Obtaining your Meribel ski pass

We want you to get out onto the slopes of Meribel and The Three Valleys as quickly as possible. That's why we've made queuing for ski passes a problem of the past.

At Ski Basics you have two options:

Pre-order your ski pass

We offer you the chance to pre-order your ski passes to save you the hassle of buying them yourself when you arrive. This way, if you arrive early on the Saturday your chalet manager will hand you your passes and you can be on the slopes without any delay; if you are a late arrival you can save some time on the all-important Sunday morning start!

You will be given the option to pre-order ski passes via your client area when you reserve a Ski Basics chalet.

Or ... order on arrival

Your chalet manager will meet you as soon as you get into resort and, whether you are gearing up ready to hit the slopes or heading back to the chalet for some much-needed dinner, they will collect the passes for you so you don't waste a single minute!

Ski pass price guide (season 2019/20)

Age group 6 days The Three Valleys 6 days Meribel
Adult €330.00 €279.00
Child (5 - 12) €264.00 €223.00
Senior (65 - 74) €297.00 €251.00
Family Pass (2 x adults + 2 – 7 children aged 5 – 18) €264.00 €223.00
Under 5 / Over 75 Free (€3 administration fee) Free (€3 administration fee)
Pedestrian - €75.50

Carte Neige insurance

Carte Neige is a ‘get-off-the-mountain' insurance which will cover the cost of emergency rescue off the mountain, which may not be included in your normal insurance policy.

It’s important to carefully review your travel documents or speak with your insurance provider directly to check if emergency mountain rescue is included within your policy. If it’s not, we would always recommend purchasing Carte Neige. Carte Neige can be added to your ski pass for just €3.00 per day and can be done quickly and easily when purchasing your ski pass through Ski Basics or with the lift pass office directly.

It’s useful to note that although Carte Neige will cover the cost of mountain rescue without you having to claim it back, other medical costs such as pharmacy bills will still need to be dealt with in line with the terms of your travel insurance policy.

For more information on what’s included and the advantages of Carte Neige, visit this helpful site: carreneige.com

Ski pass advice

Uncertain which ski pass to go for? Here are some tips...

Experienced skiers

For experienced skiers we highly recommend buying a Three Valleys pass. This allows you to take advantage of the full range of opportunities presented by this fantastic ski area.

Intermediate Skiers

If you buy a Meribel pass you will still have access to a great ski area, and there is always the option of upgrading to a Three Valley pass for €38 per day. Be aware, however, that if you upgrade for more than one day it is better value for money to buy a six day Three Valley pass. Equally it is worth noting that the Meribel pass covers just a quarter of the total Three Valleys ski area for a saving of only 20% (€47 for an adult).


Meribel Valley has much to offer the beginner skier, especially in the Altiport area which is accessible by a bubble lift from the Chaudanne or chairlift from Meribel Village. If you are taking lessons it is, however, always worth checking which ski pass they require you to purchase.


This pass is designed specifically for walkers. It covers many of the bubble lifts and chairlifts in Meribel and Courchevel Valleys, allowing you to visit some of the most spectacular parts of the mountain without ever putting skis on your feet!

I have now stayed with you for four consecutive years - wonderful holiday and I do recommend Ski Basics right, left and centre. This may be an error as we had trouble finding dates for ourselves for next year!

Amanda Faucherand - February 4, 2018