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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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What It’s Really Like to Work a Ski Job in Meribel

April 24, 2017 no comments
Ski job in Meribel

The importance of chalet staff is pivotal to the success of any ski chalet company in the Alps and, whilst even the best ski job in Meribel can be demanding, here at Ski Basics we believe that if a chalet company has happy staff, this in turn leads to happy customers. Choosing a ski season […]

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How to Make Your Affordable Ski Holiday in Meribel More Luxurious

February 20, 2017 no comments
Ski Jobs in Meribel

Here at Ski Basics we 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. We have impeccably high standards and our reputation for exceeding guests’ expectations is unparalleled. We work hard to ensure that each and every […]

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Ski or Snowboard: Which is Better? | Ski Basics

January 27, 2017 no comments
“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 edges can make all the difference between an epic and terrible day.  So, what is ski tuning and how can it boost your ski performance? Don’t hit the slopes before reading all about the importance of ski tuning in our helpful guide…

Ski or snowboard: which should you choose to master?   To ski or snowboard? The answer to this much discussed debate, will of course depend on your preferences. However, if you’ve never tried either and are genuinely one of the unbiased few then there are a few things to consider. Within this blog we have […]

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How to get to Meribel from the UK

November 29, 2016 no comments
How to Get to Meribel

Meribel is one of the most-loved ski resort in the Alps thanks to the amazing snow conditions and top quality facilities. And not forgetting that it boasts some of the most beautiful catered ski chalets in the Alps too! Here at Ski Basics we often get asked how to get to Meribel from the UK […]

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What to Look Forward to When Choosing a New Year Ski Break in Meribel

August 24, 2016 no comments
Christmas in Meribel

New Year’s Eve celebrations can sometimes be a logistical nightmare where you find yourself trying to appease the wishes of everyone in your family/party, resulting in no one being completely satisfied with the diplomatic outcome. Not only that, but when you factor in extortionate taxi fares, bar/club entrance fees and the cost of food and […]

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Five of the Best Things to do in Meribel in Summer

July 29, 2016 no comments
Summer in Meribel

Five of the Best Things to do in Meribel in Summer Meribel is quite simply an unbeatable location for top-quality skiing, epic snowboarding and all those activities which require tonnes and tonnes of the powdery white stuff. But what happens when the snow disappears!? What happens Les Trois Vallees when summer makes its bright sunshiny […]

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How to Find the Best Ski Jobs in Meribel

May 28, 2016 no comments
Ski Job in Meribel

How to Find the Best Ski Jobs in Meribel Ski Basics is an independent catered chalet company based in Meribel offering great value ski holidays with an emphasis on exceptional service. The importance of chalet staff is pivotal to the success of any ski chalet company in the Alps and, whilst ski jobs in Meribel […]

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Our Guide to Skiing in Méribel at Easter

March 20, 2016 no comments
Sking in Meribel at Easter

Skiing in Méribel at Easter​ Méribel is central to the Trois Vallées ski area, one of the largest linked ski areas in the world. It has around 150km of pistes (the majority blue, with around 25 per cent red and under 10 per cent green or black), but offers access to a total of over 600km […]

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Choosing Ski Accommodation in Meribel

January 24, 2014 no comments
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Many of you will be searching for skiing accommodation in Meribel at the moment, and it’s not always easy to make the right choice. How do you know if you’d be better suited to staying in one of Meribel’s many hotels, taking matters into your own hands by reserving a self-catered chalet, or by leaving […]

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Learning to ski in Meribel

December 9, 2013 no comments
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A ski holiday in Meribel isn’t all about racing down black runs, diving over moguls or smashing through endless fresh powder. It’s also about showing you new guys the ropes, proving that skiing can be fun, easy to pick up, and just as enjoyable whatever level you are.

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A chalet holiday in Meribel

October 8, 2013 no comments
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A recent survey has shown that 74% of British holidaymakers who visit Meribel opt to stay in a catered chalet rather than a hotel. For those of you who have not yet experienced a catered chalet holiday, the concept may seem alien. 

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Reasons to ski in Meribel

September 25, 2013 no comments
Ski job in Meribel

We’re obviously Meribel skiing converts, so why shouldn’t you be too? Here’s a few reasons why skiing in Meribel (and staying with Ski Basics) HAS to be on your bucket list.

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Ski Season in Meribel

August 23, 2013 no comments
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I’m asked this question a lot, so thought it high time I wrote a response to; “Should I do a Ski season?” Now, if you love skiing, can wolf down a fondue before your morning snowplough, or are just plain outdoorsy – chances are you’d fit in perfectly with the thousands of staff migrating to […]

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Tennis in Meribel

July 3, 2013 no comments
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Meribel has a large following of local players and holiday makers in Meribel with 13 courts in total 10 courts in Meribel and a further 3 courts in Mottaret, There are also  2 badminton courts and mini tennis.

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Meribel Chalet Cooking Recipes – Tartiflette

June 27, 2013 no comments
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While the sun may be booming out here in beautiful Meribel, we know that it has not been so perfect for everyone back home. Quite the contrary as far as we’ve heard, so you may be missing some wholesome home cooking as we do when the weather turns grey.

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