The Sledging Course
The Combes 1 chairlift in Meribel Mottaret is open up to mid station, then you sledge down the Himalaya green slope back down into the centre of Meribel Mottaret. This gives you a 2 km toboggan run!
How to get there
The sledging takes place in Meribel Mottaret. There are free buses up and back from Meribel Centre that run all evening, it's about a 10 minute ride. You can find information about the free buses around Meribel here (or just ask us!)
Most of the ski hire shops in Meribel Mottaret rate will rent out sledges for the evening. You can also rent from some of the ski hire shops in Meribel Centre as well take them up with you. You do need to book ahead though! It's very popular and they often run out of sledges to rent. When we did it last year it was €6 to rent a sledge for the evening.
Access to the lift is not covered on your normal lift pass . It costs €6 for one run or €12 for the evening.
It is free for children under 11 who are accompanied by an adult.
To be allowed on the sledging run you must have:
- a helmet
- a sledge with metal brakes
We'd also recommend taking your goggles, and something to cover your face as you get lots of spray!
For those just wanting to watch, the piste used runs right into the centre of Meribel Mottaret so there are plenty of places to get a hot chocolate and watch it all going on. I must say again this is by no means a children-only event, there are more adults than children taking part!
Opening Hours and Dates
It runs from 17:30 to 19:30.
The sledging runs every Thursday all season long.
It will also be open for these additional dates during the busier periods:
The tourist board have the usual disclaimers that dates may be subject to change, and it can be cancelled in case of bad weather or bad snow conditions.
Accompanying Small Children
We would not recommend any small children going down this on their own. It is genuinely very fast and there are quite a few things to crash into! You'd want to accompany any small children on this run.
For More Information
The Meribel tourist office page about night sledging can be found here