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Why You Should Head to Méribel this Ski Season

November 15, 2018 no comments
skiing in meribel

2018’s winter ski season is just around the corner, and there’s no better place to head to than Méribel. There’s plenty of reasons why Méribel should be your destination of choice this season – the large ski area, the guarantee of snow and even the extra activities on offer. Here are some reasons why you […]

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Top Ski In/Ski Out Chalets in Meribel

November 8, 2018 no comments
Top Ski in/Ski Out Chalets in Meribel

A ski in/ski out chalet in Meribel is the ultimate convenience for skiers who want to get to the fresh powder before anyone else in the morning. Being able to ski in and out of your chalet is deemed a ‘must have’ for many seasoned skiers who want awesome skiing without the hassle of queueing […]

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Weekly Eyeball Meribel Snow Report by Ski Basics

October 17, 2018 no comments

Weather Conditions in Meribel 26th November 2018 On this page you will find a real human version of the Meribel snow report. We send our ski chalet staff up on the hill to check the conditions for you (Someone has to do it!). Keep checking back for the latest snow conditions in Meribel ski resort.

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What’s New in Meribel 2019?

October 5, 2018 no comments
New Runs in Meribel for 2019

Meribel doesn’t open until 8th December, but the first flakes have already started to fall, promising us a great ski season once again. We all know that skiing in the Alps offers some of the best skiing in the world, but what’s new in Meribel for 2019 and what can you look forward to on […]

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Is Skiing During Pregnancy Safe?

September 20, 2018 no comments
skiing whilst pregnant in Meribel

You booked your ski holiday in Meribel many months ago and now it’s a short time until you arrive here in resort, and you find out that you’re pregnant! Whether you’re surprised or overjoyed, you need to consider if it’s OK to go skiing during pregnancy. Whilst ultimately it is the decision of you (and […]

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Ski Boot Fitting: How are Your Boots Supposed to Fit?

August 30, 2018 no comments
ski boot fitting- how to fit your ski boots

Ski boots are probably the most technically sophisticated piece of footwear you’ll ever wear and good ski boot fitting is crucial to your comfort and technical prowess. Each and every pair of ski boots will have undergone rigorous testing and had their design finely honed to create the perfect pair of boots for skiing in […]

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5 Health Benefits of Skiing (as if you Needed Another Excuse!)

August 1, 2018 no comments
whats new in Meribel 2018

If you’re reading this then it’s likely that you already love skiing and everything about it. From that feeling as you hit the slopes first thing in the morning before anyone else, breathing the fresh mountain air and the dazzling sunshine gifting you with healthful vitamin D and mood-boosting energy – the benefits of skiing […]

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Flexi Experience

June 25, 2018 no comments
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Fancy rounding off the day with an extended après-ski session? Maybe you treated yourself to a luxury lunch on the slopes, or you’d like to take the kids to the local pizzeria for dinner? Whatever the reason that you don’t fancy sitting down to a served meal in your chalet, our new Flexi service, is […]

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A Guide to Buying Your First Skis

June 13, 2018 no comments
A Guide to Buying Your First Skis

Purchasing your first skis can be a daunting task. How do you know which length to buy? What ski shape should you choose for the type of snow you’ll be riding? Which bindings should you choose? As with learning the best ski tips for beginners, buying your first skis can be a minefield, so we’re […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Sophie Ralph

May 22, 2018 no comments
seasonnaire stories- sophie ralph

Seasonnaire Stories We have asked some of the team from this year to choose a picture which either sums up their season or takes them back to their favourite moment. They have been tasked with writing a small paragraph about their chosen photo to describe that #seasonmade moment. Enjoy! Chalet Cook – Chalet Epena 16/17; Chalet […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Ryan Hocking

May 22, 2018 no comments
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Seasonnaire Stories We have asked some of the team from this year to choose a picture which either sums up their season or takes them back to their favourite moment. They have been tasked with writing a small paragraph about their chosen photo to describe that #seasonmade moment. Ryan Hocking Chalet Bouquetin 17/18 Driver Host […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Lara Contini Cook

May 22, 2018 no comments
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Seasonnaire Stories We have asked some of the team from this year to choose a picture which either sums up their season or takes them back to their favourite moment. They have been tasked with writing a small paragraph about their chosen photo to describe that #seasonmade moment. Enjoy! Lara Contini Cook Chalet Manager 17/18 […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Fleur Jeans

May 22, 2018 no comments
Seasonnaire Stories Fleur Jeans

Seasonnaire Stories We have asked some of the team from this year to choose a picture which either sums up their season or takes them back to their favourite moment. They have been tasked with writing a small paragraph about their chosen photo to describe that #seasonmade moment. Enjoy! Fleur Jeans Operations Manager 17/18 Fresh […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Emma Strandberg

May 22, 2018 no comments
Emma - Seasonnaire Stories

Seasonnaire Stories We have asked some of the team from this year to choose a picture which either sums up their season or takes them back to their favourite moment. They have been tasked with writing a small paragraph about their chosen photo to describe that #seasonmade moment. Enjoy! Emma Strandberg Chalet Manager – Season […]

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The Best Skiing Apps

May 8, 2018 no comments
top 6 skiing apps to improve your ski experience

Whether you’re looking to let off some steam during après, or pick up the latest ski tips and techniques to improve your skiing, these top skiing apps for your mobile are a must have. Your phone can become your best friend in the mountains (and not just for the selfie opportunities!). These best apps for […]

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Skiing with Children – All You Need to Know

April 4, 2018 no comments
skiing with children

Despite any prior doubts and worries a family-friendly ski holiday sometimes presents, skiing with children often creates one of the most memorable family holidays you can imagine. Children love snow, and being expertly looked after in a catered ski chalet means that there’s less time keeping house, and more time for connecting as a family. […]

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Essential Skiing Tips for Beginners

March 1, 2018 no comments
Learn to ski in Meribel with these essential skiing tips

Many first-time skiers fear looking daft on the slopes, doing it all wrong and being mocked by their more-experienced friends. Fear not! Everyone who has skied has had to experience their first time on the slopes at one time or another, and everyone knows exactly what it feels like. The mountains are a magical and […]

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Your Skiing Checklist Made Simple

January 30, 2018 no comments
Skiing Checklist made simple

“Prior planning prevents p*ss poor performance” is a a commonly bandied about phrase which can’t be ignored, especially so when it comes to skiing. If you’ve not been skiing in Meribel before then you’ll no doubt be a little nervous about forgetting an essential bit of kit or item and worrying about what to add […]

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This Will Make Buying Your Meribel Ski Pass Simple…

December 14, 2017 no comments
This Will Make Buying Your Meribel Ski Pass Simple…

You’ve booked your  catered ski chalet, sorted your travel, the snow is falling, and you’ve studied the Meribel piste maps so that you know the mountains inside out – you are all set for your perfect ski holiday in Meribel. But wait! What about booking ski passes? Here we explain all about how to secure […]

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Ski Chalet Facilities That Will Keep You Snug This Winter

November 23, 2017 no comments
ski chalet facilities to make you feel snug

Ski Chalet Facilities For the Ultimate Comfort A Ski Basics holiday is far from basic. We have impeccably high standards and our reputation for exceeding expectation is unparalleled. Our collection of beautiful chalets offer style, comfort and outstanding service that won’t break the bank. Your ski chalet is your home-from-home for the week and after a long […]

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