Meribel weather and snow report

Meribel weather and snow report

Meribel’s valley location and relatively low altitude of 1450m doesn’t always work in its favour when it comes to weather. Some slopes can get quite a bit of sun exposure and become icy during later months, particularly as many of the runs lie above the tree-line. However, savvy skiers who do some research can find the best areas to ski with ease, whatever the weather. Mont Vallon’s Combe de Vallon piste, the Blaireau red and areas between Meribel and Belleville make a great alternative when the sun is shining, as they manage to avoid the elements and remain ski-friendly all season.

While neighbouring Mottaret, at 1700m, is still on top form during later months, Meribel has a shorter season, with December, January and February proving the snowiest months, with an average of around 50cm per month. To be snow-sure, head there in peak season when the town is at its most lively and the snow is powdery light. Just remember to book well in advance!