Choose Courchevel and Méribel for your mountain getaway! In winter, a skiing paradise, they also welcome non-skiers seeking unique outdoor experiences. In summer, it's the ideal basecamp for hiking and mountain biking amidst breathtaking landscapes... Throughout the year, it's also the perfect spot for a corporate retreat. Follow us, we'll tell you all about the Méribel-Courchevel destination!

Méribel and Courchevel, two resorts in the heart of the 3 Vallées

The mountain villages of Méribel and Courchevel are part of the ski area known as the 3 Vallées, which also includes Val Thorens and Les Menuires. In winter, this collection of resorts represents the largest ski area in the world, as well as an exceptional playground for other non-ski activities! The rest of the year, it's a haven for stunning hikes, mountain biking excursions, and numerous unique experiences amidst a preserved and welcoming environment. In other words, Courchevel and Méribel charm visitors with the allure of their picturesque village centers with quaint chalets, and their proximity to nature.

Beautiful snow-covered chalets in the middle of an alpine landscape in winter
An Alpine village with many wooden chalets at the foot of the snow-capped mountains

Where are Courchevel and Méribel located?

Both resorts are situated in the Savoie department, just 15 minutes apart from each other. They are also 25 minutes from Moutiers, 45 minutes from Albertville, and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Chambéry.

What are the altitudes of Courchevel and Méribel?

Courchevel is composed of six villages, ranging from 1,300 meters to 1,850 meters. The bottom of the slopes starts at 1,100 meters and the highest point of the resort is at 2,700 meters.

Méribel, on the other hand, is also divided into several sectors, starting from Les Allues at 1,100 meters and ending at Méribel Mottaret at 1,700 meters. The top of the slopes reaches 2,950 meters.

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What are the nearest airports and train stations to reach Courchevel and Méribel?

For airports, the most convenient options are Chambéry, Geneva, Grenoble, and even Lyon. Additionally, you can take the train to Chambéry, Annecy, Albertville, Geneva, Grenoble, and Bellegarde. From the airport or train station, we offer a private shuttle service to reach Courchevel or Méribel.

What weather can you expect during your vacation in Courchevel and Méribel?

Typically, it's during the months of November and December that snowfall is abundant in the Alpine resorts. The altitude of Courchevel and Megève then allows them to maintain excellent snow conditions throughout the winter season.

January and February can offer beautiful sunny days, but with cold temperatures. Therefore, it's essential to bring accessories to protect yourself from both the sun (high UV protection sunglasses and sunscreen) and the cold (thick gloves, neck warmer, thick ski jacket, warm T-shirt, fleece, etc.). March and April are also good months for skiing and may experience new snowfall.

During the summer, days are generally beautiful and very warm. Some thunderstorms may also occur in the mountains.

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Activities in the resorts of Méribel and Courchevel, and tailor-made stays in the 3 Vallées

Whether you've booked a week of skiing in Courchevel or Méribel, or you're planning to spend your summer vacation there, discover all the services we offer during your stay in the 3 Vallées!

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Private transfers from Geneva airport to Méribel and Courchevel

Book your private transfer with us from Geneva Airport to the resorts of Courchevel or Méribel. Upon your arrival at the airport, your chauffeur will pick you up in a high-end vehicle fully equipped for mountain travel (four-wheel drive and snow tires for winter). Travel peacefully and comfortably to your hotel or chalet in Méribel or Courchevel: you don't have to worry about anything! Contact us for a quote and all the necessary information.

What to do in Courchevel and Méribel without skiing?

We've put together a whole range of non-ski activities, unique experiences to enjoy in the heart of the 3 Vallées during your winter vacation!

Our local guides will take you snowshoeing in the Tueda nature reserve, near Méribel, amidst breathtaking snowy landscapes. Stay alert, you might be surprised by a few chamois... Are you more into unique sensations? How about trying a first approach to cold yoga? This revitalizing activity is exceptionally good for physical and mental health, but it should always be accompanied by a professional! Also, give fatscooting a try, a kind of snow scooter. It's a completely unusual adventure that you'll experience descending the slopes of Courch’ with friends or family! You won't run out of surprises either during our Prestige Day in Val Thorens. On the agenda: ice driving in a Renault Alpine and an exceptional lunch in a three-star restaurant... After all, it's vacation time, what better time to fulfill your dreams?

