Chalet Genepi is truly in a class of it’s own and arguably one of the premier chalets in Meribel. A recipient of the Méribel Tourist Office’s ‘5* Label Meribel’ award it is 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 maximum hours of glorious sunshine. 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 ski right back to the chalet.
There is a study area equipped with telephone, fax, computer, broadband and wireless Internet access, a games area with satellite television, DVD and video, X-box, table tennis, pool table and darts board. Other facilities include a gym with running machine, rowing machine, bike, HD satellite TV & music system, an impressive wine cellar, laundry room, heated ski and boot room, on-site private parking and an ensuite massage room which can also be used as an extra ensuite bedroom for larger groups at a supplementary charge.
The day starts at our chalets with a hearty breakfast of porridge, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit salad and fruit juices, freshly-baked bread, croissants, pain au chocolat and an a la carte cooked breakfast.
On return from the slopes homemade cakes, bread and jam, tea, coffee and vin chaud will have been laid out for you to enjoy in front of a roaring log fire. Evening Champagne and canapés are served followed by a four course dinner which includes a selection of local cheeses and specially-selected wines.
On your chalet’s day off our Managers will book one of Meribel or Courchevel’s many excellent restaurants. Our chefs are also happy to prepare Champagne picnic lunches (at a supplementary charge) which our drivers will then deliver to you at lunchtime at your choice of location.
We will contact you prior to your arrival to ascertain any dietary or children’s requirements and to confirm that you are happy with your chalet chef’s menu.
Our hostesses are there to make your stay as comfortable as possible, while your dedicated driver is on hand throughout the morning and then again from 4pm until early evening with our pool drivers providing driving support and cover during the middle of the day.
The complimentary in-resort transportation service in the Méribel valley give you freedom to enjoy everything the resort has to offer, and is a particularly important requirement for families with children either in ski school or being looked after by one of our nannies. Furthermore, we also offer private airport transfers before and after your stay.
Our chalet manager or hostess can also arrange ski lessons, heli skiing, childcare, beauty treatments and will be on hand to answer any enquiries or queries you have throughout your stay. It's these little touches that will make all the difference to your holiday.
Chalet Genepi is located within the exclusive Domaine de Burgin; a private enclave in the Belvedere area of Meribel. Only 50m from the Georges Mauduit piste, access to the slopes couldn't be easier, and at the end of the day you can ski right back to the chalet door.
The chalet is surrounded by extensive south facing sun terraces and features a Jacuzzi, Sauna with pulsating shower, sun-loungers, outdoor heaters, exterior music system and a fully stocked bar.
Meribel in Winter:
Meribel is arguably the prettiest resort in the famed Three Valleys of France with its traditional Savoyarde 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 Savoyarde 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 Meribel valley, including the purpose-built Mottaret 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. 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.
A short flight from the resort takes you to the helicopter pad in the Italian mountains from where you embark on the ultimate heli-skiing experience. Upto four descents are possible in a single day with each taking between one to two and a half hours and upto 3,500 metre's of vertical descent per run.
Meribel in Summer:
Many of Alpine Infusion’s guests return to our chalets 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 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.
In addition to the outdoor activities, Méribel plays host to concerts, recitals, street performances and jam sessions as well as various internationally renowned events in mountain biking, golf and more.
Built in traditional Savoyarde style to the highest specifications, the chalet offers accommodation over four floors. The centre-piece of the chalet is an expansive south facing living room featuring luxuriously deep cushion sofas, an open log fireplace, HD satellite & terrestrial television, DVD, video, Ipod and surround sound music systems. The equally impressive south facing dining room features a magnificent oak dining table complimented by a floor to ceiling stone clad fireplace.
At a glance:
•5* ski in ski out chalet
•6 bespoke staff including a manager, a professional chef, two hostesses and two chauffeurs
•8 ensuite bedrooms each featuring Jacuzzi bath and shower, HD satellite television and personal safe (4 with south facing balconies)
•Ensuite massage room/9th ensuite bedroom
•South facing sitting room with an open log fireplace
•South facing dining room with a stone clad fireplace
•Jacuzzi and Sauna with pulsating shower
•Fully stocked complimentary bar
•Nespresso coffee machine
•Games area with satellite tv, dvd, video, x-box, table tennis, pool table and darts
•Gym with running machine, rowing machine, bike, HD satellite tv and music system
•HD satellite and digital tv, dvd, video and cd players
•Extensive dvd and video library
•Ipod player and music system
•Study area with telephone, fax, computer, Internet and wifi
•Heated ski and boot room
•In-chalet ski and snowboard equipment hire service
•On-site private parking