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PeakyB wrote:
I've never noticed tour operators describing Brides les Bain accommodation as being in Meribel.

Any evidence?


Go on something like Booking.com, search for "Meribel", move the map around and you'll see half a dozen options all of which are cheap.

In the same way if you search for "Val d'Isere", move the map around you'll find options in La Daille or any of the other examples I gave, technically there's an argument both ways to say they are/aren't in the same resort.

These "back doors" are usually cheaper in the same way as the analogy someone else gave of budget airlines!
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Dear ski holiday bookers,

You have a wealth of information at your fingertips in the shape of the INTERNET. Please use it wisely and ensure that what you are booking meets with your requirements. You can check precise locations with Google Maps for example. Don't blame others for your own misuse of the information available.

Happy vacationing! Toofy Grin
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I've seen brochures in Australia listing Brides les Bains hotels under "Meribel". But who'd book something like that without reading a bit about the place first and working out where it is.
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endoman wrote:
You can also ski it like this.
http://youtube.com/v/UYmcm5bKvxk


Blimey that was a bit scary at times,very little room for error there at that speed
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@marcellus,
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Go on something like Booking.com, search for "Meribel", move the map around and you'll see half a dozen options all of which are cheap.


Just done that, in an idle moment. It came up with 146 options, all of which are in Meribel or Mottaret (which I'd accept as Meribel valley). Furthest from centre is in Les Allues, showing as 2.6 miles from centre. None in Brides les Bains.

Then, for the hell of it, I searched on Brides les Bains. It produced 37 results all in, you guessed it, Brides les Bains.

Off for a well earned pint now.

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https://www.booking.com/searchresults.en-gb.html?aid=304142&label=gen173nr-1DCAEoggI46AdIM1gEaFCIAQGYAQm4ARfIARTYAQPoAQGIAgGoAgO4Arby-u4FwAIB&sid=a8e2da2a5adde84cf547b63b132d9e43&tmpl=searchresults&ac_click_type=b&ac_position=0&checkin_month=1&checkin_monthday=11&checkin_year=2020&checkout_month=1&checkout_monthday=18&checkout_year=2020&city=-1415225&class_interval=1&dest_id=-1451016&dest_type=city&dtdisc=0&from_sf=1&group_adults=2&group_children=0&inac=0&index_postcard=0&is_ski_area=1&label_click=undef&no_rooms=1&order=distance_from_search&postcard=0&raw_dest_type=city&room1=A%2CA&sb_price_type=total&search_selected=1&shw_aparth=1&slp_r_match=0&src_elem=sb&srpvid=fa587eeac86800e3&ss=M%C3%A9ribel%2C%20Rh%C3%B4ne-Alps%2C%20France&ss_all=0&ss_raw=Meribel&ssb=empty&sshis=0&ssne=Brides-les-Bains&ssne_untouched=Brides-les-Bains&top_ufis=1&rows=25&offset=125
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@marcellus, having said that, I don't class booking.com as a Tour Operator.

Originally I was referring to the likes of Crystal, Inghams, Mark Warner, Ski Olympic, Skiworld, etc etc.

But La Daille is for the discerning visitor to Val D'Isere as far as I'm concerned. And close enough for rock 'n' roll.
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https://www.instantstreetview.com/@45.463385,6.963595,189.77h,-13.68p,0z

At the entrance to Val d'Isere the sign says " D902 Val d'Isere". This is before La Daille, and consequently legally La Daille is in Val d'Isere.
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https://www.instantstreetview.com/@45.460091,6.965873,237.26h,6.3p,2z

They seem to have built a garage in the car park where I used to park (many years ago)
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@Bigtipper, is there not an open car park near the base station of the Funival any more?
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@PeakyB, It says P5 Plain de la Daille, Acces Ferme yet there seems to be lots of cars parked there. I'm not exacly sure what Acces Ferme means, although I know ferme means closed and acces means route or access road.

However, it looks like it can change the digital sign to be open. But cars still park there and there is no snow?
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Piste Perdue is lovely but is much easier and gentler than even that video suggests, fabulous on a lovely sunny day and ideal for a little mellow cruising.
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@FFIRMIN, Perdue hasn’t been a piste for the last 20 years has it?

Possibly an itinerary run but hardly ‘mellow cruising’ unless you’re being ironic?
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Maybe it has changed in the many years since I did it.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Some further research now suggests that over the years it has acquired a "top half" which is steep and difficult although the bottom seems much the same, very pretty, undulating, twisty and then there is the tunnel to crawl through but I cant think the bottom is any different from what I remember although it seems the starting point(s) are a complete contrast.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
PeakyB wrote:
@FFIRMIN, Perdue hasn’t been a piste for the last 20 years has it?

Possibly an itinerary run but hardly ‘mellow cruising’ unless you’re being ironic?
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Don't think it's ever been a piste! Mellow is not the first word that springs to mind, although the bottom part after the 'hole' is quite mellow. Maybe it's just that I don't really enjoy skiing stuff where I can't see what's round the next corner.
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marodo2712 wrote:
Dear Ski Holiday companies,

La Daille ISN'T Val d'Isere.

Thank you.


If you are prepared to die on such a small hill as this, there is no need to treck all the way to Val Dizzary. Notting Hill would have been good enough.
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La Daille is part of Val d'Isere, obviously.

It only requires a bare minimum of intelligence to be aware that are a few areas of accommodation in the Val d'Isere ski area.

The free bus is (or was last time I was there) excellent - and as a bonus La Daille is closest to the fantastic Funival funicular, and on top of that at the end of the equally lovely Orange piste with a girt great lunch stop at Trifollet halfway down for a carafe of wine and a tartiflette.

Good grief.
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@coops1967, +1 for Trifollet pizzas!
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If you are in La Daille you get to ski fresh tracks in the morning 15 minutes before people in Val D'sere

The lifts are awesome and uncrowded in comparison.

I'd rather be in La Daille the parts of town or worse Le Cret.

They don't lie you just don't look where your hotel is I assume as there are lots of places in Val centre with a longer walk to a lift
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At the young age of 17 itching to get to chamonix , even i had the sense to do a bit of research
and realise i wasn't going to be walking to la tour, les houches , argentiere
Personally i would like to be based in la daille , it has my fav runs back into resort in the alps
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