Meribel for Beginners Start as you mean to go on
Welcome to an exciting new chapter in your life! Meribel is a great place to start out skiing.
You will need some ski lessons to get you started. Here in Meribel, there are loads of ski schools to choose from, all offering lessons in English - commonly from native speakers.
Your very first lesson will begin on what's known as a 'nursery' slope. A very gentle, short and wide-open piste.
After that it's on to the green slopes: nice gentle descents while you find your feet. Almost one-tenth of Meribel slopes are green. In relative terms, that's a lot. You can tell when you're on a green slope because all the marker signs will be green.
Once you begin to gain in confidence, you will progress from green runs to blue. Now the 'real' skiing begins, and you will probably never go back to the green runs again. After all, you're a pro now!
Meribel ski slopes are often very wide, which is ideal as you progress onto blue pistes. The hardest part about skiing is turning. On a wide slope, you have plenty of time to plan your next turn.
Pro Tip Get started with gentle slopes and The Green Triangle
On the back of your lift pass, you will find some of the most beginner-friendly slopes, so start by sticking to these. Also, your lessons will introduce you to some of the easier pistes. In the afternoon, why not try out a handy route which we call The Green Triangle.
From La Chaudanne, head up the Tougnette 1 bubble lift. From the top, take the Perdrix green run into Meribel-Mottaret. At the bottom, take a left. You'll ski past the medical centre and pharmacy, then through a short tunnel. From here, you're on the Truite green run into Meribel Centre, known locally as "The Trout". This leads you right back to where you started. One lift, two pistes, done. View this on a pistemap...