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 a gander. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Meribel events in resort and don't forget to check out our calender for the latest updates.
British National Ski Championships
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.
British National Ski Championships, Meribel
British ski races, March to April
Great Britain’s National Ski Championships have been held in Meribel for many years The competition produces some fierce competition between the top British skiers and can be watched from the Chaudanne area in Meribel. The Championship has in the past included popular British Skiers Alain Baxter, Findlay Mickel, and Chemmy Alcott, all previous winners in Slalom, Downhill and Super G titles. The Seniors’ competition is shortly followed by the Junior & Children Championships where events follow a similar pattern to that of the seniors, incorporating the Super G, Giant and Slalom races.
Christmas in Meribel
Noel, 25th December
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. Christmas is a far less commercial event than in the UK and so you won’t find things publicised for months in advance - but you can always be sure of a glass of vin chaud (mulled wine), a few carols and perhaps the odd firework or two! Many of the restaurants will put on a special festive menu with champagne and traditional dishes, so book in advance if you want to treat yourself to a meal out.
Drive des Gourmets Golf Competition, Meribel
Golf and gastronomy, Mid July
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.
Fete de la Musique in Meribel
National celebration of music, 21st June
Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Meribel Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands.
French Mountain Bike Cup, Meribel
Cross country, 4x and Downhill mountain biking
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) and Four Cross (4X) in the cadet categories, juniors and elites.
International Backgammon Tournament, Meribel
Backgammon competition, December
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.
Les 3 Vallees Enduro, Meribel
Ski competition open to all, April
The legendary 3 Vallees Enduro promises to be a great day out! An unforgettable day of ski, snowboard or telemark in the 3 Vallees, with different races in each valley : Big Air Bag, Freeride, Giant slalom, Moguls, Skicross, Triplette des Belleville, Boardercross, Family Schuss, Adri'Naline, Speed Skiing
New Year's Eve, Meribel
NYE, 31st December
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. Come midnight the hoards of merry revellers head the centre of town for the big countdown – not an official event as such, more of a long-held tradition. On the stroke of midnight you are advised to duck as champagne corks and fireworks are unleashed in celebration!
Three Valleys Bike Competition, Meribel
3 Vallées Tout Terrain, early July
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.
Tour de France, Meribel
Biggest cycle race in Europe, July
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.
Trans-Savoie all mountain MTB enduro race, Meribel
An epic 6 day enduro mountain bike race, August
An all-new point-to-point stage race 100% focused on technical riding ability and epic adventure, 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.