February 8, 2024

Our Guide to the Best Activities in Méribel for Kids

A family holiday to Méribel means stepping into a world where the joy of winter sports comes …

By Megan Pleva

French Alps



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A family holiday to Méribel means stepping into a world where the joy of winter sports comes together with mountain views to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones. This article covers the top family-friendly adventures you can enjoy while holidaying in Méribel.

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First on the list is tobogganing. Méribel has a few exhilarating tobogganing adventures. Mission Black Forest is a 3.4km sledge run that starts at the Tougnète lift, with runs available during the day. Himalaya by Night transforms Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm into a starlit tobogganing event. Grilled marshmallows and hot drinks await at the finish line, perfect for warming up after racing down the Little Himalaya slope.

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Dog sledding

Take the reins as a ‘musher’ with your husky team for a dog sledding experience like no other. For kids, this will feel like stepping into a fairy tale – being pulled around a winter wonderland by a pack of gorgeous pups. You can also organise a skidoo or guided tour from the same location. These activities are very popular, so make sure you book in advance.

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Nordic Ranch

If your family loves horses, ponies, and reindeer, the Nordic Ranch in Méribel offers horseback rides and hikes, riding lessons and courses, ski joëring and pony-sledging.

Yeti Park

Youngsters are primed to explore the world of Yooni, the blue yeti, in Yeti Park, a beginner-friendly area with green slopes, tunnels, igloos, and zip lines in Méribel-Mottaret. There’s even a new non-skiing area with Himalayan trumpets and giant deckchairs for a polar-themed break this winter. For more recommendations for kid-friendly slopes, click here.


Leap into excitement when trying the Bigairbag. From 4 years onwards, little shredders can experience the thrill of flying on a donut, skis, or snowboard into a giant cushioned bag. It’s a safe yet thrilling activity for all ages and one your kids will love.

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Olympic Park

Located in the Olympic Park, the ice rink hosts ice hockey demonstration matches most Tuesday evenings. The excitement of the game captivates all ages and is the perfect family-friendly evening activity. The rink also opens for public ice-skating sessions or ice-skating lessons. In addition to ice skating, the Olympic Park offers other physical activities like swimming and wall climbing. If exercising isn’t what you’re after, there are bowling lanes, an arcade, and plenty of pool tables to enjoy too.

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Méribel isn’t just a ski destination but a trove of winter joys. Whether it’s the rush of sliding down a slope or the laughter shared over a game of hockey, these moments with your children in Méribel are the ones that will be cherished for years to come.

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