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Meribel Seasonniare Stories: Katie McMillan | Ski Basics

August 9, 2022 no comments

Katie McMillan – Chalet Host in Chalet Chamois 2021/2022 There’s nothing quite like a season in Meribel and we love nothing more than hearing the stories of our fabulous team each year. That’s why, we asked the team to share some of their best memories or a picture that sums up their season, taking them […]

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Meribel Seasonaire Stories: Bill Rush | Ski Basics

July 19, 2022 no comments
season job in meribel

Bill Rush – Chalet Host in Chalet Bouquetin 2021/2022 There’s nothing quite like a season in Meribel and we love nothing more than hearing the stories of our fabulous team each year. That’s why, we asked the team to share some of their best memories or a picture that sums up their season, taking them […]

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Meribel Seasonnaire Stories – Hannah Smyth | Ski Basics

May 22, 2022 no comments
Meribel Ski Basics Seasonnaire stories

Hannah Smyth – Chalet Host in Chalet Arbalete 2021/2022 There’s nothing quite like a season in Meribel and we love nothing more than hearing the stories of our fabulous team each year. That’s why, we asked the team to share some of their best memories or a picture that sums up their season, taking them […]

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Our Guide: The World Ski Championships Meribel 2023

May 8, 2022 no comments
There's nothing quite like a season in Meribel and we love nothing more than hearing the stories of our fabulous team each year. That's why, we asked the team to share some of their best memories or a picture that sums up their season, taking them back to that 'season made' moment.

So, you may of heard the World Ski Championships are coming to town but what will it entail? Read on for all we know so far!   What is the World Ski Championships?   The competition officially known as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is an intensely exciting two week-long event that brings to […]

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The 6 best mountain restaurants in Meribel | Ski Basics

March 19, 2022 no comments
The best mountain restaurants in Meribel

There is certainly no shortage of wonderful slope side restaurants to enjoy here in The Three Valleys. To help you find the perfect spot, we have compiled this shortlist of the best mountain restaurants in Meribel. Perfect for long lunches in the sun, soaking up the rays and unrivalled views. Le Rond Point Restaurant & […]

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Weather report by Ski Basics

February 27, 2022 no comments
There's nothing quite like a season in Meribel and we love nothing more than hearing the stories of our fabulous team each year. That's why, we asked the team to share some of their best memories or a picture that sums up their season, taking them back to that 'season made' moment.

Meribel weather report 27th February 2022 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.

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The 12 Best Skiing Apps for 2022 – Android and iPhone

February 1, 2022 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 are must-haves. Your phone can become your best friend in the mountains, helping you to optimise your ski experience and, of course, providing endless selfie opportunities! So whether […]

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What is Apres-Ski?

January 24, 2022 no comments
Folie Douce Meribel

Apres Ski – The Definitive Guide Apres-ski can be described most simply as social activities following a day of skiing. Most commonly referring to the period between 16:00-18:30 pm, in which large ski after-parties take place at busy alpine bars. Here you will find people in ski boots dancing on tables and enjoying drinks in […]

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What’s new in Meribel 2021/2022 | Ski Basics

October 31, 2021 no comments
What's new in Meribel?

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome back our guests this year. Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more exciting, there have been a whole host of updates going on in Meribel and across The Three Valleys to make this year one of the best yet.   So, what’s new in Meribel? Here’s […]

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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 […]

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In and around Meribel: Towns, villages and shops

February 9, 2021 no comments
There's nothing quite like a season in Meribel and we love nothing more than hearing the stories of our fabulous team each year. That's why, we asked the team to share some of their best memories or a picture that sums up their season, taking them back to that 'season made' moment.

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, […]

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The history of Meribel

February 8, 2021 no comments
What's new in Meribel?

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?  […]

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Is it safe to go skiing?

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 […]

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Why skiing is good for your mental health | Ski Basics

October 10, 2020 no comments
There's nothing quite like a season in Meribel and we love nothing more than hearing the stories of our fabulous team each year. That's why, we asked the team to share some of their best memories or a picture that sums up their season, taking them back to that 'season made' moment.

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 […]

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Meribel Ski Resort: The complete 2021 guide | Ski Basics

September 13, 2020 no comments
The best mountain restaurants in Meribel

Meribel is undoubtably 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 […]

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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 […]

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How many calories does skiing burn?

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

Health benefits of skiing 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, we will explore some of the many health […]

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