Soon approaching October and before long the Christmas hysteria and preparation will inevitably begin. Christmas in the mountains spent with your loved ones is a beautiful and special occasion, not to be missed! Why not escape all the stress and simply choose a skiing holiday instead?
The pretty resort of Méribel with its cosy chalet-style architecture, forest surroundings and warm, village atmosphere is the perfect Christmas destination. Located in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area, a Mecca for skiers, Méribel’s incredible position allows its visitors to easily explore the vast area of over 600km of pistes. The efficient and modern lift system also ensures that the highest summits, such as Mont du Vallon at 3,000m are reachable in a few minutes. With such incredible heights you are guaranteed an amazing quantity and quality of snow throughout the season.
Wishing for a magical Christmas for your kids? Méribel hosts the perfect events to get the whole family into the Christmas spirit. The festive (and free!) Russian Christmas is a festive evening on the 6th January, continuing the winter celebrations with torch-lit descents, an impressive ski show and colourful firework display. In addition the popular evening event Himalaya by night (every Thursday evening from the 9th December until the 22nd of April) is a firm family favourite, with night-time slow sledging down Little Himalaya, the gentle green run. If you are still in town mid-January, be sure not to miss the Alpine Skiing Europa Cup (17th to the 21st January). Here you will see skiing at its very best, attracting international pro-skiers from around the world.
Off skis there are many options for keeping active in Méribel, with its Olympic Centre and swimming pool, providing many aqua activities. You can also check out the fitness centre, climbing wall, ice-rink and the all-important spa. Or perhaps you prefer to stay on the snow, you have options of snow-shoeing,snowmobiling and horse-sleigh tours. However, if after a long year your vision of a perfect Christmas holiday is to chill out and recuperate with minimal exertion - have no fear! You will no doubt take great pleasure settling down at one of the inviting cafés or bars to sip a warming beverage or a nice glass of wine. Sit back, relax and enjoy the resort’s special festive feel. In fact Méribel fulfils all your après ski needs, with cafes, shops, bars and restaurants galore.
Imagine yourself Christmas Eve... descending the mountain with the wind in your hair, taking in the beautiful winter wonderland landscape and breathing in that fresh mountain air. Slowly a smile spreads across your face as you realise this feeling is the best Christmas present you could receive and your choice to come to Méribel was the best decision of 2017!