Where it all began....
".....skiing that is!"
We all know by now that Peter Lindsay, a Scotsman by the way, not an Englishman, discovered Meribel just before the last world war.
Rumour has it he was made to feel most unwelcome at that time In Austria and so he travelled to France to find an alternative ski village.
Having discovered Meribel he had to move out a bit sharpish as the Nazis followed him into France. After the war he came back, and eventually set up Meribel Alpina, which was the only British owned Ski Lift company in France.
It's the first place I ever went for a winter holiday and I can thoroughly recommend it...a fantastic place!