56points

Meribel

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Meribel review: 30 facts and highlights

Meribel
Meribel
56
points

Why is Meribel better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    74vs60.8
  • Mountain height
    2462metersvs1140.23meters
  • Skiable area
    150kmvs112.87km
  • Restaurants
    65vs30.51
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3562metersvs2585.7meters
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    10vs6.25
  • Hotels and hostels
    22vs18.75
  • Trails (easy)
    44vs17.53

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

2462meters

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.summit height above sealevel

3562meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3.base elevation

1100meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.Winter olympics host
Meribel

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

5.Is child friendly
Meribel

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

6.months open yearly

4.7months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Best

Samnaun

10months

Skiing

1.ski slopes

74

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.skiable area

150km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

3.Has a ski school
Meribel

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.Offers open cross-country skiing
Meribel

Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

5.ski pass daily

76.48$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Best

Sansicario

0$

6.trails (difficult)

9

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.

Best

Big Sky

150

Leisure

1.restaurants

65

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

10

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has an ice rink
Meribel

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

4.Has a bobsled track
Meribel

This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

For example

Kirkwood

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Meribel

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

6.Has a golf course
Meribel

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

For example

Sun Valley

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

22

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
Meribel

Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

3.chalets

9

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

4.number of five star hotels

1

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

5.number of kindergartens

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

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