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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Hotel Les Arolles 


Beautiful hotel  offering complimentary Internet access.  A restaurant, bar, lounge and salon on site. Extra person charges may apply 




Club Med Meribel Aspen Park 


Luxurious all-inclusive resort. 


Extra person charges may apply 

539 (EUR) 


Le Yeti Hotel 


Charming hotel offering beautiful scenary and it has an outdoor pool and whirlpool.  Extra person charges may apply 






Evolution located in Le Tramplan, Meribel, France. 


Le Cro Magnon


La Kouisena  




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Meribel is at the heart of the 3 valleys, the largest and most interconnected ski area anywhere. The huge area covering resorts such as Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens provides all levels with the challenge and facilities for a great holiday. Restaurants in Meribel itself cater for all tastes with some superb quality, après ski is also well catered for, try Jacks Bar for a good atmosphere at the end of a hard day.

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Pros: Terrain, family friendly, value ...

Cons: Really, nothing ...

Just returned from 8-day/7-night 'tour' trip with 80 'close friends' ... r/t-air from Bos-Paris-Lyon, with motorcoach to BridesLesBain [Golf Hotel / 3-star]. 

Travel-time aside -- Was it was worth the cost? -- about $2500usd per person [inclusive of air, transfers, hotel upgrade (w/2-meals), lift tickets, incidentals including lunches, wine, & para-sking excursion].

- Lift-ticket flexibility ... full/half-day options, for 1 or all 3-valleys.
- Boot/ski storage ... $20eu for the week at the base of the Olympic-lift in BridesLesBain.
- Lift-capacity ... Abilities to move masses easily & quickley!
- Variable terrain ... Something for everyone; Great conditions; groomed, hardpack with off-piste options; - Difficulty ... Blue/red trail designations more similar East-coast blacks.
- Traffic ... Except for the base area -- Just light/moderate, even though a holiday week!
- Weather ... Fantastic for 5/6-ski days; bright, blue-sky, cloudless!
- Ski-school ... Book before you arrive!  Consider a 'guide' to maxize your slope-time!
- On-slope food ... Reasonable for a 1/2-day 'treat' -- Otherwise, pack your 'pic nic'! -- Try 'LesRocTania' at top of the Loze-lift ... Fantastic views, good food, cross-over to Courchevel/LaTania, & base operations for 'para-skiing'!

- Money exchange was problematic [$50USD-max at local post office / US-passport required] ... use your credit/debit cards for easy transactions ... At the time, about USD at about 35-40% discount to the Euro.
- BridesLesBain relatively quiet, with reasonable options for food, boot/ski rentals, etc.  Quaint, picturesque location with beautiful mountain views!  Higher activity & prices in Meribel!
- Based on personal interaction, there is some justification for saying ... 'the French are being French'!

- Yes, everything you've seen in the magazines, movies ...!
- For the 1-time, special trip ... Do it!
- Given the travel-time, exchange-rate, language-issue, just OK-food -- Next time, we'll do the USA!


Pros: self-contained village, quiet, small, walkable, movie theater

Cons: final runs to the bottom can get funnel-scraped at the end of the day

We went with two kids, age 6 and 8  in Xmas 2008, stayed in a slopeside rental with kitchen right above some shops and restaurants.  Good choice for kids and families. Not a very extreme area unless you want to venture out with a guide to the steeper pitches and ridges.  Excellent grooming for a French resort. Lots of variety of terrain, with great views.  One problem is the runs funnel everyone down to the main lifts through one slope at the very bottom, and at the end of the day it can get scraped off and slick for little kids or beginner/intermediate skiers.  Mostly intermediate terrain, but varied.  You can connect to other areas over the ridges via lifts for heavy-duty mileage if you want. Decent snowpark for kids, pretty good system of modern, somewhat speedy, connected lifts to different portions of the resort and trails beyond.  Be careful not to venture over the ridges to other areas you didn't buy a ticket for...the vast connections are great, but be sure your ticket is good for the area you are heading down to!  Decent food, plenty of shops and great deck action at the base.  Small grocery stores are available in the village, but buy the bulk of your food in the valley at the supermarche before you drive up. They have a movie theater which often schedules kid movies during holidays, as well as popular films. Overall, very pleasant place for families or intermediates.  Nightlife is OK...not wild, but cozy.  50% of the tourists are British, so if you want a "French" experience....look elsewhere. Definitely worth a visit, but look elsewhere for hard-core skiing if you fancy La Grave or Chamonix terrain.