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Meribel

Listed under Snowboarding in Meribel, France.

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Meribel looks like you think a French ski resort will. It’s gorgeous. It’s has a pretty town with a wide range of accommodation, a huge off piste area to explore and hundreds of lifts, I’m not joking. There are also loads of groomed runs, two parks and two half pipes. Meribel covers three valleys so there’s a good selection of terrain and plenty of space for everyone so you never feel intimidated or squashed. I love Meribel because it’s perfect for freeriding and picking up new tricks. The standard is pretty good and there are a couple of really strong locals who you can watch and see where they like to board and then just tail them (discreetly). It’s also not too quiet but not too hedonistic, when I board I want to board and party, not party so hard that I can’t board, how old do I sound! The best time for skiing in France is between December and April.

Written by  Sally James.

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“In search of French Meribel”

By Tom Robbins for The Observer First Published Sunday 15 February 2009 Founded by a British colonel shortly before the second world war, Meribel remains Britain's favourite place to ski. The resort claims to have welcomed 400,000 of us last year, Bri… Read more...

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