Valentine’s day is just around the corner and whether you’re visiting Meribel especially or if your holiday just so happens to fall over the feast of saint valentine, this short guide will aid you in a truly romantic escape – from heart racing adventures to idyllic spots to soak up the sun with your loved one…we’ve got in covered.
If you’re staying with us at Ski Basics meaning a delicious evening meal is already sorted, why not enjoy a romantic lunch on the mountain?
Le Clos Benard is a Meribel must and perfect for a romantic lunch spent with your loved one. Either ski through the forest to reach this hidden gem or catch a ride from the Altiport on the horse drawn carriage and be escorted through the snow right to the restaurant door. Be sure to speak to your manger who can assist you in making a reservation as this is a popular mountain hot spot, particularly during peak season.
Le Clos Benard is just one of the many beautiful restaurants that Meribel and the rest of The Three Valleys has to offer, so you are sure to be spoilt for choice. For more ideas on where to eat both on and off the mountain, visit our top picks blog.
Alternatively, opt for something a little more personal and enjoy a pre-made lunch and panoramic views in one of the picnic chalets located throughout the resort. This chalet located on the Biche piste, can be accessed via the Sailure Express 2 gondola.
Ski to Orelle
If you’re looking to cover some miles, why not ski to The Three Valleys highest point; Orelle. Also known by some as ‘the fourth valley’, Orelle boasts spectacular views from 3200 metres and makes for a great day of adventure. To plan your route, download your piste map here.
Orelle Zip Wire
If you’re a couple looking for something a little different to get your heart racing this valentine’s day, whilst in Orelle you can take a ride on Europe’s highest zip line across to Val Thorens.
Hot Air-Balloon Ride
If you’re looking for some equally spectacular but a little less adrenaline inducing…why not soar the skies in a hot air-balloon and enjoy the breath-taking views of The Three Valleys from new heights. Hot air-balloons launch from Courchevel Altiport, for more information visit white tracks website.
Paragliding is another popular way to soar the skies over Meribel and would certainly make for a valentine’s to remember. When in Meribel, you will be launched either tandem or solo (plus your skis or board) from the top of Saulire or Col de Loze and the flights will last approximately 20 minutes. More information can also be found on the white tracks website or simply ask your chalet manager.
If it’s a day away from the slopes, for some relaxation and recovery that you’re looking for…why not visit one of the many luxury spas in resort.
Simply ask your chalet manager for more information, who will be happy to help and on hand to assist with your booking.
For something a little more relaxed, why not rest those tired legs and soak up the sun in one of the cosy snugs located at the top of the Legends chairlift or by the Inuit village.
For those who are single in resort this valentine’s day or couple looking for a good party – make the most of Meribel’s highly regarded après scene.
First enjoy a party out on the terrace of one of Meribel’s most infamous après bars La Folie Douce or Le Rond Point, before heading down into resort to Jacks Bar – a firm favourite amongst Meribel’s regular visitors.
If you’re not in Meribel this valentine’s but would like to be next year, head over to our website to take a look at our remaining availability Alternatively, get in contact and a member of our team will be delighted to help.