January in Meribel : 3 good reasons to opt for a ski holiday!

January 03, 2024

Panorama de Méribel sous la neige

Discover the 3 advantages that make this month the ideal choice for a ski holiday in Méribel!

January embodies the very essence of winter. Fresh, light snow, peaceful ski slopes, a multitude of outdoor activities, cheap ski holidays… It’s all here to give you the very best the season has to offer!

Reason 1: the best ski deals in January in Méribel


In January, holiday and ski pass prices are very attractive. It’s the perfect time to if you don’t want to break your budget while still taking full advantage of the resort’s activities and amenities.

Tadaam! Here are the best ski deals of the season!❄️


All-inclusive ski holidays:

January is Happy Ski time! Whether you’re staying for a weekend or a whole week, Méribel offers all-inclusive “accommodation + ski pass” packages.

Take advantage of a 19% discount on adult ski passes, depending on the week. Then choose from the best accommodation offers available on the website.

This is an exclusive online offer bookable up to 3 days before the start of your stay.




Les 3 Vallées on saturday:

On Saturdays, big skiing at mini prices!  Take advantage of the 600km of ski runs giving access to 11 exceptional summits for just 60 euros, instead of 75 euros per adult.

This offer is valid every Saturday during the winter season, online. It must be ordered by midnight on Friday at the latest.

Reason n°2 : january offers optimum skiing conditions

January is renowned for offering exceptional snow conditions. Get ready for an incomparable skiing experience, immersed in breathtaking scenery and sparkling powder.


Whether you’re a king/queen of the slopes or a ski/snowboard apprentice, Méribel has something for everyone! From green runs suitable for beginners to excitingly complex black runs, the resort has 70 pistes.

Located in the heart of the 3 Valleys, Méribel is also the ideal starting point for exploring the 600 kilometres of pistes in the largest ski area in the Alps. With 11 convenient links, access to the slopes of Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires is quick and easy.

And thanks to the tranquillity of the first month of the year, waiting times are something you won’t have to worry about, leaving you free to take advantage of the many ski lifts.  Take the Saulire gondola, for example, for a breathtaking view of the Vanoise peaks, followed by a descent to Courchevel. You can also take to the skies on the Mont de la Chambre chairlift, overlooking the peaks of Val Thorens.


Novice skiers and snowboarders:

For beginners, January is a great time to try out the joys of skiing for the first time. After the festivities of December, the slopes are quieter and the atmosphere more relaxed.

With its many green and blue runs, Méribel is an ideal place for beginners and children to learn.  And while you’re enjoying the peace and quiet of January, the many ski schools are on hand to teach you the best techniques in all the skiing disciplines.

But the 3 Vallées ski area isn’t just for experienced skiers! In fact, half the slopes – 150 in all – are classified as green or blue runs, ideal for beginners to skiing or snowboarding.

See our programme for an easy day’s skiing in the 3 vallées.




For experts:

With its iconic slopes, vast off-piste area and challenging ski areas, Méribel, like Les 3 Vallées, offers challenges worthy of the best skiers and snowboarders!

In Méribel in particular, take on the now legendary Combe du Vallon descent, a relatively demanding and often bumpy 3km slope… But will you dare to take on THE slope of champions? This run is almost 2.5km long, known as “le Roc de Fer”….

As a freeride skier, explore the vast network of lifts to ski down snow-covered, ungroomed valleys. The Couloirs de la Saulire attract the attention of all powder lovers. Similarly, the great descent of La Rosière, with its 1,000 metre vertical drop near the Tuéda Nature Reserve, offers an exceptional experience. All in all, whether you’re looking for off-piste skiing adventures with friends or group outings, the possibilities are endless!

And for freestyle fans, what could be better than the Snow Park at Méribel-Mottaret?

Other ski activities

Coming in January gives you the freedom to try out all the winter sports activities in a varied and exceptional landscape.

Take advantage of the quality of the snow to try ski touring and climb the peaks without taking the ski lifts. There are several ski touring intineraries in Meribel, such as “Le Roc”, a piste entirely dedicated to introductory skiers, or the 100% panoramic itinerary from the Rond-Point to the legendary Col de la Loze.



Focus on 3 Vallées Explorer

And to extend your exploration of the 3 vallées ski area, try the interactive app Les 3 vallées Explorer !

Using your instincts and your phone as your only compass, you’ll discover the 7 zones that make up the largest ski area in the Alps. You’ll come across numerous curiosities, a diverse range of local wildlife, as well as emblematic slopes with breath-taking panoramas.


TRY IT ! 🧭

Reason 3: a wide range of outdoor activities

In January, the climate gives you the chance to enjoy all kinds of winter activities. It’s the perfect opportunity to try out a whole host of non-skiing outdoor activities!

What a magical experience, snowshoeing through snow-covered forests, walking along paths to discover the valley’s diverse landscapes, or even exerting yourself on the cross-country ski runs at the Altiport…

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Hiking in Méribel

Méribel is a popular destination for nature lovers. Capture the soul of the Savoie by strolling along the footpaths in the peaceful and enchanting atmosphere of January.

For a relaxed family walk, there are walks all around Lac de Tueda. For a romantic getaway, there’s nothing like a breath-taking view of Mont Blanc at the end of the “Le Villard-La Traie” trail. For solo adventurers, the “Circuit des Villages” is the ideal itinerary for discovering the beauty and authenticity of the local Savoyard architecture.

Enjoy the serenity and winter beauty of January at every turn:


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Snowshoe outings

Athletic snowshoeing, apéro snow-shoeing, night snowshoeing… Try the adventure of snow-shoeing for a different approach to the mountains. On your own, with your family or with friends, put on those funny shoes and discover the exceptional natural surroundings of the Vanoise Park or the Tueda nature reserve.

Méribel offers a wide range of snowshoeing excursions, available on a full-day or half-day basis, to suit all levels of ability. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with the “Snowshoe and Chocolate Fondue” outing, while the more sporty can opt for a more invigorating “Sports outing with Raquett’Evasion”. And for those who like to party, it’s time for the “Raquett’Apéro”!

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Cross-country skiing in Méribel

Cross-country skiing is a very physical activity, which allows you to exercise in a magical landscape, in the heart of the forests.

Méribel’s Nordic ski area is made up of two zones: the Altiport, with 25 km of runs, and the Lac de Tueda sector, with 2 different routes that are perfect for beginners. Best of all, these circuits are free to use.

So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier, a fan of skating or alternative, a solo sportsman or a family member, our carefully prepared runs are waiting for you!