Why do we favour one ski resort over another? What makes us try a new place, and go back? It is a complicated question - is it the culture, the ambience, or are there other more tangible factors?
Does the skiing suit me? Are the pistes spacious or crowded, is it big enough, does it have lots of groomed runs, are the lifts efficient and comfortable, can I be sure of snow?
Alpine Property intelligence is proud to join with Montenius Consult to present a new way to answer these questions – which is factual, unbiased and unopinionated.
“A VALUABLE NEW TOOL FOR HOLIDAY DECISIONS AND PROPERTY INVESTORS”
• Skimiles® measures the size of every ski resort by 10 specific factors •
• Ski Area Comfort is determined by the efficiency of the lifts, the comfort of the lifts and how much ‘elbow room’ there is on the piste •
• Snow Reliability considers the altitude, snowfall data and snowmaking coverage •
• Ski Area Value combines all these factors for one easy to recognise overall result •
In the heart of the 3V and renowned for excellent access to the expanse of the ski network, yet Méribel’s own ski area would be the envy of many. Over the hill trips to Courchevel, Val Thorens, and St Martin for lunch, are all options to explore the diversity of the domain. The 3Vs own Folie Douce is on the Val Thorens side. Meribel is a polished all-rounder – experts, intermediates and beginners are well catered for; there is some very good off-piste. A full range of accommodation is on offer in Méribel Village, notably a wide selection of chalet and apartment rentals, there are après-ski and restaurant choices for all.
What about Property in Méribel? Such a large well joined-up and snow-sure ski area is a huge benefit for property owners, these are key criteria in our view. Méribels property sector is rather spread out. Some new developments in the centre suit those who like convenience, chalets to the rich and famous are above the centre, some with piste access. The hamlets offer seclusion and better value, at the expense of convenience. Méribel Village is an agreeable compromise. Les Allues is significantly less expensive, although you may have to take the lift down if the snow is patchy.