© MERIBEL TOURISME - Jean-Maurice GOUEDARD

There are frequent flights a day from various UK airports to Geneva in Switzerland, from where it is around a 2.5hr bus-ride or drive. Alternatively, fly to Chambéry and transfer in 1.5hrs.

In the winter season, Eurostar runs a direct daytime and an overnight train from London or Ashford in Kent to Moûtiers Salins station 18km from Meribel (fares start at £179), but tickets go really quickly so book well in advance.