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Snowboard and Ski Lessons in Meribel

Meribel Snowboard and Ski Lessons

Meribel offers an ideal base for those wanting to progress their skiing, no matter what the level. The terrain here is huge and varied, so there's no shortage of skiing for all levels, and a well developed ski school system to match.

For the more advanced skier and those looking to learn off piste then the 3 Valleys area offers almost endless possibilities. The off piste here is world-renowned.

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Meeting Point for Meribel Ski Schools

La Chaudanne is the natural meeting point in Meribel for all things ski related. La Chaudanne is the hub for the pistes of Meribel and a base for it's ski lifts. Everything is looked after for you in La Chaudanne for you to make the most of your days skiing, whether it's dropping the kids off at kindergarten or picking up your lift-pass from the local lift-pass office.

The majority of ski schools in Meribel will meet at La Chaudanne at the start of a days lesson. Be sure to check with your particular ski school to make sure that this is the case.

When to Book your Ski Lessons

Ski Lessons should be booked well in advance of your arrival in resort. Not necessarily as far in advance as booking your Meribel Chalet, for example, but definitly a few weeks in advance. If you planning a ski lesson in the 3 Valleys during a peak week, New Years or Half Term, you should book your ski lesson as far in advance as possible.

Be sure to shop around first as different types of ski schools offer different prices. See our price breakdown below.

3 Valley Ski Lessons: What to Expect

Ski Lessons are a vital element if you want to get the most out of your first ski holiday. Future ski holidays in Meribel will also benefit from ski lessons when you decide it's time to move up a level. Finding the right lesson for you, at any given level of your skiing ability, will result in a hugely rewarding experience. Taking time to get to grips with the different aspects of skiing life is somethig that your ski instructor will guide you through. Usually your first day will be spent familiarising yourself with your new ski equipment and getting used to taking a ski-lift to the top your first green run. Ski Lessons tend to run for 3 to 4 hours per day. When you see a price being listed as 'per day' this equates to either 3 to 4 hours in the morning or afternoon.

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Ski Lesson Prices

3 Valleys, Ski Lesson Prices 2017/2018:

Group Lessons are the cheapest option for Ski Lessons in the 3 Valleys. You will be able to find Group Lesson with the French speaking schools for 6 days (usually with a maximum of 2 hour sessions per day, during the peak season) for around €250. In the 3 Valleys ESF 'Ecole du Ski Francais' is the most popular school that falls under this category. For Group Lessons with an English speaking school you should expect to pay a bit more but some start off in the region of €230, again for 6 days (usually with a maximum of 2 hours per day during peak season). The majority of the Ski Schools listed below offer this group lessons.

Private Lessons will cost significantly more than Group Lessons. Again to book with a French speaking school such as ESF is more budget friendly than the British Ski Schools. A 3 to 4 hour Private Lesson with a French speaking ski instructor will cost around €70. A private lesson with a British ski school in the 3 Valleys is, on avergae,€115 for a 3 to 4 hour session.

Off-Piste Lessons and other more specialist lessons will fall into a higher price bracket. Expect to pay €320 for Off-Piste Lessons with ESF over 5 days (3 to 4 hour sessions per day). With British Ski Schools Off-Piste Ski Lessons cost in the region of €140 per day, again with 3 to 4 hour sessions per day.

Meribel Ski Schools that we Recommend

New Generation
New Generation, Ski School Meribel.

New Generation

New Generation Ski School have taught many of our past clients always with great reviews. They are a British Ski School who have bases in Meribel and Courchevel. They offer a choice of courses, clinics and private coaching.

  • Group & Private
  • Off-Piste Lessons
  • Meribel & Courchevel
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Oxygene
Oxygene Ski School Meribel.

Oxygene

The new name for Magic in Motion. Catering for all ages and abilities and known for their fantastic kids lessons, they offer a wide range of English-speaking ski and snowboard lessons across the Three Valleys.

  • Group & Private
  • Off-Piste Lessons
  • All across 3V
  • Beginner to Racing
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Parallel Lines
Parallel Lines Ski School, Meribel

Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines come highly recommended with only British instructors. They will have you eating up the blue runs and taming the reds in no time at all. offering private, group and off-piste lessons.

