Join us in Meribel this season
Having secured the Basecamp Chalet in Meribel for the next 5 years, Meribel is all set to be a cental fixture for all our ski instructor courses in France for many more years to come. This winter will be our 12th consecutive year running BASI ski instructor courses in France.
Off the back of last year's amazing winter season in Meribel, we have made the call expand the number of ski course places available in Meribel for this coming season. As well as having 14 beds available in Chalet Les Matines, we have also doubled the number of Basecamp seasonal apartments in Meribel for this coming winter.
We will be saving our exclusive chalet beds for our full season Basecampers. Our apartments up in Morel, are available to those looking for seasonal accommodation in Meribel as well as those keen to do a basecamp course whilst having more of their own space and independence in resort throughout the winter.We are pleased to announce that our apartments have been fully refurbished (they did need it) and like every year, they will fill up super fast so don't leave it too long to book your apartment in Meribel for the season!
“I Love Meribel”
The Basecamp Accommodation in Meribel
The Basecamp chalet is right in centre of Meribel and is exclusively reserved for our full season trainnees. In our view it is not good enough to be based somewhere near Meribel, espically when doing a full season long intensive BASI ski instructor course. We want our trainees to have the convenience of being able to ski right to their door as well as having the luxury of being nice and close to the centre of town. Chalet Les Matines sleeps 14 and offers exactly that. No other Basecamp course (or any other other ski instructor courseon the market) offers ski in ski out chalet accommodation right in the centre of a resort like Merible.
We also have a range of different sized apartments up in Morel (6 minutes walk from the centre of town) for those wanting to have more of their own space during the season. These are always very popular and sell out super fast to both seasonnaire workers and Basecamp trainnees, as a result we have doubled our number of basecamp apartments up in Morel for this winter. There should be a fantastic atmosphere up there this winter.
The Lifts in Meribel…
New for the 2012/13 season came a number of brand new liifts taking you from the centre of Meribel right to the top in style helping to make the 3 Valley’s vast expanse even more accessible. As it happened, even with these new lifts in operation, I always seemed to take the chair lift (Plan du Homme) next to the two new bubble lifts as my preferred first lift each day. You can't beat kicking off the day with a refreshing chairlift. It didn't much matter what the weather was doing, we were on that first chair almost every day last season. Howver, if you were on a mission to link up with a friend in the Courcheval Valley, the Solaise Express was definately the way to go.
Then there is the Rond Point, just down from the Folie in Meribel, this place is the seasonnaire apres hangout (helped by the discounted seasonnaire drinks prices). Skiing down the mountain after a session in the Folie followed by one or two in the Ronnie always makes for an interesting last run home. Just as well the basecamp chalet in Meribel is right on the side of the piste. You can literally ski accross the roof of the chalet, round and down and up to the front door.
A bit of Basecamp history
However to bring everything full circle, if I had to choose one place to spend a season, (and last winter I did have to do exactly that), I would spend my winter season in Meribel every time. The main reason being that in my view you simply cannot beat skiing in the 3 Valleys, and as we keep banging on about, Meribel is right at the centre! On piste the runs just go on and on, off-piste is incredible too. In Meribel we are lucky to have some of the regions most experience ski guides on the Basecamp coaching team meaning that the off-piste skiing that we do here is just incredble. Even if it is a 'classic powder day' our instructors know the mountains so well, we always find fresh snow!
So when it comes to the questions of where I would recommend doing a ski season, whether it be a ski instructor courses, a performance off-piste course or may just seasonal accommodation, I always encourage people to take a good look at Meribel, there really is something for everyone here.
I cannot wait to get back out there!