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Meriski (as the name suggests) are true Meribel ski specialists. They’ve been providing catered chalet ski holidays in this smashing Three Valleys resort for more than three decades now.
Meriski packages typically see you spending 7 days and 7 nights in the fine resort of Meribel, which is slap bang in the middle of France’s Three Valleys ski area. This happens to be one of our favourite ski resorts, with a whopping 600km of ski runs to whizz down and delightful shops, bars, cafes and restaurants to split your non-skiing time between.
Accommodation comes in the form of tastefully decorated catered chalets which can be booked either exclusively for a whole group or as a shared chalet with other guests. Flights aren’t included in the price but we can help add them on if you like - and the same goes for transfers. The necessary ski passes, equipment hire, lessons, ski guiding etc. can also be pre-booked before your holiday.
In terms of food and drink, you can expect your chalet staff to cover breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapes and drinks, plus a 3-course dinner with wine on 6 nights. That leaves 1 night free for your hosts to take some time off while you enjoy a local restaurant. This resort is packed with epic eateries, everything from crepes (we like Crêperie 2 du Doron) to pizzas (check out L'Igloo) to fine dining (you can’t beat Le Cromagnon).
These chalets might appear as fairly traditional alpine houses from the outside, but inside’s likely to be quite a different story. Doused in contemporary décor from smooth leather sofas to modern wall art, Meriski make it their mission for their interiors to impress. Sleeping between 8 and 14 guests, they’re nestled in some mighty-fine parts of Meribel - some right in the middle of town, others in more secluded spots. Getting out on the snow should be pretty straightforward - a number of chalets are ski in ski out, and if not, a chauffeur service should be on hand to ship you to the lifts. Many of these chocolate-box chalets have their own hot tubs and open fireplaces to keep you nice and toasty. Some even come with cinema rooms for family film nights or watching the rugby highlights…
Next, some info about the food, glorious food that comes included with your stay… Breakfast is often a continental spread of pastries, yogurt, cheeses, meats, fruit, and daily cooked specials - think Eggs Benedict or a pile of pancakes with fresh fruit…
As is chalet tradition, afternoon tea should be set out for you upon your return from the slopes, usually with baked goodies fresh from the oven. A bit later, canapés and a glass of something bubbly tends to be served on six evenings. This comes ahead of a freshly prepared dinner with cheeseboard on the same six evenings, leaving one night in the week to dine out locally while staff have their day off. To really tickle your taste buds, your evening meal might be something along the lines of tomato soup (avec croutons...), followed by a slow-cooked tender rump of lamb with veggies, and a chocolate sponge dessert with berries and ice cream...
Wines, beers and soft drinks are traditionally included in the package. For serious wine drinkers, you may have the option of paying a little extra for the ‘Cellar Wine List’ with an expanded collection of bottles.
This operator has a number of chalets where, on certain dates, bookings are strictly adult-only. Let us know if this is an important factor of your trip and we’ll show you the best weeks to travel.
…that said, little cherubs are welcomed with open arms on plenty of Meriski holidays which we’ll happily give you the dates for. Lots of child-related equipment (such as cots and high chairs) you might need should be available in the chalets, reducing the amount you’ll need to squeeze into your suitcases. Little’uns can usually be served an earlier tea with a menu tailored around their likes and dislikes, so they wouldn’t be having to wait until the adults eat. There are reputable private nanny services available in Meribel for young kids, and plenty of ski schools if they’re old enough to start their snowplough turns.
There are sometimes special offers for certain weeks of the year, like just before Christmas, and the weeks either side of February half-term. So, if you want to escape the Christmas shopping rush or don’t have to work around school dates, you might be able to book a bargain ski holiday instead. Last minute deals might pop up to make sure every room gets filled and no snow time goes to waste and it’s also been known for chalets to come with Three Valley lift pass deals for the kids on certain dates.
All available Meriski holidays are shown right here on this page, saving you the hassle of having to look any further. If your ski holiday is absolutely incomplete without a hot-tub to soak in after a day out on the pistes, use the search filter to tick the hot-tub feature box (you can do the same for ski in/out and other features). Because this is one of numerous chalet operators we work with, you’re able to compare these deals with others in Meribel - and beyond on our main chalets page. Our team know all about these chalets, the resort and its ski area, so call us for a chat if you have question, or two, or three...
Meriski Ltd has been in the business of catered chalet ski holidays in Meribel for not too far short of 4 decades now. It’s safe to say they’ve become pretty well-acquainted with the Three Valleys. Their UK office is in the lovely market town of Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
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