An impressive traditional Savoyard chalet, with access to the vast '3 Valleys' ski area

Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £13945-£39845
Pool: No
Type: Chalet
Property Ref: CHA2979


General Description

This luxurious chalet is a traditional Savoyarde property and a recipient of the Tourist Office's '5* Label Meribel' award. Ideally situated close to the centre of Méribel-Village and its amenities as well as the high speed Telesiege du Golf chairlift.

Access to the vast 3 Valleys ski area couldn't be simpler and after a day on the slopes, a short detour from the village's Lapin piste returns skiers to the front door of the chalet.

Accommodation Facilities

Chalet's impressive south-facing sitting room features a beautifully carved wooden ceiling, huge bay windows with stunning panoramic views across the mountains, an open log fireplace, HD satellite, digital and Apple television, DVD player, music and iPod systems. The dining room features a large wooden dining table and floor-to-ceiling bay windows leading onto an expansive sun terrace.

Each of the chalet's six en-suite bedrooms are individually furnished in delightful fabrics and furniture, and four of the rooms have balconies overlooking the beautiful mountains. All but one of the bedrooms can be made into a double or twin and four are suitable for the inclusion of cots.

The exterior terraces feature a jacuzzi, outdoor table and chairs, sun-loungers, outdoor heaters, table tennis, air hockey, table football, darts board, exterior music system and a fully stocked bar.

There is a study area equipped with telephone, computer, broadband and wireless internet access and on the ground floor you'll also find a sauna, laundry room, heated ski and boot room and on-site private parking.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s) and high chair(s).
Fully catered.
Chef/cook included.
Maid service included.
Babysitting available.
Transfers included.
Arrival time: 4 p.m.
Heating costs included.
Linen and towels included.
End of stay cleaning included.
Pets not allowed.

Local Area / Activities

The Méribel valley, including the purpose-built Mottaret area, suits skiers of all levels. Meribel is arguably the prettiest resort in the famed Three Valleys of France with its traditional Savoyard style wooden buildings, including the giant chalet-like Parc Olympique sports centre built for the 1992 Albertville Olympics.

Founded in 1939 by British Colonel Peter Lindsay (who stipulated that all buildings had to be constructed in traditional Savoyard style using only wood, stone and slate) the town offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants from the bustling après-ski bar Le Rond-Point to the cosmopolitan cocktail bar La Poste.

The Méribel valley is one of the largest of the French Alps extending from Brides-les-Bains at 600m to Péclet-Polset at 3,560m. The town has 57 ski lifts in its immediate vicinity to serve 74 groomed ski runs that total 150 kilometres of pistes. One particularly popular run is the Olympic women's downhill run, and as the epicentre of the world's largest ski domain, there are endless stretches of off-piste to enjoy.

Queuing is a rarity thanks to the electronic lift pass system, two 50 person cable cars, over 40 gondolas and 25 high speed chair lifts. The Meribel ski area suits skiers of all levels. Beginners can cruise down the wide gentle slopes of the Altiport, a tree-lined area ideal for those experiencing snow for the first time. For intermediates the range of runs is almost limitless, with 89 blue and 116 red runs. For the truly advanced skier, every day here is filled with challenges and adventures, be it acres of off-piste, endless mogul runs or simply kilometres of groomed perfection.

Meribel has two areas dedicated to free-style riders. In Meribel-Mottaret there is the Plattieres snowpark with its 17 acres - over a length of 1,300 yards - of jumps, whoops, banks and two half-pipes. The Meribel Moonpark offers one competition-standard half pipe, one half-pipe for learners and a boarder cross with whoops, tables and other obstacles. Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania offer 90 km of cross-country tracks, with a combination of green and blues for beginners and reds for the more experienced Nordic skiers.

For those not skiing there are many mountain restaurants accessible by car or on foot where you can meet up with the skiing members of your party for lunch. The staff at this chalet can also advise you on local walks as well as other activities such as toboganning, parapenting, swimming, ice skating, tennis, squash and quad biking. In addition, the beautiful Lac de Tueda is the perfect spot from which to appreciate the snow-clad peaks without donning skis or a board.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Geneva (Over 100 km)
Nearest Village: Meribel Village (Under 1 km)
Nearest Town/City: Meribel (5 km)
Nearest Piste: 250m

Kids Activities Close-by:
Walk to Village
Walk to Restaurant
Skiing
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages

Méribel is a village with a true alpine heart. You won't find blocks of hotels and purpose-built facilities here. Instead, the compact and lively town centre is picture-postcard perfect, and its atmosphere is quaint and fairytale-like. It is without a doubt the most romantic resort in the area and if you're planning a couples holiday in the snow you'll definitely want to take a closer look at Méribel.

At the centre of the world famous Trois Vallées (Three Valleys), Méribel makes up part of the largest ski domain in the world. Across the valleys, it has six sister resorts. You can either get a single-resort lift pass and keep to the fantastic beginner and intermediate terrain there, but you also have the option of purchasing a pass that covers the whole area.

The advanced lift system at Méribel will let you maximise your time on the snow and make sure you’re not waiting around in queues. With 67 runs to try out just in the resort itself, there is no time to be wasted. Just beware of the afternoon sun cutting things short on the west-facing slopes and prepare to get up with the sun if you’re after untouched powder. At it's highest skiing point Méribel reaches an altitude of 2952 metres and the descent from this point is known to be one of the most scenic runs around.

Aside from the world-class skiing, Méribel is also known to be one of the liveliest resorts in the Three Valleys. Many of its residents and bar-owners (as well as plenty of its visitors) are expat-Brits who certainly know how to party. The après-ski scene here is truly top-notch!

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £13945
High Season: £39845

Key Features

  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • Cot available
  • Walk to village
  • Skiing nearby

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