Big Air Bag Mottaret, Meribel

Take some jumps & leaps onto the Big Air Bag

The Big Air Bag which used to be located in the Area 43 snow park has now been moved to the centre of Mottaret.

Take some gnarly leaps off the jump and land on the air bag, the perfect place to practice those big jumps and tricks without having a crash landing on snow. Fun for beginners who are just starting jumping and experts to practice their tricks and skills.

Head to any of the S3V lift pass offices for more information and enjoy the big air bag open every afternoon and apres ski. 

Location: Mottaret

Bowling & Games Rooms in Meribel

Things to do indoors with a group or as a family

If you want to take a break from the mountain activities, do something with the family or in a group, then bowling is a great option.

On a bad weather day or if you just fancy doing something in the evening after a day on the mountain, you'll find one or two places in resort where you can bowl, watch live sport on the big screens and maybe find some arcade games and pool tables to keep you entertained. 

Take a look at the selection of where you can bowl in Meribel here.

Activities: Bowling

Access: Children welcome

Canoeing in Meribel

Canoe your way down the mountain river with a group of friends

Canoe rafts are an unsinkable, stable type of inflatable canoe that allow you, without too much technique to profit fully from the joys and fun of white water river descent. 

The descents are taken on by groups of 4 to 5 boats, accompanied by a fully qualified guide. You are equipped with neoprene suits and shoes, a safety jacket and a helmet.

The course which you take is chosen according to the water levels and experience of the participants. Find companies to book with here.


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Location: Val Thorens | Les Arcs Villages | La Plagne Villages | Courchevel Valley | Meribel Valley | Tignes Valley | Val d'Isere Valley

Event: Family Activity

Typical Duration: Half day | Full day

Activities: Canoeing / Kayaking | Watersports

Canyoning in Meribel

A fun adventure for everyone, slip & slide your way around the canyons!

A not-so-gentle but extremely refreshing summer activity is one way to describe canyoning! Plunge yourself into the mountain streams via a series of abseil descents, jumps and natural water slides – just make sure you choose a warm day!

You will make your way along rivers and rapids, using the river bed as a natural obstacle course. Not suitable for very young children, but anyone over the age of about 8 can take the (very cold) plunge and try canyoning. With the safety of a guide everyone can abseil down cascades, splash into pools and ride the river rapids. You can choose from short beginners’ routes or longer ones for the more adventurous.

Different companies will have their own policies on age limits but usually, unless they are booked onto a children's activity course, anyone under the age of about 14 years old will have to be accompanied by an adult. A basic level of swimming ability is required for safety reasons. There are a number of adventure companies that offer guided descents down the local waterways.

Event: Family Activity

Activities: Canyoning

Cinema in Meribel

Where to watch the latest film releases in Meribel

Catch the latest films and releases in Meribel on your winter or summer holiday. Some cinemas open their doors early on a bad weather day, otherwise you'll find most screenings in the evenings.

Find where to go to the cinema in Meribel here

Venue Type: Cinema

Activities: Cinema

Inner Tubing, Meribel

Whizz down the slopes in a inflatable ring

This winter S3V are now offering inner tubing as a winter activity.

Everyday during the afternoon and for apres ski you can whizz and slide down the slopes in an inflatable ring. Definitely an adrenaline filled and fun activity for groups and families.

Head to one of the S3V lift pass offices to book your inner tubing fun!

Location: Mottaret

Style: Family

Mountain Biking in Meribel

Enjoy some of the awesome trails on the Meribel mountains

Meribel is a Mecca for mountain biking, with varying terrain and fantastic views it is perfect for mountain biking enthusiasts.

With the whole of the mountain area to explore, Meribel is definitely a great place for biking as the different and varied terrains suit bikers of all levels. Whether you enjoy a leisurely cycle around some of the lower level trails, or a day's hardcore downhill mountain is more your ‘thang’, Meribel definitely has something to suit all tastes.

Check out our mountain biking guide for more information. Or if you are itching to hop on the bike then head to our mountain biking trails page to check out some of the routes that you can explore. 

There are also plenty of sport shops in and around town offering Mountain bikes and protection kit for rent or sale. 

Event: Family Activity

Activities: Mountain Biking

Panoramic Helicopter Tours in Meribel

Fly over the peaks and forests of Meribel

Sit back and admire the mountains from even higher up! Daily panoramic helicopter flights are available (weather permitting) with a number of local flight companies.

Relax and enjoy the stunning views as you fly over the snowcapped mountain tops, glaciers and alpine forests.

Event: Family Activity

Bookings For: Flights

Activities: Helicopter Tour | Scenic Flights

Sledging in Meribel

Fun for all the family on the slopes of Meribel

This is one winter activity that doesn't require a lot of expensive equipment, just grab your sledge and head for the nearest snow-covered hill!

Some resorts have designated sledging areas and you might even be able to try seldging at night.

You can pick up a sledge at one of the many ski hire shops or sports shops in Meribel or take a look through the adventure companies who might offer something a little different.. 

Activities: Sledging

Snowshoe Walking in Meribel

Raquette à Neige or Snow-shoeing in and around Meribel

Strap lightweight plastic snowshoes to your feet, and walk effortlessly through deep snow. Either set out on your own, or join a group led by a knowledgeable local guide and explore the hidden parts of the valley.

On these half day group outings you will get off the beaten track to follow animal footprints, discover mountain flora and fauna and learn the history of the valley. Snowshoes and ski poles are provided. Take a look at adventure companies for details of guiding companies who do snow shoe walks.

You can also hire snowshoes from most Sports Shops, grab a trail map from the Tourist Office and head off on your own adventure. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you go. 

This is a perfect activity for bad weather conditions or for non-skiers, and walkers and nature lovers will love these outings. Don't forget to take energy bars and wear comfortable (waterproof!) boots.

Activities: Snowshoeing

Swimming in Meribel

Where to go to enjoy swimming in Meribel

Whether you like to take a dip indoors or outdoors, you'll be able to find somewhere to go for a swim in Meribel.

Most hotels, lots of chalets and apartments have their own swimming facilities, however there are also municipal swimming baths that you can visit, which often come free with your lift pass purchase. 

In summer and winter you should be able to find somewhere to take a dip, so don't forget your towel and your swimming cosutme or shorts. 

Find out where you can go for a swim here

Activities: Swimming

Tennis in Meribel

Enjoy the summer sun & play a game of tennis out on the court

Tennis is a great way to get the legs moving and to enjoy the sunny summertime weather. You can play a friendly game or have a lesson, whatever you choose to do it is a great way to have fun with friends and family. 

Open during the summer season there are tennis courts and  training walls in Meribel. Lessons are usually  available in groups or privately. 

Perfect as a family outing you can hire a court and when tiredness hits you can enjoy some refreshments and snacks at the tennis club or cafe. Find out where you can play tennis in Meribel

Event: Family Activity

Activities: Tennis

Spa & Fitness: Tennis Court(s)