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 pure Experience
Our new Ski Basics pure service is an option available with all our chalets and has been designed to grant our guests maximum flexibility and space. Additionally, the service is offered with a discount of £150 per person resulting in a substantial saving on the price of your stay in either a classic or plus+ chalet.
With our pure service, 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 pure service will enable you to relax and enjoy your holiday whilst everything is taken care of behind the scenes. All essential elements of the service will still be available, with a range of additional extras to maintain that totally taken care of feel and ensure this holiday is one of your best yet. For more information on this service, click here.
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). 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 (4 nights). On one night your host will leave a home cooked meal for you to eat at your leisure and for two nights you will have the opportunity to sample one of the many restaurants Meribel has to offer. 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. Many of our plus+ chalets are new-builds and are ski in ski out.
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. 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 (4 nights). On one night your host will prepare a delicious home cooked meal for you to eat at your leisure and on two nights you will have the chance to sample one of 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.
|7 nights accommodation (incl all local taxes)|
|Pre ordered skis & lift passes delivered to your chalet|
|Ski Basics goodies|
|Bed linen & towels provided|
|Continental breakfast prepared by your host on 5 mornings||delivered|
|Additional hot option at breakfast, prepared by your host on 5 mornings|
|Bread delivery on chalet staff days off|
|Afternoon tea, including homemade cakes on 5 days|
|Early evening drinks with canapes|
|Selection of pre-dinner nibbles|
|Three course evening meal on 4 days|
|Four course evening meal on 4 days|
|Pre-prepared homemade meal to be enjoyed at your leisure on 1 night|
|Children’s dinner at 18:30 (if required)|
|Unlimited beer and soft drinks|
|Extra beds, cots, highchairs provided|
|Free Meribel Valley pass for every member weeks 4 and 5*|
|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 4 and 5.
** 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.
This is the second time I’ve stayed with Ski Basics and again you’re just brilliant. The chalet is fantastic but more importantly all the staff are amazing. The drivers we only saw once or twice were incredibly helpful and friendly. Dai was brilliant, so lovely and making it clear she was there for anything we needed. But most importantly, Róisín and Danny were fantastic. Incredibly welcoming, completely accommodating, happy to help with anything (lifts to the supermarket etc) and fantastic cooks - both of them. The food was incredible, a real treat. Thank you to them both.David Smith - March, 2020
Simply the best! We have been so spoilt this year. Hope and Georgina have been an amazing chef and host, nothing was ever too much trouble. They were loved by everyone in our party, but especially the children. They went above and beyond their roles to ensure all of us had a fantastic week. The next guests are in for a real treat with this fantastic team looking after them. A big thank you also to Tom who was always on hand to help with our requests, no matter how bizarre, and to the team of drivers who did such a great job of getting everyone dropped into town each morning. Looking forward to returning again next year! Thankyou.Emma Tozer - January, 2019
This is the 5th year that we have used Ski Basics and they have consistently provided value for money, excellent service and always make you welcome. The chalet hosts are well trained and deliver the level of service that is far from "basic". Your personal taxi service delivers and fetches you from the slopes and there is always a welcoming afternoon tea awaiting for you in the chalet.Richard Williams - March, 2019
I have used Ski Basics for the last 8 years and the standard of service, care and accommodation has improved continually.James Taylor - March 11, 2018
Alex was our main driver. Super friendly, he could easily adjust his time to pick us up if we were running late. Nothing was a hassle for him.Peter Meharry - March 4, 2018
Ski Basics are a fantastic business with always, without exception, excellent staff. I have used Ski Basics for over 10 years and will continue to do so.Philip Todd - March 11, 2018