Learn to ski in Méribel
The ski resort Méribel lies in the French Savoie region and is the heart of the ski alliance Les Trois Vallées, Europe’s biggest ski resort. It was given the name “the three valleys” because the resort stretches over three different valleys: Vallée des Belleville, Vallée de Méribel and Vallée de Courchevel. This huge ski resort consists of 8 resorts. There is one in Méribel, one in Courchevel, one in Val Thorens, one in Orelle, one in La Tania, one in Les Menuires, one in Saint Martin and one in Bride les Bains. At only 2h away from Geneva and 1.5h away from Grenoble, the ski schools in Méribel are the ideal destination for all skiers.
The ski resort’s most popular villages are Méribel Centre and Méribel Mottaret, however you also have access to the slopes from Méribel Les Allues, Méribel Les Hauts and Méribel Village. From Méribel Mottaret, you can easily go to the slopes on the Roc de Tougne (2537m), Mont du Vallon (2952m) and Saulire (2740m). You’ll find long blue and green pistes on the latter. From Méribel Centre, you also have easy access to Saulire and Roc de Tougne, and also to Col de la Loze which offers ideal conditions for beginners.
Beginners are of course always welcome to join one of the many private or group lessons for skiers of all ages offered in all ski schools in Méribel. Skiers will first be placed in groups of maximum 10 people and then proceed to learning the basic skiing techniques on easy slopes from their instructor. On green slopes, beginners will learn the snow-plough technique and other techniques to help them slide down the pistes securely.
All group lessons start from Méribel Centre, in the La Chaudanne area. The meeting point is either at the office of one of the ski schools in Méribel, or at the bottom of the slopes, next to the gondolas Saulire Express and Rhodos. It is recommended to be at the meeting point 10min before the lesson’s start.
Kids from the age of 5 can participate in ski lessons for children. The groups are quite small (max. 10 kids per group) as to allow the instructors to focus on each child individually. Depending on their level of experience, the little skiers will either start by getting used to their equipment before learning how to slide, or, this concerns experienced kids, will first discover the area’s blue, red, and finally black slopes. If they feel safe enough, they’ll even learn some basic carving techniques.
Ski school prices in Méribel
Ski schools in Méribel offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons. Kids group lessons have a lunch option. Lessons with equipment hire included are slightly higher. The prices quoted are the lowest price per lesson within the season and do not include equipment or extras:
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The best ski schools in Méribel
Prosneige Méribel: The 3rd Prosneige school in the Three Valleys was founded in 1996.
Snow Descente: The school’s multilingual team offers high-quality private ski and snowboard lessons.
Cab9 Snowboarding: This scholl specialises in snowboard lessons and combines talent with excellent teaching and a relaxed atmosphere.
Elite Ski Team: One of the only ski schools in Méribel to offer heliskiing.
That's special about ski lessons in Méribel
Since Méribel is in the centre of Les Trois Vallées, it offers easy access to other resorts and slopes such as those in Val Thorens or Courchevel. There is a strong international flair there as tourists from all over the world want to participate in lessons that are offered in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Italian. Some ski schools in Méribel even offer lessons in German and Dutch. While most ski schools in Méribel offer private ski touring and off-piste lessons, some even organise heliskiing activities.
Finally, in order to make things easier for families with kids, some ski schools in Méribel offer ski lessons where the equipment is included, and even some where you have the possibility to book lunch-time supervision and a meal for your child.