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To get an immediate view of Meribel skiing and current snowfalls we have joined forces with Merinet who have placed webcams throughout the resort. www.merinet.com/ski/snow.html
The latest app for your I Phone - The Meribel App This handy little app will give you the latest weather forecast, piste & lift information (and the nearest piste security if you need to be rescued), it also lists all the restaurants open in the area.
Le Moon Wild - the animal piste
A specially equipped piste in the Altiport woods encourages children to learn about forest animals. They can play at identifying the tracks they find on their descent and then enjoy spotting the animals which match those tracks. Full sized models can be found sheltering behind the fir trees.
Alticross is a fun course of whoops, banked turns, a tunnel, and mini-slalom for little ones and their families. Situated at the altiport area. This is an easy and fun course and open to children 6 yrs and over.
Apres ski in Les Allues
La Tsaretta is a cosy Alpine bar where the famous Mutzig beer (v. strong) is served, Amstel, Heineken export & Guiness on tap, they also have a good selection of shots, in particular toffee vodka. This is a busy little bar, with friendly staff and a good village atmosphere. Live music with British bands play Sunday & Thursday evenings and sports coverage on the large flatscreen tv. Homecooked wood fired Pizzas are available in the bar and the restaurant upstairs has a lovely ambience. It is just a stone’s throw from all our Meribel ski chalets.
The Wellness centre and Relaxation Spa at the Olympic centre has fabulous massage facilities. If you choose to have a little time off from skiing it is very inviting with Sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish Baths and relaxation area with lovely views of Mont Vallon.
There are several low cost airlines which offer very convenient flights to Chambery:-
Other flight news
BMIbaby is now offering flights from East Midlands to Geneva.
Following British Airways decision to charge for ski and snowboard allowance, Swissair claims it is now the only airline that will transport the first set of snowsport equpment free fo charge on flights this winter. A spokesman for Swissair said ‘We have always offered free transportation for one set of ski equipment, in addition to checked luggage allowans and swiss has no intention of changing this. We feel that free carriage of ski equipment is an integral part of this offering and during these financial challenging times, we’re particularly keen to be able to offer any support for ski enthusiasts.
Baggage is no problem for winter sports fans setting sail for the slopes with P&O Ferries. Crossings from Dover to Calais with crossings from just £25.00 one way for a car & all the occupants. The drive is straightforward from Calais with a journey time to Meribel of around 8-9hrs.
LD Lines offer the fastest channel crossings. They sail from Dover to Boulogne with fast onward connections to the A16 autoroute and French motorway network. Their prices start at £22.50 one way.