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SKI AREAS

Meribel Valley

At the heart of the Three Valleys, the Meribel valley is composed of two ski areas: Meribel Alpina and Meribel Mottaret. Together they make up 150 km of pistes for all ability levels, harmoniously integrated into this unique site. Thanks to its favourable aspect, during good weather you may ski in sunshine and comfort all day.

Meribel Alpina

Lying above the charming, traditional mountain village of Les Allues, Meribel Alpina’s ski area offers you 75 km of pistes of varying grades of difficulty and vertical drop. With a culminating point at 2800m, and good snow cover all season thanks to an extensive network of snow canons, you can cover 1000m vertical drop in a single descent.

More snowsports

TWO AREAS DEDICATED TO NEW-STYLE RIDERS

In Meribel, the Moonpark :
A freestyle zone open to all, 4000' long, 660' vertical drop 
offering 1 competition standard half-pipe (460' long, 150' vertical drop, 20° slope), 1 half-pipe for learners (400' long, 130' vertical drop, 18° slope), and 3300' long boardercross (with whoops, tables and other obstacles).
Moonpark daily lift pass available. See pictures and videos on www.moonpark.net

At Meribel-Mottaret, the Plattieres snowpark : 
In Meribel-Mottaret, the Plattieres snowpark: 17 acres over a length of 1300 yrds. A fun and
freestyle area, open to all, featuring: jumps, whoops, banks and 2 half-pipes, where you can learn freestyling in complete safety. Close to this snowpark: “the long way round”, a boardercross terrain for families and children...
Info on www.s3v.com.

Cross-country skiing

Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania offers 90km (55 miles) of cross-country tracks: green and blue for beginners, red for confirmed nordic skiers.

33 km in the Meribel Valley, over two free magnificent sites: in the Natural Reserve of cembro pines at Lake Tueda (Meribel-Mottaret), and in the Altiport protected forest, starting point of the 8 km (5 miles) track to Courchevel.

Meribel

Blue Track
Long. 5 km - Deniv. 110 m
Start : Restaurant Le Blanchot.
Technical track in forest.

Red Track
Long. 10 km - Deniv. 230 m
Start : Restaurant Le Blanchot.
Technical track.

Meribel-Mottaret

Green Track
Long. 3 km - Deniv. 20 m
Starts : Parking of Plan Ravet, or the Piou-Piou kindergarten.

Blue Track
Long. 5 km - Deniv. 100 m
Starts: Parking of Plan Ravet, or the Piou-Piou kindergarten.

Off-piste skiing
For intermediate and advanced skiers, powder skiing and steep skiing with qualified mountain guides. Glacier skiing, discovery of the 3 valleys and of the prettiest itineraries in the Tarentaise region.

Ski Touring
Chamonix/Zermatt, hiking through the Vanoise, Haute-Maurienne and Grand Paradis glaciers, etc.

Ice Falls
Whether natural or artificial, they are accessible to any person in good physical condition.

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Ski Passes

Ski passes 2006/2007

3 Valleys
23/12/06-20/04/07

Meribel + Meribel-Mottaret
23/12/06 - 20/04/07

Guide prices in £*

Adults

Children
(1)

Seniors (2)

Family Pass****

Adults

Children (1)

Seniors (2)

Family Pass****

1/2 day*

34.50

26

29.50

 

28

20

24

 

1 day**

43

32

37

 

36.50

25.50

31

 

2 days

85

64

72

 

71.50

50

61

 

Meribel also offers 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 day ski passes, etc. Please enquire.

6 days

215

161

177

688

174

121.50

145

557

7 days

246

185

196

787

196

137

163

627

13 days

432

323

352

1382

340

248

271

1088

14 days

463

346

378

1482

364

266.50

289

1165

1 day extension

21

16

17

-

-

-

-

-

Season***

935

705

790

2990

775

545

635

2480


(1) Children born between 1994 and 2001 included.
(2) Seniors born between 1936 and 1947 included.

