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Meribel
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Key facts and figures

Meribel review: 30 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
74
Big Sky: 250

2. mountain height

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.
2462meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
150km
Champéry: 650km

4. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Meribel
94% have it

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
65
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

6. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
76.48$
Sansicario: 0$

7. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
22
Val di Fassa: 188

8. restaurants on the slopes

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.
10
Ellmau: 70

9. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Meribel
88% have it

10. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1100meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

11. trails (difficult)

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.
9
Big Sky: 150

12. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3562meters
Claviere: 5774meters

13. trails (medium)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
21
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

14. Winter olympics host

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.
Meribel
17% have it

15. chalets

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.
9
Big White: 269

16. season pass price

The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
1334.99$
Arapahoe Basin: 9$

17. Has a bobsled track

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.
Meribel
7% have it

18. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.
1
Les Arcs: 6

19. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Meribel
86% have it

20. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
1
Park City Mountain: 9

21. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Meribel
62% have it

22. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
44
Champéry: 150

23. Has snowmobile circuit

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.
Meribel
28% have it

24. ski lifts (air)

Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
18
Champéry: 102

25. Has camping facilities

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!
Meribel
61% have it

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