3,2,1 - 3 Valleys, 2 Peaks, 1 night in a Mountain Refuge : Meribel & Les Trois Vallees
21-28 Mar 2020 (Sat-Sat) £Contact Us
This course will be run by Marmalade Ski School, our Alpine partner in Les Trois Vallees. They will take advantage of their local knowledge to explore the Three Valleys and take you on some classic ski touring routes. Check out SkiMarmalades blog for more information.

Looking for the best snow and runs in each of the Three Valleys we will be ski touring most days and attempt some classic summits that will take 2-3 hours of skinning to reach. To cap off the week we will arrange for an overnight stay in a mountain refuge after skinning up. 5 full days of coaching with a flexible day off so we have the adjust for adverse weather or tired legs.

This holiday is suitable for level 9 and higher skiers who would rate themselves as off-piste explorers. For the adventurous skier, not for the feint hearted! Please contact us with any questions.

If you have touring skis and boots great, if not we can arrange for hire at a local shop. Backpacks with avalanche rescue equipment will be required every day. If you have your own please bring it along, if not we will issue you with all the relevant equipment (backpack, shovel, probe and transceiver).

There is a minimum of four to confirm this course so please hit the Book Now button to register your interest.
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Price

Accommodation and coaching package: £Contact Us
What's included
• 5 full-day coaching sessions
• Transfers to/from Geneva airport
• 7 nights accommodation on a room share basis
• Breakfast and Afternoon Tea
• 3 course dinner with wine (on 5 nights, chalet staff now have 2 nights off due to French Employment laws)
• Hire of avalanche safety equipment
• Refuge accommodation for one night
What isn't included
• Flights
• Insurance
• Lift pass
• Lunch
• Hire of ski touring equipment
Check out SkiMarmalades website blog for more information.

Skiing

Meribel, France (The Three Valleys ski domain)
Around two and a half hours from Geneva Airport, Meribel is at the heart of the Three Valleys, the worlds 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.

Click to download Meribel piste map
Click to download Trois Vallees piste map
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Coaching

The coaching will comprise 5 all-day coaching sessions during the course with a day off at the end or we can take a day off midweek if weather is adverse.

This holiday is suitable for level 9 or higher skiers who are confidently able to ski steeper slopes (red+) off-piste in all types of snow including breakable crust and deep snow in areas which may have obstacles. A basic understanding of snow stability, mountain craft, search & rescue techniques and the fundamentals of how to ski safely in mountain terrain. Will probably have some experience of touring. Flat light may not pose too much of a problem for this skier. Has the fitness to ski off piste all day, would be happy to skin uphill for a few hours on terrain that would require kick turns and is able get up unassisted after a fall in deep snow on steep terrain.

We will seek out classic day tours around the Three Valleys and on one day skin to a mountain refuge and overnight there.

This holiday will is be organised by Derek Chandler from our Alpine partner ski school Marmalade. Derek is the founder of Marmalade and has over 20 seasons of skiing in Les Trois Vallees and knows the area extremely well.

Video review will be minimal as we will be focussing on getting mileage in but we will endeavour to obtain some footage and photographs of you skiing over the course of the week for your scrapbook.
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