Meribel Luxury Chalet Rental
Meribel Luxury Apartment Rental
Meribel serves a smaller selection of luxury apartments and penthouses for rent. With true rustic alpine design, wood burners and fireplaces to keep you warm, our apartment collection meets the luxury definition and includes all of the full chalet comforts. Our apartment collection ranges in size from 4 – 14 persons and includes everything from fully catered penthouses with private spa areas to apartments on the second floor with a view of central Meribel.
Meribel Catered Chalet
With possibly the largest selection of catered chalets in the French Alps, our Meribel rentals offer a range of services from breakfast and afternoon tea with home baked cakes to a delicious 4+ course evening meal with hand selected wines and cocktails.
As with most chalets, there is also a staff night off leaving you to enjoy the wide variety of local cuisine.
Meribel also has a few options to ‘bunk-up’ inside your luxury chalet with other couples or groups from around the world, whereby the evening meals are served to the chalet as a whole: for those who enjoy meeting new people!
Facilities, Spas and Services
Meribel loves to pamper and cater to every guest’s needs! The plan of action with most luxury chalets is to provide as many facilities as possible and ‘give the guest the option.’ This includes spa areas with swimming pools, steam rooms and hot tubs, private bars, balcony views of the valley and games & cinema rooms. Ski chalets are always better when there are no limitations.
Meribel Corporate Rental
Our portfolio of Meribel corporate chalets are perfect for the small independent business as well as the larger world dominating organisation. With more than enough facilities and amenities through-out our properties, why not spend the day chilling with your company in the hot-tub or swimming pool and then retreating to the bar for private drinks before heading into town.
Our Meribel Owners
All of our Luxury Meribel Chalet’s are direct from the owner. Our owners love their properties and some weeks or months may not be available because of this.
We will be able to provide you true local knowledge and expertise from the largest swimming pools to the warmest hot tubs. Our truly bespoke service ensures you will have an amazing holiday in the French luxury resort that is Meribel!
Meribel had direct access to the Three Valleys, a huge ski area, perfect for all abilities. The combination of the ski slopes, superb snow sure locations and attractive wooden architecture makes Meribel one of world’s greatest resorts.
Meribel apres ski will never disappoint! With tones of varied nightlife options, there is bars, pubs and clubs for every personality. The apres ski is typically cantered around British run bars with live music being a common and popular feature. You may or may not have heard of the world famous La Foulie Duce, a ski bar set on the piste pumping music through-out the afternoon for the entire mountain to hear (note: dancing on the tables is normal here), it is a must visit! There is also the very similar Le Rond Point with it’s live music and skiier dancey vibes. As the sun starts to set, some of our favourites incude Jack’s bar, The Doron Pub, La Taverne, L’Abreuvoir and Le Loft (however, there are so many other great places to grab a drink!). For a little more sophistication and a few cocktails, there’s Evolution and O’Sullivans Den Bar. At the night turns into the next morning, our favourite nightclubs include O’Sullivans Nightclub and Privilege.
Like it’s apres ski, Meribel also has a large selection of different restaurants and cuisines, from classic French food to Indian to homemade burgers! There’s also family friendly options, great value for money pizza restaurants and 100’s of hotels opening their doors for anybody to try their dishes.
Some of our favourites on mountain include Le Clos Bernard and La Fruitière. Once back in resort check out Tsaretta Spice, Aux Petits Oignons, Restaurant Le Cèpe and Le Grand Coeur. For fine dining and Micheline styled food there is Allodis Restaurant and l’Ekrin Restaurant.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Igloo Restaurant, as it is exactly as the definition, eat inside the igloo!
It’s worth noting that most Meribel restaurant stagger their sittings; the first is usually between 1900-1930 and the second is usually 2100-2130. During peak season, it’s also worth making a reservation!
The ever popular Meribel is crammed full of excellent shopping opportunities: sports shops, designer clothing and fresh food are to name but a few. Mostly located in the centre of Meibel village, finding gifts and other items to take back home will be an easy opportunity.
For designer brands, head to The Coco boutique in the Village or Stephanya for jewellery and gifts.
Although sports shops will be seen the most, there is a newsagents, chemists, opticians, photography shops, hardware stores and grocers. The locally baked and sourced foods can be found throughout!
There are also several interior home ware shops like Scandi 73, Vent d’Est and Home Déco where a quirky mountain style coffee table or mirror can be bought!
On Tuesdays and Fridays (during winter season) there is a small local market on the Route de la Chaudanne in Meribel centre, offering local goods, clothing, jewellery, sweets and gadgets.
Although Meribel is a ski resort, these is so much more to this town! This has to be the most popular resort for the non-skiers: husky sledding, ice climbing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing (Segway’s on snow), ice skating, a climbing wall, yoga, bike hire, crazy gold (in Mottaret), helicopter tours, a bowling alley and two cinemas! The Parc Olympique (Located in La Chaudanne) is a huge sports centre with multiple leisure faculties. There is a large swimming pool and spa with sauna, steam room, relaxation area and treatment rooms for massages and beauty treatments (if not already located in your chalet rental). There is also a well-equipped gym for cardio, weights, power plates and an aqua gym (with underwater bikes).
Why not take one of the heli-dining tours? A helicopter ride to a Micheline starred mountain restaurant and back again?
How To Get There
The bus service runs all year round (winter and summer) from the early hours until midnight. The three bus lines are: Line A which links Les Allues and Méribel Village with Méribel centre and la Chaudanne main ski lift area (stop offs include Le Cruet, Chandon, Nantgerel, Le Raffort, La Gittaz, Méribel Village and Mussillon). Line C links Méribel top to bottom, running from la Chaudanne right up through Méribel to the the Altiport. Line D links Méribel with Mottaret centre and le Hameau at the top of Mottaret. Most luxury chalets are never further than a 15 minute walk to the nearest gondola, which gives access to certain villages and more importantly, the heavenly 3 Valleys. If you miss the last gondola home, there will always be the option to catch a cab.
