Blog, the News Section

The latest news, weather and gossip about Meribel by Ski Basics chalet

Weather report by Ski Basics

September 8, 2021 no comments
Mountain Biking in Meribel 01

Meribel weather report 8th September 2021 On this page you will find a real human version of the weather report from Meribel. 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.

Read More

Skiing History: A Brief Insight into Skiing’s Past

April 14, 2021 no comments
The history of skiing

Skiing hasn’t always been the popular leisure and sporting activity it is today. Each year groups of families and friends head off to the mountains, in hope of great conditions and making memories with their loved ones. However, years ago skiing was a vital lifeline for those who invented it. Within this blog we explore […]

Read More

The Best Eco-Friendly Ski Wear: Sustainable Brands

March 19, 2021 no comments
41609564132 1bf6278e33 o

As skiers and snowboarders, we all rely upon the natural environment for a source of fun and adventure. Yet it can be difficult to adopt eco friendly ski habits.    Nevertheless, everyone who uses the mountains has an important role to play in protecting and preserving their surroundings. Effectively offsetting the impact of skiing and […]

Read More

In and around Meribel: Towns, villages and shops

February 9, 2021 no comments
50828470656 bc357dfe40 o

Meribel is a favourite ski resort for many, with our guests returning year after year to enjoy all that it has to offer. Of course, 600km of unrivalled slopes right on your doorstep but there’s also lots to explore within the surrounding area. Here we have put together a short guide on the local area, […]

Read More

The history of Meribel | Ski Basics

February 8, 2021 no comments
People stood in front of 'heart Meribel' sign in the snow

Meribel is the beating heart of The Three Valleys and commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful resorts in the alps. Yet, many of its visitors are unaware of the rich history of Meribel. Most only know it as the idyllic and well connected resort it is today, but where did it all begin?  […]

Read More

Is it safe to go skiing? | Ski Basics

October 12, 2020 no comments
Is it safe to go skiing

Is it safe to go skiing? In short – absolutely!  Skiing is enjoyed in vast open areas. Meaning it’s makes it safer in regard to COVID-19 than other more enclosed activities. Therefore, making it the perfect option for a winter get away. The summer season in Meribel was a great success, with Meribel proving as […]

Read More

Why skiing is good for your mental health | Ski Basics

October 10, 2020 no comments
41609564132 1bf6278e33 o

The appeal of skiing is not hard to see – fresh air, beautiful scenery and a good source of exercise. It’s also known to have a significant positive impact on your mental health. Close to 1 billion people have a mental health disorder, world wide (WHO, 2020). In the UK, work-related stress depression or anxiety accounted […]

Read More

Meribel Ski Resort: The complete guide | Ski Basics

September 13, 2020 no comments
Girl standing by an 'I heart Meribel' sign in the snow

Unquestionably, Meribel is the prettiest ski resort in the Three Valleys. The unlimited choice of activities will afford both skiers and non-skiers a wonderful holiday in its ‘picture-postcard’ landscape. Here we have put together a short guide for those who are thinking of visiting Meribel for the first time or those who are returning and […]

Read More

Why The Mountains Make Us Feel Alive | Ski Basics

June 14, 2020 no comments
Mountains covered in snow with the sun behind them.

Whether you’re a city dweller or all-round nature lover, there’s no denying the unrivalled thrill of time spent at one with nature. During the recent weeks, whilst spending time at home with our loved ones, we have spent many moments reflecting upon how much joy the mountains bring to our lives. So, here we have […]

Read More

Why Skiing is Good for Your Health | Ski Basics

June 9, 2020 no comments
Group of people skiing in Meribel

Why is skiing good for you   Skiing is not only great fun for people of all ages and fitness abilities, but it also carries huge benefits for both your physical and mental wellbeing. So just in case you needed another excuse to hit the slopes on your next holiday; here we will explore just […]

Read More

April Skiing in Meribel | Ski Basics

March 8, 2020 no comments
People stood in front of 'heart Meribel' sign in the snow

As you may well know, we love Meribel whatever the time of year but April skiing in Meribel really is something quite special. Why, you ask? Well…   April weather April weather in Meribel be is simply beautiful! The days are long, and the sun is often shining without a cloud in the sky. Perfect […]

Read More

Half Term Skiing in Meribel – Our Guide

February 15, 2020 no comments
Screen Shot 2020 02 15 at 07.59.54

Skiing in Meribel is without a doubt the best way to spend half term with your kids, fresh air, beautiful nature and an abundance of fun to be had. And to top it off, fantastic conditions await!   However, we know all too well of just how tiring it can really be! So, to help […]

Read More

Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Meribel | Ski Basics

February 9, 2020 no comments
A couple skiing down a mountain with trees.

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and whether you’re visiting Meribel especially or if your holiday just so happens to fall over the feast of saint valentine, this short guide will aid you in a truly romantic escape – from heart racing adventures to idyllic spots to soak up the sun with your loved […]

Read More

Should you buy or rent your ski equipment?

January 26, 2020 2 comments
Hiring vs Buying Ski Equipment

The debate on whether to buy or hire your ski equipment is an on-going conversation amongst almost all parties. In all honesty, there really is no definitive answer! It really does depend on a number of factors. So, below we have put together a short list of the pros and cons of both options.   […]

Read More

Packing for a Ski Holiday – Our checklist

January 13, 2020 no comments
Ski boots and gloves on display

You’ve been waiting all year for your upcoming ski holiday to Meribel and the now the reality of having to get organised is kicking in… Packing for a ski holiday (particularly your first) may seem like a mammoth task, especially if you’re travelling with little ones! That’s why, we’ve put together a list of all […]

Read More

Christmas in Meribel 2019 – Our Guide

December 18, 2019 no comments
Christmas in Meribel 2019

Where better to spend Christmas 2019 than in beautiful, snowy Meribel? Whilst Christmas here is a little less commercial than in the UK, the resort will still be full of festive cheer for all of the family. Here, we have put together a short guide of all you need to know regarding Christmas in Meribel […]

Read More

Meribel Bucket List – 10 things to do whilst in Meribel

November 30, 2019 no comments
Woman skiing with helmet and reflection of friend in goggles

Meribel may be home to some of the best skiing in the world, but it’s certainly not all that it has to offer. From infamous après bars to exhilarating activities such as paragliding where you can enjoy the breath-taking views from new heights…here you will find our Meribel bucket list of absolute musts whilst visiting […]

Read More

Seasonnaire Stories – Ella Fraser

November 23, 2019 no comments
Ski basics seasonnaire Ella

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 Victoire 18/19 […]

Read More

Snowboarding in Meribel – Best Snowboarding Spots

November 10, 2019 no comments
DC Park - Area 43

We’ve had a serious dumping of snow here this week and according to the forecast, there’s more to come! All this fresh powder has got us thinking of one thing…snowboarding in Meribel. Meribel is home to two snowparks making it the perfect destination for thrill seeking boarders. Here you will find the infamous Plattieres Park, […]

Read More