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Méribel - delightful resort with guaranteed snow

Sensational Three valleys skiing virtually from your doorstep. Lying at the heart of the world’s biggest inter-linked ski area with its endless variety of terrain, Méribel has plenty to offer all ages and all levels, a perfect location for your next Esprit family ski holiday! The Méribel valley offers a combination of cruisy glades and open boulevards, which enjoy both morning and afternoon sun, and the huge state-of-the-art lift system allows guests to access the full 600kms of slopes with ease.

Certainly Méribel’s location in the middle valley is a major benefit, putting both Courchevel on the one side and the guaranteed snow of Val Thorens and the Glacier de Péclet on the other within easy reach.

Méribel

Chalet Hotel Alba - Close

Chalet Hotel Alba
  • Superb 4-diamond Chalet Hotel in a perfect piste-side location
  • Skiing to and almost from the doorstep, with the piste just 20m away Ski-bus stop just outside
  • Approx. 10 minutes free ski-bus ride to the resort centre ? or a two-minute ski!
  • Sauna, steam-room and indoor whirlpool spa-bath
  • Prices From £729
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Our Child Care In Méribel

Child Care
Nursery 4-40 months All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days £315
Spritelets 3–4 years Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons £215
Sprite Beginners 5–9 years Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Improvers 6–10 years Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Intermediates 7–11 years For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings £215
Supervised Lunch 3–12 years Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days £85
Snowboard Tuition 8–12 years We offer snowboarding tuition for all abilities in local group lessons - 5 afternoons (peak weeks only) £199
Snow Club 3–8 years Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 5 half days £199
Cocoa Club 6–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £59
Cocoa Club Plus 8–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings (peak weeks only) £79
Saturday Family Guiding Over 5 years Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families (groups are £39 per adults and £29 per child) - 6 mornings & evenings £119

Esprit Classic Child Care

For parents our Esprit Classic Child Care offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!

Collection Service

Five mornings a week, children in Esprit Sprite classes are collected from the hotel’s meeting point by our staff (and/or the ski school instructors) and taken to the appropriate slopes for their lessons or to the Snow Club for morning fun.

At the end of the morning lesson or Snow Club, children joining Supervised Lunch, afternoon Snow Club or with afternoon Sprite or Spritelet sessions will be collected and returned to the Alba for lunch.

Snow Club

The Snow Club is based in the Alba with outings for their specific snow fun activities. All children in afternoon Sprites or Spritelets will be taken to and collected from their session by our staff and will join the Snow Club children for the remainder of the afternoon, before high tea.

The Skiing in Méribel

The Skiing

Ski range from 1,300 - 3,230m

Beginners

Whether you are skiing or snowboarding, Méribel is considered one of the best places in the Alps to learn, with excellent English-speaking instructors and plentiful easier runs to move onto once you have mastered the basics on the nursery slopes.

Intermediates

With a Three Valleys lift-pass, intermediates can explore 600kms of pisted snow, all fully inter-connected, and in a full week in the Three Valleys you may rarely ski the same run twice. The runs on the Saulire side are all excellent and there are convenient patches of off-piste that run alongside the reds, so you can practice your fresh snow techniques without going too far afield.

Advanced

Advanced skiers can attack giant bumps and steep couloirs or simply notch up the mileage, cruising the whole magnificent system. High up on Mont Vallon the going gets tough, with excellent off-piste and some testing long runs, or you can try out the famous couloirs of the Saulire and the tricky bumps of the Chanrossa.

Powder Potential

Either side of the Bartevelle mogul fields there are great powder possibilities after a fresh fall, as there are on the high altitude, open snow-bowls of Val Thorens. With so much space to choose from across this huge area, you have a great chance of finding un-tracked powder for some time after each fresh snowfall.

Snowboarding

Méribel is a great resort for boarders, and the whole Three Valleys has many snow-parks for boarders to practice their tricks and jumps. The Mottaret snow-park is the most popular, and is served by its own chairlift. It has a vertical drop of more than 300m, with two half-pipes, two quarter-pipes, three tables, one spine, and a 700m long four-man boarder-cross course!

Après Ski

Méribel is one of the liveliest resorts in the Alps, so there is always plenty going on. There is ample choice of family-friendly restaurants to choose from on your Chalet Hotel staff’s one night off, as well as fine-dining restaurants like the Grand Coeur and La Chaudanne.

Activities

  • Sports centre with heated pool     * Olympic ice-skating and hockey
  • Bowling
  • Paragliding
  • Husky Sledding
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Snowmobiling in Mottaret
  • Sightseeing flights

Other Amenities

  • 95 shops
  • Banks
  • Health club with squash court and gym

The Snow in Méribel

Méribel Snow Reports

Snow Reports for Méribel

Get the latest snow updates direct from our team in Méribel

Direct from the Esprit Ski team in resort. Unlike others, our snow reports come direct from the Esprit Ski staff on the ground. Our detailed descriptions help you to get really excited about the conditions for your holiday!

Ski Essentials

Ski Essentials

Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.

Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you.

Free lift pass for children under 5

Equipment 6 DaysDescriptionWhiteBlueRedBlack
Adult 13+ yrs Skis/poles/boots - £107 £127 £141
Skis/poles - £81 £97 £107
Snowboard - - £97 £107
Snowboard/boots - - £127 £141
Child 6-12 yrs Skis/poles/boots - - £61 £81
Snowboard/boots - - £81 -
Child 3-5 yrs Skis/poles/boots £47 - - -

1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots. FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard. 

TuitionSki AMSnowboard AM
Adult price 13+ yrs £157 £157
Duration 2.5 Hrs 5 days 2.5 Hrs 5 days
Times 09.15-11.45AM 09.15-11.45AM

 

6 Day Lift Pass Local PassThree Valleys Area Pass
High SeasonLow SeasonHigh SeasonLow Season
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under 18) £629 £559 £759 £685
Senior 65-74 yrs £175 £159 £215 £189
Adult 13-64 yrs £185 £165 £225 £199
Children 5-12 yrs £155 £139 £189 £169
Child under 5 FREE FREE FREE FREE

Low Season week commencing 14/12 High Season 21/12-12/04. Recent photo and passport required for under 5’s. Passports required for junior & senior passes. Sprite Beginners and Spritelets do not require a lift pass from Day 1 so should arrange passes locally.

Fly From

Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports

Birmingham CMF, GVA
Bristol CMF, GVA
East Midlands CMF, GVA
Edinburgh CMF, GVA
Gatwick CMF, GVA
Heathrow CMF, GVA
Manchester CMF, GVA
Southampton CMF, GVA
Stansted CMF, GVA

Esprit Cuisine in Méribel

Resort Cuisine

All of our holidays include great food six days a week. We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively to ensure our guests enjoy every meal.

Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and a 4 or 5-course evening meal with wine and coffee to complete the evening.

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