The History of Meribel in Numbers
We are pretty proud that Alpine Action is celebrating its 25th winter but it isn’t all about us Meribel is 80 this season! And Meribel has a lot of History.
In 1938 the first lift opened along with the first accommodation, Chalet Doran the following year and all this was the start of what would become the Three Valleys.
Peter Lindsay a British Colonel and the passionate skier is credited in realising the potential of the Allues valley and the development of Meribel.
Meribel in Numbers
31 Number of seats on the sledge that was the resorts original ski lift. It was named the Red Dragon.
1950 The year that the Saulire was opened as a link to Courchevel
30 the angle all roofs must be on buildings in the resort.
40,000 – Number of guest per week during the winter season
40 – Percentage of skiers that are British
1:52.55 Winning time at the 1992 Winter Olympics Women’s downhill set by Kerrin Lee-Gartner
for Canada held in Meribel.
57 Number of Chalets and hotels in Meribel in 1954
36,00 Current number of beds in resort
1:29.87 Winning time at the 2015 FIS Women’s downhill set by Lindsay Vonn held in Meribel.
4 Number of lifts in in 1955
30 The number it took to install a the first chairlift
15 Meribel is comprised of a cluster of villages along the Valley
25 Is the number of years Alpine Action has been operating in Meribel
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