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The Méribel ski area : A paradise at the foot of Le Coucou

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Alpine skiing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, snowboarding : discover the Méribel ski area

All types of skiing await thrill seekers in Méribel! The ski resort of Méribel combines authenticity and high mountain quality. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, you will be able to escape in the heart of the 3 valleys, the largest ski area in the world. Share your most beautiful experiences and ski vacations with your family or friends in our resort labeled Family Plus!

Do you dream of a change of scenery and new experiences? The ski in/ski out links allow you to enjoy seven connected resorts: Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires to name a few. The 3 valleys and the most beautiful ski slopes form the largest ski area in the world with 600 kilometers of runs.

Easily accessible by cable car, you can enjoy impressive 360° panoramic views of the Alpine peaks and surrounding glaciers in the Meribel Valley. From the Cime de Caron (3,200 meters above sea level) in particular, accessible from the Cime Caron cable car, the view on the mountains is one of the most beautiful in the Alps. The unbelievable panorama on the Mont Blanc as well as the breathtaking view on many peaks of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and the Péclet glacier, have been named "the most beautiful view of the Alps", according to the Michelin green guide.


The dream place for young and old skiers

Located in the geographical center of the 3 Valleys, the ski area of Meribel is the perfect place to enjoy this sensational area of slopes. Enjoy skiing down freshly powdered mountains, breathe the pure air at altitude and admire the exceptional panoramas of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps.  Whatever your level of skiing, the 3 Valleys ski area guarantees you total pleasure and absolute freedom! The 3 Valleys ski area is accessible to all as 50% of the slopes are green or blue.

Hotel Le Coucou, Méribel is perfectly located on the slopes right in the heart of the 3 Valleys. The 3 Valleys are the largest ski area in the world, 600 kilometers linking to 339 ski slopes. The ski area of Meribel is perfectly suited for beginners and children as well as for experienced skiers! With a selection of different levels to choose from, the 3 Valleys comprises of 17% green slopes, 39% blue slopes, 33% red slopes and 11% black slopes. Alpine skiing is of course the most popular, with 155 lifts making it the largest ski area in the world. Accompanied by a guide or a ski instructor, set off for unforgettable adventures in complete safety in the heart of these great preserved spaces. On the secret corners of the domain that only the guides and instructors know. Ski on exceptional snow on the north side or take the time to admire this grandiose nature away from the lifts and other skiers.

The most daring can test themselves on the Grand Couloir, the steepest slope in the resort. Or, on the La Face slope, the Olympic slope. For a less intense black run La Bartavelle, in the Méribel ski area, is complete with beautiful bumps and a sustained slope. The best to warm up your muscles and has a stunning view of the Mont Blanc. All these slopes are located in the Domaine des 3 Vallées.


The ESF of the ski area of Méribel

At Le Coucou Méribel, we work in partnership with the ESF of Méribel, and our team is at your disposal to show you the important points of the domain or to book an instructor who will guide you according to your level. The instructors of the French Ski School of Meribel are graduates of the ENSA (National Ski and Alpinism School) and are specialized in all winter sports disciplines including skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing, telemark or handiskiing.

The ESF instructors of Méribel offer lessons for children from 4 years old in the Piou-Piou club to adults of all ages, including children from 5 to 12 years old and teenagers.

Private lessons: Morning from 220 € - Afternoon from 210 € - Full day from 420 € - 6 people maximum per instructor.

Group lessons: 5 mornings or afternoons from 210 € - 6 mornings or afternoons from 231 €.


Le Coucou Méribel's concierge team is at your disposal to make your stay in Meribel a dream come true. The team is at your disposal for all your needs: resort and altiport shuttle, ski instructor and ski pass reservations, hot air balloon or helicopter tours.


The Hotel Le Coucou Méribel will reopen its doors on December 14th 2023. For more information or to book your stay, you can contact our reservations team at or by phone at +33 (0) 4 57 58 37 37.

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