For many people, Alpine resorts are the go-to winter holiday destination, but far fewer consider places like The 3 Valleys or the Portes du Soleil for their summer escape. We think they're missing out...
The much lower demand for holidays in summer means that Alpine summer holidays offer excellent value. You can enjoy temperatures above 30°C and luxury accommodation for much less than you might pay for a holiday on the Mediterranean.
Plan your Summer Holiday
Here at Delicious Mountain, we don't currently offer summer holidays in the Alps. Sorry! But the good news is that we know lots of people who do. Use this resource to find the best summer Alpine chalet companies, and to plan your summer holiday in the Alps.
Summer Chalet Holidays
These chalet companies all offer summer chalet holidays in the Alps. Some are catered, some self-catered.
Specialist Holidays: Mountainbiking
Specialist Holidays: Yoga & Fitness Retreats
Specialist Holidays: Food & Wine Escapes
Book your Flights
If you haven't booked your flights already, we would recommend that you do so soon to get the best prices. The nearest airport is Chambery, but most people tend to opt for the more regular flights into Geneva, just over two hours from Meribel resort. The main provider of budget flights from the UK is EasyJet, but British Airways also offer regular flights from London Heathrow, along with one or two others.
It is also possible to drive to Meribel. The village is about 9 hours' drive from Calais and, if chosen carefully, the route will be all motorways until the final 30 minutes or so.
The final option is to travel by train. The best option is to get the Eurostar to Paris, then the TGV to Geneva (at lightning speed!). After a 15-minute train ride to the airport, you can take a transfer bus from Geneva Airport to Meribel. See below for details of transfer companies.
Arrange your Airport Transfers
One you have booked your flights, the next step is to organise your transfers from the airport to Meribel and the warm welcome of Chalet La Chouette. Here are some of the most popular transfer providers in the Three Valleys area.
Affordable, luxury transfers to the Three Valleys. World Ski Awards Nominee.
3 Valley Vans
Private and shared transfers to the Three Valleys. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Low cost ski transfers to Meribel and the Three Valleys. Online booking available.
French registered, English owned company operating all year round in the French Alps.
An airport transfer service from all airports and stations with 15 years experience.
Quality transfers to Meribel by Taxi, at your service. Geneva, Chambéry, Lyon, Grenoble.
Go Ski Meribel Transfers
High quality, private airport transfers direct to Meribel, La Tania and Courchevel.
A small, private and reliable transfer service to transport you and your party to Meribel.
Private airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery airports.
My Mountain Transfer
Private 8 seat minibuses. Based in Meribel and across The 3 Valleys.
A reliable family business offering transfer services from all airports and stations.
Sky2Ski Airport Tranfers
A reasonably priced, efficient, comfortable, safe and friendly transfer service.
Transfers between Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble Airports and The 3 Valleys Area.
English-speaking drivers offering transfers to Meribel 24/7. Online booking available.
Snow White Transfers
Offers fully licensed transfers from all local airports and train stations in The 3 Valleys.
Three Vallee Transport
Offering airport transfers to Meribel and the Three Valleys for sixteen years.
Meribel Nanny Services
A reliable and personal childcare service, giving your peace of mind on holiday.
Where attention, fun and getting involved are the key ingredients to a happy holiday.
Holiday Baby Hire
Holiday Baby Hire has baby and child equipment that you can hire for your ski holiday.
Massage and Wellness Services
Customised massage and effective treatment for your specific needs.
Three Valley Massage
Enjoy a massage in the chalet from an experienced, trusted and qualified therapist.
Providing physiotherapy, massage and pilates at your chalet all year round.
Destination Pamper specialise in relaxation for both the winter and summer markets.
Don't forget Suncream: a Handy Last-Minute Ticklist
Packing and Shopping
- Passport (check the expiry)
- Holiday Insurance & EHIC
- Tickets & Boarding Passes
- Sunscreen & Lipsalve
- Swimwear (for the sauna)
- Phone Charger & Adaptors
- Camera and batteries
- Insect Repellant
- Any Medication & Travel Sickness Remedies
- Books / Magazines
For the Activities
- Hiking boots & Socks
- Sunglasses & hat
- Water bottle or Camelbak
- Mountain Bike (optional)
- GoPro Camera (to show off your skills/wipe-outs!)
- Walkie-talkies (optional)
- Multitool for adjustments
Before you Leave
- Pre-Book Airport Parking
- Ask Neighbours to look out
- Make arrangements for pets
- Notify tha bank
- Notify phone provider
- Turn off power sockets
- Check the heating
- Secure all doors and windows