If planned correctly (and dependant on your group size), driving to Meribel can sometimes be the quickest and cheapest option, however there won’t be a massive benefit to having a car in the resort, as the bus or foot are the easiest transport links.
The journey is roughly 600 miles of French motorways from the channel ports (10hours). At the foot of Meribel is a road called Moutiers, which is a 16km long and winding road taking you to the heart of the village. Like all the popular ski resorts, snow clearers every day in winter.
When flying to your luxury ski chalet, Meribel has the option of 4 major airports: Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble. Geneva is usually the busiest option with it’s large international flight capabilities. Geneva will take a further 2 hours by taxi transfer and the train will take 5+ hours*. Lyon is a 3 hour taxi ride. Chambery is 1.5 hours by taxi and Grenoble is 2.5 hours.
The quickest option is a private jet to Chambery and then a 30minute helicopter ride to Meribel Altiport.
*Transfer by train is not popular among Meribel travellers due to the long transfer times and further transfer need from Moutiers final train station around 18km away from the Meribel village. Public coaches are the preferred option from the airports.
If you need help with your travel plans to the classic town of Meribel please do not hesitate to contact us! Our friendly team will be able to guide and advice you of the best travel routes whether you are from inner Poland or the inner rainforests of Cambodia! Likewise, it may also be worth visiting the Official Meribel Tourist Office for live updates on travel routes.
There is a favourite piste for everyone in Meribel, weather it’s your first time on a set of skis or you’ve competed in the X-Games. The runs at the top of the open mountain or closer to the bottom through the trees gives everyone a perfect piece scenery whilst skiing or snowboarding.
With some good black runs and also Le Face (the women’s Olympic downhill piste), Meribel is a good choice amongst advanced skiers. The blacks of Bartavelle and Bosses in the Tougnete section are best for the bumpy tough terrain (but not quite bumpy enough to be called full moguls). The area of Tetras is usually the definition of mogul land.
The Grande Rosiere and Sanglier runs are thrilling and challenging at the same time with Combe Tougnete being a great short sharp piece of exhilaration.
For those looking for the challenges of fresh snow through off piste terrain, head to Mont Vallon.
Once the advanced skiers have had a warm up through-out the Meribel piste, it’s more than worth heading into the Three Valley’s where the black runs of Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thornes can be shredded. With an early start, any run of Les 3 Valley’s can be reached with enough time to warm down back on the Meribel ski slopes.
Meribel and the surrounding mountain will be an intermediate skiers dream. The piste to the right of the Tougnete bubble lift and drag lift are great fun, especially the Blaireau red run.
The red runs Jerusalem and Pramint are considered 2 of the best in the entire 3 Valley’s and being the first skier on them at the start of the day is recommended!
The long windy reds from Mont Du Vallon, Combe Vallon and Copagnol are loved by all intermediates, as well as Mouflon, Lagopede and Fouine/Coqs.
The Chamois red run connecting to the Maduit is a great opportunity for a quick blast of skiing just after lunch to warm up again.
The Venturon and Lac de La Chambre red ski runs (accessed via Cote Brune) are perfect for an intermediate looking to improve and advance towards the steeper blacks!
All of the runs from the top of Saulire area wide and speedy leading you back down to Meribel. The Niverolle and Aigle reds join together for a nice lengthy double run down to Mottaret.
With so many superb ski schools and excellent green and beginner runs, Meribel caters to the beginners very well. Interestingly, the whole of the 3 Valley’s can actually be skied on Green runs but make sure you’ve planned well and know exactly where you’re going so you don’t end up on a double black diamond!
A very gentle gradient (although sometimes a little too flat) and good place to begin is the Foret ski run.
Getting onto the Rhodos gondola from Chaudanne there is the Blanchot run which offers lovely gentle slopes through the trees giving beginners a real experience of moving around the mountains.
The Blanchot green, accessed by taking the Rhodos gondola from the Chaudanne, is also flat and winds nicely through trees in places to give beginners an opportunity of feeling as if they are travelling somewhere, albeit at a nice gentle pace.
Meribel Mottaret offers the Truite green heading down towards Chaudanne.
For the confident beginners, head to the Rhodos ski run and see how you get on. If you feel you’ve mastered this then you’ll be able to handle Geai, Biche, Belette, Choucas, Escargot, Grive and Faonblues!
A large portion of the Meribel (and 3 Valley’s) slopes are wide and long, making it a great destination for the boarders! Stick with the blue and red runs and you’ll find that there will be no need to detach from your board until back at the base lift.
There is a Snowpark at Plattieres and also the Moon Park in Meribel. The Plattiers park is a 17 acre, double half-pipe and jump box haven (Plattiers also has a sectioned off area where beginners can hit jumps for the first time and practise their spins). The Moon Park in Meribel has a half-pipe fit for the x-games, a smaller half-pipe for beginners and a boarder cross run which is around 1km long.
For the free riders there are countless km’s of untouched piste with deep powder during the winter months. Some of our favourites include the runs from the top of The Olympic Express lift, just head straight until you drop into a 850m ‘shredder-run’ towards St Martin de Belleville. For those looking for some killer drop offs, head between the two peaks off the Mont Vallon bubble lift.
Meribel is just as popular with the non-skiers as there is so much to do! Whilst the family or group are up the mountains, there’s the option to join them with some snowmobiling or watch them from an eagle’s view with a helicopter tour. If the mountains ‘aren’t your thing’ there will be enough to keep you entertain in the village with various leisure activities.