Food and Drink at


Having spent a number of seasons/ the happiest days of my life in Méribel, I feel relatively well-qualified to give you a run-down of how to convert money into food in the town.

First up for the self-caterers…if you are driving, it is recommended that you stop at the supermarket in Moutiers or Albertville as they are significantly larger and cheaper than those in resort. But, in resort, there are plenty of options: there are four supermarkets: the only one that could genuinely claim to be “super” is in Mussillon and has everyone that you could require including a butcher’s counter. The others in Morel, Chaudanne and Village are smaller and more minimarts. There is also a butcher in la Chaudanne and numerous artisanal bakeries. We can also organise for bread & pastries to be delivered to your apartment each morning too!

If you’re looking for a restaurant, then it depends what you are looking for!

For our well-heeled guests, l’Ekrin in the newly-opened five star restaurant La Kaila is the resident Michelin-starred restaurant but La Grand Coeur restaurant (in La Grand Coeur Hotel) is right up there too.

The best steaks are at Chez Kiki in Morel where le Monsieur has been cooking meat on the coals since 1742 (apparently). Le Coeur de Cristal (off Rhodos piste) is also good for a slab of red meat and la Brizolee serves up a fantastic steak tartare for those happy to dispense with the need for cooking.

For the Burger Brigade, the Bad Boy at Evolution Café Bar in Chaudanne is rivalled only by the Mountain Burger from Mottaret Snack Bar!

Veggies are, unfortunately, generally overlooked in France but Sarah at Aux Petits Oignons in Altitude 1600 will look after you with a menu that contains plenty of dishes that contain neither meat nor fish but that adhere to her wonderful style of fusing traditional French and world cuisines

Other notable restaurants include the excellent Le Plantin on the road from Méribel Village to Courchevel, le Clos Bernard which is best accessed through the forest on skis and Scott’s Pan Asian at Hotel Doron

When it comes to apres-ski, Méribel is right up there amongst the most happening resorts in the world. La Folie Douce – close to the Biche and Mauduit pistes – is a good place to start the day with its particular brand of apres entertainment from 3pm ‘til 5pm. Then it’s down to Ronnies (le Rond-point – off the Doron piste) to continue with the live music and table-dancing! Back into town there are some great venues such as Méribar and Jack’s Bar just off the piste and further into town, you have La Taverne, Bar 50:50, Bar-o-meter and a million other options. The nightclubs take over where the bars leave off… O’Sullivans (formerly Dick’s Tea Bar) is a favourite option with the young ones and Le Loft is a little more grown-up!

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Non-Ski Activities at


Most of you will finish the day’s skiing pretty pooped and some of the best evenings are spent watching the fire crackle whilst popping tasty solids and more-ish liquids into your mouth.

Not everyone is so lucky, of course and there are many families who know that 15 minutes is all the downtime required by some children before they crave the next thing. Having the spa within your residence therefore is a blessing. Without having the leave the building or put your hand into your pocket, you can go for a swim or a loll in the Jacuzzi or sweat it out in the sauna or hammam.

There are plenty of other things to do for non-skiers. Introduced in 2017, the Mission Black Forest toboggan run is worth a visit (if you are over 1.4m in height!) – it’s 3km in length, descends 470m and has 28 corners! There’s also the usual menu of ski-resort trips out: husky-sledding, sleigh-rides, snow-shoeing, Nordic skiing and ski-dooing. For the more down-to-earth pursuits, the Olympic Centre in Méribel has a large swimming pool with slide, a well-equipped gym, an ice rink and a climbing wall. Other than that, it’s ten-pin bowling, the cinema or some retail therapy!

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Méribel Statistics

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Min Average
Winter Temp

-2C (28.4F)

Max Average
Winter Temp

4C (39.2F)

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