*Valid from 12.30pm.
**Reduced rate daily ski passes available for parts of ski area.
***ID photo compulsory for season passes and free passes of any age category.
**** 2 parents + 2 children born in 1989 or after. I.D. required for all discounted passes for any discount.

The Family Pass
If you are skiing with your children, save money with the Family Pass : up to 20% off adult 6 - 21 day and season passes, for Meribel or the Three Valley adult ski pass (from 4 persons, 2 parents and minimum 2 children born in 1989 and after).

SKIER'S INSURANCES
• Daily :
On sale, with your ski-pass, and for the qmae period, at the ski-lift vending booths.
Adult = 2,50 £*   Child = 2 £*

• Yearly :
Individual or family Carte Neige (4 people and more), cross-country skiing.
Ski-Club

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Other Activities

The swimming pool

25m (80') pool, flume, jacuzzi.
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings : until 9.15pm.
• Adults - 1 entrance £* 4,30
Groups (minimum 10 persons) £* 3,20
10 entrances £* 32
Week pass £* 16,80
• Children (5/13 years) - 1 entrance £* 3,40
Groups (minimum 10 persons) £* 2,50
10 entrances £* 24,40
Week pass £* 13,30
Children under 5 years : free entrance.
Children under 8 must be accompanied.
Swimming tuition on request

RELAXATION TIME
• Package including sauna, jacuzzi, steamroom and swimming pool:
1 entrance £* 13 - 5 entrances £* 56,50
For people over 15 only.

Last entry 1/2 hr before closing time.

Ice Rink

Wednesdays : 4pm / 7.30pm
Fridays through Mondays : 2pm / 7.30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays : 2pm / 9.30pm
Last entry 1/2hr before closing.

Rates : Adults : £*4,60, Children (5 to 13) : £*3,10
- Groups (minimum 10 persons) : Adults : £* 3,10, Children (5 to 13) : £* 2,30
- Ice skate rental : £* 3,10
- 10 entrances with skate rental : Adults : £* 61, Children : £* 45,80
- Package (entrance + skate rental) : Week adults : £* 27,50, Week children : £* 22,90
- Season : Adults : £* 76,30, Children : £* 45,80
Free for children under 5.

•  Disabled access

Walking

Meribel offers walkers 25 km of specially groomed walking trails.
A guide is available in the Tourist Offices.

Ride the gondolas to the mountain tops and their altitude restaurants!
The pedestrian lift pass gives access to gondola lifts and cable car in the 3 Vallees and St Martin 2 chairlift.
Free buses in the resorts.

Pedestrians (Born between 1936 and 2001 inclusive)

• 1 day : 15£*

• 5 days : 40 £*

• 2 days : 22 £*

• 6 days : 46 £*

• 3 days : 28 £*

• 7 days : 51 £*

• 4 days : 34 £*

• season : 150 £*

 

Gondolas ticket :   

• 1 section = 6 £*

• 2 sections = 12 £*

Price of the Olympe gondola (Brides - Meribel)  return ticket :

• Brides - Meribel : 9 £*

• Brides - Les Allues: 4,50 £*

• Les Allues - Meribel: 4,50£*

Snow-shoeing

Discover our valley's forests, animals and history during a guided snow-shoe outing.

E.S.F. :
Half-day 22,30£* / 31 £*
1 day 48 £*
5 days 211 £*

Raquett Evasion

Half-day 21£* / 26 £*
1 day 36 £*
Evening tour 45 £*
Great day 38 £*
Nordic walk (on foot) 23 £*
Night in refuge from 75 £*
Pass’Raquette Package reduction de 10 %
“Raquette Passion”: half-day or day private
tuition. Groups, seminar outings and weekends
available in the spring.

Paragliding

Twin flights, with qualified instructors, from top of Saulire or from La Loze pass. Large vertical drop. Private tuition or customized coaching.

