At the top of Méribel's ski station, colourful Le Coucou is a contemporary take on the classic Alpine chalet. Here, terracotta walls and statement lighting have replaced plaid and kitsch reindeer prints, and walls of windows look out across the piste. For the best vantage point, nab a table on the hotel restaurant's terrace - the perfect spot to enjoy hot chocolates, while wrapped up in woolen blankets. A note for group trips: book out the chalet connected to the hotel via an inside (read: snow-proof) passage.
464 Route du Belvédère Méribel France