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Seasonnaire Stories – Sophie Ralph

May 22, 2018 no comments
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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 Epena 16/17; Chalet […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Ryan Hocking

May 22, 2018 no comments
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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. Ryan Hocking Chalet Bouquetin 17/18 Driver Host […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Lara Contini Cook

May 22, 2018 no comments
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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! Lara Contini Cook Chalet Manager 17/18 […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Fleur Jeans

May 22, 2018 no comments
Seasonnaire Stories Fleur Jeans

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! Fleur Jeans Operations Manager 17/18 Fresh […]

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Seasonnaire Stories – Emma Strandberg

May 22, 2018 no comments

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! Emma Strandberg Chalet Manager – Season […]

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The Best Skiing Apps

May 8, 2018 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 for your mobile are a must have. Your phone can become your best friend in the mountains (and not just for the selfie opportunities!). These best apps for […]

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Skiing with Children – All You Need to Know

April 4, 2018 no comments
skiing with children

Despite any prior doubts and worries a family-friendly ski holiday sometimes presents, skiing with children often creates one of the most memorable family holidays you can imagine. Children love snow, and being expertly looked after in a catered ski chalet means that there’s less time keeping house, and more time for connecting as a family. […]

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Essential Skiing Tips for Beginners

March 1, 2018 no comments
Learn to ski in Meribel with these essential skiing tips

Many first-time skiers fear looking daft on the slopes, doing it all wrong and being mocked by their more-experienced friends. Fear not! Everyone who has skied has had to experience their first time on the slopes at one time or another, and everyone knows exactly what it feels like. The mountains are a magical and […]

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Your Skiing Checklist Made Simple

January 30, 2018 no comments
Skiing Checklist made simple

“Prior planning prevents p*ss poor performance” is a a commonly bandied about phrase which can’t be ignored, especially so when it comes to skiing. If you’ve not been skiing in Meribel before then you’ll no doubt be a little nervous about forgetting an essential bit of kit or item and worrying about what to add […]

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This Will Make Buying Your Meribel Ski Pass Simple…

December 14, 2017 no comments
This Will Make Buying Your Meribel Ski Pass Simple…

You’ve booked your  catered ski chalet, sorted your travel, the snow is falling, and you’ve studied the Meribel piste maps so that you know the mountains inside out – you are all set for your perfect ski holiday in Meribel. But wait! What about booking ski passes? Here we explain all about how to secure […]

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Ski Chalet Facilities That Will Keep You Snug This Winter

November 23, 2017 no comments
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Ski Chalet Facilities For the Ultimate Comfort A Ski Basics holiday is far from basic. We have impeccably high standards and our reputation for exceeding expectation is unparalleled. Our collection of beautiful chalets offer style, comfort and outstanding service that won’t break the bank. Your ski chalet is your home-from-home for the week and after a long […]

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The Best 5 Things to Do in Meribel for Non-Skiers

November 2, 2017 no comments
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Of course, we know that Meribel is the most epic Alpine region for skiing, snowboarding and all things involving the lovely white stuff… but what if you come on holiday with your skiing friends and you don’t ski, what else is there to do here in Meribel? We explore the 5 best things to do […]

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Downloadable 2018 Meribel Piste Map Made Easy

October 3, 2017 no comments
This Will Make Buying Your Meribel Ski Pass Simple…

What is a Piste Map A piste may be a route through a variety of different terrains; it might consist of a meadow or a mountain road or part of a glacier. Therefore piste mapping is important and it’s always a good idea to make your self acquainted with a local piste map before you visit a ski resort […]

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5 Pivotal Ski Tips to Give You the Edge

September 6, 2017 no comments
Ski tips to give you the edge
Who doesn’t want to be a better skier? Gliding down a mountain through virgin powder with the sun glistening on surrounding snow-covered peaks has got to be one of the most incredible feelings on earth... Working to improve your skiing so that you can augment time spent on the slopes and have your mind blown [...] Read More

5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Hire Skis (Not Buy)

August 1, 2017 no comments
Ski Hire in Meribel

For 70 years, the Three Valleys ski region in the French Alps has tempted skiers and snowboarders alike with its impressive facilities and world-class ski conditions. Meribel sits at the heart of the famous Trois Vallees and, with over 600km of pistes, it’s easy to see why guests return year after year to continue their discovery of […]

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Skiing in the Alps – 3 Reasons Why it’s the Best in the World

July 3, 2017 no comments
This Will Make Buying Your Meribel Ski Pass Simple…

Skiing in the Alps started as a means of transportation through the rugged mountainous terrain before becoming a fun recreational activity during winter months, which in turn attracted the thousands of annual visitors it does today. The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 750 miles across eight […]

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Seasonnaire Stories, Chalet Bouquetin: Kath Robinson

June 26, 2017 no comments
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. Kath Robinson Chalet Bouquetin - Season 16/17 'You [...] Read More

Seasonnaire Stories, Chalet and Operations Manager: Sam Bevan

June 7, 2017 no comments
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. Sam Bevan Chalet and Operations Manager: Season [...] Read More

Seasonnaire Stories, Chalet Manager: Abiy Brown

June 7, 2017 no comments
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. Abiy Brown Chalet Bouquetin – Season 14/15 [...] Read More

Try Ski Tuning to Boost your Performance on the Slopes

June 5, 2017 no comments
ski tuning made easy

“Prior planning prevents p*ss poor performance” is a phrase which is commonly bandied about and one which can’t be ignored, especially so when it comes to skiing. Ski tuning is a crucial part of your ski prep and can help boost your performance on the slopes no-end. Having a good wax job and sharp, flat […]

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