What do ski holidays in Meribel have to offer?

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 4:39 PM

For a luxurious skiing break that offers plenty for you to see and do, it is well worth heading to Meribel. Seek out ski deals at the French resort and you'll be well placed to have a wonderful holiday in which you can enjoy fantastic winter sports action and check out the thriving apres-ski scene.

As Meribel is regarded as one of the most snow-sure resorts in the continent, you can be confident that the conditions here will be great from the start of the ski season in December right through to the closing parties in April.

Not only are the vast majority of the slopes to be found here more than 1,800 m above sea level, but the presence of over 720 snow cannons also helps to provide great coverage.

You'll discover a wealth of pistes suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, so whether you're an experienced rider looking for a challenge or a complete beginner there will be somewhere just perfect for you to show off your skills.

If you are a novice, however, and this is the first ski holiday you have ever been on it is a good idea to spend a couple of days at one of the many on-site schools. Here, an expert instructor will teach you everything you need to know in order to hit the slopes safely and in style.

Those who are well-versed in freestyle skiing and snowboarding should head to the Moon Park. This 25-acre area has a wealth of wooden boxes, rails and tables upon which you can pull off amazing tricks and jumps.

Alternatively, you can take lessons in a range of winter sport disciplines - including speed riding and slalom skiing - so there should be plenty of variety. If you fancy spending a little time off the slopes, a holiday to Meribel provides the opportunity for you to try other activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing and going on horse-drawn sleigh tours.

In the unlikely event that boredom sets in, you'll be able to visit one of the many nearby ski resorts. As Meribel is part of the Three Valleys - the world's largest linked ski area - within a few minutes' ride on a chair lift you'll be able to explore the pistes of Val Thorens and Courchevel, among others, for the day.

However, the amazing sports and activities on offer aren't the sole reasons to book a trip to Meribel, as you'll also be able to be part of the wonderful apres-ski scene.

There's a fantastic selection of bars, pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious Savoyard cuisine and a few drinks after a day spent on the slopes.

Alternatively, you can dance the night away at a club, watch a film at the cinema or have a beauty treatment at one of the wellness centres, so there's always something wonderful to do whatever your interests.

Another reason why Meribel really stands out as an amazing holiday destination is the quality of accommodation situated here. All across the resort you will find fantastic ski chalets that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also come with all the modern facilities you need to relax after an exciting day on the slopes.

When it comes to a luxurious winter sports break, Meribel is one place that is hard to beat.

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