But this resort in the famous Three Valleys domain is so much more than just a pretty face, so to speak. The resort, just 20 minutes using our Annecy airport transfer service, is also part of the largest skiing domains in the world with excellent skiing for all ages and abilities.
Founded by Brit Peter Lindsay in 1938 as an alternative to the Austrian resorts which were popular with the British in the early 20th century, Meribel has retained a strong British presence and influence ever since. In fact, Brits – the most pressing of which arrive using a Meribel helicopter transfer – make up 37 per cent of total visitors to the resort, with the French making up a further 48 per cent.
Originally built on a west-facing hillside, the resort has rapidly grown and now encompasses the satellite resort of Meribel-Mottaret, situated a couple of miles up the valley and also easily accessed by our Annecy airport transfer service.
Meribel’s charms speak for themselves. The resort is without doubt one of the most tastefully designed in France, with wooden chalet-style apartments dotted on the hillside. There are also a large number of individual luxury chalets in the resort in which many of our clients who arrive using our Meribel helicopter transfer for their stay.
As well as aesthetically pleasing accommodation there are also a large number of cosy pubs, café and restaurants – as well as a smattering of fine dining – to keep everyone satisfied on their skiing holiday.
Hugely popular with families, the resort has an impressive choice of runs from nursery slopes to more challenging black runs as well as the possibility to ski in the other Three Valley resorts of Courchevel, La Tania and Val Thorens.
And with the ski area climbing all the way up to a peak of 3200 meters, perfect skiing conditions are almost guaranteed until the end of March.