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Preparing your trip to Meribel: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Affordable accommodation in Meribel is represented by traditional Alpine chalets and apartments. They are perfect for families and large groups of friends but can be very expensive for independent tourists.
2. The high season for Meribel is February when many ski slopes are heavily overloaded. For beginners and those who prefer uncrowded places, it is better to visit the ski resort in December or early March.
3. The nearest international airport is located a hundred kilometers away from the resort. Buses to Meribel depart regularly from Chambéry, Lyon, Grenoble and Geneva airports.
4. Local ski trails become comfortable for skiing in the first half of December. The holiday season in Meribel lasts until April, however, the choice of ski pistes in spring is not as wide as in winter.
5. Travelers with children at the resort get many discounts and privileges. Children under the age of 5 years can ride throughout the resort for free, provided that parents have documents confirming the age of their child. Copyright
6. Tourists are not obliged to have all sports equipment they might need, as there are many rental points in Meribel. Rental of ski equipment for 6 days will cost about 140-180 euros.
7. Meribel is considered a family resort that cannot offer a variety of nightclubs and bars. Fans of the bustling nightlife should give preference to large hotels that arrange entertainment programs for guests.
Meribel allows its guests to get acquainted with the traditions of regional cuisine. Culinary masterpieces are served at every local restaurant. You can try many interesting poultry dishes, … Open
8. The resort has an elongated shape, so when choosing a hotel, take into account its location relative to ski tracks. If you make a bad choice, you'll have to walk on foot to ski lifts every day.
9. Meribel restaurants offer quite high prices. The average cost of a dinner with drinks is about 30-50 euros, there are almost no budget restaurants and cafes in the town.
10. It's not the best idea to go to Meribel by private car. This travel option will be relevant only in summer months. In winter, many highways are blocked due to frequent snowfalls and avalanches.
11. The price level in local hotels reaches its peak in the second half of February. You will pat much less even during the Christmas holidays, and the cheapest months are December and April.
12. Some chalets and apartments have special reservation rules. They can only be rented for the period from Saturday to Saturday or from Sunday to Sunday.
13. It would be interesting to visit the resort in summer, when prices for chalets and apartments are at the most affordable level. It won't be possible to ski in summer - the main activities will be hiking and exploring the natural beauties of the region.
14. Guests of Meribel can move around the Three Valleys freely thanks to buses and the cable car. Active tourists can buy a special pass giving access to all ski trails.
15. For beginner skiers who do not need access to a full variety of slopes, they sell special types of ski passes. They are much cheaper than standard ones and provide access to easy ski zones.
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What to visit being in Meribel - unique sights

Face Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Today, Val d'Isere is one of the most chic and expensive ski resorts in France and is aimed at the general public. In addition to the professional slopes you can also find several green ski slopes for beginners. The resort even fits the recreation with the young children. Those who visit Val d'Isere in search of nerve kitzel should choose the best ski slopes in the upper part of the resort. These steep and zigzag-shaped descents are found as to test their own courage and professionalism. … Read further

La Grave Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The entertainment infrastructure of the resort is not so well developed. In La Grave, there are no nightclubs or restaurants open until the late night. The local conditions for the sports entertainment are simply excellent. La Grave will please the mountaineers and even the divers who can enjoy the ice diving on Lake Besson. The health resort is also interesting from a historical point of view. Some of its alleyways have retained the unchanging appearance for several years. … Read further

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