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Posted on Thursday 24th September 2015 | Steve Thomas

An insider's view of Meribel

Meribel, quite rightly has a reputation as a very chic and exciting place to purchase a second home, in the French Alps. The resort is set up to provide year-round excitement for individuals, couples and families alike and who better to tell you about Meribel than its residents? So here are a few tips from locals on life in Meribel. 


The ski season runs from early December through to the middle of April. An adult ski pass for the coming season will cost €1,240. Concessions and family passes are also available. Cross country skiing is also a popular sport in Meribel, which provides a superb alternative to downhill.

Summer sports

If you want to visit the area all year round , it's not just all about the winter sports. Watersports available tend to be aimed towards the adrenalin enthusiast. Canyoning, white water canoeing, white water rafting and hydro speeding should satisfy your taste for adventure in the summer. Meribel is also well-known for its mountain biking during the summer season and if you move without your own bike, this doesn't stop you from getting involved because it is possible to hire a bike to get you going.

Eating and drinking

Meribel offers everything from haute cuisine to good pub grub. From a mountain top pizzeria through to a high end brasserie that is also available for private functions, you will find a restaurant to suit you, whatever your tastes.


After wining and dining in the pubs and restaurants, you can head for one of the three nightclubs. Le Poste de Secours is a swanky champagne and cocktail bar that boasts great DJs, live music, dancers and a sun terrace. Or you may prefer to visit the former tea bar at O'Sullivans that has been revamped into a club, or the Loft Nightclub.


The main events tend to happen over the winter season, but you will find things going on all year round. You might enjoy the high speed driving taking place in December, the Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations, or the ski touring races (also happening in December).

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