Méribel's VIP 'Very Intelligent People' weekend will take place Dec. 12 and 13, 2009 and will offer accommodation discounts of up to 48 percent off the regular season prices.

Smart skiers will pay discounted rates for a two-day stay in Meribel: a two-night stay in a studio plus a two-day Vallée de Méribel ski pass starts at €61 per person; a two-night stay in a two- or three-star hotel plus a two-day Vallée de Méribel ski pass starts at €64 per person. These prices are based on maximum occupation (four people) and the corresponding number of ski passes.

Meribel also offers hotel packages for the VIP weekend: one night in a three-star hotel with breakfast and two-day Vallée de Méribel ski pass starts at €73 per person; two nights in a three-star hotel with breakfast and two day Vallée de Méribel ski pass starts at €58 per person. These prices are based on double occupancy with two two-day ski passes.

Meribel lies at the heart of the Three Valleys - the world's biggest ski area. The resort itself has 151 kilometres (94 miles) of runs, including: nine black, 23 red, 36 blue, and eight green. Meribel is internationally known with two Olympic runs and two slalom stadiums.

The ski slopes are linked by 15 high-capacity gondolas, 19 chairlifts, 14 drags, and eight telebabies. Pistes enjoy reliable snow cover, but also benefit from 685 snow cannons.

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