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Resort guide to Meribel Village - France

Quiet and charming ski village linking to Meribel and the Three Valleys ski area

Meribel Village resort information - a general overview

Meribel Village should not be confused with Meribel, Meribel Les Allues or Meribel Mottaret as all four are quite distinct places with their own characters. Meribel Village really came into its own with the opening of the new quad chair lift linking it directly to the vast Three Valleys system taking the old quaint village into a ski resort of its own standing. MGM built some smart self catering properties and luxury chalet developers made use of the cheaper land to build some outstanding chalets. Today the village is a mixture of old and modern and offers residents the chance to escape the British mob in Meribel and still access the superb skiing. The nightlife is pretty quiet by Meribel's standards but staying here makes a good option for a family holiday.

If you are staying in one of the chalets in Meribel Village you can access the ski school meeting point at the top of the Golf Chair lift which is the high speed lift departing from the centre of the village. However, please note that not all ski schools meet here. Some schools only meet at the bottom of Chaudanne in the main resort of Meribel. If you have an early morning lesson booked to start at Chaudanne you may find that there is insufficient time to get the Golf chair up when it opens in the morning and to ski down to Chaudanne in time for your lesson. if this is the case you will need to get the morning bus to Meribel Chaudanne which departs Meribel Village at 08.45hrs.

There are plenty of excellent chalets in Meribel Village some are luxurious, others just very good value so both adult and family groups have a wide choice.

Resort stats

600km

1,450m - 3,195m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Avoiding the queues at the Chaudanne lift station in Meribel
  • More peaceful than Meribel itself but access to same ski area
  • There are some lovely, high end chalets in Meribel Village

Cons

  • Not much night life would need to get a taxi into Meribel
  • Need to get a bus to ski school meeting point in Meribel
  • Home run can get very heavy and slushy in warm weather

Meribel Village Resort Restaurants

The rustic and traditional Savoyard food in the Le Boa Mil is just the ticket if you enjoy a good fondue or a hearty onion soup. Not only that, their serving sizes are more than generous, so be sure to only order one course! Just a stone's throw from the centre of town, this quaint eatery is located in a unique building set in the cellar of an old ski chalet. Meribel Village also has a number of other fine dining establishments, including Le Plantain which has been completely rebuilt in an original mountain style using traditional wood and stone. Contrary to many restaurants, Le Plantain has an interesting and contemporary menu offering alternatives to the usual Savoyard style food. The Lodge du Village has also been highlighted as a season favourite with modest prices for either a quick lunch stop before heading back to the mountain or a cheeky snack during après.

Meribel Village Mountain Restaurants

With over 30 mountain restaurants in the Meribel ski area, there are plenty of places to choose from for lunch should you decide not to eat in your ski chalet. Meribel Village, located just one lift away from Meribel, is an excellent base for exploring the other resorts within the Three Valleys. A top pick nearby is the Bouc Blanc in La Tania, which is close to the top of the La Tania gondola and offers a good standard of food with friendly service.

Meribel Village Apres Ski

Before putting your feet up in your ski chalet, Meribel Village has several apres ski gems which are worth visit after a long day on the piste. One of the most popular is the Lodge du Village, which has a lively (English run) lounge bar upstairs as well as a large sunny terrace and balcony making it an ideal spot whilst watching the sun go down. Lodge du Village is most easily accessed via the blue Lapin piste.

Meribel Village Nightlife

If you are not that enamoured with ideal of going to Meribel for a night out, the best option is to stay in, relax and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the surrounding mountains from your ski chalet. Meribel Village is a resort known more for its gastronomical delights, than its extensive number of vibrant bars and clubs.

Meribel Village Resort Map

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  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
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