Chalet Hotel Alba, Meribel & Mottaret

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Our best holiday yet. Baby listening was fantastic, Nursery was amazing, as was Spritelets and Snow Club. Will definitely recommend to all of our friends, and will be coming back! + more
Wegener Family
4 out of 5
We had a lovely holiday safe in the knowledge that our daughter was being well looked after and entertained. The facilities for the childcare are excellent and nothing was too much trouble. + more
Evans family
4 out of 5
We have had a great experience. The staff have been so friendly and helpful. Most importantly I feel totally confident leaving my children with the capable Child Care staff. + more
Stoanestreets
4 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Hotel Alba description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.

Families really appreciate this lovely, high quality Chalet Hotel in a prime location in this ever popular, prestige resort. Offering comfort and convenience, combined with our established Chalet Hotel services, the Alba is deservedly popular and we look forward to welcoming more families to the joys of the Three Valleys.

Location, location, location!

The Chalet Hotel Alba is ideally situated just above the main hub of the resort, yet right on the edge of the slopes of the 'Rond Point', a familiar landmark in the Three Valleys. The main piste is just across the street, with a ski-bridge to bring you back virtually to the ski-room door, and our equipment hire shop sits immediately beneath the Alba, so collection, return and any mid-week changes are easily arranged.

There are several restaurants and après ski cafés close by and the bus to and from the village centre runs till 11.45pm.

Ski Area Access

The Alba really is the perfect choice for families who want to hit the slopes with the minimum of fuss and in the shortest possible time. The magic carpet nursery area for our Spritelets classes is just 50m away. The 'Doron' blue run outside the Alba takes skiers straight down to the resort centre and main lifts, opening up access from there to the whole of the Three Valleys. Alternatively you can take the Adret chairlift from just below the Rond Point and start your ski day from there.

Returning to the Alba on skis couldn't be easier, either from the Saulire side of the Three Valleys down the Marmotte and Doron slopes, or, if you're in the resort centre, the Rhodos 1 gondola will bring you straight back 'home' to the Rond Point.

Comfortable Hotel Facilities

The Alba has charming communal rooms, with the lounge and bar attractively furnished with comfy seating and a fireplace. This provides the perfect setting for a refreshing après-ski drink, and for enjoying evening apéritifs and canapés.

The dining room has picture windows overlooking the large sun-terrace, which in turn looks out over the Doron slopes, the Rond Point and across the scenic Méribel valley.

The Alba also has its own adult-only wellness area on the lower ground floor, with a sauna, steam-room and whirlpool spa bath affording parents a relaxing haven in which to unwind.

Our staff provide a hot and cold buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and our 'Culinary Choice' evening menu, whilst our Baby-Listening/Child-Patrol Service, running till 11pm, allows parents to relax in good company over coffee and liqueurs after dining. Children's High Tea is served at 5.15pm and supervised by our staff till 6pm.

We are pleased to be able to offer a complete range of room-styles here to suit most families, from a twin with cot for a couple with a baby to sets of rooms for larger families, sleeping up to six.

Refurbishments

Over the summer we aim to paint the Wellness Spa and refurbish the boot room plus wallpapering and panting the dining room. New carpets will be fitted in all public corridors and many bedrooms.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months In Chalet Hotel
  • Snow Club 3 - 8 years In Chalet Hotel
  • Cocoa Clubs
    • Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years In Chalet Hotel
  • Children’s Ski Lessons 3 - 12 years offering a wide range of ski classes and activities
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Guided Ski Fun 6 - 12 years afternoon groups
  • Snow Club fun 40 months + for children over nursery age

Ski Childcare & Children’s Ski Lessons

We have led the childcare concept for UK families on skiing holidays for the last 35 years and our programme is constantly reviewed and refined, with previous guest feedback always the key element in further enhancing the experience.

For parents, Classic Childcare means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish.

While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day.

Why Choose us?

