The ultimate mountain living: Chalet Apsara
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The luxurious Chalet Apsara by MGM French Properties is in the heart of Méribel with access to unrivalled amenities
MGM French Properties’ Chalet Apsara takes luxury to a different altitude. The fully-furnished four-bedroom, four-bathroom retreat is the James Bond of ski chalets located in the infamous Three Valleys. This stunning residence has access to unrivalled amenities at the epicentre of one of the globe’s most coveted winter destinations and is the perfect chalet for ski devotees looking to take advantage of one the largest link ski areas in Europe, with more than 600km of pistes.
Designed with entertaining in mind, the stylish chalet has a total of 390m² of living space and is designed in a modern style, combining the use of local timber and stone with state-of-the-art lighting and contemporary bathrooms. Walls are finished in a mix of old timber and stucco with floors featuring granite tiles and grey parquet. There is a library and TV lounge along with a fitness centre fitted with a hot tub, sauna and steam room. The chalet offers a spacious terrace and balcony both providing stunning panoramic views of the Tarentaise Valley.
Founded by British skier Peter Lindsay in 1938, Méribel has always been popular with Brits and is recognised as one the most prestigious resorts in the world. With some of the best skiing conditions in Europe, its sheltered setting means that fantastic snow is almost guaranteed and it enjoys more settle conditions than the neighbouring valleys
Chalet Apsara is located in “Les Allues” which represents the historical heart of Méribel The charming mountain village lies at an altitude of 1,100m and is situated 7km below Méribel centre. Les Allues is connected to the main lift hub of Méribel via the Olympe gondola that ascends to the heart of the resort in 15 minutes. Retaining much of its original charm, Les Allues is situated around an ancient church surrounded by traditional Savoyard chalets and old farm building. Non- skiers can take advantage of the Tarentaise Valley with a host of activities including snow-shoeing, horse-sleigh tours, snowmobiling and stunning walking routes.
One of the finest resorts in the Alps, it is not the pistes alone that draws visitors to Méribel. A gastronome’s dream, there are a host of top restaurants with plenty of local shops selling local produce as well as streets lined with designer boutiques including Prada, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana. The Olympic Centre built for the 1992 Winter Olympics is open daily, boasting a 25m indoor swimming pool, children’s pool, water slide, fitness centre, climbing wall, spa and indoor ice-rink.