Twin flights/supervision on the longest 3 valley flight. By reservation. a partir de from 90£*

Scenic flight

MERIBEL'AIR
   MERIBEL - Altiport

Tourist flights over per plane
- the valley (10 mn) : £* 50
- the 3 Valleys (20 mn) : £* 100
- the Tarentaise (30 mn) : £* 150
- the Beaufortain (30 mn) : £* 150
- the Maurienne (30 mn) : £* 150
Per hour hire available.

Prices per person - 2 passengers minimum.
Discount for groups and children.

Heliskiing

Heliskiing on the French/Italian border (min. 4 people) : from £* 263 / pers

Indoor climbing wall

The indoor climbing wall at the Olympic Centre is open free of charge to experienced climber
daily & two evenings per week.

Flying  school

AEROCLUB -  MERIBEL - Altiport
Advanced lessons and preparation for the mountain pilot qualification.
Even out of season.
Clinics available.
9am / 5pm

Snow-mobile

SNOWBIKER
MERIBEL-MOTTARET - Le Hameau
At Meribel-Mottaret 'le Hameau'
* Accompanied treks in the evening : one hour from £* 90
Group and incentive rates on request.
* Mini snowscooters for children during the day. Per tour : £* 10

Chalet open from 10am , and except on Sunday and Monday, from 1.30pm.

 Dog sledding

TRAINEAU EVASION
Discover the Great North from Le Plantin (La Tania road), on Jack London's tracks.
- Dogs sled driving : 1 hour / each : £* 55
Advanced booking required.

Figure skatting tuition

CLUB DE PATINAGE ARTISTIQUE
Tuition for all levels open to children from 4 years, during from French school holidays.
Mondays to Fridays : 1 hour lesson.

Prices including ice-skates, ice-rink entrance and tuition :
-14 years : £* 63 per session
+14 years : £* 80 per session

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Relaxation

Fitness and relaxing time

SPA DE L'HOTEL GRAND COEUR

Fitness centre with cardio training machines, Power plate, Massaging armchair, Endermology LPG System (Cellu M6), Sauna, Steam bath, jacuzzi, facials and body treatments, waxing, pedicure in massaging armchair, warm manucure, sports massages, relaxing with essentials oils massages, hot stones massages.

LUDICUR (Institut de beaute)
La Chaudanne hotel *** - Fitness and beauty centre
* squash, sauna, jacuzzi & whirpool
* perfume shop, whirlpool with essential oils, stone therapy, plucking, body and facial care, relaxing modeling, reflexology.
On appointment. Open from 9.30am to 7.30pm. Closed on Sunday.

CLUB MED SPA
Aspen Park Hotel - Le Rond Point
Hydrotherapy (whirl-pool, jets and affusion showers, seaweed, sea-mud and anti-cellulitis treatments), beauty and facial care, sauna, hammam, relaxing massages, hot stone massages, shiatsu, endermology. Hairdressing saloon .
Wide choice of 1 to 6 day packages.
Rates per session or packages. On apointment.
9am/1pm - 3pm/7.30pm
Disabled access

PISCINE - PARC OLYMPIQUE
RELAXATION TIME
• Package including sauna, jacuzzi, steamroom and swimming pool:
1 entrance £*13 - 5 entrances £* 56,50
For people over 15 only.
Last entry 1/2 hr before closing time.
Disabled access

Wellness

BARAK Colette
Energetic and relaxing. Reflexology, kinesiology.
At home, on appointment.

RICHARD Christophe
Home massages.

ALDA Cyrille
- Physiotherapy (non reimbursed sessions) on appointment.
- Massages - Altiport hotel*** 
- Osteopathy on appointment.
LAVOUE Christophe
Medical Centre at the Olympic complex.

