The resort is a traditional Alpine village and has much charm. All buildings are finished in stone and wood and have sloping roofs.
In 1992 it was a major centre for the Olympic Games hosting all the women’s Alpine ski events and the ice hockey tournament.
As a result there is an Olympic ice rink plus bowling and an indoor swimming pool with slide, among other facilities.
Meribel hosts plenty of events; there’s always something going on. For instance it holds a Pro-Am ski race every year and in 2015 will host the Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals.
In 2009 Jonathan Rose (on the left in the photo), the owner of Chalet Le Yeti, and his team finished second. Jonathan obviously skied brilliantly for an amateur, but we have to admit that he was helped somewhat by the fact that one team member was Luc Alphand, French World Cup winning skier turned Paris-Dakar winning racing driver.
Of course Meribel boasts many ski shops, lovely boutiques, delicatessens and cake shops. Le Yeti guests can get 20% off ski hire.