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Myths about Meribel


It’s easy to hear one negative thing, or read one negative review online, and let yourself be put off. But we wouldn’t want anything like this stop someone having an amazing time in one of the world’s best ski areas, the Three Valleys! Read about some of the common myths we hear, and let us debunk them for you!


  1. Meribel is too loud and busy

Whilst there are great apres-bars and nightlife in Meribel if you’re looking for it, it’s not solely a party-resort. There are plenty of great restaurants and chilled-out apres bars to take your fancy. The accommodation in Meribel is spread out across different villages so you can stay outside of the town centre if you would rather avoid the nightlife. 


2. Anything lower than Meribel-Mottaret is too far from the slopes

Anywhere you stay in Meribel, it is maximum a ten minutes bus journey from the slopes. From all parts of the valley, there is easy access to the other parts of the Three Valleys, with a maximum of two lifts to get you to Courchevel, and three to Val Thorens. The vast majority of the skiing in the Three Valleys is done above 1800m, so even if you stay further down the mountain, there is always snow-sure skiing.  


3. That it’s too expensive

Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens do have some beautiful luxury chalets available. However, what makes them so flexible as resorts is the fantastic range of accommodation for groups of all sizes available. There is always a fantastic deal to be found. 


4. That it’s not good for beginners 

Whilst Courchevel or Val Thorens are well-known as good resorts for beginners, Meribel has a great connection of nursery slopes, and fun themed slopes for kids! We work with several great  companies who offer both private and shared ski and snowboard lessons, so you can learn at your own pace. Meribel is renowned as one of ski instructors favourite resorts to teach beginners in.


5. That skiing is too cold 

This is a common fear that people express for not wanting to go skiing. However, if this was the case then people wouldn’t go skiing in the first place? If you go skiing in Spring you can enjoy plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures and still be in the snow!