Ski schools in Meribel
Choosing the right ski school can make or break your holiday. At Ski Basics we only recommend tried and tested favourites.
Please book all lessons and ski guides directly through your chosen ski school.
Now the most popular British School in Meribel, Parallel Lines Snow Sports School provides the very best ski and snowboard lessons for all abilities with English speaking instructors. From their base in Meribel, and run by people who know Meribel inside out, they have built a top-level team of skiers and specialist snowboarders, committed to offering the very highest levels of service, from first contact to final turns.
They offer a full range of friendly ski and snowboard lessons for adults and children, small group lessons, private lessons, off piste guiding and freestyle.
New Generation is a British-run school who have been teaching in the Alps for 18 years. Over the years they've developed a wide range of lessons and experiences to help you get the most of your holiday, without making you feel like you're stuck in a classroom. And with 99% positive client feedback (using independent feedback system Feefo) and an off-hill team on hand around the clock for any additional support, you can book in total confidence.
All New Gen instructors are fully qualified and their lessons are delivered in English, in small friendly groups. With group lessons, technical clinics, private lessons, and their guided adventures (both on or off piste) there's something for even the most seasoned skier or boarder. And if you're coming with the family be sure to check out their popular children's lesson programme, with a focus on fun, and an activity-packed week.
Based in Meribel, Courchevel, La Tania, and Val Thorens, Magic is one of France's longest standing and most popular international ski schools. Magic offers a dedicated and motivated team eager to bring you not only fun and excitement on the mountain, but also a thorough and professional learning experience. From timid beginners to powder hounds, personal tuition or in a small group they aim to surpass your expectations. They are chosen for their teaching, motivational and communication skills rather than just their skiing ability (which goes without saying). Magic offer the friendliness of a small team with the flexibility of a much larger one. All of our group lessons are taught in English, and we have our own beginners area on the altiport where new skiiers can learn in a safe environment without being disrupted.
Meribel has one of the largest ESF communities in France with over 450 instructors all qualified to the highest level. Their wide repertoire includes skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, cross country skiing, snow-shoes, private and group lessons taught in English. Their two children's groups – Les Piou Piou and Les Saturnins – are very popular due to the extensive equipment; they have a crèche for the tiny ones, three children's play areas, a designated heated chalet and two slalom stadiums.
My children, being first time skiers were very apprehensive about skiing and the ski school but were very well looked after and returned home delighted with the ski school, and were so happy to be able to show off their badges and feeling like 'real' skiers!Huw Short – February 20, 2016
Four of us had lessons. My husband wasn't convinced he would ever enjoy skiing and Dan was able to build his confidence so that he actually enjoyed the skiing and is keen to return next year..Zoe Woods – January 2, 2016
Meribel mountain guides office / Bureau des guides de Meribel
No need to be an expert to live the exceptional! Backcountry skiing, ski touring, heli-skiing, snowshoes, ice climbing... Mountain guides are specialists of all mountain activities. By their daily practice, they have a matchless experience of the ground. Alone, family with children or between friends... Take advantage of it!
We adapt our skills to your envies, ski technical and physical fitness. Introduction to ski touring and backcountry, discovery of 3 Valleys, soft ground to steep face, nice powder, ski on glacier, and of course nice restaurant? We master our ski area. Our offers start from 2 hours until several days with night in refuge. Enjoy mountain differently and serenely with our certified UIAGM guides team, every day from 10th December to 21st April.