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Overview - chalet description - Chalet Castor description

Situated close to our Chalet Lou Trave, the Castor is a charming, rustic chalet, tucked away in the tranquil Mussillon district, about 800m or 8-10 minutes’ walk from both the resort centre and the piste that descends to the main Chaudanne lift.

Ski access is easy with the ski bus service and the bus stop just 3 minutes’ walk away. The service runs throughout the day and in to the evenings until 11pm. There are also extra departures at peak skiing times (when the lifts open and close), and buses then are every 5 minutes.

The accommodation is set over three floors with the majority of the cosy bedrooms on the second floor, some with exposed beams and partially under eaves, and all four of them with an en suite shower room. Pine panelling in the bedrooms and in the first floor living/dining room creates a warm ambience, complimented by white-washed stone walls and classic soft furnishings. The comfortable living room, with TV & DVD player, is L-shaped and bright thanks to several windows and the doors leading to the modest balcony at one end.

For those wishing to sample Meribel’s renowned nightlife, the lively O’Sullivans bar and club, (formerly the legendary Dick’s Tea Bar), is only a short walk away.


Facilities - Chalet Castor features

  • Lounge with stone fireplace, TV/DVD & balcony
  • 3 minutes' walk to the ski bus stop
  • 8-10 mins’ walk to Chaudanne area & resort centre
  • Chalet catering with wine included

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Ground Floor

    • Room 1
      Twin/triple with shower/wc (third bed is bunk suitable for child only)

First Floor

      • Kitchen. Lounge/dining room with TV/DVD, fireplace and balcony

Second Floor (partially under eaves)

    • Room 3
      Double with shower/wc (a curtain separates the en suite shower & wc from the bedroom)
    • Room 4
      Double with shower/wc
    • Room 5
      Twin with shower/wc (a curtain separates the en suite shower & wc from the bedroom)

Meals - food and drink in Chalet Castor

We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff involved in food preparation are trained to the City & Guilds qualification – Level 2 in Food Safety during the pre-season training course. For six days of the week for our 2017/18 season, and five days of the week for 2018/19, our staff prepare all your meals, as described below.

Breakfast

A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a hot option, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff's day(s) off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's day(s) off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.

Dinner

2017/18 season cuisine

A three-course adult-only chalet dinner starts with Prosseco, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee to round off your evening. Your choice of complimentary quality red and white wines is unlimited during the meal service, and chilled water is also of course always available.

2018/19 season cuisine

Our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal 5 nights a week. Consisting of an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! The staff nights off are a great opportunity to experience some local restaurents and cuisine. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.

Our Quality Wines

We are very proud of our wine selection for chalets and Chalet Hotels, which combines crisp and fruity whites with medium to full bodied reds, for a variety of palates. In our Chalet Hotels we also offer an additional light fresh rosé to our guests’ choice. We select our wines in conjunction with our good friends Nicolas and Véronique – the third generation in the Perret family’s fine wine business based in the Savoie. Nicolas is a qualified wine expert, having trained at the prestigious Burgundy Wine University in Beaune. Each season in October, Nicolas & Véronique bring over a new selection for us to sample (someone has to do it!) and together we choose our wines for the coming season, based on our menus and their pure enjoyment factor. Wine is an incredibly subjective and emotive subject, however the feedback we have received from our guests over recent seasons endorses our aims of providing wines to enhance your meal and to suit most tastes. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets - just advise us at time of bookings so that we can ensure that our staff can prepare. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Christmas and New Year

All of our chalets and Chalet Hotels will serve a traditional Christmas dinner with a glass of Champagne to start off the evening. This will include roast turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and party hats plus a fantastic Alpine atmosphere in which to enjoy the day.
A special festive menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve, alongside the added bonus that many resorts put on fantastic firework displays. A glass of fizz, whilst watching fireworks over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.. what better way to bring in the New Year!

We update Chalet Castor's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Meribel & Mottaret - about holidays in Meribel & Mottaret - about ski holidays in Meribel & Mottaret - about ski holidays in Meribel & Mottaret France

3 Valleys ski area Excellent ski schools Lively après ski

Meribel has a special place in many Brit's hearts – not simply because it’s right in the middle of the biggest ski area on Earth. A resort for long ski days, ski-boot-stomping après and cosy chalets, there’s a great deal to do and ski here, which is why many of us have been coming back for decades.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Non skiers

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Snow History: December average depth 61.5cm

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Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)95km 1h20
Grenoble (GNB)120km, 2h
Geneva (GVA)135km, 2h
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1938

Meribel & Mottaret lift pass price last reported as €212 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Castor.
Night skiing: Torchlit descents available
Meribel & Mottaret has SE, E, NW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1500m
Top of slopes: 2952m
Bottom of piste: 1450m
Vertical drop: 2509m
Total length of trails:150km
Longest piste:3.6km
Meribel's location is tricky to beat, slap bang in the centre of the mammoth Three Valleys ski area. British made and largely Brit run, it's a destination we flock to year after year for a homely atmosphere in a good looking resort with more than enough pistes for a week (or three). It's made up of a huddle of gorgeous hamlets, built in traditional wood and stone and surrounded by thick woodland. The main area is Meribel Centre (usually known just as Meribel). A trad alpine village with choc-box chalets, th...
With three beginner areas known as ‘Zen Zones' plus some good greens to practice on including Le Foret, Altiport and the Cool Moon area (carefully planned out so you can practice at your own pace in quiet surroundings), Meribel's one of the best ski resorts to learn in. If you're skiing with little ones there are fantastic ski schools and child-orientated areas, including animal sculptures scattered around the trees. Moon Wild is a special area where children can learn about local wildlife as they enjoy the s...
Whether your day on the hill leaves you wanting to relax with a vin chaud, have a pint and play pool, or party the night away, your time off the slopes can be as varied as the day spent cruising the incredible Trois Vallees. It’s said that you haven't experienced après ski here (or anywhere for that matter) until you've sampled toffee vodka in Le Rond Point, which is easily one of the most famous après ski bars in the world - complete with a slide down to the toilets! Meribel's rightly famous for its night...

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