Flights to Meribel
Part of the large Three Valleys ski system in the beautiful French Alps is the ski resort of Meribel. Considered one of the best for great skiing in the French Alps, Meribel also has access to many other ski resorts nearby, making this a great destination for hardcore skiing fans!
The small local Meribel Airport (airport code: MFX) doesn’t handle very much traffic and there are no international flights to Meribel that arrive there. The next airport would be Chambery Airport (code: CMF), about 1 1/2 hours away by shuttle bus or car. South African Airways goes to Chambery with stops in Dubai and London, and Virgin Atlantic has a route through Nairobi and London instead. You can also book a flight to Meribel (arriving in Chambery) with Egyptair, for connections in Cairo and also in London.
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The Tourist Attractions of Meribel:
Meribel is an excellent ski resort that consists of three different villages, Meribel Centre, Meribel Village, and Meribel-Mottaret. It was developed starting in the 1930s when British Colonel Peter Lindsay saw its great potential. He oversaw development of the resort and wanted a traditional alpine chalet style to be used. Today, with Meribel comprising three villages there are plenty of places to stay here, whether you’re coming on your own, with a large group of friends, or with your family.
Skiing in Meribel
Meribel is one of the larger French Alps resorts so there is access to plenty of great skiing here; about 600 kilometres to be precise! There are 275 slopes altogether, spread across a range of difficulties, including 28 difficult, 146 intermediate, and 101 easy, plus of course you have many more miles of ski slopes within easy reach as Meribel is part of the Three Valleys linked ski domain.
Meribel itself has and abundance of ski lifts to get you up onto the slopes quickly and easily and to minimise the amount of queuing you’ll have to do too.
Apres Ski in Meribel
Like all good ski resorts Meribel has plenty of après ski too! In two of the villages you’ll find a very vibrant nightlife that includes both bars and clubs, plus of course there are a great many restaurants to dine out in.
Other Activities in Meribel
As well as skiing Meribel has many other activities you can enjoy. There’s an Olympic ice skating rink if you’d like to take to the ice, or for more adrenaline filled entertainment why not rent a skidoo?! Ten pin bowling is popular with families, as is the swimming pool.
Vanoise National Park
Meribel is located within the Vanoise National Park which was the first of its kind in France. During the summer you can come to Meribel and check out the park, including its abundant population of Alpine Ibex, a wild horned goat.
When Should You Visit?:
Obviously for skiing you’ll want to come to Meribel in the winter months. There’s a good ski season here and the snow is supplemented with snow cannons when it needs to be. Though temperatures can be cool Meribel is quite a sunny destination in the winter.