Chalet Genévrier is truly in a class of its own and is arguably one of the finest chalets in Meribel. A recipient of the Méribel Tourist Office’s ‘5* Label Meribel’ award, it's located in the exclusive Domaine de Burgin, a private enclave within the Belvedere sector and at an elevation of 1,750 metres.
The chalet’s south-facing aspect provides unrivalled panoramic views across the Meribel Valley and hours of glorious sunshine. Only 50 metres from the Georges Mauduit piste, access to the main ski lift area of La Chaudanne couldn’t be simpler, and after a day on the slopes you can ski right back to the chalet!
Only 50 metres from the Georges Mauduit piste, access to the main ski lift area of La Chaudanne couldn’t be simpler and after a day on the slopes you can ski right back to the chalet.
The Méribel valley, including the purpose-built Mottaret area, suits skiers of all levels. Meribel is arguably the prettiest resort in the famed Three Valleys of France with its traditional Savoyard style wooden buildings, including the giant chalet-like Parc Olympique sports centre built for the 1992 Albertville Olympics.
Founded in 1939 by British Colonel Peter Lindsay (who stipulated that all buildings had to be constructed in traditional Savoyard style using only wood, stone and slate) the town offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants from the bustling après-ski bar Le Rond-Point to the cosmopolitan cocktail bar La Poste.
The Méribel valley is one of the largest of the French Alps extending from Brides-les-Bains at 600m to Péclet-Polset at 3,560m. The area has 57 ski lifts in its immediate vicinity to serve 74 groomed ski runs that total 150 kilometres of pistes. One particularly popular run is the Olympic women’s downhill run, and as the epicentre of the world’s largest ski domain, there are endless stretches of off-piste to enjoy. Queuing is a rarity thanks to the electronic lift pass system, two 50 person cable cars, over 40 gondolas and 25 high speed chair lifts.
The Meribel ski area suits skiers of all levels. Beginners can cruise down the wide gentle slopes of the Altiport, a tree-lined area ideal for those experiencing snow for the first time. For intermediates the range of runs is almost limitless, with 89 blue and 116 red runs. For the truly Advanced skier every day here is filled with challenges and adventures, be it acres of off-piste, endless mogul runs or simply kilometres of groomed perfection.
Meribel has two areas dedicated to free-style riders too. In Meribel-Mottaret there is the Plattieres snowpark with its 17 acres - over a length of 1,300 yards - of jumps, whoops, banks and two half-pipes. The Meribel Moonpark offers one competition-standard half pipe, one half-pipe for learners and a boarder cross with whoops, tables and other obstacles. Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania offer 90 km of cross-country tracks, with a combination of green and blues for beginners and reds for the more experienced Nordic skiers.
For those not skiing there are many mountain restaurants accessible by car or on foot where you can meet up with the skiing members of your party for lunch. Chalet Genévrier can also advise you on local walks as well as other activities such as toboganning, parapenting, swimming, ice skating, tennis, squash and quad biking. In addition, the beautiful Lac de Tueda is the perfect spot from which to appreciate the snow-clad peaks without donning skis or a board.
Return during the summer and discover a totally different side to Meribel! Many of Chalet Genévrier’s guests return during the summer months of July and August to be greeted by a totally different kind of playground. Laden with flowers, trees and dramatic landscapes the valley provides the perfect environment for hiking, mountain-biking, golf, climbing, parapenting, whitewater rafting, canyoning, horseriding, tennis and much more.
The Vanoise National Park, France’s first National Park, is a boundary-less paradise of 140,000 acres, founded in 1963 to protect animal life and wild flora. Hiking levels reach up to 3,855m and include 500km of maintained and marked trails which are not difficult and are accessible to any good hiker with suitable mountain gear. They lead through an extraordinary, natural protected open space for day walks or several day treks (lodging at one of the 50 Park refuges) and some, especially the forest trails, are very easily reached, even by young children.
The ridges of Tougnete, Saulire and Mont-Vallon offer fantastic views over the Alps, from Mont-Blanc to the Les Ecrins mountain ranges. To reach the mountain summits, visitors can also use the gondola lifts which are open several days a week throughout July and August. The Tuéda Nature Reserve, located below the Vanoise National Park, was created in 1990 and stretches from Lake Tuéda to the Gebroulaz glacier along the Doron stream. The Reserve encompasses 2,700 acres of natural preserved beauty including a marked botanical trail allowing visitors to discover more than 100 species of Alpine flora including Twinflower, a protected relic from the ice age, now only found in the Savoie area.
Méribel has many lovely restaurants, from relaxed cręperies to more gastronomic finds that cater for families and groups of friends. Many have flower-covered sun terraces where one can relax and enjoy the sunshine at lunchtime, or watch the sunset and indulge in some aperitifs in the evening.
|Good news! This property is available as Fully Catered Ski Chalet!|
With Excellence Luxury Villas, at this chalet you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:
- Seven nights accommodation
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests, so for every ski chalet in our collection we can arrange those optional extras that make it a truly memorable ski holiday.
Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Ski hire delivery service to your chalet
- Ski school (and childcare services)
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!