Perfect The Pistes : Meribel
9-16 Jan 2021 (Sat-Sat) £TBD
Coaching on this course will be provided by Marmalade Ski School, our Alpine partner in Les Trois Vallees. They will patiently guide you around the pistes of the Three Valleys. Check out SkiMarmalades blog for more information.

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 most blue runs to being confident to take on any groomed slope in resort and maybe some slightly rougher but easier slopes too. 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.

During the week you can expect some really useful, valuable and attainable technical tips on how to make your skiing easier and more effective. As well as this we can talk you through how best to approach steeper runs, or slightly less well maintained slopes, so that you can still control your speed and choice of route down the hill.

This holiday is suitable for level 5 or 6 skiers who can ski parallel but maybe still have a slight snow plough at times. You would be confident to ski down green runs and then easy blue runs too but wouldn’t feel happy to ski down red runs or harder.
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Weather

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This holiday coincides with our Off Piste Fundamentals course and we will share the same chalet accommodation during the week. If you have a friend or partner who books onto that course, and, will be sharing a room with you, we are offering a 10% Bring a Friend Early Bird discount applied to each persons coaching fee should you both book by 30 Sep 2020.
Price Details
Accommodation package: £TBD
Coaching fee: €500
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)
What isn't included
• Flights
• Insurance
• Lift pass
• Lunch
Price supplements and additional costs
Single occupancy supplement £279 TBC
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. Please contact Ski Hame for details.

Lift pass €297 TBC (prebooked 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) €2.80 per day
We highly recommend you add the piste rescue insurance offered by the lift company when you buy your lift pass. Please contact Ski Hame if you would like to add this to your lift pass order.

Equipment hire
We have negotiated great rates with our preferred rental shop if you need to hire ski equipment. Contact Ski Hame directly for prices as they vary depending on the level of ski equipment you require.
Minimum Numbers
Should the holiday have only one person booked on it we will run the course as an extended private session consisting of three 3 hour mornings, with two people five 3 hour mornings, with three people we will run five half days, and with four or more the scheduled course hours will apply.
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.

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 most blue runs to being confident to take on any groomed slope in resort and maybe some slightly rougher but easier slopes too. 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.

During the week you can expect some really useful, valuable and attainable technical tips on how to make your skiing easier and more effective. As well as this we can talk you through how best to approach steeper runs, or slightly less well maintained slopes, so that you can still control your speed and choice of route down the hill. If this sounds like you then book yourself on our Perfect the Pistes ski week and lets build your technique, confidence and overall ability so that you are happy skiing round the mountain and will be able to reach all those places that everyone always talks about.

This holiday is suitable for level 5 or 6 skiers who can ski parallel but maybe still have a slight snow plough at times. You would be confident to ski down green runs and then easy blue runs too but wouldn’t feel happy to ski down red runs or harder.
Ski Area
Meribel, France is about two and a half hours from Geneva Airport and 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.
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Accommodation
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 is a TV and DVD player, CD player & iPod docking station. 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 met the Inside Out Skiing coaches. At the end of the 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 can be used to travel around the Meribel valley.
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Overflow Chalet - Single room occupancy is limited at our main chalet Grange á Charlotte and we have negotiated additional rooms at chalet Madeline which has 5 twin rooms with 3 separate baths and is a short 100M walk away. Once the two single rooms are taken at the main chalet we have the option for you to stay in a twin room on a single basis and take your meals and afternoon tea with the group at Charlotte.
Transfers to the resort
A free transfer to and from Geneva Airport is included in the cost of the coaching holiday. This gives you the freedom to choose whatever flight and departure airport is most convenient for you. Transfer to the resort will be by private minibus service. Please contact complete our booking form or contact Ski Hame to confirm transfer timings before you book your flights. As a rough guide look at flights arriving Geneva airport between 9am and 5pm on arrival day, and scheduled after 9am on departure day. There may be a wait for others on different flights as Ski Hame shares the transfer with other chalet operators and the service is very reliable and well coordinated.
Travel within the resort
The village of Meribel Les Allues is approximately 10 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.