I have worked and lived abroad most of my life and I am now entering my 12th season in Meribel and 10th for Alpine Action. I have been lucky enough to experience seasons in the southern alps, northern alps and the mauriene valley which has opened up my knowledge of the French mountains. I seem to have settled in Meribel and Les Allues all year round, which enables me to enjoy the summers here too. Alpine Action has continued to excel in providing chalet holidays and their product has gone from strength to strength and I am proud to have been a part of that over the years I have been with them.
Favourite Chalet: Chalet Trois Coeur - A stunning chalet in the old part of Meribel called Mussillon. Owned locally and constructed by one of the oldest families who put their name to helping start Meribel as a ski resort.
The chalet has a wonderful open plan lounge and dinning area on the top floor with a little snug area for children in the corner. All rooms are beautifully constructed from wood with superb attention to detail. This chalet sleeps 10 so is perfect for two families or a small group.
Favourite run: For me on a good day the 'off piste ' run down the left side of the Grande Rosiere from top of Pas du Lac is superb. On the edge of the national parc and you can ski almost all the way down to Lac Tueda on the edge of Mottaret. There is often the possibility of catching sight of the rare 'Tetras or Perdrix' types of grouse. The other big favourite of mine would be the ' Mauriennaise ' this long wide red heads down from the top of the Rosael chair lift in to the Orelle - Maurienne Valley. Magnificent views all the way down of the Southern Alps including the 'Aiguelles d'Arves'.
Favourite Restaurant: Le Bistro du Praz is a magnificent restaurant in the picturesque setting of Le Praz. It is slightly indulgent, but very much worth it. With the new ski lift out of Le Praz this restaurant is easily accessible to and from the mountain.