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Luxury Lists

Isn’t it amazing how much we love lists – we use them all the time for everything from simple shopping to planning for holidays and Christmas. There is now a plethora of books of lists allowing us to make the most of life’s rich experiences: 1001 Places to see before you die; 100 Best restaurants […]

Afternoon Tea – One of life’s luxuries

Afternoon Tea is a British Institution and one of life’s true little luxuries. The tradition of taking a mid-afternoon snack is believed to have been started by Anne, 7th Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century. At that time it was customary to dine late and in order to stave off hunger pangs, she […]

Avery Crest & the Dublin Horse Show

Avery Crest is delighted to be sponsoring the Speed Stakes at the 2014 world famous Dublin Horse Show this August. The show which starts on the 6th August is the largest equestrian event in Ireland and is very much part of the Dublin social calendar. Other events at the show are sponsored by Longines, Land […]

Meribel – Summer 2014

The resort is in the final stages of preparation for the summer opening on 28th June and Meribel has a full programme of events planned for visitors to the valley. The mountains are now green and strewn with wild flowers and flocks of sheep & goats have returned to their summer pastures. There is plenty […]

Fraser’s Fantastic Banana Cake

One of the real joys of staying in a chalet is coming back after a day on the slopes to a wonderful afternoon tea.  Fraser, the chef in Chalet Trois Ours makes a fantastic banana cake – deliciously moist and wonderfully bananary ! Here is the recipe so you can try this at home although […]

Meribel & The World Cup

This weekend Meribel is hosting a World Cup event and for the last week the resort has been putting the final touches in place to welcome the competitors and the fans. The flags are now flying,  the new one-way road system is in place and the final signage has been put up. The racing on […]

Cheese, cheese, glorious cheese

France is well known for its cheeses – there are over 246 different cheeses in France and every region has its specialities. The Savoie is no exception and boasts some wonderful cheeses which we serve in the chalets. My favourite has to be Beaufort which is made high up in the mountains all along the […]

Breakfast – the best meal of the day ?

We all know the importance of eating a good breakfast to set us up for the day ahead and this is particularly important when on a skiing holiday. The science-fiction writer, Robert Heinlein said ” One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” So with this in mind, we […]

Meribel Events 2013

This will be the events page for all local events in Meribel and the Three Valleys during 2012/13 season. Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th February – Ice Games (a varietly of activities & games on the ice) at the Meribel Ice Rink from 15.00. Ice Hockey match at the Ice Rink at 20.30  Wednesday 20th February – Ice Party at the […]

The joys of cross-country skiing

Today is an insanely beautiful day in the Meribel mountains – crisp, cold and sunny with a lovely blue sky. It is a day when you just have to be outside enjoying the scenery and the clean, fresh air. Perfect for cross-country skiing ! Meribel has some wonderful cross-country tracks that are great for everyone from tentative […]