Our Services

Welcome to Ski Basics! We go above and beyond to ensure you get the most for your money and the best chalet ski holiday.

With 18 years of experience looking after guests in Meribel, we know we have the perfect chalet for you, can pick you the most appropriate equipment and recommend the best Meribel and The Three Valleys have to offer, on and off the slopes.

Our collection of beautiful chalets offer style, comfort and outstanding service that won’t break the bank.

See below for details of how Ski Basics' services compare.

Our Service options

The self-catered Experience

Our new Ski Basics self-catered service is designed to grant our guests maximum flexibility and space. Chalet Hermine, a 10-bed chalet based in Meribel Village, is currently the only chalet that offers the self-catered experience.

With this experience your team will not be catering in the chalet but will continue to provide the high level of service our guests are used to, in a new and dynamic way. The self-catered service will enable you to relax on your holiday whilst everything is taken care of behind the scenes. All essential elements of the Ski Basics service will still be available, to maintain that totally taken care of feel and ensure this holiday is one of the best yet. There will also be a range of optional extras which can be bought on our online shop before you arrive so they are ready and waiting in your chalet for when you arrive, for instance you can purchase Nespresso pods to use in Chalet Hermine's Nespresso machine.

 

The classic Experience

Our classic Experience is the original Ski Basics experience that has gained a very loyal following over the years. Each one of our classic chalets has been hand-picked for their traditional alpine feel, superb location and charismatic interior.

You will start your day in a classic chalet with a delicious hot and continental breakfast served to you by your friendly host (2 days you will help yourselves). All our classic chalets are equipped with Nespresso machines, you can order your Nespresso pods on our online shop so they are ready and waiting in your chalet before you arrive. Your host will ensure the chalet is kept sparklingly clean throughout your stay. See our food page for full details of the catering we offer with our classic service.

After your day on the slopes you will return to the chalet where a sumptuous afternoon tea will be waiting. This is your moment to kick back and relax in front of the fire whilst your host prepares a delicious three course meal (5 nights). In our classic chalets the wine flows freely at any hour of the day.

 

The plus+ Experience

The Ski Basics plus+ service offers exceptional comfort, impeccable service in the most elegant chalet surroundings and fabulous locations.

Each of our plus+ chalets are selected because of their classic, Alpine-chic interior. Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Most of the chalets are also fitted with a sauna or steam room for you to relax and unwind in after a hard day on the slopes.

Kick start your day with a hot cooked breakfast on 5 days and on two days a continental buffet to help yourselves to. All our plus+ chalets are equipped with Nespresso machines, you can order your Nespresso pods on our online shop so they are ready and waiting in your chalet before you arrive. See our food page for full details of the culinary treats in store.

You will spend your evening relaxing with aperitifs in front of the fire, whilst your host prepares a delicious four course meal. To indulge you further we’ll tempt you with a selection of local cheeses and if you still have room, homemade truffles (5 nights). On two nights you will have the chance to sample one of the many restaurants on offer in Meribel. Fine wine from an expertly selected collection and beer flows freely every night of the week!

The plus+ experience goes above and beyond to make your holiday with us the most comfortable and fulfilling one yet.

 

Our services compared

The table below shows you what is, and what is not, included in the price of your holiday depending on your choice of chalet and service.

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7 nights accommodation (incl all local taxes)
Chalet manager/concierge
Pre ordered skis & lift passes delivered to your chalet
Ski Basics goodies
Ski snacks
Boots warmers
Daily housekeeping
Bed linen & towels provided
Bathroom products
Continental breakfast prepared by your host on 5 mornings
Additional hot option at breakfast, prepared by your host on 5 mornings
Bread delivery on chalet staff days off
Afternoon tea, including homemade cakes, prepared by your host every day
Early evening drinks with canapes
Three course evening meal on 5 days
Four course evening meal on 5 days
Children’s dinner at 18:30 (if required)
Unlimited wine
Unlimited beer and soft drinks
Extra beds, cots, highchairs provided
Free Meribel Valley pass for every member weeks 5 and 6*
Driver service to and from the slopes**
Free Wi-fi, iPod doc, Freesat TV and Netflix

* We offer a free six day Meribel Valley ski pass to every member of your group during weeks 5 and 6.

** Our driver service is available from 8.30am - 10.00am and 4.00pm - 6.30pm for our chalets not in walking distance from the lifts.

We loved our holiday and our hosts were AMAZING!! Stefan and Sarah are so lovely, we loved having them as our hosts. They were so friendly and joined in with all of our weird quirks and nothing was too much trouble, by the end of the week it felt strange having them serve us as they just felt like our mates! They were 1000 times better than I was as a chalet host! Also went out with them a few nights (great fun) and even though I knew how little sleep they had and how hungover they might have been they never showed it in the slightest. Hope to keep in touch with them both as they are legends!

Lucy Scarlet - March, 2022

We had the most AMAZING holiday - I could not have asked for anything more. Una was absolutely amazing. The food was fantastic and the service was perfect!

Deborah Challis - January, 2022

Excellent as always. Very helpful and friendly host and drivers. Fantastic cooking. Would be hard to do better.

Richard Warren - January, 2022