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Chambery - Savoie Airport (95km/1hr) Rue Antoine Montagnole, 73420 Viviers-du-Lac, France. Snowjet flies from London Gatwick and Flybe from from Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Norwich and Southampton. Bus transfer takes 1 hour 15 minutes.
Geneva International Airport (135km/2hrs) Route de l‘Aéroport 21, 1215 Genève 15, Switzerland. easyJet and SWISS fly to Geneva. Bus transfer takes 3 hours 15 minutes.
Lyon St. Exupery Airport (185km/2hrs) 69720 Saint-Laurent-de-Mure, France. easyJet and British Airways serve the airport. Bus transfer takes 3 hours 30 minutes.
Shared/Private transfers: From Geneva/Lyon, expect to pay around €80-€90 return per person; Ben's Bus (online booking form; Alp-Line (+33(0)450 743 842); Mountain drop-offs (+44(0)207-043-4874; ResortHoppa.com (+44(0)134-230-5677).
Rail Europe's (Eurostar Direct) has ski trains with Friday afternoon departures from mid-Dec to mid-April departing from St Pancras station to Moûtiers (Méribel/Three Valleys). Moutiers rail station is 20 minutes by bus from Meribel.
From Geneva Airport, change at Geneva Central, and take a train to Moutiers les Salins. Trains are also possible from Lyon and Chambery. From Lyon Airport, take the shuttle bus to Lyon central station, followed by a train to Chambery. From Chambery, change for a local train to Moutiers. Check out www.sncf.fr for details.
By car: A43 motorway to Albertville. RN90 (dual carriageway) to Moûtiers. D90 to Méribel : 11.5 miles (snow tyres and chains recommended).
In the resort: free "Méribus" shuttle buses connects the different areas of Meribel: Méribel Centre, Méribel Village, La Raffort, Méribel La Chaudanne, Les Allues, Altiport, and Belvedere. Buses run from 8 a.m. to midnight - see the Meribus winter timetable. With a Three Valleys Ski Pass you can ski over to the neighbouring resorts of Courchevel, Les Menuires, La Tania, Val Thorens, Orelle, Sainte Martin and Brides les Bains. For taxis call: Easycabs (+33(0)609-49-09-88), Access Alpine Taxi (+33(0)614-81-26-26), Altitude Transfert (+33(0)609-44-15-95)
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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