Where to stay..
Last week my boyfriend and I went on our very first ski holiday. After having skiing on our bucket list for years I finally booked before Christmas and were counting down the months. After some searching online I decided on Méribel which is one of the largest ski areas. I booked the trip through Madame Vacances where you can browse through loads of ski resorts at once and booked Hotel Le Mottaret, a hotel in the centre of Méribel Mottaret, a quieter area just minutes from Méribel town which has loads of slopes and is perfect for beginners. Our hotel was perfect – affordable and cosy with a sun-drenched balcony over-looking the slopes, and my favourite feature, a jacuzzi deck!
We flew into Geneva but both Geneva and Lyon airports are equally distances away from Méribel, about a two hour drive so I would advise on booking airport transfers with your hotel. You can fly direct from Dublin but if you’re on a budget it can be quite a lot cheaper to book a stopover in London or Birmingham.
Why ski in March..
One of the first things our driver said to us on the way from the airport was that we were blessed with the weather, and we really were. The best thing about this time of year is the days are really warm and sunny, but only when the sun is shining. Once the sun goes down or it’s overcast, the temperatures drop. It can be so cold in the early mornings and evenings but I absolutely loved wrapping up for late night walks or drinks on our balcony. I also loved that we had access to the jacuzzi to warm up whenever we wanted – it was also great for sore muscles after the day of skiing. Late season skiing is also great for beginners as the snow is less compacted which softens your fall a little.
Shop our ski wear in my Ski Style post – here.
Until next time,