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Backcountry Skiing in Méribel

Indulge yourself in the French Alps and the Heart of Three Valleys!

The generous snowfall in Allues Valley and the vast network of skiable terrain makes Meribel one of the top snow spots in Europe. In cahoots with the rest of the Three Valleys – Courchevel and Val Thorens, this iconic ski paradise in southeastern France helps comprise the world’s largest ski area.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Christina Chen

5.00

March, 2022

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Andre was an outstanding guide and I really enjoyed my glacier adventure! It was really amazing to be in the mountains where we were the only tracks in the snow. In addition to planning a trip that was beautiful and at the perfect difficulty level, he gave me pointers to improve my skiing and backcountry skills. I would definitely book another trip if I come back!

Xavier van Campenhout

5.00

March, 2022

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

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Tomas Sandala

5.00

February, 2022

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

We had a private splitboard tour with Carine. Carine was a great guide and she took us to cool places in Val Thores and Orelle. The freerides were amazing. What a great day trip. We really appreciate flexibility of Maison des Guides who changed the date of our trip to another day because of bad weather on the day when we had booked.

Mark Stone

5.00

February, 2022

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

Harold du Roy

5.00

February, 2020

1+ day Freeride skiing in Meribel, Les 3 Vallées

Rien a redire sur organisation sauf qu il vaudrait mieux payer par journee que pre payer par personne vu qu on ne sait pas toujours a l avance combien il y aura de skieurs par famille lors de conges scolaires . A part cela top et bravo

Katja Asumaa

5.00

February, 2020

1+ day Ski touring in Les Trois Vallées

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Ron Weiss

5.00

January, 2020

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Our guide Valerie was amazing. She knows the mountain extremely well and was able to take us to one run after another with fresh powder and first tracks. She pushed us hard, but also knew our limits. I highly recommend her! (And she is also an incredible and accomplished snowboarder).

Tommi Savola

4.00

January, 2020

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Explore share did very good job in finding a mountain guide group for me in Val Thorens. Smooth and quick communication.

Xavier van Campenhout

5.00

January, 2020

1+ day Freeride skiing in Courchevel, Les 3 Vallées

Great 2 days of ski touring in the 3 Vallées with Aurélien. Strong professional, excellent snow tracker and very nice personality. Recommended! Very good support of Explore-Share team in the booking process.

Eric Nord

5.00

December, 2018

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Jessy took good care of us. He contacted us in good time before our actual day. Super nice and skilled. We like to ski long days and so did Jessy. If we come back we will definetly contact Jessy again.

Tony

5.00

January, 2017

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

An amazing few days of skiing, ski touring and glacier exploring with Jessy. Jessy is a true professional, always alert, safety conscious and tailoring his trips to the ability of his clients - making for a great, memorable experience. (Photos included!). I have been ski-touring with guides for 16 years and would definitely choose Jessy again and recommend him to others.

Ashley

5.00

March, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Deux journées top au milieu des 3 Vallées. Très attentif, Jessy s'adapte au niveau du groupe et choisit les bonnes pentes. Il nous a fait découvrir de nouveaux coins loin des pistes et cela en toute sécurité. Merci Jessy, on s'est éclaté et on a bien rigolé. Au fait, tes photos sont magnifiques.

Tanguy

5.00

March, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Nous avons passé un bon moment avec Jessy dans les Trois Vallées. Nous avons fait du ski hors-piste et malgré la météo difficile, il nous a trouvé de belles décentes. Il est sympa, dynamique, prudent et il aime bien les nouvelles technologies dans le domaine du ski.

Charlotte

5.00

February, 2016

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Hervé est fort à l'écoute de son client, il cerne très bien les attentes et les envies. Il est aussi très rassurant et porte une attention particulière au bien-être de chacun. Il a beaucoup d'expérience, on sent qu'il connaît bien la montagne et il est prudent. Enfin, il est discret et sympatique. Je le recommande vivement !

Arthur

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Jessy est un jeune guide très agréable, il est discret tout en étant à l'écoute et sympathique. Les journées ne se sont pas limitées à un programme unique, il s'est arranger pour nous faire découvrir des bons spots du début à la fin.