  • 35 years experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist
  • The biggest choice of childcare services in skiing
  • Flexible childcare options, from half-days up to our 'Seamless Service' from 9am-6pm
  • Strict ratios of nannies to children in all our Nurseries
  • All nannies properly qualified and English-speaking
  • All childcare staff are subject to the new Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check (formerly the 'CRB' check) in line with the UK's legal requirements for anyone working regularly and closely with children.
  • All appropriate childcare and catering staff trained to the City & Guilds Level 2 in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Exclusive ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors
  • Maximum 8 children in a class, and only 6 per class for 3-4 year-olds
  • Guided Ski Fun afternoon groups
  • Family Ski Guiding on your last day
  • FREE evening Baby-Listening/ Child Patrol Service every night in all our Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets and larger chalets, and in all properties on our staff’s one night off per week

Facilities - Chalet Hotel Alba features

  • Superb 4-diamond Chalet Hotel in a perfect piste-side location
  • Skiing to and almost from the doorstep, with the piste just 20m away
  • Approx. 10 minutes free ski-bus ride to the resort centre- or a two-minute ski!
  • Sauna, steam-room and indoor whirlpool spa-bath
  • Choice of rooms, all with en suite bath/wc, TV, and most with balcony
  • Attractive dining-room with free Wifi
  • Large outdoor sun-terrace with superb views over the slopes
  • Comfortable lounge and bar with open fireplace
  • Dedicated in-house Nursery and Snow Club
  • Lift to all floors
  • Substantial breakfast, and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes and savouries
  • Children's high tea served at 5.15pm
  • Chalet Hotel catering with wine included
  • FREE Baby-Listening/Child-Patrol 7.30-10.30pm

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • LOWER GROUND FLOOR

    Ski and boot store, Wellness area

  • GROUND FLOOR

    Reception, dining-room, lounge/bar, wcs, Snow Club, sun-terrace

  • FIRST FLOOR

    Room 1, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/triple bedroom (twin beds and single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony

    Room 2, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/triple bedroom (twin beds and single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony

    Rooms 3+4, Sleep 4-6, One twin/triple bedroom (twin beds and single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony, and adjacent twin/triple (twin beds and single sofa bed) with bath/wc/balcony

    Room 5+6, Sleep 4, One twin bedroom with bath/wc, and adjacent bunk-room with shower/wc

    Room 7, Sleeps 2 + cot, Twin bedroom with bath/wc

  • SECOND FLOOR

    Rooms 21, 22, 27, Sleep 2-3, Twin/triple bedroom (twin beds and single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony

    Rooms 23+24, Sleep 4-6, One twin/triple bedroom (twin beds and single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony, and adjacent twin/triple (twin beds and single sofa bed) with bath/wc/balcony

    Rooms 25+26, Sleep 4-5, One twin/triple bedroom (twin beds & single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony, and adjacent bunk-room with shower/wc

  • THIRD FLOOR

    Rooms 31, 32, 37, Sleep 2-3, Twin/triple bedroom (twin beds and single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony

    Rooms 33+34, Sleep 4-6, One twin/triple bedroom (twin beds and single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony, and adjacent twin/triple (twin beds and single sofa bed) with bath/wc/balcony

    Rooms 35+36, Sleep 4-5, One twin/triple bedroom (twin beds & single sofa-bed) with bath/wc/balcony, and adjacent bunk-room with shower/wc

  • FOURTH FLOOR

    Nursery

    Suite 42, Sleeps 4, Twin bedroom with bath/wc/balcony, interconnecting to twin bedroom under eaves with bath/wc

    Room 44, Sleeps 4, Quadruple family room (twin beds and 2 single sofa-beds) with bath/wc/balcony

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Supplements per person per night: Rooms 5, 7 & 26 Bath/wc £3.50; Rooms 25, 27, 35, 36, 37 & 44 Bath/wc/balcony £4.50; Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33 & 34 Bath/wc/balcony with valley view £5.50; Suite 42 £6.50.
    All rooms & the suite will take a cot, although this may be restricted if the 3rd or 4th bed is used - please call for details. We suggest the single top bunk in bunk-rooms is only suitable for children over 6 years, however parents have the final decision in this. 'Adjacent' rooms are next door to one another,but not inter-connecting.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Hotel Alba

Winter 2017/18 Cuisine

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (and croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the one staff night off per week, a breakfast is served as a buffet in our Chalet Hotels.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from the one staff day off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

In all our Chalet Hotels, we also prepare a homemade soup and a savoury treat to accompany the sweet ones.

