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Highly rated ski chalet in the French Alps

As Featured in Hello Magazine - April 2017

"Start the morning with a ski in a world-class resort, stop for lunch at an alfresco mountain restaurant, finish the day with a few more runs, relax your muscles with a massage and hot tub session and indulge in some afternoon tea and cake. Our idyllic days were rounded off with three-course dinners made by the chalet's private chef, but not before canapés and a fresh round of champagne."

"Unparalleled service and luxury accommodation aside, Chalet Merlo has another unbeatable draw. Its location means it's only a half-hour drive to more than five resorts, and some of the best Alpine skiing. Getting around is no problem with the chalet's private minibus and chauffeur."

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Property Summary

Stunning full length balconies overlooking the Tarentaise valley

Chalet Features

  • 6 ensuite bedrooms
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Private 2 storey gym
  • Sauna
  • Private massage suite
  • Experienced chalet chef
  • Dedicated service staff
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Log fire
  • Boot room with boot heaters
  • Underfloor heating
  • Satellite TV with extensive DVD library
  • L'Occitane en Provence Toiletries
  • Helipad nearby
The nearby helipad makes for easy heliski excursions and transfers.

*Please note, WiFi & Satellite services may be subject to disruption, due to extreme Alpine weather conditions or technical faults, outside of our control.

This property is rated at 1€ per adult per night for the purposes of Taxe de Séjour

Chalet Merlo - Luxury Platinum Chalet - Sleeps 12

A haven of relaxation in authentic surroundings with amazing views of the Tarentaise valley

Overlooking the entire valley from the traditional Alpine village of Le Miroir, Chalet Merlo offers unique character and charm, rarely found in a ski chalet holiday. This luxurious catered retreat offers guests a haven of beautiful decor and homely relaxation. Families and groups will love the authenticity, privacy and personal service. It really is a chalet to unwind in and feel the stresses slip away.

Each evening, freshly baked cakes awaited, whipped up by chef Olly, generally followed by a soak in the hot tub enjoying champagne served by chalet hosts Ryan and Mel... Elegantly presented goats cheese and beetroot tart starter, and cote de boeuf cooked perfectly bloody and served with triple-cooked chips, were highlights of the menu on my visit.

Cat Weakley, Deputy Editor of Telegraph Ski and Snowboard (Telegraph Article: 23 November 2017)

Perfect for Families
Home from Home ambiance at Chalet Merlo
The opulent living area in Chalet Merlo, with outstanding panoramic views.
Private chef to prepare gourmet menus of your choice
Gorgeous four course evening meals on your luxury half-board skiing holiday.
Catered service in Chalet Merlo, with gourmet dining, attentive service & fine wines.

Home from Home for Families

For families wanting to reconnect and spend quality time together, Chalet Merlo is the perfect choice. With a homely, yet elegant feel the space and comfort will be loved by all ages in a family group. Relax by the fire, watch a DVD from the big comfortable sofas, it will feel like a second home.

Understated Designer Decor

No detail has been overlooked in this impressive four storey chalet, where the mix of exposed wooden beams and handcrafted local stone perfectly reflect all of the character and authenticity of the Savoie region. A warm and authentic Alpine ambiance has been created with luxurious fabrics, beautiful furniture, original artwork and breathtaking views.

A Unique Culinary Experience

The chalet is run by a dedicated team including a professional chef, host and a chauffeur, to provide you with an exceptional level of personal service.

An integral part of this chalet experience is the gourmet catering, created with fresh local ingredients, delectable flavours, creative flair and the highest standards.

Guests can enjoy delicious breakfasts, afternoon tea and cakes, Champagne and canapés, pre-dinner drinks and fabulous four course evening meals with sommelier selected wines, on 5 out of 7 evenings.

Fiona wowed us with some of the best meals we've had anywhere in the world - all of which we demolished with gusto....Thank you for a really spectacular few days in unmitigated luxury.

