The apartment has been awarded the prestigious "Label Meribel" by the tourist office. A Quality label is awarded to a few apartments or chalets, which meet a very high standard of cosyness, decoration & mountain touch.
Money for food and wine should be given to chalet staff on arrival by the party leader. Budget about £70-£80 per person per week.
Pricing generally offers a £200 per person per week reduction, compared to leading ski company prices (allowing for food, wine and travel costs); and we can say with confidence that the chalet offers a superior standard to those offered by British tour operators. We have no overheads to recover, and we have furnished for our enjoyment, not as cheaply as possible!
All holidays start on a Sunday. Two rooms are ready for guests arriving at 10am, with the others ready by the evening. Guests departing can keep two rooms until 5pm. You can therefore have eight days skiing, two Sundays and the six other days, if you book for a week.
We can recommend good sources for flights to Geneva and Lyon. We can make bookings for children aged between 18 months and 8 years, in the Yeti recommended Kindergarten.
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The resort is a traditional Alpine village and has much charm. All buildings are finished in stone and wood and have sloping roofs.
In 1992 it was a major centre for the Olympic Games hosting all the women’s Alpine ski events and the ice hockey tournament.
As a result there is an Olympic ice rink plus bowling and an indoor swimming pool with slide, among other facilities.
Snow scooters can be hired in Meribel Mottaret.
Meribel hosts plenty of events; there’s always something going on. For instance it holds a Pro-Am ski race every year.
In 2009 Jonathan Rose (on the left in the photo), the owner of Chalet Le Yeti, and his team finished second. Jonathan obviously skied brilliantly for an amateur, but we have to admit that he was helped somewhat by the fact that one team member was Luc Alphand, French World Cup winning skier turned Paris-Dakar winning racing driver.
There are many excellent restaurants for lunch in the Trois Valley. By Rond Point is the Marie Blanc. Courchevel has many excellent restaurants among them are the Bel Air at the top 1650,and the Bistro du Praz at 1300.
The Vallee des Belville also offers a wide choice; try the Michelin rated La Bouitte by the church) at Saint Marcel.
On the chalet staff’s night off, we recommend Le Croix Jean Claude in Les Allues or Le Refuge in the middle of Meribel.
There are many other restaurants and bars in Meribel. If you still have energy, the famous Dick’s T-bar is 2 minutes walk from the chalet.
Of course Meribel boasts many ski shops, lovely boutiques, delicatessens and cake shops. Le Yeti guests can get 10% off ski hire.
Meribel is situated in the Trois Vallees ski area, the most extensive ski area in the world with 197 ski lifts, 37 black runs, 89 blue runs, 116 red runs, 49 green runs, 2 Olympic runs in Meribel, 375 miles of marked ski runs and over 110 km of cross country skiing.
The resort is high, so skiing is always possible. The season usually ends in early May. Thousands of snow machines have been installed to keep the snow quality high.
There is excellent skiing for all levels. Experts can ski the Courchevel Couloirs and the many other black pistes.
Off-piste skiing is extensive, and the French ski school offer a guided group daily. Book for a day, or on their special weekly rate.
The Gebroulaz Glacier (an hour’s climb on skins, from the top of Val Thorens) is a particularly spectacular run eventually returning to Meribel.
There are months of skiing for intermediate skiers. The Combe du Vallon piste at Mont Vallon, the Combe de la Saulire down to Corchevel, and the Col de Laudzin at Val Thorens are particular favourites.
Complete beginners have perfect pistes at Meribel Altiport and underneath the Rhodos bubble. After a week with the French ski school the school normally organise a day’s excursion to either Courchevel or Les Menuires for the final day of the course.
If the spirit is willing, you can successfully learn skiing at any age. Children over four also learn fast at an all-day kindergarten from 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. The day includes about four hours skiing, a good lunch, tea and much playing.
Children under four but over 18 months are also welcome, but do not do formal skiing. Creches are available in Meribel for even younger children.
We can’t promise that if you stay at Chalet Le Yeti every year like Jonathan you too will become a prize-winning skier, but it’s got to be fun trying!.
We are once again offering Summer lettings in Chalet le Yeti.
Meribel is a wonderful place to be in the Summer offering a wide variety of activities. These include walking, mountain biking, golf, white water rafting, canyoning, rock climbing, via ferrata, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, bowling, fitness centre, riding, skating and swimming. The weather can be changeable as in Winter but there is generally a good level of sunshine. Perhaps the best holiday is just a relaxing walking holiday.