Selection of luxury chalets in Meribel resort
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While Méribel ski resort is praised by the British skiers and snowboarders for the slopes, it doesn’t just stop there, Meribel Ski resort is also admired for the pretty luxury chalets, lively après ski scene, and imposing lift system giving all the reasons to go skiing in this beautiful village-style town in France.
Méribel is linked by lifts and pistes to Brides-Les-Bains (Resort Height: 556–1,040m), Courchevel (Resort Height: 1260-1850m), La Tania (Resort Height: 1350m), Les Menuires (Resort Height: 1850m), Val Thorens (Resort Height: 2300m), St Martin de Belleville ( Resort Height: 1400m) and Orelle (Resort Height: 819–3,400m) allegedly forms the world’s largest ski area. Together with Méribel, these combine to make one of the largest linked ski areas in the world, with more than 600km of pistes.
The first development of Meribel as a ski resort started in 1938: Back then Austria had been the British ski destination of choice. During the 1930’s Hitler’s defiance of the treaty of Versailles and his attempts to annex Austria to Germany made it a less popular destination. In 1938, Austria joined the 3rd Reich, and it was in that year that the British army officer Peter Lindsay began his development of Meribel as a ski resort. Even though the outbreak of war in 1939 kept him away, he returned to continue his work in 1945. Today you can see all the buildings are designed to Lindsay’s design, with timber and stone with double-pitched roofs, making for very pretty Alpine resort.
There is access to slopes of Meribel from low as 600 meters in Brides Les Bains, as well as from Les Allues which sits at 1,100m, and at the top of the valley is Méribel-Mottaret at 1,750m, a satellite resort. The purpose-built Mottaret offers ski-in/out accommodation and with a wide selection of restaurants and bars, it remains a charming little village. The main town of Meribel lies at the foot of the slopes, 1450m, with most of the luxury Ski chalets sitting on the eastern side of the mountain where they command stunning views and enjoy sun shines in the afternoon. Check our collection of Luxury Meribel ski chalets available for booking.