Our chalets and apartments are all located in the Tarentaise Valley, through which the Isère River runs.
Generally located outside the big resorts in small hamlets and villages, we offer an authentic taste of Alpine life, whilst remaining in close proximity to the world-class resorts of Val d’Isère, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Plagne (Paradiski). The smaller, more family-oriented, resorts of Sainte Foy and La Rosiére are also nearby.
Although relatively modest terms of piste, Sainte Foy is renowned for having some of the best off-piste skiing in the Tarentaise, and with the big guns of Espace Killy and Paradiski in competition that’s saying something.
In randonée (ski touring) outings around Sainte Foy you might find yourself skiing through a silent forest one moment, and the next you might be zipping along amongst a herd of deer.
We can arrange airport transfers, heli-skiing and ski guiding. For guests of Chalet Merlo we also include a chauffeur service, and can arrange for hire boots and skis to be fitted in the chalet.
Our staff and those whom we use for ski guiding live in the Tarentaise year-round and have a wealth of local knowledge and a love for the mountains.
Ski resorts are now much more geared for skiers who want to try a different resort each day. There are efficient Pay and Go day ski passes and discounts available if you ski certain numbers of days in different resorts.