World Ski Championships in Méribel: the place to ski in 2023!

September 09, 2022

12 years... That's how long it's been since the World Ski Championships were last held on French soil (or we should, snow).

Courchevel Méribel 2023, is therefore the next opportunity – not to be missed! – bringing together the best skiers in the world for the space of a week in France. 

Did you know that the World Ski Championships have only been held in France three times? Chamonix in 1937 and 1962, then in Val d’Isère in 2009. From 6 to 19 February 2023, Méribel and Courchevel will continue to make skiing history by hosting world-class athletes, amateur skiers and mountain enthusiasts for a truly unforgettable event. 

The World Ski Championships is one of the world’s most significant high-level sporting events. Come and experience the exceptional festive atmosphere and the values of World class competitive sport and the mountains for 12 memorable days.

Coming soon: the World Ski Championships in Méribel !

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Activities and festivities in Méribel for the 2023 World Ski Championships

The Chaudanne will be THE place to be for the World Championships between the 6th and the 19th of February 2023.

Each day of the race in Méribel during the women’s events, the Chaudanne will vibrate to the rhythm of live strolling bands and concerts in the partner’s village where food and refreshments will be on offer between each round of the competition.

All the prize-giving ceremonies for the races at the two sites (Méribel-Courchevel) will take place at the Medal plazza in Méribel on the plateau de la Chaudanne.

Each day from 4.30 pm, a group of national renown will perform prior to the prize-giving ceremony and the drawing of numbers for the forthcoming races.

Our tips for attending the 2023 World Championships in Meribel

Find the women’s and mixed events at the Roc de Fer in Méribel

Did you know that the iconic Roc de Fer piste hosted the women’s events of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games? The best female skiers in the world will be back to follow in their tracks as they hurtle down this slope designed for speed. Prepare yourself for a breath-taking spectacle, as the fastest women skiers reach 120 km/h in the final wall.

The history of Méribel is marked by historic moments shared with women’s sports and especially skiing. It is, for the residents of the resort, a source of pride and a commitment to which we remain constant. Come and support women’s sport at the highest World level in Méribel and enjoy a unique experience…

The best spots to…

Are you wondering where are the best places to enjoy the World Ski Championships in Meribel? From the slopes to the 2023 village of La Chaudanne or the closing ceremony…, here are our tips to make sure you don’t miss anything of the World Ski Championships in Méribel.

See the competition from the slopes

One of the best places to enjoy the competition is without doubt directly from the edge of the Roc de Fer piste… With your skis on, you will be as close as possible to the world-famous athletes who make the magic of this event. Access is free on the edge of the piste but you can also reach the best viewpoints on skis thanks to the VIP formula! This VIP ON SKIS offer allows you to enjoy the competition from the VIP corner with open bar.

Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the ‘2023’ village

Come to the heart of the action, in Méribel-Centre on the Chaudanne area located at the foot of the Roc de Fer piste. The Chaudanne plateau is the ideal place to witness the excitement of the event live, whether you are a skier or a not…

To make sure you don’t miss any of the best moments of the competition, opt for the spectator stands, the VIP boxes or the giant screens and the stage for the shows and festive events.

Book your stay in Méribel during the World Ski Championships

By booking your accommodation in Méribel, you will be at the heart of the event… During your stay, you will have easy access, on foot or on skis, to the 2023 village located in the Chaudanne area and to the slopes. On our website you will find all the information you need to book your stay or to help you choose your accommodation.

Courchevel Méribel 2023 with your family

Would you like to come and ski with your family to enjoy the Alpine Skiing World Championships and fully experience the most significant date of the year for ski enthusiasts? Who wouldn’t, it is an event that appeals to young and old alike!

Come and meet inspiring professional skiers who will make your children want aspire to become slalom or downhill racers! In the weeks before and after the World Championships, your children can test themselves on the legendary Roc de Fer piste.

You and your children can also take advantage of the activities and entertainments during the event or take a souvenir photo with the event’s mascot, not forgetting the goodies and fan flags to show support to your favourite athlete.

99% of our pistes and activities remain accessible during the World Championships

Only 1% of the 3 Vallées runs are reserved for the World Championships

Being located in the heart of the largest ski area in the world, Méribel is perfectly placed to host one of the world’s biggest ski events. However, the competing athletes will only be skiing on a very small part of the 3 Valleys ski area as only 5 slopes will be reserved for the World Championships:

The 2 ski lifts used in Méribel for the Championships will be shared between the competitors and will remain open for the usual customers. As a bonus, 2 skiers tunnels have been built to pass under the competition slopes and keep the continuity of the ski areas, of both Courchevel and in Méribel.

Shuttle buses and ski lockers to make your life easier

Shuttles will be set up especially for the event. They will allow you to reach the vibrant heart of the World Championships without hassle! On the day of the events, whether you want to go to la Chaudanne from other areas of Méribel or between Courchevel le Praz and Méribel-Centre, make your life easier by taking the shuttles provided for the spectators. 

But you can also reach Méribel la Chaudanne by ski and leave your equipment in the ski lockers to enjoy the competition more serenely. In Méribel la Chaudanne, ski lockers will be available under the Saulire Express cable car.

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