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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 […]

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 […]

What’s new in Meribel this winter

One of the great things about Meribel is that there is a constant programme of improvements so every year the resort gets better and better. And this winter is no exception, so here is a little taster of new things for you to enjoy…… The blue Roc de Fer piste, which will host the Finals […]

5 Things to consider when booking a luxury ski chalet holiday

When it comes to booking a luxury ski holiday there are a host of things to consider and while the internet can provide a wealth of fascinating facts, it can also be confusing in its breadth of information, so here is my list of the things I would consider if I was booking a luxury […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why I love Meribel in November

November may not be the best skiing month of the year but it is always an exciting time to be in resort. Here in Meribel, the village is a hive of activity getting everything ready for the opening of the slopes on 8th December. First thing in the morning the road up from Moutiers almost […]

What Makes a Luxury Holiday?

What does the description luxury mean – it is used so often to describe everything from handbags to skin cream, from spa treatments to hotels and chalets that it is difficult to know what it really means. Luxury is not a static concept – certainly in the hotel world, where what was luxury yesterday is […]

The Best Ski Runs in Méribel and the 3 Valleys

I have been lucky enough to ski in resorts all over Europe as well as one or two in the States but the 3 Valleys ski area has to be one of my favourite places. The ski area is vast – with over 600 kms of pisted runs all of which are connected by a […]

Why I love Chalet Holidays

Chalet holidays, which until recently were such a British concept, are to my mind the ideal setting for a ski holiday. They give you the perfect combination of space, privacy and the joys of a communal holiday. Skiing is such a social activity that is makes absolute sense to continue that social atmosphere into all […]