Méribel goes to great lengths to make sure your
family ski holidays are pure pleasure.
You can choose to spend your time together on the slopes or
taking part in special children’s activities –
we have something for everyone, plus every type of snow sport.
In Méribel this winter, come and make the most of a ski area which has an entire zone designed for family skiing. The Family Cool area is located at the Altiport, and part of it has been renovated this year. Tucked away from the runs used by more experienced (and sometimes impetuous) skiers, these pistes are specially laid out for beginners, and little ones are welcome. These gentle slopes allow you to make wide turns – and risk-free tumbles! Some of the runs are equipped with fun inflatables which you can ski around, over and even through (how about skiing through a whale’s tummy…?)
Amongst the themed runs, one of the itineraries on offer is the Inuit Piste. There’s a flavour of the Far North here: ice bridges, penguins, igloos and dream-catchers enliven this easy and fun green run. And half way down is an Inuit Village where families can enjoy a break from skiing. Its inhabitants and their animals warmly welcome children and every year they offer new games and activities. While the children are enjoying some fun, their parents are invited to go on a hunt – to find the perfect sun lounger!
The Animal Piste gets a makeover
In a similar vein is the recently renovated Animal Piste, one of the runs most loved by children. In the heart of a protected forest, children can look for animals (some real, which hide in the forest, and some which don’t move). As well as the wild boar, marmots and squirrels, there are also quizzes to learn about the natural world and native animals, their way of life, tracks and calls…
Skiing and snowsports for all
In addition to the easy, themed pistes which allow children to have fun while learning to ski, there are other areas reserved for the youngest skiers and other types of snowsport. The littlest ones can make their first descents on a sledge next to the Altiport. On this free-to-use, gentle slope, they can discover sledding in a fenced-off, safe snowfield.
For older kids, or those who want to try new snowsports, a red Boardercross lies at the top of the Legends chairlift, accessible from la Chaudanne. The theme of this course is water, and it is suitable for all levels with banked corners, bumps and undulations to enchant little ones and older thrill-seekers!
As well as these zones specially designed for young skiers, Méribel’s ski area benefits from four enthusiastic children’s entertainers, who spare no effort to brighten up children's days, especially the afternoons! Throughout the season they offer numerous activities in and around the fun areas: Inuit fishing, treasure hunts and other ice challenges await your little snow adventurers. During the holidays, the programme is extended with further activities such as shows, activity taster sessions and ice sculpting demonstrations, which take place all around the resort!
Méribel looks after you
In addition to the fun slopes and zones, everything in the resort has been thought through to make sure that families feel welcome and can enjoy easy holidays thanks to the many services provided for them. Méribel’s efforts have been recognised by the national "Famille Plus" award, which guarantees, among other things, a warm welcome for families, a programme of activities and entertainments for all ages, activities designed for the youngest children to share with their families, local shops and services, and children’s prices. Méribel has gone beyond the criteria required to obtain the award by focusing on ways families can discover the environment and local heritage...
As for pricing, a special lift pass for families has been created, called le Pass Famille. This pass is for families staying for at least 6 days and offers the same lower price for parents and their children (available for 2 to 7 children, aged 5 to 17!). You’ll find the prices, which vary according to date, here! And you’ll find your best-ever family ski holidays here in Méribel!