Méribel is very popular with families thanks to its great facilities and attractions both on the slopes and off. In the ski areas there are many green and blue slopes, as well as dedicated ski and play areas for children, including some new ones this season. There are lots of great family-oriented restaurants, a great choice of excellent family-friendly accommodation options and loads of fun family activities besides skiing available on and off the slopes (see the ‘Besides Skiing and Snowboarding’ section where many of the things listed are suited to the whole family.
Kids On The Slopes
On the slopes the Inuit run has had a makeover this to make it even more fun with new features – a new look, a new story, new facilities and activities on the piste and in the village. The Animal slope, an easy and pleasant run through the heart of a protected forest, has also had some upgrades. Designed to be both fun and educational, the run aims to transform young skiers into explorers on the search for the 3 Valleys’ wildlife. It’s great fun for the whole family.
A third fun trail, the Altai dragon, is a fun run where kids have fun finding the life-sized dragons lurking along the run.
Kids can also set out in search of Yooni the Yeti at the Yeti Park, an easy and fun trail with its tunnels, whoops, igloos and secret cave. This green run zig zags through the area over a safe and wide, gentle slope. The park is filled with playthings such as gongs to strike and prayer wheels to turn, all themed to evoke a great expedition to the Himalayan mountains!
And when it is time to have a break for lunch, families can chill out at the new snowy terrace! At the start of the Bouquetin chairlift is an open space with lots of picnic tables, a magnificent view of Mont Vallon on one side and the Méribel valley on the other, and the famous giant letters and logo of Méribel, the ideal place for an outstanding photo to share.
Méribel has several ski schools providing tuition for children. Oxygène also offers private snowboarding for little ones and kids aged 8 and above can learn snowboarding in group lessons, with a maximum of six kids per group to guarantee the best learning conditions and a fun atmosphere.
This winter, Légo fans will want to book into the luxury 5-star hotel Le Kaila, where the Kid’s Club is entirely dedicated to the famous plastic bricks. For the youngest ones there ais Duplo to play with. There is a great photo opportunity in the hotel lobby and children staying at the Kaila will receive exclusive Lego sets created for the Kaila as a welcome gift.