Aside from skiing, Méribel offers a fabulous range of activities. It is advisable to book these before your arrival to avoid disappointment. We would be delighted to make any reservations on your behalf. Your dedicated Purple Ski
minibus will be available to drop you off and pick you up for any of these within the Méribel valley. For further afield, we can of course book a taxi for you. For further information or to make a booking please speak to your chalet
Exploring the 3 Valleys
Snow-shoe Walking: There is no better way for the non-skier to explore the history of the area and the wildlife than by snowshoe walking. Mark Tennent at Simply Savoie
offers day trips for €250 - €300 per group of 1-4 people, and half-day trips for €140 - €200, but he can also arrange to accommodate larger groups. Mark can meet you at your chalet or another agreed meeting point. There
is also the possibility of an evening snowshoe and dinner at the Refuge de la Traye (above Méribel Les Allues), which could be a wonderful alternative to dining in a restaurant
on your Chef's night off.
Hot Air Ballooning: Why not indulge yourself in a once in a lifetime experience and take a hot air balloon ride over the Alps? The cost is €260 per adult (€480 for a couple) for a 45 min - 1 hour 15 minute flight,
weather permitting. Children under 12 can fly for €180, and must be accompanied by an adult.
Parapenting: For a change of scenery, why not get a bird's eye view of the Alps by trying your hand at parapenting? Weather-permitting, you can parapente any day of the week. For around €110 you can glide from the
top of Saulire, dropping over 1000m down to the Truite piste near the centre of town. You can easily book this on the day from the top of Saulire and Col de la Loze at one of the many operators' stalls, but we can also help arrange this
for you in advance if needed. You must be able to confidently ski a blue piste. Make sure you wear warm clothes.
Snowmobile: What fun to whiz around the pistes after dark on a snowmobile, either on your own on or with a friend on the back. With Snow Biker, adults can hire a snowmobile (accompanied by a guide) for €110 for one
hour, €150 for 90 minutes, and an extra €20 per passenger. Children can also experience the thrill of tearing around at a cost of only €10 for 10 minutes (2pm - 5pm). The minimum age is 4 years if accompanied by an adult
(maximum 12 years). Outings can be booked on the day, depending on the weather. Make sure you wrap up warm! Helmets are provided.
Val Heliski: Catering for all off-piste ski and snowboard abilities, Val Heliski offer all-inclusive day trips that promise to show you unbeatable heliski terrain accessed directly from their private heli-landing zone.
They offer a range of packages including guided ski excursions, heli-scenic tours and split boarding courses. Prices start at €99pp and include a door-to-door service.
Scenic Flights: Take a flight high above Méribel resort to see the mountains in all of their snow-capped glory. A beautiful treat for yourself or a loved one. Flights take-off from Méribel Altiport and are
chartered by experienced, fully-qualified pilots. Prices depend on your flight time and path; all prices quoted are per person and approximate, minimum 2 people per flight:
Méribel Valley (duration 10 minutes): €50
Trois Vallées (duration 20 minutes): €90
The Tarentaise (duration 30 minutes): €120
Family fun in the Snow
Night-time Tobogganing: A 2km sledging run takes you from the top of the Combes chairlift down into central Mottaret. €6 gets you one run, with roasted marshmallows and hot drinks awaiting you on completion (€12 gets you as many runs as you like). From 5.30 to 7.30pm every Thursday. Helmets compulsory, sledges can be rented from many of the Mottaret ski rental shops (very popular so arrive early!). Alternatively you can book your own private guide to take you down the Lapin piste in pitch black - not for the faint hearted! Professionals accompany you the whole way down, and provide an extensive safety briefing, helmets, glow sticks, and of course the sledges themselves. Quotes dependent on group numbers and available upon request.
Igloo-building: A fun evening activity for children aged 7-13. A Prosneige instructor will help them be creative, designing and building their own igloo. Children will end their two-hour session with a hot chocolate.
