Meribel Village (1400m) - Feb half term 2013

Meribel Village (1400m) - Feb half term 2013
Started by Bedrock barney in France - 16 Replies
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bedrock barney wrote:A grumpy bedrock barney reporting in.
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.
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!
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.
there's the snowcoach
or go Eurostar-paris-moutier..its not available for booking yet according to one site
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).
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.....
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.
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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