Located on the outskirts of Vanoise National Park and not too far from the Ecrins either, Méribel is the perfect place for your next ice climbing adventure!
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With its ease of access to Vanoise National Park, it’s little wonder this is the top spots for ice climbing enthusiasts headed top Méribel.
For half-day ice climbing outings here, many guides opt to head to Roger Valley’s cascade at Brévières, next to Tignes, the ice tour in nearby Champagny or the cascade of the Daille, between Val d’Isère and Tignes.
For full-day ice climbing trips, many guides, instead, will opt for the Echaillon cascade, sitting between Tignes and Sainte Foy, which is perfect for beginners. For more advanced ice climbers, the cascade of Gurraz, between Tignes and Sainte Foy; the cascade of the Peisey Valley and the cascade of Chapieux Valley, make for apt and scenic challenges.
During the winter, average daily temperatures in Méribel range between -6 ºC and freezing. While winter is one of the driest times of year in Méribel, there is still plenty of ice and snow.
Most trips to Méribel will begin with a flight into Alpes–Isère Airport (GNB), near Grenoble. From here, Méribel is an easy two hour drive and only a bit farther by bus from the airport.
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