Our Top Two Ski Resorts
While many of us are aching for the winter weather to clear, dreaming of longer, sunnier days ahead, some of us just can’t get enough of the white stuff. If you’re thinking about planning your next winter sports adventure, you’ll want the lowdown on where to stay. Whistler and Meribel have come out on top yet again and tripsologists have been sharing their top tips on where to stay in each of these spectacular resorts. If you’re ready to hit the slopes, check out what the community had to say on their mountain lodgings so that you can make the most of your trip and choose the accommodation that suits your needs and your pocket.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert skier or if you’re an absolute beginner, don’t worry, there’s facilities to suit every level in both resorts; from novice to export you’re sure to find the spot that suits your ability and still enjoy all that these stunning places have to offer.
Whistler – tripsologists Top Long Haul Ski Destination
Constantly in the limelight as Canada’s premier ski resort, it comes as no surprise that tripsologists have rated Whistler their no.1 ski destination for 2019 too. Whistler offers a fairy-tale setting for lovers of winter sports but it’s also a super chic spot for apres ski dining and nightlife.
Whistler boasts two ski mountains – Whistler mountain and Blackcomb mountain – and the addition of the handy Peak 2 Peak Gondola means that you can flit between both with ease, enjoying two spectacular peaks in one day. According to tripsologists, many of the mountain runs are for intermediate to advanced level skiers but there are easier runs and facilities for beginners too so you won’t feel left out if you’re travelling with a bunch of extreme skiers. Whistler isn’t just for ski-ing either; the resort is a big favourite of trekkers, mountain bikers and climbers as well as those who simply love the stunning surrounds and who like to admire the views from the bars and restaurants of the pretty village below. People come to Whistler in summertime too.
Where to stay in Whistler – tripsologist recommendations:
Fairmount Chateau Whistler
If super luxury is on the cards for you, tripsologists have suggested this stunner which sits at the foot of Blackcomb mountain. The hotel also has a health club with hot tubs and a sauna for easing those post ski aches and pains.
Delta Whistler Village Suites
tripsologists have recommended this resort style hotel which sits in the centre of Whistler village and offers a shuttle to the slopes.
Alpenglow Lodge or Whistle Village Inn & Suites
If you’re not wanting to splash out on pricey digs you can still stay here without breaking the bank and according to tripsologists, the Alpenglow Lodge and the Whistler Village Inn & Suites offer good value, pocket friendly accommodation and they have also said that they found good prices on Kayak.
tripsologists have also said there’s a great range of packages available from Inghams. You can check out some of their deals and prices from their website: www.inghams.co.uk
Meribel – tripsologists Top Short Haul Ski Destination
In the heart of the Three Valleys, Meribel has once again topped the tripsologists’ leader board for short haul European ski holidays. Meribel’s alpine beauty aside, the resort features an ice rink, walking trails and a lively apres ski nightlife scene. tripsologists have been raving about this place, saying that it’s perfect for both families and groups of friends looking for proper winter wonderland fun. Apparently, there’s 183 beginners’ runs for those of us who aren’t as experienced yet, as well as 106 for intermediates and 32 advanced runs for the experts in the group.
Where to stay in Meribel – tripsologist recommendations:
Hotel Le Kaila
Meribel’s only 5-star accommodation has direct access to the slopes and just 50m from the main lifts. If refined lodgings are a must, then the community are saying you should stay here. The hotel also has a sauna, steam room and a spa for massage and beauty treatments – sounds bliss.
Hotel Le Mottaret
tripsologists have said that this hotel is great value, offering ski-inclusive packages that includes life passes, skis and snowboard hire and dinner.
Residence P&V Les Ravines
tripsologists say that this is also good value accommodation and close to the Three Valleys ski resort as well as being near to the shops and bars of Meribel itself. The rooms also have fridges, hobs and microwaves if you want to save even more money by self catering.
Don’t get stuck on the sofa dreaming about your next adventure – book it today, pack up and go…you’ll be gliding down those mountains before you can say “Winter Olympics”. You might not come back with any gold medals but you’ll certainly make memories that you can treasure forever and you’ll have some fabulous snaps and selfies to show off on your profile too. Don’t forget to tell us all about it when you get back. We love to see where our members go and what they get up to. You could also post some valuable hints and tips for anyone else thinking about a ski break.