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Nestled in the heart of the Three Valleys, Méribel is well known for its scenery and for its pine forests that beckon exploration on foot and by ski. Yet, exceptional ski domain aside, what really distinguishes Méribel is the cosy atmosphere created by its respect for traditional architecture that strict building regulations have guaranteed throughout the resort’s development.
It is a unique exception in the French Alps which confers on Méribel a reputation as an elegant resort whose discreet charm draws a stylish clientele.
The Méribel ski area lies at the heart of the biggest linked ski area in the World, the Three Valleys, comprised of Méribel, Courchevel, La Tania, Brides-Les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle. Together the resorts offer 600 km of interconnected marked runs and a world record cumulative vertical drop of over 62,000m with 15 summits over 2,500m and six glaciers affording panoramic views in every direction.
Méribel itself has more than 300 pistes with runs adapted for every level. It’s particularly family-friendly, with a unique system of ‘magnesticks’ allowing young children to be safely connected to chairlifts via a magnetic back protector. The resort also offers a range of entertainments, events and shows for every age group.
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