Top Trending Ski Resorts – Oliver's Travels Ski Team Give Advice

Top Trending Ski Resorts – Oliver's Travels Ski Team Give Advice



The group at Oliver\’s Journeys are a ski-mad lot! When winter happens again, we\’re the very first to head to the slopes and burst out those ski abilities we\’ve parked over summertime. We asked some participants of the group where they \’d suggest opting for the best Towering journeys, so take a look at our expert overview to three top trending ski resorts and some top ideas for hitting the slopes!


Méribel is residence to an amazing range of ski runs that will suit every capacity, from novices and also advanced skiers. You\’ll be near adequate to access other ski resorts in the area, such as Val Thorens, St-Martin-de-Belleville and also many more.

Head to the Altiport on your initial day, it\’s a charming novice\’s run, which has some gentle alpine paths via the forests as well as will help accumulate your confidence. As well as just bear in mind that if you fall over, you can return up! It\’s not a race, simply appreciate it as well as smile!

After that, when you have actually had your fill of the inclines, there are additionally wonderful restaurants providing diverse and scrumptious menus. Favourites include H ^ otel Adray Telebar, the Beefbar at Resort Le Coucou as well as the restaurant at Le Monchu Méribel. As well as this, Méribel is an enchanting community with tonnes of personality, energy and also a pleasant environment.

If you\’re trying to find a completely unique dining experience, then do not miss Clos Bernard, a covert treasure in the middle of the forest with a superb Alpine vibe. A steed as well as cart will certainly deliver non-skiers to the dining establishment from the bottom of the Altiport run (just make sure not to miss the last lift from Méribel Village!) Extraordinary food, a captivating environment and also the restaurant will even organize Xmas and also New Year celebrations.

For those seeking a correct pampering, head to the Tata Harper Medspa at Maisons Pariente\’s Le Coucou– a wonderful 5-star ski-in ski-out medspa. It\’s also worth stopping off for a snack at the BeefBar after a soak in the amazing indoor/outdoor swimming pool.

For households, the Méribel Centre (Park Méribel Olympic) has a great indoor pool, complete with flumes and paddling pool that the youngsters will certainly like. Park Méribel Olympic also has an excellent bowling alley as well as ice-skating rink where ice hockey matches are played throughout the winter.

Remain here: Cabin Island

This three-storey extremely cabin is a sensational winter season house comprising a big open space with a high, beamed ceiling, suspended drop-shaped fire place and plenty of all-natural light. The big jacuzzi is the excellent place to keep warm while drinking sparkling wine with a winter season heaven background.

Preferred ski run: Certainly: Creux. Head up the top of the Saulire lift and also it\’s the run that leads right down into Courchevel You\’ll have bags of sunshine and magnificent rolling inclines that are perfect after a snowfall.

Must-haves for the inclines: Hand warmers to maintain those hands (or toes!) wonderful as well as cozy, and SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Support Sun Lotion– SPF 50 is an important for the face!


At super-chic Courchevel, you\’ll have access to the 3 Valleys ski area, the greatest and the best in Europe! The ski area helps everybody– intermediate skiers can delight in devouring cruisy blue and also red runs while sophisticated skiers can head off-piste looking for a difficulty. The superb nursery runs that lead out right from the towns are excellent for newbies.

For those needing a day of rest from the inclines, Aquamotion is where you should head for some indoor enjoyment. This waterpark comprises heated indoor as well as exterior swimming pools, flumes, a surf simulator as well as interior rock climbing! There are additionally stunning as well as modern-day medical spa centers for those that actually want to reduce, or stretch out those muscular tissues pre-ski with Pilates. Somewhere else in the area, you\’ll additionally discover a toboggan run, zip cable, paragliding, ice skating and also snowshoeing– simply among others!

All four villages on the inclines are home to extraordinary restaurants and glitzy bars as well. For your normal Alpine experience, La Table de Marie in Courchevel Moriond is an adorable little family-run dining establishment with all your conventional Savoyarde meals consisting of fondue (meat or cheese), tartiflette as well as also a fantastic option of pizzas.

Courchevel Moriond has a number of incredible bars, Funky Fox, La Boulotte as well as Le Bubble which have live music as well as an event environment. You can also ski right as much as La Folie Douce Méribel Courchevel for remarkable on-piste après-ski. Those wanting a little more unwinded setup will delight in a drink at Le Portetta\’s Fire & Ice bar, situated right on the slopes.

Where to stay: Le Renard

This magnificently rustic three-bedroom apartment or condo situated at the extremely top of a stunning ski lodge within Le Portetta Resort. It would match a group of ski-mad buddies or family members, with luxurious living a resting quarters and dramatic views of the Alps via the windows.

Ideal winter sports application: Download and install Ski Tracks to see how much of the 3 Valleys you have actually covered every day (bragging is encouraged for those that have actually covered one of the most kilometres!).

A must-pack for a snowboarding vacation: Sun lotion– apply kindly also when it\’s gloomy, no person intends to head back into the office with a goggle tan!

Val d\’Isère.

Val d\’Isère is just one of the resorts that make up the substantial ski area of Espace Killy. It lies just close to the hotel of Tignes so you can ski in between the two – it\’s always enjoyable to stand out over to Tignes for crêpes at A La Crêperie Bretonne– then head back over for après-ski!

Val d\’Isère has a few of the most highly-regarded après-ski of all! Start at Folie Douce where you can appreciate excellent food and also much better drinks, both within as well as outdoors with the added drama of outstanding circus entertainers as well as professional dancers!

If you are with your family members as well as still intend to experience the electric atmosphere of Folie Douce, attempt scheduling a later lunch at Le Fruitière (ask for an outdoors table if its warm), that way you will certainly have your very own room however still be able to see the professional dancers and live songs. What\’s even more, there is a bubble lift from the dining establishment if you have actually had a couple of way too many rosés!

At the bottom of the inclines, you\’ll find Cocoricos, a fabulous bar with an unparalleled atmosphere that organizes live songs and DJs.

Where to remain: Chalet Sol.

Just check out that adorable bunk bed setup! This stunning hut was produced households to delight in with soft furnishings and all-natural timber including anywhere and also a totally outfitted cooking area that invites intimate household time. And also, considering that it\’s a ski-in ski-out hut, your little skiers can locate their snow legs along with mum and papa.

Favourite piste: La Face. This incredibly widely known black run was made renowned in the 1992 Wintertime Olympics, as well as to claim that you have actually done it is fairly a success!

A must-pack for a snowboarding vacation: Touchscreen-friendly glove liners! Whatever is easier without bulky ski gloves on – when you are checking your ski application on a chairlift, you\’ll delight in you do not have bare hands!

We have an ever-expanding profile of gorgeous ski huts in some of the globe\’s best hotels. A lot of include airport/train terminal transfer (or it can be prepared at an additional fee where not relevant). Have a browse and also see which tickles your fancy. If there\’s anything we can do to assist in the meantime, contact our concierge group.