Méribel was founded by Scotsman Colonel Peter Lindsay in 1938 when he built the first lift (a 31-seater fixed rope sled that was installed above Les Allues). His aim was to create a purpose built ski resort, which remained faithful to the mountains that surrounded it.
Though Méribel has grown into one of the great ski resorts and is at the heart of the largest and, for many, the finest ski area in the world, it has remained faithful, to this day, to Peter Lindsay's aims. All the buildings in the town are constructed in the traditional Savoyarde style from wood and stone, making Méribel one of the most attractive ski resorts in France.
In Méribel we offer five of the most luxurious ski chalets available in Méribel, situated in the resort's most exclusive enclaves.
There is something for everyone in Méribel, convivial bars and every type of restaurant, from the Michelin Starred to the simple, offering crêpes and traditional Savoyarde cuisine. For non-skiers and skiers alike there are plenty of non-skiing diversions. There are many scenic walks around Méribel and Mottaret and many of the mountain restaurants can be accessed from the gondolas.
Sightseeing flights can be taken from the Altiport. There is the Olympic Ice Rink, swimming pool, a bowling alley, fitness centre, snow-mobiling and shops of every kind. Or why not just unwind in your chalet with a good book or watching a video. What could be more relaxing? For more details please visit the non skiing activities page.
The nightlife of Méribel is centred around The Taverne, Le Pub, Jack's and Le Poste. Though if you are looking for a quieter drink we recommend the Grand Coeur or the Chaudanne hotels. And for those with the stamina Méribel's very own Dick's Tea Bar is open till 4 in the morning.
Click here for a map of Méribel.
Click here for a list of shops in Méribel.
Click here for a list of services in Méribel
Last updated: 10 February 2012 11:09 GMT
This document was printed on Saturday, May 18, 2013 7:55 AM