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Summer 2016 – MOUNTAIN BIKING!

At some point everyone in Meribel has descended quickly downhill – Usually on Skis or a Snowboard! So, in summer, how do we still get the Adrenaline rush? This: Mountain Biking is hugely popular in Meribel and in 2014 hosted the Mountain Biking World Cup. The VTT is on this summer from 12-14th August and […]

Meribel Airshow

Meribel – known for its excellent skiing, outstanding cuisine and is home to some of the most luxurious and beautiful chalets in the French alps has a secret…. It’s also an excellent place to go in the summer! For those wanting the beauty of the alps without the cold, Meribel can deliver it all! The flora […]

Our Favourite After Dinner Tipple

Genepi. A favourite amongst Avery Crest guests as the perfect end to a night of Champagne, delicious food and fine French wines! Produced using plants native to the Savoie region of the Alps Genepi is the ultimate digestif. The Savoyard liqueur is made from a high alpine plant only found above 2000m. The plant is characterised […]

Skiing with Children

Skiing with children can often present challenges for parents wanting to have a holiday too. Choosing the right resort, with facilities readily available to occupy little ones, and the right chalet company, who provide a welcoming and homely environment for both parents and children to have a great holiday, can be tricky. Here are our […]

ISORA Race Results

The Avery Crest Irish Of-Shore Racing series continues and Races 4 & 5 took place on 22nd and 24th May For a full report of the races and the series results to date please see the ISORA website.

Avery Crest sponsor ISORA 2015 Race Schedule

Avery Crest is delighted to become the main sponsor of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association series for 2015. The series consists of 14 races taking place between April and September 2015 and includes off-shore racing, shorter costal races and night racing. The season culminates with the presentation of the Wolf’s Head Trophy to the […]

Snow – some interesting facts

Its snowing today in Meribel and so I thought it was a good day to tell you some interesting facts about the ‘white stuff’ that we all love so much. Did you know that the first known usage of the word ‘snow’ was in the 9th century and the word ”snowball’ dates to around 1400 […]

When will it snow ?

Recent UK newspapers report have told us to expect the coldest winter for a century and certainly at this time of year in ski resorts, our thoughts turn to snow and its arrival date. Apparently due to the unusually mild autumn, experts studying the air flow in the upper atmosphere have said that everything points […]

Skiing in January

I am often asked when I think the best time is to come skiing and while I would love to have Christmas in the mountains ( the full-on fairytale magic of snow & mountains!)  and I know that anyone with school-age children is restricted to certain dates, I do have a particular liking for skiing […]

First Snow – October 22nd

The first snowfall of the season, no matter how light or short a time it lasts, is always exciting. This year’s first snow arrived today – Wednesday 22nd October and it was lovely to wake up to a white world particularly as only days before we had warm sunshine, temperatures of 29c and we were all […]