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Advanced and expert skiers should consider staying in the village of Mottaret, just up from Meribel, which is better placed for access to the huge off-piste bowl in Mont Vallon, the DC Area 43 snowpark, and lift access to Val Thorens.
Those aiming to cover a lot of ground should bear in mind that the six-day Three Valleys Pass (€244) is only €45 more than a six-day Meribel Vallee Pass (€199) and offers four times the ski area.
A few downsides to Meribel’s ski area: snow on the west-facing side of the mountain suffers in the afternoon sun; lower runs leading into the resort can lack snow due to the altitude and tend to be icy especially at the beginning and end of the season; and runs can become crowded especially close to the resort during peak season.
Going out for a beer can be stupidly expensive in the Three Valleys (well you are in the largest lift-linked ski area in the world!). Expect to pay £5-£10 for a pint, unless you hit the bars at happy hour (usually 4-7 p.m.) or shop at an out-of-town supermarket.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 12/08/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/26/2013
Projected Days Open: 140
Years Open: 75
Pros: Beautiful Scenery, nice runs
Cons: Ski Total and Chalet Matterhorn
Pros: great fun and friendly
Cons: a bit pricey
Pros: Massive skiing area
Cons: Silly lift pass prices
Pros: Discounted beginner tickets
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