In addition to the vast amounts of skiable terrain, Meribel has a fantastic range of ski & snowboard facilities ranging from ski school & ski hire through to childcare. Read on for more info!
We recommend three fantastic ski schools for guests of our ski chalets in Meribel – Magic, Parallel Lines and Marmalade. All schools are of equal standard with English speaking instructors, but at the same time they all offer something a little different to fit our guests’ skiing needs. We can help arrange lessons for you in advance or in resort, alternatively you can book online.
Marmalade Ski School
From your first ever turns down the beginner runs to some of the most exciting off-piste the 3 Valleys have to offer, the Marmalade team of instructors can deliver it all! Each of the 8 instructors are serious ski / board enthusiasts, they are all fully qualified, experienced and English-speaking. Their lessons are technical but most importantly fun! We especially recommend them for them for advanced skiers wanting to push their capabilities to the next level and discover new terrain under the expert guiding. They offer private lessons, performance clinics, youth specific weeks (for high-level and experienced children), corporate packages and specific development weeks for training ski instructors.
Magic Ski School
Highly recommended, Magic offers a very personal service. The ski school specialises in English taught group ski lessons as well as private tuition for both adults and children. It is renowned for its superb children’s lessons with innovative activities such as catching the Magic Mouse! Groups are kept to a maximum of 6 children for “Little Ones” and 8 pupils for “Kids Fun Factory” and are taught exclusively in English.
Parallel Lines British Ski and Snowboard School
A very popular choice run by people who know Meribel inside out. You will find the team of British instructors are friendly, patient and professional. This ski school has a real focus on families, offering their superb children’s courses throughout the season. For adults, there are group and private lessons available for both skiing and snowboarding. Parallel Lines also specialise in off-piste courses and their personal take on heli-skiing, right here in the 3 Valleys – an experience to remember! All lessons are in English and the groups are small. Their friendly booking team will be able to help with information and advice.
We have worked with Slide Candy since they opened in Meribel and over the years they provided our guests with not only exceptional service and equipment, but they really do take the hassle factor out of hiring ski kit by delivery and fitting your pre-ordered kit in the comfort of your chalet. They also offer superb value for money, with up to 40% off for F&P guests – all you have to do is follow their simple booking process and order 48 hours in advance of your stay.
Upon your arrival you’ll find your pre-booked equipment already delivered. A quick call to Slide Candy and an experienced English-speaking technician will arrive to expertly fit your boots and check that everything is perfect with your boots, skis or board.
Ordering Equipment – It couldn’t be easier. simply go to www.slidecandy.com with your height, weight, shoe size, payment card and your extra discount code from Fish and Pips. From there follow the steps of their easy booking process.
If you know exactly what you want you can specify the make, model and size, or if like most of us you’re unsure which skis to choose, simple allow the Slide Candy team to select suitable equipment for you. Slide Candy stock top brands Head, Salomon, K2, Volkl, Scott, Fischer and Atomic.
Your equipment will be delivered to the chalet before your arrival. when you arrive, Fish and Pips will phone Slide Candy and a ski technician will visit the chalet to ensure everything fits and make any necessary adjustments or changes
Quality Equipment – Slide Candy believes you should be skiing on the latest quality rental equipment and operates the most extensive seasonal replacement policy in town. More than 70% of Slide Candy’s skis will be new for the 2014/2015 season, including the latest skis to suit all ability levels. The ski boot range is the newest in town too, ensuring comfortable rental boots for a variety of foot shapes.
Customer Service – Avoid queuing in a ski shop. Have your equipment prepared and delivered by Slide Candy to the chalet and when you arrive, a technician will visit and check everything fits perfectly. Slide Candy staff are experienced, English speaking skiers and snowboarders able to recommend the perfect equipment that will help you get the most out of your snow time. A flexible call-out service is on hand during your holiday in case you need to change some of your equipment. At the end of your holiday, simply leave all your ski rental equipment at the chalet and Slide Candy will collect it all for you.
Competitively priced – Slide Candy offer a 30% reduction on their in-resort prices if you book online in advance. In addition to this all Fish and Pips guests can claim an additional 10% discount with our discount code. Contact us for details.
Meribel Ski Passes
Ski passes can be ordered easily in advance with your booking. They will be waiting in your ski chalet in Meribel on your arrival so you can get up that mountain as fast as physically possible!
We have based the prices below on 6 days, but you can buy a pass for as little or as many days as you like. You can also buy a half day pass for the day you arrive and would like to ski in the afternoon. These are the prices for winter 2013/14 and are subject to slight changes. If you are skiing in a group of less than three people it will be cheaper to buy your passes through us as we benefit from the group discount for all clients, regardless of group size. This discount is not available at the lift pass office for groups smaller than three.
|Child <12 yrs||6 days||169.60€|
|Family pass||6 days||678.40€ (2 adults and 2 children <18 yrs)|
|Child <12 yrs||6 days||208€|
|Family pass||6 days||832€ (2 adults and 2 children <18 yrs)|
|5 – 75 yrs||6 days||52.5€|
Insurance (Carre Neige)
Please note Carré Neige insurance covers you for transport off the mountain, either on or off piste. If you show your lift pass receipt to the pisteurs they will take the policy number and their costs will be met by the insurance – you have no further involvement. Once the pisteurs have dropped you at the doctors this cover ends. Carré Neige is not a full insurance policy – it’s a top-up cover designed to act in tandem with your state or private health insurance. It will reimburse only those costs not covered by your main insurance. Comprehensive winter sports insurance should cover you without the Carré Neige, but do check your policy before travelling.
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Heli – Skiing
“There’s something about going in a helicopter that causes the kind of face-splitting, heart-pumping anticipation you haven’t felt since Christmas Eve aged five.” – Cat Weakley, Ski and Snowboard Magazine, February 2013
Val Heliski – The Backcountry Specialists – provide day trip heliskiing to high end international clients, staying in Val d’Isère, Tignes, the Three Valleys and surrounding areas. It is an all-inclusive, door-to-door service and product; catering for all off-piste ski and snowboard abilities, with the majority of our clients enjoying a blue to red run off-piste experience. Unrivalled heliski terrain accessed directly from our private heli-landing zone. Their packages include everything from heliskiing to guided ski excursions; heli-scenic tours to split boarding courses – with prices starting from just €99pp. They guarantee they will find you the best snow of your holiday!