Meribel Transfers

World's Largest Ski Area!

When you book your Mountain Drop-offs transfer to Meribel you will be heading to the very heart of the famous Three Valleys ski area. Just two hours after leaving Geneva Airport you'll be ordering a vin chaud and excitedly studying the piste map ready for your first day on the slopes of the world's largest ski area.


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With the 13 resorts and villages that make up the Meribel Valley very spread out, Mountain Drop-offs assures pick up and drop-offs right to your accommodation door, be it to Brides les Bains at the foot of the Olympe bubble at 600m, or right up the top of the valley in Meribel-Mottaret via any of the villages and hamlets in between, like Les Allues and Meribel Village. Sit back, relax and dream of those corduroy pistes, lively apres-ski and great Savoyard food, with Mountain Drop-offs you'll soon be there…
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A French Ski Resort With British Roots!

There's no doubting there are a lot of Brits in Meribel, but what you might not know is that it isn't by chance. Back in 1936 Briton Major Peter Lindsay visited Les Allues village to ski the legendary 12km from Saulire to Brides les Bains he'd heard so much about.

Meribel TransferCompletely taken aback by the terrain, the sunny exposition and the mountain environment, Lindsay made it his life-long mission to create Meribel as a purpose built ski resort but with oodles of mountain style and charm. He even created a charter to ensure constructions use wood cladding and stone with slate roofs - a legacy that stands today, which is why there are no high-rise developments in Meribel itself, having helped maintain that village feel.

Geneva To Meribel TransfersSo back in 1938 Meribel (at 1450m) ski resort was born, with a single lift from where the Doran pub is now to the Rond Point and the first chalet-hotel Le Doran was built. Working with former world champ skier Emile Allais and various architects, Lindsay oversaw every aspect of the development, right down to the lift operating company which remains in private hands today.

Geneva To Meribel TransferOf course, there have been some modern developments and if you take a transfer to Meribel-Mottaret right at the end of the valley at 1750m, you'll see it's typical 1970s purpose-built ski resort style, but it is a lovely calm area with some of the best placed ski in/ski out accommodation in the Alps and you're right on the shores of Lac de Tueda and at the foot of Mont Vallon with the Parc National de la Vanoise behind.

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Vast Skiing! 

Meribel to Geneva TransfersIn essence, there are two main ski resorts in the Meribel Valley: Meribel and Meribel-Mottaret, with over 150km of pistes between them. From Meribel it's just a life-ride over to Courchevel (on the left of the ski map) and an easy up-and-over to the right to ski Les Menuires and onto Val Thorens, so your really are in the middle of the 600kms of slopes that make up Les Trois Vallees.

Meribel to Geneva TransferAnd as for the sort of skiing available, there really is something for everyone and you'd have trouble to ski every piste in a week's holiday. Little ones are well-catered for too, as there are no fewer than 12 different ski schools in Meribel and kids are well-looked after with creches and kids' ski clubs too.

Here are some tips to whet the appetite and get you revved up for booking your Meribel transfer with Mountain Drop-offs!

Geneva Airport To Meribel Transfer- Beginners - those just learning to ski or snowboard in Meribelwill love the area around the Altiport. We love the sunny and easy cruise that is the green Blanchot piste for building confidence and there's a free drag lift for practising on too

Geneva Airport To Meribel Transfers- Intermediates - head to Mont Vallon. This area is truly magical, with two lovely wide, speedy runs that are great fun in the morning sunshine. Take the Plattieres bubble to the second stage and head down Bouvreuil, or go to the third stage of the lift and take Cotre Brune

Meribel shuttle- Advanced - when in Meribel you must do at least one run down La Face. Accessed from the Roc de Fer chairlift, this steep little number hosted the women's downhill skiing in the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and is regularly used for FIS and World Cup events

- Snowparks - mini freestylers can learn their trade at the Moon Park, whilst under the Plattieres lift the main snow park is one of the longest-established and best renowned in the Alps

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Partying In The Mountains!

Meribel to Geneva Airport TransfersWe'll start with the obvious one - La Folie Douce. Just adjacent to the Saulire Express mid-station, this is where the party starts and ends on the slopes, with live music, dancers and DJs entertaining the crowds from 15:00 to 17:00 every day.

Meribel CentreBack in Meribel Centre, there's the much-loved Rond Point (affectionately know by seasonaires as the Ronny). Lounge on that huge terrace with a view when it's a restaurant at lunch time and get into the apres-ski scene as the day comes to an end.

If you're a fan of live music or live sports, there are also the likes of Jack's in Chaudanne, O'Sullivan's Den (the apres part of Sullivans night club, formerly Dick's Tea Bar) and the Barometer Bar, where the legend that is Mutzig is served on draught. If you're in Meribel-Mottaret, the Cafe del Mott is one to try and if you're partial to cocktails and Champers, check out Le Poste.

Meribel Eating Out

Superb Food!

Although the restaurants are pricey in Meribel, they have long been in the shadow of the Michelin-starred metropolis that is neighbouring Courchevel, but now things are changing with some superb eateries boasting designer decor and innovative cuisine, so if you want to splash the cash on some top nosh:

Meribel Ekrin- L'Ekrin - the restaurant in the 5* Le Kaila hotel headed up by chef Laurent Azoulay is Meribel's first Michelin-starred establishment with one star shining very brightly, thanks to the impeccable service, fine dining and extensive wine list

Meribel- Le 80 - named after Phileas Fogg's around the world tour with decor to match, you can't help but say 'wow' when you walk in to this, the beautiful restaurant of the Hotel la Chaudanne. There's no better place to enjoy the delicious slow-cooked lamb surrounded by those sumptuous muted colours

Meribel Savoy- Le Savoy - the restaurant at the Hotel Savoy.  Once again the interior design is impressive, as is the menu, the attentive service and the lovely bar area with amazing cocktails (arrive early, you often can't get in later on in the evening!)

Meribel Adray- Adray Telebar - right on the slopes by the Adret chairlift and still family-owned and run and is a delight (the veal in cream sauce with mushrooms is a perennial favourite) but pricey, so you can alway try Cookie's Bar in the same hotel with reasonably priced eats from paninis to burgers

Meribel kiki- Chez Kiki - one of the legends of Meribel, Kiki has now handed the reigns over to Chef David in the kitchen and Laurianne front of house, but Kiki himself is still on hand to cook those select meat cuts to perfection on the grill of the open fire right in the middle of the restaurant
 

Meribel in Summer

Summer Mountains! 

Meribel poolIf you're not exhausted from all that hard skiing and partying in the winter, why not think about visiting in the summer? You can visit the impressive Parc Olympique (open in winter too) with Payot spa, jacuzzi, flume, pool, fitness studios, sauna hamman and ice rink. This centre was built for those 1992 Olympics and hosted the ice hockey matches.

If you fancy practicing your swing, there's an 18-hole golf course and tennis courts too. The very active Aeroclub based at the altiport operates all year round, with pleasure flights offered around the Three Valleys and the club also hosts an air show every summer that attracts aviation fans from all over.

Meribel BikeThere is varied mountain biking terrain in Meribel (and remember Mountain Drop-offs carry up to five bikes on their transfer buses for free!) and miles and miles of walking trails too. So what are you waiting for? Get those flight to Geneva Airport booked and visit Meribel any time of year!

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