With plenty of activities, Meribel is a great destination for any non-skiers
If you don't ski or snowboard or just want a day off the slopes, Meribel has lots of alternative activities on offer.
Meribel has an abundance of walking trails all of which are well signposted and easy to navigate. The Altiport area has groomed forest trails near to the ski runs that make particularly enjoyable walking. The Altiport area is easily accessed by one of the free resort buses from Meribel centre. There are also a lot of walking trails from Les Allues village (and all the neighbouring villages) although these are less often maintained they are well trodden by walkers and we can lend you maps and give you some ideas of routes to take. Snow shoes have a larger surface area and fit to your walking boots. They are useful in deeper snow and can be hired locally.
The Olympic centre in the centre of Meribel is home to the swimming pool, climbing wall, bowling alley, ice rink, fitness centre and spa and could keep you occupied for days! Entry is payable for the various activities and we can advise you of costs and opening times.
Meribel's cinema is located in the auditorium next to the Tourist Office. It shows a programme of films in the afternoons and evenings in English as well as French.
Meribel has some lovely shops including numerous shops selling ski and snowboarding clothing and equipment, an inviting bakery/chocolatier, several gift shops, a cheese cooperative and other shops selling local produce. There is also a twice-weekly market in Meribel centre on a Tuesday and Friday where you can pick up local specialities.
Meribel has its own Altiport (a runway on the snow) from which you can take a sight seeing flight around the valleys. Flights cost 90 euros per person for a 20 minute trip around the Three Valleys or 120 euros per person for a 30 minute trip a bit further afield.