We have been in Les Allues for over 10 years and have skied the Three Valleys for almost 30 years. We understandably have amassed a lot of information and tips to help you make the most of your holiday. If your question is not answered here please contact us because if we don’t know we can find someone who does.
How do we get to the slopes?
The Gondola lift at Les Allues takes you to the central lift network at Meribel giving you direct access to the whole area. There is also a free regular bus service to Meribel centre. Both the bus stop and Gondola are within easy walking distance of Chalet Vache Bleue. After a day in the mountains you can return by the free bus, the Gondola or when the snow conditions are good via the Village run which ends in Les Allues.
Is it easy to reach Meribel centre at night?
If you would like to go to Meribel for a taste of the more vibrant nightlife there, the free bus runs until after midnight through the season giving you easy access without actually having to stay in Meribel centre.
What facilities are there in Les Allues?
Les Allues is the original village of the Meribel area and makes an ideal base providing a peaceful and traditional environment. There are several restaurants, two bars, a ski hire shop, a ski school office and a small supermarket. Unlike staying in a purpose built ski resort you will get a taste of real French life in the Alps.
Can you help with?
What sort of activities are there in the area during Summer?
Take a look at our Summer page for ideas. We can put you in touch with local guides and help with hiring any equipment you may need.
Do you have any baby equipment or do we need to bring our own cot etc?
We work with a baby equipment hire supplier to ensure we have the ability to provide the latest equipment your smallest travellers need. This includes Cots and Cot Linen but also all wheel drive buggies perfect for snowy conditions in the winter or for exploring some of the gravel tracks in the summer. When you book mention the ages of the children and we will send you a link to view all the equipment available for hire.
We have our equipment but no Helmets. Can we hire them?
We have an arrangement with equipment hire specialists in the Village who can help you with any equipment you need for a winter or summer holiday. When you book we will send you the details so you can pre-book.
We are travelling from Australia and don’t have Ski clothes. Will we have to buy everything we need?
No, we can put you in touch with a clothing hire company when we receive your booking. We can also recommend equipment hire specialists who are based in the village.
Can you supply Catering for our group?
If you would like to maximise your holiday time we can put you in touch with a company which delivers “ready to heat and serve” meals to the Chalet. If you prefer we can also suggest private Chefs to you who can work with your budget and any dietary requirements to provide catering at the Chalet
We will be staying in each night and cooking for ourselves. Is the kitchen fully equipped?
Absolutely, both Chalets have fully equipped kitchens and include kitchen essentials such as oil, salt, pepper, herbs, sugar, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. There is even an apron for the cook!
We are arriving late at night, will we have to make our own beds?
No matter what your arrival time is your beds will be made up, ready and waiting for you. The wall bed in Chalet B is fully made up when you pull it down for use.
Do we need to bring our own bedding and towels?
No, all bed linen, towels and kitchen linen are supplied as are bathrobes and slippers.
Are the beds all doubles?
The beds in Chalet A are all Queen Size, one bedroom can be configured as twin beds if you prefer. The bed in Chalet B is a double pull down wall bed.
How do we get from the Airport to the Chalet?
You can hire a car and self drive or travel by a Transfer service. When you book we can give you the contact details for reliable transfer services.
Will we need Snow Chains for our car?
In the winter it is advisable to carry Snow Chains. Even if the roads are clear for your arrival conditions can change very quickly in the French Alps and they may be required for your departure. It is important to know how to fit the chains, if required we can provide links to instructional videos for you to become familiar before you set off.
Which Airport should we book flight to?
Geneva airport is the best served in terms of number of flights. Chambery is slightly closer but is served by a smaller number of Airlines. Grenoble and Lyon are other choices.