Chalet Sainte Appolonnie (7)
It was in 1752 that Sainte Appolonnie (né John Smith) was canonised as the patron saint of big mountain skiers and, to this day, shredders of the hardcore variety seldom venture beyond the ski area boundary without a prayer sent heavenwards to “the Appsta’”. It is an appropriate name, therefore, for a chalet at the heart of the world’s largest ski area.
Sainte Appolonnie has three bedrooms all of which are spacious enough to enable the chalet to accommodate up to eight persons. The good-sized double-height lounge with spectacular chimney and open-fire in the middle of the room is a great place to sit and relax in the evening and the sauna (with adjoining shower room) and balconies are also worthy of a mention too (particularly if one is getting paid by the word). The three bedrooms each have a shower or bath en-suite to ensure that sword-crossing is optional and not necessary.
Because Sainte Appolonnie is located in the village of Les Allues and not in Méribel Centre, you’re getting a great chalet at a great price. And accessing the slopes is simple; a short walk and then a 15 minute bus ride.