Mariella Frostrup

What a view! Hot tub ski holiday bliss...
Private bespoke cedar sauna alongside the private gym
Fantastic private 2 storey gym
Private massage suite

Relax and Rejuvenate

With a multitude of chalet amenities, everything is at your disposal, with a state-of-the-art hot tub, uninterrupted valley views, a private massage suite and a warming sauna to relax after your day on the slopes.

The chalet also benefits from its own private gym, spread over 2 floors of the purpose-built outbuilding next to the chalet. There's an extensive range of cardio equipment including treadmills, exercise bikes, cross trainers and rowing machines, as well as weight-training, TRX and yoga equipment on the lower level.

Driver service with transfers to Tignes, Val d'Isere, Les Arcs and Sainte Foy.
The rustic charm of Chalet Merlo is welcoming

Choose your Resort with Our Chauffeur Service

Staying in this exquisite chalet, you will have access to the world class resorts in The Tarentaise Valley, thanks to the twice a day chauffeur service, you can choose to ski locally in Sainte Foy or choose to visit a different resort with your group each day including Val D'Isere, Tignes, La Rosiere or Les Arcs all within an easy commute.

There is a morning drop-off and afternoon collection to be arranged at a time of your choice, between 8.00am and 5.30pm to the resort of your choosing.

N.B. Extra transfers can be arranged to the airport or in the evening for an additional cost.

Off Piste and Heliski Choices

For experienced off-piste skiers and those with a guide, Le Miroir can also be accessed directly via a superb off-piste route from Sainte Foy. The chalet's location close to the Italian border and the convenient local helipad also allow for easy heli-skiing excursions and helicopter transfers to and from the chalet.

The longest run in Europe and the best chef in Europe. What more could you want? Well a helicopter, great guiding, a wonderful chalet and lovely people. Did I forget anything? No - and neither did you! Thanks for it all."

Sebastian Faulks

Master king bedroom with ensuite shower room and private balcony
Bedrooms with ensuite bathroom and balconies

The Bedrooms

Retire to your sumptuous room, with the highest quality bed linen, soft fluffy towels, designer bathrobes & L'Occitane toiletries.

6 bedrooms are spread across two floors; a master king bedroom with balcony, and 5 bedrooms which can be made as queens or twins.

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen/Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room & WC (Ground Floor)
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen/Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room & WC (Ground Floor)
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen/Twin bedroom with ensuite bath & shower room & WC (Ground Floor)
  • Bedroom 4 - Master King bedroom with ensuite shower room, WC & private balcony (1st Floor)
  • Bedroom 5 - Queen/Twin bedroom with ensuite bath & shower room & WC (1st Floor)
  • Bedroom 6 - Queen/Twin bedroom with ensuite bath & shower room and WC (1st Floor)

Winter 2018 / 2019 Holiday Availability: Chalet Merlo Catered Accommodation in Sainte Foy

Catered prices are per person, per week, except exclusive occupancy which is priced by the property. Prices shown do not always reflect all discounts, please see our special offers page for more details, or contact our sales staff
Name Sleeps 16Dec 23Dec 30Dec 06Jan 13Jan 20Jan 27Jan 03Feb 10Feb 17Feb 24Feb 03Mar 10Mar 17Mar 24Mar 31Mar 07Apr
Chalet Merlo 12 10,000 17,000 20,790 booked booked 10,890 booked 12,100 15,290 booked 15,290 17,050 booked booked 12,100 17,050 15,290

Have you considered helpful extras for your winter ski or snowboard holiday, like:

Airport Transfers

Book your private or shared Première Neige airport and train station transfers as well as local destinations.



Contact our in resort Concierge team for spa treatments, babysitting, restaurant bookings and more.


Spa & Massage

With a wide selection of spa treatments on offer, get pampered in your chalet or in one of our spas, by experienced Therapists.


Lift Pass Pre-Booking

You can avoid any queues and have your passes waiting on arrival by booking these in advance through Première Neige

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