The 3 Valley's are iconic. With a vast expanse of on and off-piste terrain, snow sure reliability, and some of the best aprés on the planet, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most highly regarded resorts in the world.
Nestled in the heart of the Three Valleys in the French Alps, Meribel is one of the oldest and best resorts in Europe. With a vibrant atmosphere and deeply sowed ski and snowboarding culture, this beautiful settlement has something to offer everyone. If you’re in search of waist deep powder, killer snowparks, amazing après and nightlife, or quite simply some of the coolest shops in the industry, you’ll find them all waiting for you here.
Playing host to some the largest global events on both Olympic and Freestyle levels, Meribel certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the best snowboard resorts in the world. Connected to Courcheval and Val Thorans via the mind blowing area that is the Three Valleys, you can shred this playground endlessly and never get bored.
If you’re in town with Ticket to Ride, you’re guaranteed lots of fun no matter your budget. Working closely with all bars, clubs, shops, events and instructors, Ticket to Ride is able to get you the best this mountain town has to offer. This is a sweet place to call home and through Ticket to Ride you will thrive amongst its friendly seasonnaire community and bustling winter scene.
Meribel is in the centre of the 3 Valleys, the largest interconnected ski area in the world.
The Meribel valley has some very varied riding with good beginner areas around the Altiport, varied runs on both sides of the valley and more advanced riding off Mont Vallon at the top end of the valley. Offpiste wise the Loze sector offers amazing tree riding for when the snow is falling and when the sun is shining the west side of the valley from Tougnette to Mont Vallon gives world class powder turns. Of special note is the area off the Olympic Lift with unbelievable descents down to La Raffort and Les Allues.
For those wishing to head further afield the Courchevel Valley is known as one of the worlds best resorts with awe inspiring peaks and couloirs down to amazing tree runs like Folieres in La Tania. For those looking for a chilled out session are best to head for the rolling terrain of 1650 or if you want to challenge yourself to some of the most iconic rides of the Alps hiking the peaks and couloirs of Courchevel is a must.
On the other side is the Belleville Valley with the resorts of Saint-Martin, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. The Belleville Valley contains a huge amount of terrain for all Levels with plentiful off-piste from Jersusalem powder fields to Orelle. Of special note is the area of La Masse in Les Menuires which stays quiet even on the busiest weeks and offers awesome riding both on and off piste.
The 3 Valleys has cracking freestyle with a number of parks for different levels. In Meribel there are two main parks with the Moon Park catering for Beginner & Intermediate Riders whereas the iconic DC Park is the winter home of the Backflipping Double Cork Rider. If you wish to travel further afield there are parks in Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires along with magnificent natural terrain in La Tania, Loze, Petit Alaska, Marioland and Orelle.
If split boarding and hiking are more your scene then the 3 Valleys is the place to be. The fringes of the 3 Valleys offers spectacular tours with Les Avals, the Bourne Glacier and La Masse offering the sort of classic routes that will blow your mind and give you some tales for Apres.
Above all you must remember that in the 3 Valleys all this is available on your doorstep.
Ticket to Ride boasts two accommodations in Meribel, both in the centre of Mottaret with its unrivalled access to the 3 Valleys and both are under 5 minutes’ walk from the piste.
TTR Mountain Lodge
Ticket to Ride Mountain Lodge is new for the 2016/17 and is a large chalet with a strong seasonaire atmosphere, comfy beds and all the facilities you need for an amazing time in the Alps. The Lodge will feature a bar, board servicing area, social room, film/chill out room and WIFI for everyone.
Element Ski Chalet Leopold
For a slightly more intimate setting we have teamed up with our friends at Element Ski Travel to bring you Chalet Leopold. A cosy chalet very close to Mountain Lodge with a large terrace, Apple TV and WIFI.
Both accommodations have a new menu for 2016/17 based on providing the correct nutrition for skiing with sustainably sourced ingredients. Breakfast will be a healthy continental breakfast with a hot option and a porridge bar. After skiing there will be afternoon tea with a hearty cake before a two course dinner served in the chalet. Once a week there will be a group dinner for everyone with awards and photos from the week before.
For those looking for apres and nightlife Meribel is one of the best appointed in the French Alps with all that you could wish for. On the apres scene Meribel is known as the best world with the famous Rond Point heading up the crowd with its huge sun terrace right off the piste. The Folie Douce is another classic apres spot at Saulire Mid Station with table dancing and champagne showers being the order of the day. From there many of the pubs and bars in the different parts of Meribel have live bands playing into the evening.
For those looking for a night out there are many bars in the Meribel Valley with great beer and great company with Downtown in Mottaret, LDV in Meribel Village and Jacks Bar and La Taverne in Meribel Centre. All of these offer live bands and DJs with Sunday and Tuesday nights being the busiest. For those wishing to carry on the night the new Club del Mott or the classic O’Sullivan’s pump tunes until 5 in the morning with live bands and DJs playing their part.
For those wishing to enjoy a more chilled out drink Mountain Lodge will have a simple bar for those looking to have a drink before going out and the nearby Hotel Mott is a great option with a hot tub for customers. Further afield Café La Maison is a wonderful find with wonderful wine and aperitifs.
Courses in France
BASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor Course3 weeks Meribel Catered
Next Trip: 14th January 2018 - 3rd February 2018 £3395
The first step on your path to being a snowboard instructor!
BASI Level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor Course11 weeks Meribel Catered
Next Trip: 14th January 2018 - 31st March 2018 £8495
The original snowboard instructor programme
Freestyle Course1 week Meribel Catered
Next Trip: 19th March 2017 - 26th March 2017 £995
Reach new riding levels this winter
Girls Snowboard Camp1 week Meribel Catered
Next Trip: 2nd April 2017 - 9th April 2017 £1495
The ultimate snowboarding week run by girls, for girls!