Lift count : 16 x Gondolas 18 x Chairlifts 17 x Drag-lifts 8 Telebabies
Ride area 150km/1329 acres
Meribel, at 1450m, is a favourite for the Brits. Set in the middle of the Trio Vallees, it’s a good base to explore this massive area. So good in fact, that the French want it back. The Brit’s have been slowly buying this resort and you can spend a week here without the need to speak a word of French, which is a good job as most of the barstaff wouldn’t understand you anyway. This resort has enough varied terrain to keep everyone in a mixed ability group happy. Because of its altitude, the runs into resort can suffer from a lack of snow and are often rock-hard ice. They do have good snow-making capabilities, but as we all know, it's no replacement for the real thing. Meribel can be busy - it’s overpriced and full of British skiers, but has some great boarding.