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The picturesque town of Méribel, discovered by the Scotsman Colonel Peter Lindsay in 1930, is one of the most loved ski destinations in Europe and a popular ski resort loved by many Brits. Situated in the heart of the Trois Vallées near Courchevel and Val Thorens, France the resort boasts stunning mountainous scenery, great restaurants, animated nightlife and entertaining events all year round.
With a range of exciting activities to keep you busy during the festive season and fun events available year-round to keep you and the family occupied during a day off the slopes, you will be spoiled for choice when choosing other things to do throughout your trip.
If you are looking for a few events to attend during a day off the slopes, Méribel has much to offer from sporting events and live entertainment to music festivals.
Over the recent years, the world class resort has hosted the British Alpine Ski Championships where top British skiing talent compete on Méribel’s pistes. In the past, the championship has included popular British Skiers and previous winners in Slalom, Downhill and Super G titles like Alain Baxter and Chemmy Alcott. This is a wonderful day event, fitting for any sports enthusiasts.
For a truly brilliant party scene and thriving atmosphere, head over to La Folie Douce with friends where you can enjoy a sensational après ski scene. Party in the great outdoors and expect amazing entertainment, champagne showers and table top dancing as you bask in the sun and admire beautiful mountain views. Many of the local clubs within the area are open until early hours in the morning and regularly host their own live DJ events throughout the week. Ideal for creating unforgettable memories with friends as you dance away to live DJ sets and party on until the sun goes down during a ski holiday in Méribel.
For an old-fashioned pub quiz or live band entertainment, visit some of the nearby pubs and bars within the area. With drink promotions available and the chance to win yourself a prize, this is the perfect way to mingle with the locals and add a dash of fun to your holiday when staying at the Mark Warner Chalet Loden.
Whether you are looking to unwind with a quiet drink in the local pub or a lively night out on the town with a group of friends, there is something fun for everyone when staying in Méribel.
Experience a magical Christmas with your loved ones in Méribel as you are surround yourself with Christmas lights and snow-capped treetops. Unwind with a glass of mulled wine as you listen to carol performances and watch the odd festive fireworks display throughout your stay at the Mark Warner Chalet Loden.
From the beginning of December, festive markets, live music and parades fill the town as the resort begins to prepare for Christmas and New Year.
Indulge in a delicious traditional Christmas or New Year’s dinner at one of the surrounding restaurants. This is fitting for those looking to avoid the stresses of cooking up a celebratory meal for the whole family during a ski holiday in Méribel. Be sure to book up in advance to avoid disappointment as the festive season is typically the busiest time of year for the local restaurants.
Bring in the bells for New Year with a bang when staying in Méribel. Experience an outstanding firework displays in the huge open-air disco at La Chaudanne. Vast crowds gather to celebrate in style upon the snowy Alps and the party goes on until the early hours of the morning.
After a spectacular outdoor fireworks display, dance all night long at some of the local organised parties hosted by nearby pubs and clubs in the area. With live DJ performances, exciting entertainments and drinks flowing you are sure to have a wonderful night.