Meribel Village (1400m) - Feb half term 2013

Meribel Village (1400m) - Feb half term 2013
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Aug-2012
OldAndy
bedrock barney wrote:A grumpy bedrock barney reporting in.
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Therefore our 2nd ski trip looks like a non starter

Bad luck - so disapointing.

But ...
What you need to do is book a solo trip for yourself early March to "reconoitre" for the next rip.
Aug-2012
AllyG
Bedrock Barney,
I'm sorry to hear you're still ticketless

Are you looking at 16th to 23rd February? I had a look on the Eurostar website just now and they still have 4 tickets for a total of £1356-00 for standard non-flexible day train. Or were you looking for the flexible tickets? I always get the cheap non-flexible ones because I can't see myself changing my mind about going unless one of us was really ill or something in which case I could claim on our travel insurance.

They always seem to bump the price up for Feb half-term, whether you're going by train or flying.

I should think the indirect tickets (changing trains and stations in Paris) will be cheaper but I don't know what the price will be for them because you won't be able to buy those for quite a while yet.

Best of luck with finding a cheaper way of getting out there. Presumably you've thought of driving?

I've bought my Eurostar ticket for the J2Ski group holiday (with the Ski Club of GB discount), and I managed to print it out as well - they charge an extra £8 if you want them to post you a traditional paper ticket!
Aug-2012
Gareth Fair
Meribel Village is lovely. I stayed there for a week about 5 years ago and loved it.
Its small and as far as I remember it has one pub, bread shop and a pizza place but the access to the slopes is great and the free ski bus is pretty good too.
The location in the 3 valleys is handy too and there is a chair lift up to another large chair lift which brings you high up.
Enjoy.
Aug-2012
Daved
there's the snowcoach
http://www.snowexpress.co.uk/timetable.php
or go Eurostar-paris-moutier..its not available for booking yet according to one site
Aug-2012
Verbier_ski_bum
Check with Swiss. My friend is flying mid-Feb from London and she's paying for Sat-Sat return 220 pounds (but her outbond leg is via Zurich).
Aug-2012
Bedrock barney
AllyG wrote:
Are you looking at 16th to 23rd February? I had a look on the Eurostar website just now and they still have 4 tickets for a total of £1356-00 for standard non-flexible day train.


Thanks Ally but I've just gone on the site now and the standard return leg is showing as sold out. i think we're going to give up.....
Aug-2012
Far Queue
Could driving be an option? Not sure where you are in the UK, but Meribel is not too difficult once you get to France. I would estimate about 10 hours with a family and taking it easy on the Autoroute.

You could also do an overnight stop if you prefer to break the driving, in which case I would skip the French Autoroutes and save 150 euro (return costs) in tolls.
Aug-2012
Bedrock barney
I've looked into driving in the past but ruled it out. We would need to drive for 4 to 5 hours to get to Folkestone (approx 230 miles). Another 600 miles and 10 hours after that + the chunnel not appealing!

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