It is well known that taking holidays can reduce your stress levels and improve your mental health. A change of environment and pace means you can enjoy yourself without thinking about distractions at home and work. Active holidays are a great place to start as exercising reduces stress levels and increases endorphins.
With so many ski holiday offers now available it’s no wonder holiday-makers are turning to the slopes for their next break. Ski holidays are becoming increasingly popular with more and more people. So, what is so special about Meribel? Here are a few reasons to choose Meribel to recharge your batteries and release that stress.
The resort is made up of two main villages. The larger is simply known as Meribel, which provides a wide choice of bars, restaurants and ski shops and the resort centre is focused around the main lift station of La Chaudanne. The quieter village of Meribel Motteret is just a couple of miles along the valley and offers faster links to the other Three Valley resorts.
At the centre of the largest ski area in the world, Les Trois Valleys are an international ski resort renowned for its sports and activities. There’s a great ski area and a beautiful surrounding national park to explore. Meribel village is a tranquil holiday destination comprising of a range of luxury ski chalets and a calm sometimes quiet atmosphere. Like many other ski resorts in France, Meribel is an idyllic spot for a holiday.
A stay in a Chalet
Staying in a chalet in Meribel is a relaxing and mindful experience. Unlike the bustling raucous chalets in some other resorts, Meribel offers a calm luxury in your Chalet stay. With spa access and beauty treatments in the house, you will be in the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Most chalets include en-suite bedrooms, spacious living areas, a terrace and beautiful alpine views. Relax in front of a log fire and look out onto the snow, what more could you ask for in a relaxing environment?
When you book with a tour operator you will know exactly what is included in your package. This might be spa access or inclusive activities you can enjoy. With so many luxury chalets on offer in Meribel, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to your perfect restful stay.
Visit the Parc Olympic
On the Chaudanne plateau in Méribel Centre, you’ll find the Olympic Centre or Parc Olympic. Here there are lots of different indoor activities to keep you entertained after your day skiing. These include a pool, spa, ice-rink, gym and climbing wall. The centre is perfect for children and adults alike as they offer après ski activities for the whole family to enjoy. So if the skiing hasn’t worn you out, then these activities will!
Opening times for this amazing indoor park varies throughout the year, it is best to check in advance depending in when you are travelling. Bring the whole family along to enjoy this varied centre.
Meribel for beginners
The ski slopes in Meribel are catered towards those visitors who are learning to ski, with over half of the slopes rated for beginners. That means even if you have never tried skiing before you can give it a go in a great environment here.
Skiing is a brilliant activity to take your mind off the stresses of daily life. Learning a new skill and getting out into the fresh air will help you shake off that stress and be ready for a new day. If you visit Meribel as a beginner skier, you will definitely leave with more confidence, a new skill and feeling better about yourself.
Family skiing in Meribel
Meribel is a beautiful resort and even if you are bringing the family along you will be able to relax and unwind. This location is the perfect backdrop for a winter wonderland family ski holiday. From on the slopes to off, there is plenty to do to keep the family busy.
The village is quite large and the ski schools cater brilliantly for children and beginners. Skiing is an excellent activity to enjoy together as a family and you will make lasting memories too. If you all enjoy learning to ski, this can be something you can continue to do together for years to come.
Meribel for couples
You’ll find Meribel a picturesque and romantic destination for your perfect couple’s break. The location mixes the old-style ski resort with swanky modern facilities, giving you everything you want on a romantic ski break. Even if you stay in a Chalet you can still get your own space to relax and spend time together.
There are also some lovely nightlife options after the dinner party setting of your chalet. With a choice of intimate bars, you can relax and enjoy a tipple to round off your day. Serene walks around the resort and spectacular mountain views all add to the whimsical ambience.
Try some stress busting activities
There are so many activities to increase your serotonin levels and beat that stress whilst in Meribel. Getting outside in the fresh air or even any kind of exercise whilst on holiday will help you to unwind and relax. Not only is it skiing that you can enjoy on your resort break but there are plenty of other things you can try. Some might be familiar, others brand new. Here are a few things you can try during your holiday.
- Ice skating – a fun activity for the whole family
- Indoor climbing
- Relax and unwind at the Cinema
- Get competitive with Bowling
- Indulge and unwind at the spa.
- Hit the Gym or Fitness centre
- Husky dog sledging
- A unique workout at the Aqua gym
- Swimming in the pool – fun for everyone
- Show shoeing – some difficult hiking in the snow
- A charming ride on a Horse drawn sleigh
- Exhilarating and fast paced rides- Snowmobiling
Stay in Meribel to enjoy the weather
Did you know that Meribel has more sunshine than the rest of the resorts in the three valleys? The open landscape means that during the winter the sun can be followed around the resort throughout the day. Snow is usually expected between the months of September and May, whereas during the summer months temperature can reach 21 degrees.
When it comes to improving your mood, and reducing stress getting out into the sunshine can really help. Soak up some of those mood-boosting rays in Meribel by taking part in some fun outdoor activities or just strolling in the sunshine.
Why do holidays relieve stress?
Most of the time taking a holiday means we rest more and get a better sleep especially when you get more exercise. It is also a time to give you a chance to be mindful and live in the moment, actually experiencing what you are doing rather than thinking about something else. You forget about work and the stresses of daily life and enjoy the fun things and people that surround you on your break.
Have you ever visited Meribel for a recharging break? What did you do to relax in this beautiful place?
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