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Catered Chalets Méribel - France
In the middle of the 3 vallees, Meribel, so British....
Meribel was founded by a Scotsman, Colonel Peter Lindsay who set his sights on somewhere to build a new ski resort away from the Nazi regime that plagued Austria and Germany. He first visited Les Allues in 1936 and planned how he could transform the small town into a fully functional ski resort. He moved quickly, with the help of French skier Emile Allais with the first ski lift being built just 2 years later and the first chalets a year after this.
Meribel is made up of several sub villages, Meribel Centre, Meribel Village and Meribel-Mottaret all connected with either ski lifts or buses. Meribel-Mottaret, built in the 1970s is situated 4km up the hill from Meribel Centre and is quieter and more modern than its neighbouring Meribel – similar to the peaceful Meribel Village, a small hamlet 2km away from Meribel. Meribel is vast, but there is something for everyone here and all hamlets are very well connected. The lovely village of Le Raffort : ski in Ski out, where very old chalet has been redesigned and where stars come to find a peaceful location.
Méribel is ideal for families and groups with skiers of varied skiing abilities, especially for intermediates. Expert skiers will find black runs and everyone can usually meet up for lunch no matter what their level. Snow conditions are fantastic and the level and quality of ski instruction are famous. Most of the luxury ski chalets for rent in Méribel will have either a sauna or an outdoor Jacuzzi to relax in or you can sit back with a nice book in front of the log fire. If you aren't skiing, there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied including swimming, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and more. The quality of Meribel's chalet life keeps many people indoors for dinner. Méribel's nightlife ranges from a lively apres-ski in the bars to clubs open until the early hours. There are plenty of venues and much to please the tastes of everyone on luxury winter holidays in a resort that is decidedly uncomplicated and fun.
Méribel resort offers much more than “just” alpine skiing and snowboarding! Countless activities for you and your family are listed in this section of our website. To help you choose the best equipment and ski passes, we have listed our partner shops and created a comprehensive list of the passes you can buy when you get here or online before you even leave your home. That way, on arrival, you can get straight onto the slopes! Enjoy your holidays in Méribel!
Sporting activities: Skiing for all ablities; snow-shoeing, cross-country; swimming.