Aquagym

PISCINE - PARC OLYMPIQUE

Bowling

BOWLING LE CANADIEN
At the Olympic Centre, La Chaudanne, 6 lane bowling alley with electronic score boards. Games open to children (adapted bowls and shoes available from European size 29, Bumpers). Billiards, video games, bar, wide screen, fluo evenings, snacks.
Open everyday from 2pm to 2am, and from 11am if bad weather.
Special birthday packages for children.
Disabled access

Cinema

CINEMA LES LORES
   MERIBEL - Centre
Dolby stereo screen.
2 daily shows ; movie at 2.30 pm in case of bad weather.
Special rates 'CineAlpesPlus' card.
Programm in the weekly schedule 'Highlights' of the week.

CINEMA MERIBEL-MOTTARET
   MERIBEL-MOTTARET - Centre
Dolby stereo.
2 daily shows ; movie at 2.30 pm in case of bad weather.
Special rates 'CineAlpesPlus' card.
Programm in the weekly schedule 'Highlights' of the week.

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Cultural

Museum

MUSEE DES ALLUES
   LES ALLUES
The valley history and traditions can be discovered in 4 exhibition rooms.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2 pm to 6.30pm.
Free entrance.

Library

BIBLIOTHEQUE
   LES ALLUES
'Maison des Generations'
- Year round opening.
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays : 3pm - 7.30 pm.
- 12 00 books at your disposal.
Disabled access

Heritage and culture

FACIM
   LES ALLUES
- Guided visits of the baroque church : discover, with a guide, the mountain communities’ history through the altar pieces in its baroque environment (duration: 1.30hr)
- Slide-show discovery : various themes such as 'Meribel, a resort adventure' or the winter sport resorts’ history, the Savoie area, the Savoyard baroque style … (duration: 1hr).

Exhibition

RESERVE NATURELLE DU PLAN DE TUEDA
 MERIBEL-MOTTARET - Lac de Tueda
After you've gone home , chamois, tetras-lyres (blackgrouse) will remain on to fight the cold and try to survive one more winter. Survival can be summerized in this simple concept: save energy.

Snow has covered the animals’ usual food. They can no longer find anything to eat and have to delve in their own reserves. If food becomes scarce, needs increase: moving about in the snow becomes more exhausting, cold and wind involve more calories to keep the body at its normal temperature. A movement induced by disturbances might be insignificant, but the global consequences of numerous disturbances will result in weakening the animals and reducing their chance of survival .

As for the trees, they grow slowly in altitude. So, even if they do not appear to be tall, imposing, they can well be 100 years old. The ski edges, snowshoes, ski-sticks, can very easily hurt barks, or shoots, hinder their growth and increase the danger of diseases .
The wood twig, which barely broke through the snow, might have been a future Arolla pine…

The nature reserve's regulations and , specifically, the ban on off-piste skiing apart from a few authorised itineraries, aim at preserving wildlife tranquillity and protecting the plants. At the threshold of the biggest skiing area in the world, this rather small area is dedicated to them, please respect it.

Please note :
* Dogs are banned in the nature reserve as well as in the Vanoise National Park (except, conditionally, alongside the Tueda lake, if kept on a lead).

Culte catholique et protestant

PRESBYTERE DES ALLUES
   LES ALLUES
ROMAN CATHOLIC ST MARTIN CHURCH
* Everyday : 6pm.
For the 6pm service, free shuttle buses.
* Sundays : additional service, 9.30am, Brides les Bains

CHRISTMAS EVE : Evening mass at 7pm, Olympic Ice-rink
CHRISTMAS DAY : masses at 11am and 6pm.

EASTER WEEK (April, 8-16) :
Palm Sunday : Procession with Palm branchers - masses at 11am and 6pm.
Holy Thursday : 8pm Evening mass of the Last Supper
Good Friday : 3pm the way of the cross, 8pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Holy Saturday : 8 pm the Easter Vigil
Easter day : masses at 11am and 6pm.
Return to the resort after the service.

PROTESTANT AND ANGLICAN (Intercon) :
CHRISTMAS DAY : 6pm - Notre-Dame des Neiges chapel - MERIBEL-Mussillon
EASTER DAY : 6pm - Notre-Dame des Neiges chapel - MERIBEL-Mussillon

Disabled access

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