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April Skiing in Meribel

March 8, 2020 no comments
What's new in Meribel?

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 2022 – Our Guide

February 15, 2020 no comments
There's few better ways to spend February half term than skiing in Meribel.

There’s few better ways to spend February half term than skiing in Meribel.   To help you make the most of every minute without having to worry about ‘what shall we do next?’… we have put together a small guide of things to do with the kids throughout the day and in the evenings too. […]

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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 in Meribel . From heart racing adventures to idyllic spots to soak up the sun with […]

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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 2021 – Our Guide

December 18, 2019 no comments
Christmas in Meribel 2019

Where better to spend Christmas 2021 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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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
There's few better ways to spend February half term than skiing in Meribel.

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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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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Seasonnaire Stories – Dainora Jurevičiūtė

June 11, 2019 no comments
Dainora Jurevičiūtė stood in snow on the mountain

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!   Driver / Chalet Host – […]

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End of Winter Season sales – Our top picks!

May 24, 2019 no comments
There's few better ways to spend February half term than skiing in Meribel.

So the 2018/19 ski season may be over but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to let go of it just yet and it doesn’t look like the retailers of the world are planning on letting us anytime soon either! Since the lifts closed on the 22nd of April, we have been inundated with End of […]

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5 Top Tips for Choosing the Best Ski Instructor

April 18, 2019 no comments
Tips for Choosing the Best Ski Instructor

Becoming a confident, independent skier is not a journey which can be hurried. Unless you are a professional ski instructor, you can never know enough about skiing – there are always numerous of techniques to be improved upon and a multitude of new skills which can be learned. Enrolling in a good ski school is […]

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Must Read Travel Tips for Skiers

March 22, 2019 no comments
Travel Tips for Skiers - Ski Basics

What with airport queues, checking in bags, charges for bringing equipment, airport transfers and all the rest, travelling to your chosen ski resort can sometimes be a logistical nightmare. We’ve put together this guide of top travel tips for skiers to help you navigate this minefield so that you can relax into holiday mode before […]

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Luxury Catered Ski Chalets in Meribel to Exceed Your Expectations

February 22, 2019 no comments
Luxury catered ski chalets in meribel

We have a carefully-curated collection of luxury catered ski chalets in Meribel which we call ‘Plus Experience’ chalets. This luxury collection consists of five beautiful catered chalets in the heart of Meribel where nothing is too much trouble and every whim is catered for. Discover how we can exceed your expectations on your next ski […]

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