Meribel to Courchevel is a quick and easy route on skis or walking. We have put together a number of options which you may find useful. It is handy to glance at a piste map from time to time while reading the routes. You may also find our meribel skiing guide useful when reading the routes to orientate yourself.
Starting in La Chaudanne, take the Saulire Express to mid station. Following the Altiport run enjoy cruising down to the Altiport region of Meribel until you reach the Loze lift.
The top of this lift was the finishing line for stage 17 Tour De France. Heading into Courchevel 1850 is easy from up here. Firstly take Col de Loze, followed by either Loze-est or Anemones. Here you will find yourself in the centre of Courchevel 1850 with easy access back to Meribel by the Verdons and Vizelle gondola or Chenus and Dou Des Lanches chair.
This is a route recommended for first tracks. Heading to La Chaundanne to Saulire Express gondola for 9am head all the way to the top where you can soak up amazing views like these;
Take Creux all the way down to Aiguille De Fruit chair, really taking in the sights of the valley you find yourself in. As you are taking the chair take note of the national park below the chair and the views of where you have just skied. From the top here take in views of the Courchevel valley and take the Altiport and Biolay and you will find yourself in Courchevel 1850. For a route back to Meribel take the Verdon and Vizelle gondola.
Starting in La Chaudanne head up Saulire Express to the top and head along towards the top of Suisses Lift Station. Hanging right at the top of Saulire follow the road way round to either Pylons or M. Both of these black runs are steep and are great in the morning after a fresh groom (so ask our hosts at breakfast time). Pylons is a favourite of ours as a nice wide steep run that is usually quiet. Follow the run until it joins Telephone and Saulire where you will find yourself in 1850.
If you have time maybe stop at the Vizelle gondola and head back up and take M down into 1850.
This is the cheapest and easiest way to get from Meribel to Courchevel
If you are looking for a great day out and some sight seeing with less of the skiing here is a route to get you to Courchevel 1850. Enjoy great lunch spots, meet your friends and family in the bar or maybe a spot of shopping. Head to La Chaudanne with the skiers and get yourself on the Saulire Express Gondola (you will need a lift pass). Take note around mid station of La Folie Douce as you may want to head back here for Apres later. Stay on the gondola until the top, where you will experience some great views you might not have already. Take Saulire down into Courchevel mid station followed by Verdons where you will find yourself in the heart of 1850.
If you’re wanting to head round to another valley and do not want to ski here are a couple of routes. You are able to get a taxi straight from the front door of the chalet (ask a member of the DM team). In a taxi you can expect to travel through La Tania, Le Praz and Courchevel 1850. Roughly a taxi round to Courchevel 1850 will cost you 60 Euros.
Travel between these two resorts is not supplied via a bus route however, the best and most inexpensive way of doing it is; Starting in any of the Courchevel villages take the bus that will take you to La Tania the closest village to Meribel. Where you will be able to catch a taxi to Meribel Village. From here it is easy to catch a bus heading to Meribel Centre or Les Allues.
If you’re planning something a little more special do let us know in advance and we are able to arrange a helicopter ride from Meribel Altiport round to Courchevel Altiport where there are some great lunch spots including Cave De Cruex, Les Pilatus or La Cap Horn. All of these are accessible by friends and family by ski’s but be sure to book a table. A Helicopter ride for up to 4 people will cost around 500 euros 1 way.
Last Updated: 28 Sept 2020