5* 10/12 person chalet, 5 ensuite bedrooms with balconies, jacuzzi, sauna & bar
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Méribel is arguably the prettiest resort in the famed Three Valleys of France with its traditional Savoyarde 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 Savoyarde 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. As the epicentre of the world’s largest ski domain, there are endless stretches of off-piste and queuing is a rarity thanks to a new electronic lift pass system.
Golf: Experience great highs – and fantastic lows in one of the world’s great golfing playgrounds: summer in the French Alps.
There really is nothing like it – where tee shots come complete with mountain views and putting greens overlook deep blue lakes.
Most golfers will tell you it’s what you score not what you see that matters, but the backdrop to these alpine rounds can be marvellous compensation when the spirit is willing – but the swing isn’t.
The network of major golfing clubs in the French Alps is extensive and the 18 hole championship course here in Meribel is just one of a number of fantastic courses within 1-1.5 hours drive of the chalet. These include the following, all with very different settings and layouts providing endless challenges and variety:
Aix-les-Bains 18 holes 5,527m Par 71,
Lac D'Annecy-Talloires 18 holes 5,076m Par 69,
Les Arcs 18 holes 5,556m Par 70,
Chamonix 18 holes 6,058m Par 72,
Divonne 18 holes 6,035m Par 72,
Royal Golf Club Evian 18 holes 6,006m Par 72,
Les Gets 18 holes 5,226m Par 70,
Giez - Lake Annecy 18 holes 5,820m Par 72 & 9 holes 2,250m Par 33,
Megeve - Mont D-Arbois 18 holes 6,100m Par 72,
Meribel 18 holes 5,370m Par 70,
Tignes 18 holes 4,820m Par 68.
Ski: Méribel sits centre stage at the heart of The Three Valleys, the largest linked skiing area in the world. Courchevel, La Tania, St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens are all just a ski lift away, forming a vast skiers’ paradise of over 600km of groomed runs and 198 lifts. If you don’t see a certain kind of lift here, it hasn’t yet been invented.
With mountain peaks rising to 3,300 metres, the snow cover is often the envy of other resorts, even in late April. Some 550 snow canons cover more than 350 acres. From La Chaudanne, the main Méribel gateway, every lift leads into a different valley, for example, take the Burgin lift to Saulire for fashionable Courchevel or Tougnete for the high altitude skiing of Val Thorens. The domain is immense and with the best lift system to be found anywhere, all levels of skier can ski the three valleys in a day without once removing their skis. In recent years, Orelle, a fourth valley, is fast developing behind Val Thorens.