Not only is Meribel a great ski resort, but there is plenty to do for the non-skier too. The Olympic Centre which was built for the 1992 Albertville Olympic games, has a host of activities to offer the non-skier; Ice skating, a lovely swimming pool complete with slides for the kids, a fabulous wellness centre with hamman, sauna and massage services. There’s also an indoor climbing wall, ten-pin bowling complete with arcade and pool tables.
Take a leisurely walk through town and browse the many fantastic shops in Meribel Centre, stop for a crepe and hot chocolate at The Grand Marnier café, take lunch in one of the many central restaurants too.
There’s a whole host of walking tracks through the forests around Meribel & Motteret, if you’re lucky you may see some of the local wildlife.
A skiing holiday would not be complete without enjoying some of Meribel’s famous apres ski evening entertainment, when the lifts close the bars come alive to the sound of live music & local DJ’s spinning the latest tunes.
We would recommend starting off your late afternoon/early evening entertainment at La Folie Douce, located just below the mid-station Saulire gondola, the music and entertainment kicks off around 3pm. The ‘Folie’ generally closes with the last lifts (430pm early season and nearer to 5pm from mid-February), after which time the bars in town are getting into full swing. Head to Jacks Bar at La Chaudanne for good live music from local bands, or to Lodge du Village (The LDV) in Meribel Village for similar. Especially good on a Tuesday evening for (in my opinion) one of the very best entertainers in the Three Valleys. “Bring Your Sisters” a superb cover band who really know how to get the party started.
Other apres bars include; Barometer (for a more relaxed atmosphere) etc etc