Chalet Hotel Meals

High Tea at 5:30pm is served as a 2 course evening meal to all children up to 7 years old (and to 8-12 year olds if preferred). Parents are asked to accompany their children under 3, whilst 3-12 year olds are supervised by our childcare team.

Adult dinner at 7:30pm begins with canapés with a prosecco apéritif, followed by a choice of appetiser, main course and either dessert or local cheese, accompanied by a choice of red, white and rose wine, and culminating with tea or coffee.

Adults (and any children aged 8 and over joining the adults) are asked to choose their starter and main course at breakfast time, and there's always a vegetarian daily option too. Please note that children will be eating the adult menu choices if they choose to eat at 7.30pm.

Dinner on staff day off for all guests

On the staff night(s) off you and your family have the opportunity to eat out in one of the local restaurants. Our staff will be happy to help with recommendations and bookings if you wish. If you would prefer, you can always order in a takeaway pizza, and have a relaxing evening in.

Special Diets

We always prepare a vegetarian main course in our Chalet Hotels and can cater for vegetarians staying in both our Xtra and regular chalets, as well as any other specific dietary requirements in all our properties, if we are advised in advance.

Special diets can be accommodated at a cost of £35 per person per week. Please notify us of your dietary needs at the time of booking.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 13 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-12 years will be supervised by staff.

Winter 2018/19 Cuisine

Our staff prepare and serve breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal including wine and coffee, on five days a week, representing great value for money in any ski resort and giving you more precious time as a family. The staff nights off give you a chance to sample some of the delicious local restaurants an ensure that you don’t leave The Alps without your fill of Weiner Schnitzel or Fondue! Our baby listening service ensures that you can enjoy your meal out without worry.

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (an croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the two staff nights off per week, a breakfast is served as a buffet in our Chalet Hotels.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from two one staff days off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

We also prepare a homemade soup and a savoury treat to accompany the sweet ones.

Christmas & New Year Celebrations

All our chalets and Chalet Hotels offer traditional fare for Christmas dinner, with roast turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers, party hats and of course a pre-dinner glass of Champagne plus a lively, fun atmosphere for all the family.

This is the one meal that all families share together regardless of children’s ages, so in some properties the dining tables can be quite crowded, but this adds to the festive ambience of all celebrating together!

A special festive menu followed by Champagne is also served on New Year’s Eve, but this is for adults only (and those aged 13+ of course), unless you are staying in a Family Dining chalet.

Staff Day/Night Off

Once a week for 2017/18 and twice a week for 2018/19, you have an opportunity to eat out and enjoy a local Alpine Restaurant on our staff's day(s) off. Don't forget, you can still take advantage of our free Baby-Listening/Child Patrol Service on this evening.For the 2017/18 season.

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet Hotel Alba'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.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Hotel Alba dates & departure airports

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Sun 23 Dec 201823/12/18
available 2 sharing, 3 sharing, 4 sharing, 6 sharing
Sun 30 Dec 201830/12/18
£1482£1432
Sun 17 Feb 201917/02/19
available Stansted, Manchester, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 31 Mar 201931/03/19
£1542
Sun 07 Apr 201907/04/19
available 2 sharing, 3 sharing, 4 sharing, 6 sharing
Sun 14 Apr 201914/04/19
£982£852
This package holiday to Chalet Hotel Alba in Meribel & Mottaret, France departs Sunday 7th January 2018, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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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

Meribel & Mottaret webcam

Snow Report: Top 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 61.5cm

Meribel & Mottaret trail map

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 Hotel Alba.
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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"Jan 15 - best holiday yet"

Wegener Family
4/ out of 5
Our best holiday yet. Baby listening was fantastic, Nursery was amazing, as was Spritelets and Snow Club. Will definitely recommend to all of our friends, and will be coming back!

"Lovely holiday"

Evans family
4/ out of 5
We had a lovely holiday safe in the knowledge that our daughter was being well looked after and entertained. The facilities for the childcare are excellent and nothing was too much trouble.

"Great"

Stoanestreets
4/ out of 5
We have had a great experience. The staff have been so friendly and helpful. Most importantly I feel totally confident leaving my children with the capable Child Care staff.
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