  • Group & Private
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Based in Meribel
  • See Prices
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Sweet Snowsports
Sweet Snowsports Ski School in Courchevel, La Tania and Meribel

Sweet Snowsports

Sweet Snowsports offer a high standard of ski and snowboard lessons. Available in Courchevel, La Tania and Meribel. Group and private lessons available with native English speaking instructors.

  • Group & Private
  • Off Piste Lessons
  • 3 Valleys
  • See Prices
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Ski Marmalade
Marmalade Logo, Ski School Meribel.

Ski Marmalade

A great option for skiers of all levels, from novice to professional, is Ski Marmalade, who have a host of fully qualified, friendly instructors. All lessons are given in English with French and Italian lessons also available.

  • Group & Private
  • Off-Piste Lessons
  • Based in Meribel
  • See Prices
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Ski Excel
Ski Excel, Meribel and Courchevel.

Ski Excel

Ski Excel Ski School covers the Three Valleys. The school is small, offering all private lessons and a very personal service. Bastien runs this ski school, and he's an excellent ski instructor for families, adults and off-piste too.

  • Group & Private
  • Off-Piste Lessons
  • Meribel & Courchevel
  • See Prices
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Other Meribel Ski School Options

Sweet Snowsports Ski School

Sweet Snowsports

Located in Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania Sweet Snowsports is a British run ski school. With fully qualified ski instructors, aimed at the independently minded skier. Click here for more details on Sweet Snowsports

Snow d'Light Ski School in Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania

Snow d'Light

Snow d'Light offer great packages on group ski lessons. Also specialists in Group and Snowboard lessons. Available in Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania.

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The Snow School

The Snow School, a team of highly reputable British instructors operating in Meribel and across and the Three Valleys.

TDC Ski school logo

TDC Ski

Offering Off-Piste, Private and Group lessons TDC Ski give you the chance to develope your ski abilities at our own pace. Available across the 3 Valleys.

ESF Ski school logo

ESF

Pretty much the go to Ski School for Off-Piste, Private, Children and Group lessons. ESF operate across multiple resorts across the Frenc Alps.

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Snow Systems

Snow Systems are specialists in customising your ski lesson to find a formula that suits you. Offering Off-Piste, Private and Group lessons. They also have their own Kindergarten.

MH2ski Ski School Meribel

MH2 Ski

Private, British ski instructors Michael Harrison and Martin Hemsley formed MH2 Ski. Available across the 3 Valleys. They also know the best spots for lunch and hot chocolate!

Alpine Masters Ski School in Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania

Alpine Masters

Based in Meribel and Courchevel, Alpine Masters is a British ski school that offer ski lessons specially crafted on our individual needs and abilities.

Ski Class in Meribel

Ski Class

Ski Class is a small group of private instructors that are out to make your ski holiday as memorable as possible. There's even a photo album of you lessons included at the end.

The Independent Ski Co Ski School in Meribel and Courchevel

The Independent Ski Co

Aiming to find the perfect match for skier and instructor The Independent Ski Co try to make the most of a ski holidaymakers time. Based in Meribel and Courchevel.

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Cab9

When it comes to snowboarding, Cab9 is perhaps the best-known specialist school in the Meribel Valley and they come highly recommended. Group or private lessons - tell them about your personal needs and book what works best for you.

Ski Progression Meribel Ski School

Ski Progression Meribel

Ski Progression Meribel offers a team of fully qualified and experienced ski instructors. With Off-Piste and economical Group lessons also available.

RTM Snowboarding Lessons in the 3 Valleys

RTM Snowboarding

With a small but dedicated team of highly qualified snowboard instructors RTM Snowboarding is the ski school of choice for a lot of boarders visiting the 3 Valleys.

Lara Ski Ski School, 3 Valleys

Lara Ski

Lara Ski is one woman's mission to bring top of the line ski tuition to the 3 Valleys with a mixture of fun and adventure. A great, personalised experience.

Bass Ski Schools

Bass Ski Schools

Available across the 3 Valleys and beyond Bass Ski Schools are a well established and trusted ski school that cater for all ages and abilities.

British Ski School, Ski Lessons in multi resorts

British Ski School

British Ski School are a team of highly trained and professional ski instructors. Based across multi-resorts and covering all aspects of ski tuition.

Off-piste skiing

The Bureau des Guides has an active programme each week. This is for people who are already competent off-piste skiers, and we'll have details in the ski chalet for you.

If you'd like off-piste lessons these can also be arranged with the majority of the ski schools above.

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