Meribel

All Mountain Freestyle Mecca

Meribel

The 3 Valley's are iconic. With a vast expanse of on and off-piste terrain, snow sure reliability, and some of the best aprés on the planet, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most highly regarded resorts in the world.

Nestled in the heart of the Three Valleys in the French Alps, Meribel is one of the oldest and best resorts in Europe. With a vibrant atmosphere and deeply embedded ski and snowboarding culture, this beautiful settlement has something to offer everyone. If you’re in search of waist-deep powder, killer snowparks, amazing après and nightlife, or quite simply some of the coolest shops in the industry, you’ll find them all waiting for you here.

Playing host to some of the largest global events on both Olympic and Freestyle levels, Meribel certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the best snowboard resorts in the world. Connected to Courchevel and Val Thorens, the infamous Three Valleys is the largest connected ski area in the world. Rest assured you can shred this playground endlessly and never get bored.

If you’re in town with Ticket to Ride, you’re guaranteed lots of fun no matter your budget. Working closely with all bars, clubs, shops, events and instructors, Ticket to Ride is able to get you the best this mountain town has to offer. This is a sweet place to call home, and through Ticket to Ride you will thrive amongst its friendly seasonaire community and bustling winter scene.

MOUNTAINS

Meribel is in the center of the 3 Valleys, the largest interconnected ski area in the world.

With over 600km of pistes, all well connected by an extensive lift system make Meribel one of the largest and best-situated ski and snowboard resorts in the world. Located in the centre of the 3 Valleys in the French Alps, it's a great base to locate yourself and explore the whole region. The Resort has plenty of terrains to challenge any level of skier or snowboarder, read below for a more detailed breakdown.

The Meribel valley has some very varied riding with good beginner slopes around the Altiport area, extending to varied Blue and Red runs on both sides of the valley for more intermediate levels. For those of you pursuing advanced riding, head to Mont Vallon and Cote Brune at the top end of the valley. Offpiste wise, the Loze sector offers amazing tree riding during snowfall, and when the sun is shining the west side of the valley from Tougnette to Mont Vallon gives world class powder turns. Of special note is the area off the Olympic Lift with unbelievable descents down to La Raffort and Les Allues.

For those wishing to head further afield the Courchevel Valley is known as one of the worlds best resorts with awe-inspiring peaks and couloirs down to amazing tree runs like Folieres in La Tania. Piste Creux offers one of the widest and longest Blue runs in the mountain range, we highly recommend first tracks down this one. For those looking for a chilled out session, best to head for the rolling terrain of 1650, or if you want to challenge yourself to some of the most iconic rides of the Alps hiking the peaks and couloirs of Courchevel is a must.

On the other side is the Belleville Valley with the resorts of Saint-Martin, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. The Belleville Valley contains a huge amount of terrain for all Levels with plentiful off-piste from Jersusalem powder fields to Orelle. Of special note is the area of La Masse in Les Menuires which stays quiet even on the busiest weeks and offers awesome riding both on and off-piste.

The 3 Valleys has cracking freestyle with a number of parks for different levels. In Meribel there are two main parks with the Moon Park catering for Beginner & Intermediate Riders whereas the iconic DC Park allows the most professional of riders to send it to the skies. If you wish to travel further afield, there are parks in Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires, along with magnificent natural terrain in La Tania, Loze, Petit Alaska, Marioland and Orelle.

If split boarding and hiking are more your scene, then the 3 Valleys is the place to be. The fringes of the 3 Valleys offers spectacular tours with Les Avals, the Bourne Glacier and La Masse offering the sort of classic routes that will blow your mind and give you some tales for Apres.

Above all, you must remember that in the 3 Valleys all this is available on your doorstep.

Accommodation

Ticket to Ride accommodation is based in Meribel Centre and in Meribel Mottaret, with all locations offering unrivaled access to the 3 Valleys. All accommodation is a short walk from the piste and the town centres of Meribel Centre or Meribel Mottaret.

