Chalet Hotel Alba is in a prime location situated just above the heart of Méribel’s resort centre. It’s right on the edge of the slopes, at the well-known ‘Rond Point’ landmark, and with the main Doron piste just 20 metres across the street, and a ski bridge to bring you back to the ski room door, the setting is every skier’s dream.
You don’t need to go far for après either as there are several restaurants and après-ski cafés close by, plus the bus to and from the village centre runs until midnight approximately, for those wishing to sample Méribel’s famous nightlife.
If your aim is to hit the slopes with maximum ease, you will love the set up here, as equipment hire for our guests is available from beneath the Chalet Hotel so getting kitted out for the slopes is also really convenient.
From the Doron blue piste outside the hotel, skiers can quickly reach the resort centre and main lifts, giving plenty of options for exploring all of the Three Valleys. Or start your skiing day from the Adret chairlift, just below the Rond Point.
Returning to the Alba is just as easy. From the resort centre the Rhodos 1 gondola brings you straight back to the Rond Point, or if you’ve been out on the Saulire side of the Three Valleys take the Marmotte and Doron slopes to get back.
The Chalet Hotel Alba has an attractive lounge and bar area, with smart soft furnishings and comfortable sofas, as well as a feature fireplace, close to the welcoming bar. Here you can sit back and relax with your choice of après-ski drink, before enjoying the evening apéritifs and canapés. The inviting dining-room overlooks the large sun-terrace, overlooking the Doron slopes, the Rond Point , and across the entire Méribel valley.
To complete the appeal, there’s a wellness area on the lower ground floor, exclusive to guests, with a sauna, steam-room and whirlpool spa-bath giving you a perfect place to unwind after a day on the slopes.
The bedrooms are set over four floors, with a variety of options, from twin and triple bedrooms to a couple of spacious fourth floor suites, which will appeal to larger parties or families. All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, TV and many have the added bonus of a balcony.
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. There is a continental breakfast is every morning and a breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and evening dinners are provided for six days of the week in both chalets and Chalet Hotels.
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 day off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.
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 day off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.
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!
In chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 11 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.
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.
In the evenings our chefs will cook you a three-course meal six nights a week. Before your meal, there is a glass of prosecco and canapés served in the bar. The three courses consist of an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! There is also an option for vegetarians.
There is a choice of appetiser, main course and dessert or cheese and your order is usually taken in the morning and then is served to your table.
On the staff one night off per week just a continental breakfast is provided and it’s a great opportunity for you to experience some local restaurants in your resort. Speak to your resort representative or Chalet Hotel Manager for recommendations and help with reservations.
Vegetarian options are available in our properties – 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. Our Chalet Hosts will discuss your dietary requirements with you upon arrival to the chalet or Chalet Hotel.
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 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. 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!
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•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.
Great for •Families •Groups •Non skiers
Snow Report: Top 145cm, Bottom 70cm
Snow Forecast: 0cm expected this week
Snow History: January average depth 74.83cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Chambéry (CMF)||95km 1h20|
|Grenoble (GNB)||120km, 2h|
|Geneva (GVA)||135km, 2h|
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.
|Top of slopes:||2952m|
|Bottom of piste:||1450m|
|Total length of trails:||150km|