At the end of the day, when the whole family or friends are gathered, live a unique moment by having an aperitif under an igloo! Conviviality and local specialties await you with delicious charcuterie, regional cheese, and a typical drink called 'la chèvre'! For couples, experience the extraordinary by dining in a real snow groomer, transformed into a cozy place to enjoy a good raclette as night falls!

A man walks on snowshoes in the middle of a completely snow-covered mountain landscape, with a sunset in the background
A little girl blows into her hands filled with snow
Two glasses of Savoie wine next to a cheese board

All our winter activities in the 3 Vallées

Ski enthusiasts are also in for a treat when it comes to unique experiences we can offer in Courchevel and Méribel!

How about combining sports with local gastronomy? We organize a Ski Food Tour for you, with a guide taking you to several mountain restaurants to taste a new Savoyard specialty at each spot! Dreamy, isn't it?

Also, what do you think of exploring the entire 3 Vallées area with a guide-instructor throughout the day? That's what we offer in our 3 Vallées ski safari! Depending on your level and preferences, they accompany you on the best slopes of Val Thorens, Méribel, and Courchevel! And come evening, wherever you are, our chauffeur picks you up to take you back to your hotel or chalet.

Want to perfect your alpine skiing technique? Then spend the whole day skiing with international champion Julien Lizeroux! Advice and conviviality are guaranteed!

Finally, the environment of the 3 Vallées is perfect for breathtaking ski touring sessions! Glide through stunning landscapes with a guide, for memorable moments in the heart of the wild nature!

Discover all our winter activities in Courchevel and Méribel!

Summer activities in Courchevel and Méribel

Exploring Méribel and Courchevel during the summer season is just as delightful. Our hiking and mountain biking guides are at your disposal to take you to discover the Vanoise National Park, the surroundings of Col de la Loze, or the Tueda Nature Reserve, among other possibilities.

With the guide, you'll have the chance to observe the local wildlife, peacefully evolving in a preserved environment. Learn more about their way of life and try to recognize the tracks and sounds of marmots, birds, ibexes, mouflons, or chamois... Be patient and discreet, keep your eyes wide open, and you'll surely be able to contemplate them! These encounters often lead to wonderful memories...

Back at your chalet, spend some time with our sommelier for a discovery of food and wine pairings, or a tasting of local wines and cheeses. Take advantage of this exciting interlude to dive into the world of Savoyard gastronomy!

Explore all our summer experiences to live in Méribel and Courchevel!

Interior of a cozy chalet with a beautiful view of the snow-capped Alps mountains

Tailor-made stay in the 3 Vallées and in the Alps

Are you looking to experience an exceptional trip to the 3 Vallées, whether it's in winter or summer? Let us know your desires regarding the destinations you hope to visit, the charming accommodations you desire, and the must-do activities you want to experience. We'll propose an itinerary that meets all your expectations, including private transfers throughout your journey in the Alps.

Your corporate event in Méribel and Courchevel

The 3 Vallées resorts welcome you for multi-day corporate events in winter or summer, thanks to good accessibility, just 45 minutes from Albertville and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Chambéry. The choice of accommodations is ideal for large groups of colleagues, and the charming picturesque hotels are perfect for board meetings. Take advantage of the mountain air to disconnect from the daily routine, recharge, and strengthen your team bonds!

Moreover, our activities fully immerse you in the local culture, at the foot of spectacular landscapes! Our team-building challenges, such as Pioneer of the Peaks, Mission Ascension, Savoie ou Pas, and the Olympiads, will put your colleagues to the test for moments of pure camaraderie! For your corporate evenings, opt for a Trapper Night or an Explorer Night: after a walk or snowshoeing, head to a mountain restaurant to enjoy our delicious specialties!

Discover all our team-building activities with our Book of Ideas! We'll be delighted to work with you to plan your mountain seminar, so feel free to contact us!

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