Dog-sledding: Experience the adrenaline of exploring the mountains on a sleigh drawn by 7-10 huskies. A professional musher will guide you for one hour, including a full 30 minutes of sledding. Be sure to wrap up warm! This is great fun but can be quite physical in deep snow.
Horse-drawn sleigh ride: Enjoy the beautiful Lac de Tueda on the edge of the Parc National de Vanoise from a traditional horse drawn sleigh. Prices start from €55 for half an hour for 1 to 4 passengers. The Lac de Tueda tour costs €95 for one hour.
Equestrian Centre: Located at the heart of the valley on the Truite piste, Méribel's equestrian centre offers a number of horsey activities, including excursions into the snowy forest, pony sledge rides for children, and ski-joëring (a horse pulls you along on your skis - they even have a slalom and jumps for you to try…!). Open every day from 9am - 8pm.
Fitness, Spa & Relaxation
Massages: Purple Ski is one of the few companies to employ in-house masseuses in Méribel. We have two permanent and highly qualified holistic therapists on the team who are available
to treat you at your chalet and help ease away the tensions of everyday life and even help with your long-term well-being. For details click here.
Le Spa Nuxe: Based at the Kaïla Hotel, the Spa Nuxe offers a variety of beauty treatments, steam room, spa, and sauna. It is open from 10am to 1pm and 2pm - 8pm every day. Booking is advised.
Fitness area at the Olympic Centre: Run by a fitness professional, the fitness area offers cardio-training, fitness-training, a weights room, rowing machines, steppers, running machines, and fitness bicycles. It is open
from 9am-9pm Monday - Friday, and entry costs €12 (or €14 for gym + pool).
Yoga and Pilates: Sarah Sims is a qualified physiotherapist, massage therapist, and yoga and pilates instructor, who is also a ski instructor so knows what you need after a long day on the hill! She will ensure you get
the most out of your body for the best skiing/snowboarding experience the following day. This season she is also offering a unique activity, 'Snow Yoga', which is exactly as it sounds - yoga out in the snow! You will be given an inflatable
board to stand on, providing an amazing stable surface on the snow which is insulating so won't be so cold under foot. Spaces limited to 8 per class.
Mindfulness: Alison Prideaux MA offers in depth mindfulness training for experienced meditators and beginners. She teaches adults, children, medical staff and corporate groups. Alison brings an engaging way of strengthening
focus and attention. Make the most of your holiday to thoroughly destress and learn a new skill which will serve you well on the slopes as well as back in the office. Mindfulness is good for you and anyone can do it! €80 per hour
for individuals or groups.
Méribels indoor treats
Ice Skating: Fun for adults and children, the ice rink in Méribel (situated next to the swimming pool at La Chaudanne) is open every day from 2.30-7 pm. Adults skate for €7.50, under 13s for €6; children under 5 years can skate for €3. Be sure to wear warm clothes and thick gloves. Ice hockey matches are also frequently held there at 8.30pm, making it a great activity for the chef's night off. Ask your chalet manager to find out what's on when you are in Méribel.
Swimming Pool: Méribel's 25m pool is open every day from 2.30pm-7pm (until 8pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays; also open 10am - 12pm on Sundays). Entry is €4.50 for adults, €3.50 for children and free for under 5s.
Bowling: Méribel's bowling alley is also situated at La Chaudanne along with the ice rink and swimming pool. There is a 6-lane bowling alley, billiards, bar, and snacks. So why not visit with friends and family for some alternative après ski? It is open daily from 2pm-2am, but book early as it can get very busy. It is also open from 10am if the weather is bad.
Indoor Climbing Wall: Another exciting addition to our well-equipped Olympic Centre, the 14m climbing wall is open every day and free for those with their own equipment, insurance, and proof of experience. For less experienced climbers, the Bureau des Guides can offer a 2 hour session assisting you in your first climb, or helping you to improve your skills and climbing techniques. Children must be 6 years old or over.
Casino de Brides les Bains: For those with a penchant for a spot of gambling, why not visit the casino down in Brides les Bains, open Tuesday - Saturday from 6pm. The casino also has concerts and weekly entertainment.