As one of the premier ski resorts in France, Méribel has much to offer visitors both on and off the slopes. There is plenty to keep the whole family occupied including the Parc Olympique leisure centre which is home to an ice rink, swimming pool, fitness centre and a spa. Thrill seekers flock to Méribel to try out the resorts extreme activities which include ice climbing and the latest in adventure sports, speed riding. Whatever your preference, you won’t be lost for things to do, no matter your age, off the pistes.
Keeping the kids occupied while on holiday can be difficult, fortunately Méribel has worked hard to ensure the resort has plenty to offer families visiting the resort. The Parc Olympique Leisure Centre in particular is a great place to spend an evening or non-ski day with the family. Located in the heart of Méribel town, the centre is open every day of the week.
If you are looking for a range of entertaining indoor activities for you and the kids, the sports and relaxation complex is home to a wonderful indoor ice-rink, swimming pool, spa and training area. Let your little ones ice-skate until their hearts are content while you sit back and relax on the side-lines.
In addition to the Leisure Centre, this charming French resort also offers other activities for the family. Choose from horseback riding in the snow, pony games, snow shoeing, snake gliss sleighing, dog-sledding, water sports and much more. With a variety of options to choose from, there will be something fun for everyone to do when staying in Méribel.
Ice climbing is the perfect activity for any non-skiers visiting this popular Alpine town who are in search of a little adventure. Let an experienced mountain guide lead you out to some of the most beautiful frozen torrents surrounding the renowned Three Valleys where you will be taught ice climbing techniques and safety skills to assist you throughout your excursion. This is a truly exciting and unique experience which will create spectacular memories with friends or family.
If you are looking to get your adrenaline pumping, book a skidoo excursion out on the open snow. Explore the great outdoors as you disappear into the woods and ride upon the snow-covered fields. This activity is not for the light hearted as snowmobiles can achieve speeds of more than 120 mph. Before hitting the pristine white slopes, be sure to wrap up warm.
Discover the Tree Valleys, one of the largest ski areas in the world, like never before during a speed riding session. Combining paragliding and skiing, speed riding is an exhilarating way to experience the snowy white mountains of Méribel as you jump, fly and glide through the air. For beginners, there are speed riding lessons available from the town centre throughout various afternoons of the week.
Paragliding, currently one of the fastest growing air sports in the world, is the ideal activity for any thrill seekers. Glide down from the top of a mountain and admire the outstanding views of the town below. With prior training, you can take control and fly solo. For those who are unexperienced, relax at the hands of a trained instructor who will take charge of ensuring that you land safe and sound.
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