New TTR Mountain Lodge

We are excited to launch the new Ticket to Ride Mountain Lodge in Meribel Centre for the 2019/20 Season. Located in Meribel Moussilon, the TTR Mountain Lodge offers chalet-style catering and comforts, with the warm social ambiance and short term bookings of a hostel. With a capacity of up to 20 people spread between Twin, Double and Triple En Suite rooms, this Chalet is perfect for solo travelers or large groups. Offering an excellent 2-course menu served on its large tables, guests from all walks of life can share stories of their great day on the mountain. The Chalet has a large south-facing terrace with a hot tub overlooking the mountains, as well as a Sauna in the lower levels of the building. If you're not socializing in the open plan Dining and Living Room area, kick back and relax in the media room which is kitted out with a large wrap around sofa, Widescreen TV, Apple TV, and Sound System.

Chalet Leopold

Chalet Leopold is our Self Catered Chalet in Meribel Mottaret. This cozy, traditional Alpine Chalet is very close to the slopes and Mottaret town. With a pedestrian lift, a stone's throw away from the premises, it's situated in a great location. Accommodating up to 9 people, this building is perfect for a group of friends or two families. With a large terrace, and the comforts of an Apple TV and WiFi rest assured you'll feel at home here.

Chalet L'Arclusaz

Chalet L'Arclusaz is our beautiful flagship chalet based in Meribel Mottaret, offering incredible views down the valley either from its spacious living area or large terrace. The 5 bedrooms offer a flexible set up, where each bed can be set as twins or doubles depending on your needs. 3 Bedrooms are En Suite, and the 2 Bedrooms on the top floor have a shared bathroom. Rest assured your Chalet Chef and Host will ensure an exciting menu catered to your needs, and the French wine's flowing. With the warm comforts of a sauna and hot tub, you'll relax in true comfort here after a big day on the hill. 

The Food

All our catered accommodation has a menu providing the correct nutrition for skiing with tasty ingredients. There will be a breakfast option of cooked eggs or porridge each morning, as well as a selection of cereals, fruit, and pastries if preferred.

After a great day on the hill, there will be a well deserved afternoon tea before a delicious dinner is served in the evening. The Lodge offers a 2-course dinner (main and dessert) with wine. L'Arclusaz caters a 4-course supper (canapés, starters, main and dessert) with wine or beer. Leopold is a self-catered option for those looking for the Chalet experience with the flexibility of eating out or cooking your own dinners.

We are happy to cater for all dietary requirements, we only ask for this information to be highlighted during the booking stage. Your chalet hosts have one day off in a week, which gives you an opportunity to enjoy the local restaurants in Meribel. Don’t worry they’ll still be on hand to advise on the best places to wine and dine! 

Nightlife

For those looking for apres and nightlife, Meribel is one of the best appointed in the French Alps with all that you could wish for. If you're looking to slide off the hill and straight into apres, look no further than the famous Rond Point for a fun seasonaire hang out, or The Folie Douce if you fancy some table dancing and champagne showers. The town is home to some of the most talented musicians in the Alps, there's not a single night of the week where you won't be able to see a live musician or band jam.

For those looking for a night out, there are many bars in the Meribel Valley. If you're based in Mottaret, Downtown is your closest hangout. Once you venture into Meribel Centre, you have loads of fun options between the legendary Jacks Bar at the Chaudanne, La Taverne in the hub, Copina's epic cocktails, Le Pub's late night parties, Scottys open mic and drink deals or the Den for the best craft ales. Be sure to venture to Meribel Village for the sunkissed terrace of LDV. For those wishing to carry on the night, Sully's pump tunes until 5 in the morning with live bands and DJs playing their part.

Courses in France

Snowboard Next Steps Workshop1 week Meribel Catered

21st March 2020 - 28th March 2020 £1295

Aimed at early to mid intermediate riders looking to progress in all aspects of snowboarding.

Ladies Snowboard Camp1 week Meribel Catered

21st March 2020 - 28th March 2020 £1,595

The ultimate snowboarding week run by girls, for girls!

Beginner Snowboard Camp1 week Meribel Catered

7th December 2019 - 14th December 2019 £1,095

Learn to snowboard in the amazing Three Valleys! 

Snowboard Freeride Explorer1 week Meribel Catered

18th January 2020 - 25th January 2020 Sold Out

Shred the 3 Valleys’ awesome array of freeride terrain, trees, steeps and open powder fields!

Snowboard Intermediate Performance Workshop1 week Meribel Catered

11th January 2020 - 18th January 2020 £1295

All-around snowboard performance training for good intermediates wanting to hone their shred skills.

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