Perfect The Pistes
16-23 March 2024 (Sat-Sat) £1,038
During this week we will help take you from feeling like you are only just “getting down” the slopes to being a master of the groomed runs. Our aim would be to take you from being happy(ish) skiing down blue and red runs to being confident to take on any groomed slope in resort and maybe some slightly rougher but easier slopes too. You can expect some really useful, valuable and attainable technical tips on how to make your skiing easier and more effective. From this point you would have the knowledge, capability and confidence to ski anywhere in resort plus have the ability to slow down and handle harder situations as and when they arrive.
This holiday is suitable for confident level 6 and level 7 skiers.
This holiday coincides with our Full On France course and we will share the same chalet during the week.
This holiday will need 2 people minimum before we can confirm as this course is running so please hit the Book Now button to confirm your place on the course with a fully refundable deposit.
Accommodation package: £619
Coaching fee: £419
• 4 days & 1 extended day of coaching with one free day to rest or explore on your own
• 7 nights accommodation on a room share basis
• 6 cooked breakfasts with 1 day self-served, Afternoon Tea each day
• 3 course dinner with wine (on 6 nights with 1 night self-served as chalet staff now have 2 days off due to French Employment laws)
• Regular video review
• Mini bus transfer to slopes
What isn't included
• Airport Transfers
• Lift pass
• Hire of ski equipment
Price supplements and additional costs
Single occupancy supplement 50% Chalet Grange a Charlotte
Single room occupancy is very limited and if you are joining the coaching holiday as a single traveller Ski Hame can co-ordinate room sharing to avoid the single supplement.
Transfers to/from Geneva airport can be arranged through Ski Hame at €100 on a first come first serve basis.
Lift pass €340 (pre-booked Tribu group rate)
Although we will be based in the Meribel valley we may ski in the other two of the Three valleys on one or more days to take advantage of the terrain. A six day full Three Valleys pass is required for this course and will be delivered to the chalet if you take advantage of Ski Hame's pre-booking service.
Piste rescue insurance (Carre Neige) €3.30 per day
We highly recommend you add the piste rescue insurance offered by the lift company when you buy your lift pass.
We have negotiated great rates with our preferred rental shop if you need to hire ski equipment which will be delivered to the chalet for you. Contact Ski Hame directly for prices as they vary depending on the level of ski equipment you require.
Should the holiday have only one person attending we will run the course as an extended private session consisting of three 3 hour mornings, with two people four 3 hour mornings, with three people we will run four 3 hour mornings plus one full day, and, with four or more the scheduled course hours will apply.
Meribel, France is about two and a half hours from Geneva Airport and is at the heart of the Three Valleys, the world's largest ski area. A scenic town popular with the British, Meribel offers a vast range of skiing for all levels. As it is well linked with its sister resorts of Courchevel and Val Thorens you will be able to ski new runs every day during your holiday, and never be bored with the endless terrain available.
Current Weather and Piste openings
The teaching will be comprised of four days (9-1:00) plus one extended days of coaching (9-3:30), allowing you a free day to rest or explore the Trois Vallees.
Coaching will be focused on developing broad based core skills to improve your all round skiing ability and allow you to tackle new terrain and challenges. Some use of drills and exercises plus lots of mileage to help consolidate your skiing skills.
Coaching groups will be aligned broadly by skier ability level as well as by the type of technical issues that may that you need to work on. Group size will be no more than eight per coach. We will make occasional use of video feedback, with analysis and review sessions held in the chalet in the evenings or on the hill in a convenient bar or restaurant. This holiday is suitable for confident level 6 and higher skiers.
Our accommodation partner for this coaching holiday is Ski Hame, an independent chalet operator that operates a number of chalets in the Trois Vallees. Chalet Grange á Charlotte is a lovely chalet located in the traditional hamlet of Meribel Les Allues. It sleeps up to 14 people in great comfort, featuring seven en-suite bedrooms (all with full size baths except one which has a shower).
It is a very comfortable and spacious chalet, with an open plan lounge/dining area, log fireplace and underfloor heating throughout. There are hair dryers in every bedroom, and a boot room with full size boot dryer/warmer for comfortable boots every day! There is free wifi internet access throughout the chalet. The highlight of the apres-ski facilities is a full size indoor hot tub.
Meribel Les Allues is a short journey from the centre of Meribel itself. Chalet staff will take you each morning to the main lifts in Meribel by private minibus, where you will meet the Inside Out Skiing coaches. At the end of each day we will agree a time and location for collection by the chalet staff, which could be Meribel or Meribel village, allowing for a different venue for apres-ski drinks before being taken back to the chalet. Alternatively, the free resort shuttle bus or Olympic bubble can be taken to and from the chalet should you wish to do your own thing.
Transfers to the resort
Transfer to and from Geneva Airport is available on a first come first basis from Ski Hame by private minibus service. Please contact Ski Hame to confirm transfer timings before you book your flights. As a rough guide look at flights arriving Geneva airport between 12:00-14:00 and no later than 16:00 on arrival day to ensure you arrive in time for dinner in the chalet. There may be a wait for others on different flights as Ski Hame shares the transfer with other chalet operators but their service is very reliable and well coordinated.
Travel within the resort
The villages of Meribel Les Allues is approximately 15 minutes from the main Meribel lift complex. Ski Hame's chalet staff are extremely helpful and use a private minibus to take you to the slopes each day where you will meet the Inside Out Skiing coaches. A time and pickup point is agreed each day for collection after skiing, allowing you the choice of apres-ski venues.
In addition to Ski Hame's service there is also a free resort shuttle bus service to get you anywhere within the Meribel valley and taxis are plentiful if you desire a late night out.