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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 […]

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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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Why Skiing is Good for Your Health | Ski Basics

June 9, 2020 no comments
Why is skiing good for you

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 […]

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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 […]

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Half Term Skiing in Meribel – Our Guide

February 15, 2020 no comments

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 […]

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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 […]

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Should you buy or rent your ski equipment?

January 26, 2020 no 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.   […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Weekly Eyeball Meribel Snow Report by Ski Basics

December 18, 2019 no comments

Weekly weather report from Meribel 28th December 2019 On this page you will find a real human version of the weekly 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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How to Reduce Costs on Your Ski Holiday

October 27, 2019 no comments

Here at Ski Basics we believe that skiing doesn’t have to break the bank and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to ensure that our guests get the best value for money whilst experiencing the very best skiing in the Three Valleys. For that reason, we wanted to share some top tips on how […]

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What’s new in Meribel 2020?

October 6, 2019 no comments
Love Meribel sign in snow with trees in background

The resort doesn’t open until 14th December, but the snow is beginning to fall and we couldn’t be more excited for the season to begin and to share what’s new in Meribel 2020… Now we all know that skiing in Meribel, means skiing in one of the world’s best resorts. So, you’re bound to have […]

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Where to eat in Meribel – Our top picks!

September 1, 2019 no comments
Wooden chairs in the sun on the snow

When it comes to eating out, Meribel has a vast range of options both on and off the mountain. From quick, easy and reasonably priced to fine dining, traditional Savoyard and some unbeatable mountain locations – there truly is something for every occasion.   Restaurants on the mountain Rond Point (Self-Service) (£)     View […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – James Jacob

August 5, 2019 no comments
James Jacob in Ski Basics t-shirt, holding croissants

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 Host – Chalet Epena 18/19 […]

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Whats new here at Ski Basics?

June 29, 2019 no comments
Ski Basics staff handing champagne flute to the camera

Whilst we may have closed our chalet doors to our lovely guests for the summer, things certainly haven’t stopped here in Meribel. We’re spending the summer gearing up for another great winter season and there’s some exciting things happening that we hope will make the 19\20 winter the best one yet! So here’s a brief […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Millie Quinn

June 16, 2019 no comments
Friends in the snow with snowboards and sunset

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 Host – Chalet Blanche 18/19; […]

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