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Summer in Meribel

Summer Chalet Holidays in the Alps

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 in the Alps

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.

Step 1: Find a Chalet

These chalet companies all offer summer chalet holidays in the Alps. Some are catered, some self-catered.

Alpine Ethos

Based in Meribel for six years, run by our good friends Heather and Andy.

Mountain & Tradition

Summer holidays in Les Gets, a great location for summer activity holidays.

Step 2: Choose your specialist holiday Type

As well as standard summer chalet holidays, you could consider a specialist or event-specific holiday. Here are some examples for you to consider.


Trail Addiction

Lift-Accessed Epic Mountain Bike Adventure Holidays in the French Alps.

Yoga & Fitness Retreats


Yoga retreat summer holidays with all the luxury of a Samoens chalet.

Food & Wine Escapes

Brilliant White

Alpine foodie breaks in Sainte Foy. Wine-tasting, cooking, market visits and more.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Arrange 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.

A-Z of Meribel Transfer Companies

SnowDrone Transfers

Mountain Express

Three Valley Vans


Ben's Bus

The Cool Bus

Elit'Cars Transfers

Go Ski Meribel Transfers

Mountain Express

Mountain Rescue

My Mountain Transfer

Pacifique Transport

Sky2Ski Airport Transfers

Snowbound Transfers


Snow White Transfers

Three Valley Transport

White Rides

Step 5: Arrange Childcare

Meribel Childcare Providers

Meribel Nanny Services

With 8 years experience working as a nanny in the French Alps, company founder Nicole decided to start Meribel Nanny Services, a reliable and personal childcare service. Ensuring you have a relaxed enjoyable holiday.


Offering a high quality, friendly and trustworthy service since 2008. Personal and professional, SnowBugs entertain your little ones in the comfort of your own chalet in the beautiful ski resorts of the Meribel and Courchevel Valleys.

A-Z All Meribel Childcare Providers

Step 6: Book Massage & Wellness Services Bookable in resort

3 Valley Massage

3 Valley Massage are the experts in revitalising massage across the Three Valleys. Enjoy their service from your own chalet, hotel or apartment. A truly luxurious way to recover from or get prepared for a day's skiing.

Alpine Therapies

Alpine Therapies are available in Meribel, La Tania and Courchevel. Experts in Massage, Pilates and Physiotherapy individually or as part of a holistic wellness package.

Massage Me

Massage Me is a professional massage service, on wheels, so they can get you no matter where you are in resort. Their mobility is ideal if you feel like spending the day lounging and being pampered without having to leave the house.

Spa at Le Kaïla

Enjoy a day of indulgence at Nuxe Spa, part of the luxurious Hotel Le Kaïla Meribel. Featuring a list of delights including a sauna, aquamarin pool, jacuzzi and hammam. Experts in massage and relaxation treatments.

For Me Vital

Choose to have a super luxury massage at your hotel or chalet. Alison Prideaux is and expert in the field of sports massage that can feel like a life saver after a long day on the slopes or a heavy night of Apres Ski.

Meribel Massage

Covering Meribel, La Tania and Courchevel. Independent and fully qualified they have been working as massage therapists in the 3 Valleys since 2003. Visiting any accommodation in La Tania, Meribel, Mottaret, or Courchevel.

Destination Pamper

Destination Pamper are a very reputable wellness company in the 3 Valleys. With over 15 years of experience in the industry. Enjoy a truly professional and relaxing experience.