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What’s new in Meribel for winter 2017/2018

What’s new in Meribel for winter 2017/2018

It’s been a busy summer in the 3 Valleys with many upgrades and new features in resorts across this mega ski area. Our best-selling 3 Valley’s resort, Meribel, has some of the most exciting developments for winter 2017/18 including new lifts, chalets and fun features across the resort. The latest additions will be in operation for the grand opening weekend of 9th/10th December 2017.

Skiers and snowboarders on holiday in Meribel can take advantage of skiing the 7 other resorts with a full area lift pass, including Val Thorens and Courchevel. With 600 km of piste spanning across the mountains there is an incredible amount of terrain to explore. For further inspiration take a look at what’s new in Val Thorens this season.

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Meribel ski resort
Meribel ski resort

New lifts

The old Roc de Tougne draglifts above Meribel Mottaret will be replaced with a new high speed 6 seater chairlift transporting skiers to the summit in about 3 minutes. This lift is designed to operate in high winds allowing the link between Meribel and Saint Martin Belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens open even in poor weather conditions.

Beginners will benefit from an upgrade to the magic carpet at Le Rond-Point in Meribel. The lift will be replaced with a modern, covered magic carpet in the new ‘Easy Rider’ learner’s zone.

New chalets

Iglu Ski is pleased to have 5 new chalets for our winter 2017/18 programme. Located at different spots across the village, new chalets include:

Chalet Yukon
Chalet Noemie
Chalet Caro
Chalet Cerf Rouge
Chalet Virage

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Chalet Cerf Rouge

Chalet Cerf Rouge

Piste improvements

The Lac de la Chambre piste from Val Thorens to Meribel is being regraded to me made easier for returning skiers at the end of the day. 2 difficult areas have been re-routed to allow the red run to be re-graded as a blue.

New lift pass

Replacing the old morning and afternoon passes, a new 4 hour lift pass for the 3 Valleys will be introduced this season to give better flexibility to skiers. This 4 hour period start at whatever time you wish.

New Meribel heart cabins

New heart shaped wooden huts in Meribel. Photo: Sylvain Aymoz

Rest and relax on the slopes

Meribel is installing specially designed furniture across the ski area for skiers and snowboarders to relax during their busy ski day, including:

  • Heart shaped wooden huts
  • Dragon hammocks on Pic Bleu
  • Foam benches at la Chaudanne and Altipott
  • Rest areas in the DC Area 43

These will be an addition to the 2 wooden cabins on Pic Bleu, Sailire Express mid-station and Mottaret’s Yeti Park.

More snow-making

The Altiport reservoir has doubled in capacity, allowing over 65% of Meribel’s ski area to be equipped with snow cannons.

Improved kids areas

The popular children’s snow park ‘Yeti Park’ in Meribel Mottaret will be extended and even more fun features will be introduced for small skiers, including more modules and characters on the 3.4 km Black Forest Mission sled run.

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