Meribel Resort FAQ's

Travel Questions

What are the closest airports to Meribel?

Chambery is the closest airport to Meribel. It is 1.5/2hrs from Chambery to Meribel.

 

How do we get to Meribel?

Many of the packages on our website include flights and transfers to Meribel. You would be met at your arrival airport by your rep and transferred to resort on the transfer coach. It is also easy to drive or take the Eurostar.

 

What is the best way to book flights?

Flights can be booked directly through the major airlines such as easyjet, BA and Fly Be. Our Flights to Meribel page has a full listing of the major airlines.

 

Is it easy to drive from the UK?

Yes. Book your ferry or tunnel crossing in advance. On arrival in Calais it is about 8/9 hours drive to Meribel. Check out our driving to Meribel section

 

What do I need to know when driving abroad?

Have a look at our driving to Meribel page

 

Does the Eurostar connect with Meribel?

You can take the Eurostar from St Pancras or Ashford on the Friday night so that you arrive first thing on Saturday morning into Moutiers. You will be met in Moutiers and transferred up the hill to Meribel so that you can ski that day. Another option is to take the Eurostar on the Saturday morning and travel through the day taking in the views so that you arrive on the Saturday night in time for a vin chaud. The Train to Meribel page details the options. Most of the tour operators that run Saturday to Saturday can offer Eurostar as part of the package price.

 

Are there airport transfers to Meribel from Geneva?

Yes. There are plenty of companies that transfer from all the major arrival airports to Meribel. A shared transfer usually costs about £130 per person. Below are a few transfer companies that offer both shared and private transfers:

 

www.ski-lifts.com

www.3vt.co.uk

www.mountainexpress.co.uk

www.3valleyvans.com

www.alpinecab.com

 

 

Car hire at the airport and locally?

Pre book your car hire in advance for picking up at the airport with www.holidayautos.co.uk If you fancy a couple of days out of resort then you can hire a car in Meribel itself. There is a garage in Mottaret called Garage Breton who can arrange local car hire. Their contact number is 0033 479 004284

 

Chalet Questions

 

Are there chalets close to the piste?

 

Yes. There are chalets that are close to the piste in Meribel. We have listed a few below:

 

Chalet Cardamines – 4 mins walk to piste

Chalet Lys Blanc – 3 mins walk to Morel chairlift

Chalet Hotel Alba – 20 metres to the piste

Chalet Bambis – ski in/ski out

Chalet L’Ardour – 150 metres to the piste

Chalet Telekie – next to the piste in Meribel 1600

Chalet Azalee – next to the piste in Meribel 1600

Chalet Alysson – next to the piste in Meribel 1600

Chalet Le Christope – next to the piste in Meribel Village

 

Which chalets are best for groups?

 

There are plenty of good chalets and chalet hotels for groups. Here are a few for you to start with:

 

Chalet Natalia 1 – Close to Mottaret centre and slopes – sleeps 18

Chalet Trois Coeur – sauna and hot tub – sleeps 10

Chalet Tremblant – Pool and hot tub – sleeps 12

Chalet Camarine – minibus to the slopes – sleeps 10

Chalet Cote d’Arlin – log fire – sleeps 16

 

Are there all-inclusive cheap chalet deals?

 

Yes. Check out our ski deals page for the all inclusive ski deals

 

Family Ski Holiday Questions

 

 

What are the best chalets for childcare?

 

The Chalet Hotel Alba and Chalet Hotel Tarentaise both have their own on site crèche and kids clubs. Other chalets that are good for children needing childcare are the Chalet Nant de Morel, Bellevue and Bambis. Have a look at our childcare in Meribel page

 

Is there a family lift pass option?

 

Where a family is made up of 2 adults and 2 or more children under 18 years then everyone pays the child price. The same ski area and 6 days or more must be booked.

 

Where can children ski for free?

 

Meribel: Loupiot, Cotes drag lift, Altiport drag and Fontany telecord.

Mottaret: Le Doron draglift, Ourson Telecorde and Chalets gondola

 

Are there crèches or babysitting services?

 

ESF – Les Saturnin www.esf-meribel.com

ESF – Piou Piou  www.esf-meribel.com

Meribel Nanny Services www.meribelnannyservices.com

Merinannies www.merinannies.com

Snowbugs www.snowbugs.co.uk

T4 Nanny Service www.t4nanny.com

Snow Angel Nannies www.snowangelnannies.co.uk

Zealous Care www.zealous.eu

 

What can children do off the slopes?

 

There is plenty for children to do off the slopes. Meribel puts on weekly entertainment such as magic shows for children. There is tobogganing, swimming and ice-skating too. Have a look at our family ski page

 

What is Christmas like in Meribel?

 

Christmas is a magical time in Meribel. The resort has plenty of activities on during Christmas week for children and the twice weekly market is perfect for creating the Christmas magic. Your catered chalet will no doubt have a tree and turkey will be served for Christmas dinner. What better way to bring in Christmas Day than with a day on the slopes?

 

Lift Pass Questions

 

Can you get a group discount on lift passes?

 

For groups or families of 3 or over there is the TRIBU pass. This is 268 Euro for a 6 day 3 valley pass instead of 283 Euro

 

Which lift pass option should I go for?

 

If you are a group of 3 or more then the TRIBU pass above will be best. If you are a family of 2 adults and 2 or more children under 18yrs then the family pass will be best.  If you are a beginner skier then the local area pass will suffice. However, if you are intermediate or above then the full 3 valley pass is the best option.

 

How do I pre book lift passes?

 

You can go online and pre book your lift passes. These can either be posted out to you so that you have it ready in your pocket for your first day skiing. Alternatively, you can pick it up at the lift pass office in resort.  Resort lift pass link

 

Do you still need a passport photo for the pass?

 

No passes are hands free now.

 

Do children in ski school need a pass?

 

Children aged 5 years and older will need a lift pass.

 

Are there any free ski lifts?

 

Meribel: Loupiot, Cotes drag lift, Altiport drag and Fontany telecord.

Mottaret: Le Doron draglift, Ourson Telecorde and Chalets gondola

 

 

 

Ski hire questions

 

Where is the best ski hire shop?

 

We have a full list of ski hire shops under our ski and board hire page

 

Can you hire avalanche transceivers?

 

Yes. These can be hired in ski hire shops as detailed above.

 

Can you buy equipment from the ski hire shops?

 

Yes. You can buy skis, boards and boots from the ski hire shops.

 

Can you hire a helmet?

 

Yes, helmets are available to hire.

 

Ski School Questions

 

Will the instructor speak English?

 

The ski schools will group same language children together where possible. Off peak dates may result in mixed classes. However, all instructors can speak English.

 

What age can children start ski school?

 

Children can take ski lessons from 5 years old. Children aged 3 and 4 years can go into the Piou Piou where they will have snow games on skis.

 

Where does ski school meet up?

Ski school usually meets up at the main Chaudanne area. During the peak weeks the ESF meets up at Rond Point des Pistes.

 

Have a look at our ski school page for full details

 

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