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"I returned one week ago from a skiing holiday with…"
I returned one week ago from a skiing holiday with my three children with Meriski in Meribel. This was our third time with Meriski in three consecutive years and we were blessed this year with perfect snow and lots of wonderful sunshine.
Meriski was an independent ski holiday company bought by Four Winds Resorts 4 years ago and has been running successfully in Meribel for the last 23 years.
Meribel is a supremely family friendly resort; picturesque, safe, never too crowded and with plenty of choice in terms of bars, restaurants and cafes. It is situated at the heart of the 3 Valleys ski area which includes Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens and is the largest ski area in the world and, arguably, the most beautiful. After 5 years going to Meribel, I have probably not even skied half of it yet!
We stayed in Meriski's Chalet Virage, a new addition this year to Meriski's portfolio of chalets. It is a large, spacious chalet which can accommodate 4/5 families or 16 plus guests. Unlike some of Meriski's other chalets which must be booked as a whole, individual rooms can be booked at Chalet Virage. This is never a concern for me as the other guests are invariably nice and usually have children for mine to play with.
The Chalet has fantastic views over the mountainside but is barely a 5 minute walk into Meribel village. It has a Games Room downstairs with TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi and i-Pod docking station, a laundry room, sauna and shower-room and ski and boot room with heated boot rack. Upstairs there is a large lounge/dining area with a TV, DVD and CD players, a massive table, leather sofas and a centrally positioned wood-burning fireplace which makes the room very warm and welcoming in the evening. Outside, there is a large sunny balcony for relaxing and taking a dip in the wonderful hot tub; a luxury I now fear my children will regard as a necessity having insisted on going in it every afternoon after skiing and having lots of fun with the other children staying in the chalet. The bedrooms in the chalet are warm and cosy and pleasantly decorated each with an en suite bathroom and balcony.
Breakfast (which is as hearty as you can manage) and afternoon tea with homemade cake, kid's tea at 6pm and champagne and canapRead moreLess
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