Méribel Ski School

Our Méribel Ski School

Situated right in the heart of the Three Valleys, Méribel is a picturesque village boasting access to 600km of pistes in the largest skiable area in the world. Our Méribel team is led by Zoe Campbell. Zoe has been teaching skiing for over 20 years with vast experience teaching children and adults alike including many years spent training future instructors as a BASI trainer. In fact Zoe started our Méribel ski school way back! With so many years spent teaching in resort our Méribel team know the slopes inside out and can help you find the most suitable terrain to build confidence, hone your technique and have fun.

Zoe is joined by a strong, experienced team of ski & snowboard instructors in Méribel. Each bring their own skills, experience and passions, and who would love to share them with you on your next trip to Méribel. Many of them have been with New Gen for a number of years, and will happily show you their favourite secret spots around resort, no matter what your level.

And with Meribel being situated

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Méribel Ski School Meeting Point

The meeting point for our Méribel Ski School is situated in the Chaudanne in Méribel at the bottom of the Tougnette bubble near the lift pass office. New Generation ski and snowboard instructors are easily identifiable in their bright blue uniforms.

Meribel meeting point map  Download your Méribel meeting point map

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Meribel FAQ’s

What lift pass will I need for the lessons?

The beginner area in Meribel is accessed via the Rhodos bubble so you will need a lift pass from day 1. The only exception to this is Whippersnappers who will start on the Chaudanne. Your instructor will be able to tell you when your child will need a lift pass. Lift passes are free for the under 5s though so if your child is 4 you may as well get one at the start of the week.

A Meribel pass will be sufficient for most adult groups, although we would recommend that intermediates upwards get a 3 Valleys pass to make the most of the area. Beginners may even choose a Meribel mini pass, for the first few days, although these must be bought daily from the lift pass office.

For children, a Meribel pass will be sufficient for Whippers, Wallabies and Arrows. We would recommend 3 Valleys passes for Bombers, Rockets and Freeride, who will explore further afield in their lessons.

What happens if I’m in the wrong group?

We do our best to ensure that this doesn’t happen during the booking process. If your instructor feels that you are in the wrong group however we will do our best to move you into a more suitable level.

Where can I get my skis and snowboard equipment?

Here are some of the options for ski hire in resort:

Slide Candy

A mobile ski hire company who will come to your chalet.

Sports Boutique

The first ever ski shop in Meribel. Ideally located at the centre of Meribel, next to the tourist office and near our shop.

Or, if you’re thinking of buying your own ski boots (a worthy investment for comfort and perfomance!) or are having issues with existing boots, that might need some tweaks:

The Boot Lab

Boot fitting specialists in Meribel and Courchevel. Pop in for a free assessment with their specialist boot fitters. Each boot comes with a comfort guarantee.

I’m staying in another level village. How can I get to my lessons?

Meribus is a free bus service, no need for a lift pass even! There are 3 main lines running between Meribel Centre and Les Allues & Meribel Village (line A), Plateau & Altiport (line B) and Mottaret (line D). Timetables available in the New Gen shop or the Tourist Office. The bus runs 7 days a week, 7am to Midnight.

The main drop off points in Meribel are at: La Chaudanne (close to our meeting point) and Centre (close to our shop, the Tourist Office and other useful shops)

What is the snow like? Meribel webcams

These can be found on the official Meribel site.

Feedback from our clients in Meribel

“Fantastic lessons again for my Daughter in rockets with Allesandro, she loved it and wanted lessons in the afternoon also! My wife went from a very nervous skier struggling to link turns to a much more confident skier attempting blues by the end of the week thanks to Zoe. This is the 5th time using NewGen and for group lessons we wouldnt look elsewhere.”

January 2017

“My instructor, Ian, was awesome. Incredibly patient and understanding, whilst also pushing us to learn and take on-board new things. He even helped with technical things like tightening my board bindings and advising me to get my board re-waxed as it was running very slow on the flats, which I did and had a brilliant final day on the slopes! We had a very intensive learning due to the small group size of only 2 people so progress was really good, hitting the red slopes on the last day was a great feeling. It was my first ever trip boarding and thanks to Ian, I will definitely be coming back to you guys for lessons in future and Meribel!”

January 2017

“Both children (9 and 5) had lessons with Emily and Claudio and they LOVED it! New Generation are the best for us by far – smaller groups, great teaching methods (Fred loved the balloon on his helmet!) and all the kids were English so the conversations were English – V important! Agnes for me was the Queen!”

January 2017
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