Ride the best conditions on any given day!
If becoming a qualified ski instructor is not your goal, our Meribel performance course could be what you are looking for. Away from the hoops and hurdles of instructor qualifications, Basecamp performance courses are all about pushing you and your ability to the maximum whilst letting you dictate the direction that you would like to take your skiing.
What to Expect
Be the envy of everyone in resort as you get the season of a lifetime, led around the biggest ski area in the world with a local guide and instructor, riding the best terrain for the conditions and finding all the best hidden spots of this amazing ski area!
On the Mountain
- Piste performance coaching
- Off-piste coaching
- 20 hours coaching per week
- 6:1 student to instructor ratio
- All mountain skiing
- Video analysis
- Structured feedback sessions
- Ski tuition from Méribel's best ski instructors
- Centrally located chalet accommodation
- Breakfast everyday and dinner 6 days a week
- Incredible après and nightlife
- 600km of piste to explore
Basecampers will be picked up and dropped off, by one of our Basecamp team members, from/to Geneva Airport on the start and finish dates of the course.
Please note that the 20 hours of tuition a week is based on a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. If there is a group of 4 or less, the hours of tuition will drop to 16 hours a week to reflect the increased focus of the instructor on the students.
Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.
Introduction and Group Overview
Focussing on piste performance to analyse group ability
Off-piste coaching and all mountain skiing
Personal Improvement, focus on instructors tips and training from the past 3 weeks
Piste Performance Fine Tuning, focusing in on technique specifics
Introduction to off-piste and backcountry
All round performance skiing, making the most of the professional instructors to hand
Choose from an Intro to Touring Week, a Freestyle week or Free ski
Get an insider's view of what it's like living and learning in resort.
Those looking to improve their skiing over all areas of the mountain giving their season focus and drive. You can expect to come out of the course a reformed skier and have a great knowledge of the mountain and conditions.
We ask that you are a Level 3 or above on our ability scale. Generally having 4-5 weeks on snow prior to the course is enough, and the most important thing is a good attitude to improving and learning new skills. We can split groups into ability levels in Meribel. If you are unsure as to whether you are at the right level then ask one of our course advisors.
This performance course itinerary fits in well for people who are having seasons, and looking to make sure that they push their ability to the maximum level. The course consists of 3 coaching afternoons a week, a lot of the training is about telling you what you need to focus on in your own time. This not only brings the cost down, but also means that the course is suitable for those working out in resort.
We suggest buying a good pair of all mountain skis that will hold on the hard pack but float in the powder. Something like Salomon Rocker 2's.
Having completed this course you can expect your skiing to be at a very high level, so will be well placed to go on and take your instructor qualifications at a later date, and in time for your next season. The Basecamp team will be able to point you in the right direction with this.
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