9-16 Dec 2023 (Sat-Sat) £918
Get your winter off to a flying start with a pre-Christmas coaching holiday. We offer a mix of ski coaching and leading around the best that the Trois Vallees has to offer. Our accommodation is in luxurious chalet located in Meribel Les Allues, offering spacious accommodation and great food.
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. This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers.
Accommodation package: £499
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
We have three rooms at nearby Chalet Lisa set up for single occupancy. You will take your meals at the main chalet and resort transfers will depart from there. A Single Room en-suite is £779 and Single Room with shared bath is £699. Single room occupancy is extremely 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. All rooms at the main chalet are offered on a sharing basis.
Transfers to/from Geneva airport can be arranged through Ski Hame at €100 on a first come first serve basis.
Lift pass €304 TBC (prebooked 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 our 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.
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The teaching will be comprised of four days (9-1:00) plus one extended day of coaching (9-3:30), allowing you a free day to rest your legs 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 extensive 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 level 7 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 SkHame. Transfer to the resort will be 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.
On departure we suggest a midday flight as we will be running a single transfer back to GVA to tie up with incoming flights for the following weeks course.
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.