Méribel, 4 September 2018: Meriski (01285 648518; www.meriski.co.uk), the Méribel luxury ski specialists, is launching a brand new luxury catered chalet to its collection for this coming season and also added further touches of luxury to its wider portfolio of properties in the area.
Meriski has been providing accommodation in Méribel for more than 30 years and has gained a well-earned reputation for fine service and excellent food, with chalets chosen for their superb aspect and luxurious interiors and staffed by friendly and efficient hosts.
Fine food and wine is very much part of the Meriski offer with chefs handpicked for their flair and passion for food and wines expertly chosen by the company’s own sommelier, Paul Boyer.
Chalet L’Arpege , a brand new, ski-in ski-out chalet, situated right next to the Morel Chairlift is the latest addition to Meriski’s top-quality, seven-strong portfolio. The chalet sleeps 12 adults and 2 children, in a master bedroom with adjoining bunk room, and a further five twin/double bedrooms. The chalet also features a state-of-the-art home cinema, indoor jacuzzi hot tub and is walking distance to bars/restaurants. Meriski’s founder Colin Mathews has been working closely with the chalet’s owner and the project manager to ensure the chalet has a top spec to give Meriski’s guests a luxurious and upmarket chalet experience. This includes fine details like a hi-spec wine fridge near communal area so guests can easily access a collection of fine wines, top of the range kitchen to help the chalet’s professional chef prepare mouth-watering meals (the kitchen even includes dishwashers which complete a full wash cycle in seven minutes to ensure seamless delivery of service!), as well as luxurious beds, Egyptian cotton bedding and hi spec bathrooms.
The chalet is ideally suited to large families, large groups of friends as well as corporate groups. Prices from €15,700 (16 Dec), €18,165 (Jan) – €39,850 (17 Feb). Prices are quoted per chalet in € (Euros) for seven nights’ accommodation on a chalet board basis excluding flights and transfers.
News on other chalets and Meriski services:
Chalet Phoebe: The main living areas of Chalet Phoebe are currently being extended and refurbished, creating a more spacious dining and living area, from where guests will be able to enjoy even better panoramic views of the mountains. All of the interior wood in the living area is being replaced and will have a similar finish to the bedrooms, which were refurbished last year.
Chalet L’Ardour: Chalet L’Ardour is also being refurbished, to include a new boot-room and updates to the main living area – exact details will be confirmed over the next few months.
Chalet Managers: New for 2018/19 Meriski will have Chalet Managers working within each of the chalets, who will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the chalet. They will also liaise with the guests directly prior to arrival creating a more personal service and enhancing the overall guest experience.
New Childcare: Also new for this season, Meriski is delighted to be partnering with Meribel Nanny Services to provide all of its specialist childcare. Meribel Nanny Services will provide both private in chalet nannies as well as nannies in our crèche, as we continue to be the only chalet company with a dedicated crèche in resort.
Meriski Team: Given the approach Meriski takes to its clients and staff, it is delighted that it has a very high number of returning staff already confirmed for this coming season, ensuring an experienced and knowledgeable team ready to offer guests an excellent Meriski experience. This includes its Resort Managers, Davina and Alun, as well as its Head Chef, Richard Boggie, who will be returning for his fourth season with Meriski.
AND WHAT’S NEW IN RESORT…..
- Over the next two years, Méribel will be investing more than 15 million Euros on its ski area. This winter, two new high-speed 6-place chairlifts will give a totally new look to the Roc de Fer slopes. Skiers will be able to comfortably and quickly discover this area and its legendary pistes, which enjoy excellent snow.
- In its first complete season, Méribel’s new toboggan run attracted even more clients: more than 6,400 experienced it as against only 2,279 in 2017! To meet the needs of more sledders, the run will now open 7 days per week. That means even more chances to race down its 3.4km and 470m vertical drop, around 28 bends, acknowledged by all to be thrilling and enormous fun. This is no ordinary toboggan run. Sledders embark on an extraordinary adventure, charged by the wizard Galdwick to save the forest people. The challenge is to warn of an imminent goblin attack by playing with the bells, gongs and other foam targets, which line the track. The adventure starts at Tougnète, as before. The price is 9€ per person for four people or four descents, or 12€ for a single descent. The price includes the ascent by lift, sled and helmet rental.
- According to legend, a long time ago the INUIT people took refuge in the heart of the Altiport forest because it reminded them of their distant lands. Since then, skiers have been transported into the Inuit world, enjoying games involving chimes, igloos, ice fields, penguins, bears and seals. Halfway along this piste you will find the Inuit Village, the ideal place for little adventurers to take a pause in the Far North. While their children enjoy the games organised by Inuit entertainers, parents can relax in the Méribel sunshine. This year, the Inuit Village will be even more fun, offering new games and entertainments to amaze the children. And the littles ones who have been good will discover the Inuit are generous with their gifts.
- The ELEMENTS Terrain Park offers you a world that’s more colourful and fun. This year, the focus is on different themes to offer skiers courses they’ll want to enjoy again and again. The four different worlds – fire, water, earth and wind – can be discovered in turn, so you can try all the different types of obstacles. The Boardercross will inspire you to challenge your friends and family to a race. The line of Whoops is ideal for novice thrills. The Mini-zone has become a hit with beginner skiers who want to learn the joys of freestyle in peace and safety. And the Fun Slope is sure to be the hit of the 2018-19 season: this wide piste will please everybody with lots of fun elements: corners, whoops, arches, bumps and figures to set spinning…
- Looking for something different to do on the chalet team’s night off? For gourmets there is a chance to try the “TELEFONDUE”, a totally unique culinary experience: a fondue in a cable car enjoyed by the light of the moon and the stars, with the surrounding mountains as a backdrop!