The anti-Val d’Isère: the discreet French ski resort for those who just love to ski. Chalet Merlo is not your average luxury ski chalet. On Paper, it doesn’t appear to tick the boxes required by discerning skiers. Right by the piste in a famous ski resort? No. Close to the ski lifts? Uh-uh. Within easy reach of shopping, ski hire and nightlife? Absolutely not. But in fact, for anyone keen to make the most of every day on the mountain, it fully fits the bill. Welcome to a Ski Safari holiday.