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Main Events in Meribel
Annual & Big Events

also see Events Calendar for Meribel: What's On
 

About Events in Meribel

There are loads of events in Meribel organised year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth visiting. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Meribel events in resort and don't forget to check out our Events Calender for the latest updates.

Bastille Day

Fireworks for French National Day, celebrated on 14 July each year
An image of a firework display

Bastille Day in celebrated across the whole of France with a bang..well several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily.
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British National Ski Championships

An image skier Chemmy Alcott skiing on the pistes in Meribel

Delancy once again sponsor the highlight of the British racing calender in Meribel, the annual British National Ski Championships.  These championships have been held in Meribel for many years.
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Christmas, Meribel

Celebrate a white Christmas in Meribel, 25th December
An image of a Christmas tree in Meribel

Wondering what to do this Christmas in Meribel?  The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. 
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Drive des Gourmets Golf Competition, Meribel

Golf and gastronomy, Mid July
a photo of meribel golf course

Drive des Goumets Golf Competition is Méribel’s most prestigious golf competition of the year. This three day event combines golfing on the resort’s mountain course with gourmet wining and dining. Each day competitors enjoy a four course lunch half way round the 18 holes, and each evening the prize giving is accompanied with champagne and further gastronomic offerings.
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Fete de la Musique, Meribel

National celebration of music, 21st June
Fete de la Musique Logo

The Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France.
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French Mountain Bike Cup, Meribel

Cross country and Downhill mountain biking
a poster for a mtb weekend event in meribel

After a summer of competitions, the best French mountain bikers come together in Méribel, to compete for the title of winner of the French Cup downhill (DH), Cross Country (XC) in the cadet categories, juniors and elites. At the same time, the best Trials bikers will compete for the 4th round of the UCI Trials World Cup!
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International Backgammon Tournament, Meribel

Backgammon competition, December
a photo of a backgammon board

With over 100 participants from around the wolrd, the Meribel Backgammon competition goes from strength to strength. It's a friendly event with some great prizes and warm hospitality up for grabs! There is a range of competitions, from doubles to speedgammon - all the entry fees are redistributed as prize money. Please visit the website for the full programme of events.
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Les 3 Vallees Enduro, Meribel

Ski, snowboard & telemark competition across Courchevel, Meribel & Val Thorens
Les 3 Vallees Enduro - Courchevel, Meribel & Val Thorens

The legendary 3 Vallees Enduro promises to be a great day out!
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Meribel Air Show

Special Acrobatic Airshow with the Patrouille de France
Two Stunt planes

The Meribel Air Show with Méribel Flying Club promises two days of daredevil aerial stunts from pilots that have featured in the Red Bull Air Race and some fly overs from a D140 and a Dynamic WT9 Turbo. This year the Patrouille de France (French Airforce) will be putting a guest appearance - not to be missed.
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New Years Eve, Meribel

Celebrate NYE in Meribel, 31st December
champagne flute and cork

Wondering what to do this New Year in Meribel?  All the bars hold their own parties, restaurants often lay on a special menu and perhaps some entertainment.  
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Three Valleys Bike Competition, Meribel

3 Vallées Tout Terrain, early July
a poster for a mountnain bike weekend in the 3 valleys

The Three Valleys Mountain Bike competition takes place in Méribel at the start of the official summer season and is open to all. Running over the weekend, there are two main events; a ‘Free Bike’ competition, a timed descent from the top of the Saulire (2700m) to Brides-les-Bains (600m), and a 70kms 'Rando Tour' event completing circuits around the Three Valleys at various levels of difficulty thanks to the use of the ski lifts. 
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Tour de France, Meribel

Biggest cycle race in Europe, July
Le Tour de France Logo

Every summer France is gripped by the biggest and best cycle race in Europe - Le Tour de France, the year Le Tour is celebrating it's 100th year so the event will be bigger than ever.
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Trans-Savoie, Meribel

An epic six day enduro mountain bike race, August
a picture of a poster for a Mountain bike race in the French Alps

An all-new point-to-point stage race 100% focused on technical riding ability and epic adventure, the Trans-Savoie joins the dots between skill, athletic fitness, mental determination, and strategic riding on some of the best mountain bike trails in the world.
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