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Just above Meribel's centre, the views from Chalet Ophelia's balconies are fantastic; over the town and onto the mountains beyond. The chalet is actually two chalets joined by an internal corridor. This means that there are two separate lounge areas each with roaring fires and comfy sofas, perfect for chilling after a day on the mountain, glass of wine in hand or pulling out a game of mousetrap.
- 2 outdoor hot tubs
- Amazing views; most notably the Roc de Fer peak leading to Le Raffort off-piste itinerary
- Traditional chalet experience with huge log fires in both lounge areas
- The chalet is brand new to flexiski for 2018-19 winter
- It's a 7 minute walk to the nearest lift/piste so if the bus is waiting it may be quicker to hop on it
- At the end of your day, ski into the famed Rond Point après scene and you can hop on a bus back to the chalet afterwards - easy as pie
The exposed stone and carved wooden balconies are immediately striking and this traditional exterior is carried into the chalet itself with wooden beams spanning the ceiling of the main lounge area separated from the dining room by a stunning log burning fireplace. Each bedroom has access to the balconies to enjoy the views and there are 9 twin rooms, 3 doubles and a triple so the chalet sleeps a maximum of 26.
All interiors have seen a refurbishment ready for the 2018-19 winter season with soft light grey couches in the main living room with touches of faux fur and dark grey woolly curtains. This theme runs through the rooms as well bringing some modern touches to a traditional chalet. But the best bit of all is the two bubbling hot tubs on the front terrace. A traditional chalet in a fabulous resort with outdoor hot tubs to come back to each afternoon. Tick, tick and tick.
Chalet Ophelia is a catered chalet which includes breakfast with hot options, afternoon tea and cakes, pre-dinner canapés with sparkling wine as well as a four-course evening meal with wine and soft drinks. This is all prepared by in-house chefs.
Each week there is a chalet night off, this is normally a Tuesday or Wednesday. On this day you'll still get breakfast as well as the afternoon tea, however, there'll be no evening meal. The chalet staff can help you with booking restaurants or simply recommending places to try.
Flexible durations available all season
Chalet Ophelia can be booked for short breaks all season long, even during peak dates such as Christmas, New Year and Half Term. You can book either room by room or have sole occupancy of the chalet December through April.
Chalet Ophelia sits just above the village centre giving the chalet fantastic views across the valley. To get to the slopes you can walk to the tourist office where an escalator will take you up to the piste (you can ski down to the main lift area from here), it's a 600m walk taking around 7 minutes. Alternatively, you can hop on the resort shuttle that stops at the end of the road (it's free with your lift pass).
To get back to the chalet you can walk from the tourist office but we'd recommend getting the resort shuttle from the main lift area (bus stops are just behind the station). Or, if you like a bit of après you can catch the bus to the chalet from the Rond Point, which is pretty awesome.
The town centre is around the same area as the tourist office so again a 6-7 minute walk. It's a nice walk once you take the ski boots off.
Every room in Chalet Ophelia has a balcony with views up the valley to Mont Vallon or fantastic views across the valley from the front.
There are 9 twin rooms each has twin beds and is en-suite. Every room also has a balcony with amazing views.
Sleeps max. 2
There are 3 double rooms with a double bed and a bathroom. These rooms also have a balcony with panoramic views.
Sleeps max. 2
There is 1 twin room that can accommodate a third bed on request for a child. You enter downstairs with the bathroom and small seating area then the bedroom is up a staircase to the eaves. The roof is low at the edges so tall people beware. The room also has a balcony.
Sleeps max. 2 adults, 1 child
This includes breakfast with hot options, afternoon tea and cakes, pre-dinner canapés with sparkling wine as well as a four-course evening meal with wine and soft drinks.
Resort height - 1,400-1,700m
Highest point - 3,230m
Ski areaLes Trois Vallées - 600km of piste
Meribel - 150km
In the heart of the three valleys, Meribel is the central valley in the world's largest ski area. It feels like a blue slope haven full of tree-lined skiing, perfect for the cruisy skiers out there. But with the sheer extent of the ski area, there is more than enough for any type of skier (or boarder).
Green runs 13%
Blue runs 39%
Red runs 38%
Black runs 10%
Lifts - 180
Season length - December to April
Buses - There are numerous buses that run throughout Meribel and all are included on your lif pass. Take a look at the bus timetables here.
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 3/5
Après - 5/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 3/5
Bowling | cinema | cross-country skiing | heliskiing | horse-drawn tours | ice skating | indoor wall climbing | paragliding | snowshoeing | snowmobiling | swimming
Due to the fact that flights into Chambery and Grenoble tend to only be available on the weekends, we use Geneva as our main airport.
Chambery - 1 hour 15 minutes
Grenoble - 1 hour 14 minutes
Geneva - 2 hours 15 minutes
Meribel local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £151
6 day lift pass from £237
Three Valleys area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £178
6 day lift pass from £282
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