Alexis

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Malgré la malchance d'une semaine avec très peu de neige, Jessy a pu nous dégoter de chouettes randos à peau de phoques! Outre sa connaissance indéniable de la montagne et son grand professionnalisme, Jessy s'est révélé être un guide extrêmement sympathique! Je vous le recommande chaudement et je garde son contact précieusement pour de futures randonnées! (Petit plus: il s'éloigne régulièrement du groupe pour prendre de magnifiques photos qu'il nous envoie en fin de journée par whatsapp ou mail!).

Charles

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Nous avons eu le plaisir de passer plusieurs magnifiques journées de ski avec Jessy qui s’est avéré être un guide hors pair : très fiable, sympathique, donnant de bons conseils « techniques », connaissant fort bien le domaine skiable et s’adaptant au niveau de chacun. Jessy nous a emmené dans différents endroits magnifiques, où nous avons pu profiter d’une excellente neige et ce, alors que les conditions d’enneigement étaient franchement défavorables (il n’avait plus neigé depuis plus d’un mois). Jessy prend une juste place dans un groupe où il s’y mêle très spontanément, sans être invasif et en nous laissant profiter de certains moments entre nous. Il semblait manifestement animé par le souhait de faire vivre à ses clients une belle expérience ! Je le recommande très vivement. Charles

Jean Philippe

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

J'ai fait 2 jours avec Jessy et j'ai vraiment beaucoup apprécié son rapport avec le groupe et le choix des randonnées à ski. Il arrive bien à estimer la force du groupe, à satisfaire les plus expérimentés et à soutenir les moins aguerris. Toujours là au bon moment et en même temps pas intrusif. Il porte de l'attention à chacun et prends même des photos spontanément pour nous les envoyer en fin de journée. Quelqu'un de souriant et enthousiaste qui prend du plaisir à partager sa passion! Je le recommande vivement. Jean Phi

Diego

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Excellent guide. Nous avons beaucoup aimé son professionalisme et sa gentillesse.

Tanguy

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Great moments of fun and found some lush powder in difficult conditions.

Ashley

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Hi Hervé, thanks for the 3 wonderful days skiing in the 3 Vallées. My family & I had a great time. You picked out the perfect runs. Hope to see you soon. Ashley.

Fiona

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Many thanks for 3 great days of snow powder and amazing views in the 3 vallees. Knowledgeable, cautious and takes peoples tempo and abilities into account, adapting to needs.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Méribel

When it comes to skiing, Les Trois Vallees (The Three Valleys) makes up the largest ski area in the world accessible by a single lift pass. This means the off-piste options for skiers is absolutely astounding, giving you a wide array of runs throughout the Tarentaise Valley.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+33

Language

French

Currency

Euro (EUR)

What is the Weather Like

Meribel weather is ideal for skiing. Snow lasts from November to May, sometimes even June. While this precipitation is advantageous, the Alpine climate also results in stronger winds and colder temperatures

Best Time to Visit

Backcountry skiing in Meribel is best done in winter, taking advantage of its snowfall. The cold temperatures help keep the snow primed for great runs. Any time between December and April should prove to be epic, maybe even into May

How to Get There

Flying into Chamberry is the most popular mode of transit to reach Meribel. It is just over an hour away, and involves a modest shuttle or transfer. There are plenty of other ways to get there, too. Geneva and Lyon are both about 180 kilometers away and have major international airports. Once at the airports, there are ample taxi, bus, train, and car options to get you safely and swiftly to your destination

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Méribel:

Meribel is an amalgamation of Allues Valley communities in the Tarentaise Valley of France. Located in the French Alps and the Vanoise National Park, it is world renowned for its impeccable ski conditions and its role as former host of the women’s alpine skiing events during the 1992 Winter Olympics. The backcountry terrain is expansive and alluring, promoting a true wilderness feel in the center of a massive ski region. The Tarentaise Valley resorts and communities are closely associated and the Three Valleys is known to accommodate powder hounds, greenhorns, and everyone in between. The Alpine views from the near-3,000 meter peak are breathtaking, as are all of the other vistas throughout the valley. Lyon, Geneva, and Turin are all within striking distance to Meribel, allowing substantial access to long ski seasons, deep snowpack, and endless backcountry.  

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