All Your Meribel Skiing Holiday FAQs Answered Here

Find the answers to all of your Meribel Skiing Holiday questions below. If there’s a question you have that isn’t here, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Skiing in Meribel

Is Meribel good for beginner skiers?
Although Meribel attracts keen skiers First time skiers will find that Meribel is a great place to learn. There are plenty of good areas to practise your skiing technique here.

Are there discounts for ski hire?
We work together with FreeSki allowing all of our Alpine Adventure guests access to discounts of up to 30%. To gain the discounts you must book online prior to arrival.

Do I have to wear a helmet when skiing?
For adults, it is a personal choice and not obligatory in either of our Meribel resorts, however, most people do wear helmets; you can hire a helmet at any of the shops. Children on the other hand MUST wear a helmet and all of the ski schools will enforce this.

Do you offer ski guiding?
We do not offer ski guiding; it is still illegal in France. You can always book a guide with a ski school. If you would like to ski off-piste then we highly recommend you use a guide with the appropriate safety equipment.

Will there be snow?
The Three Valleys is a snow-sure resort. There is an enormous amount of ski areas and choice of runs. The Three Valleys is well known and is the best when it comes to the maintenance of the slopes and our guests return year after year for this.  However, we cannot guarantee the weather, but our team is happy to advise great spots for you to enjoy on the mountain.

I want to ski off piste …
As we said above, we highly recommend using a guide to get the best of what Meribel Ski Resort has to offer and this is for safety as well. There are a number of ski schools offering off-piste skiing and all of the appropriate skiing equipment is included in their deals. Please contact our recommended Ski School, Parallel Lines for prices and information. You can also enquire with your own choice of Ski School.

Meribel Ski Chalet Information

I have dietary requests, what do I do?
Please let us know and we will do our best to cater to your needs.  Please see our delicious and appetising menu here on Our Cuisine page.

Can I drink the tap water in the Meribel chalets?
The water here is drinkable, however heavily chlorinated so we would recommend you purchase still or sparkling water to be safe and it is also cheap.

Can the chalet hosts change their day off?
We are sorry but this is not possible.

Are toiletries provided?
You will find a small complimentary selection in your chalet on arrival, so depending on usage you may wish to bring some of your own.

Are hairdryers provided?
There are hairdryers provided in all of our Meribel chalets.

Are towels provided and are they changed during the week?
All of our guests are provided with a bath and hand towel. Towels are changed mid-week.

What drinks are included?
Tea and coffee is available to you throughout your stay and there is a selection of fruit syrups. We also have a choice of four quality wines with your evening meal, as well as non-alcoholic alternatives.

Is childcare included?
Childcare is not included. We welcome children in all our chalets and can provide a cot, highchairs and a selection of toys. We can help with arranging babysitting. There are a lot of options for childcare, crèches and private nannies. Private nannies are allowed in all our chalets. Look at your child care options in Meribel Ski Resort here.

What happens on the team/staff days off?
A continental breakfast will be provided and you can still enjoy afternoon tea. Our representative will see you at the start of your stay to recommend and book a restaurant for your evening meal. Tuesday evening, all day Thursday and Saturday mornings is when our team will be off. 

Can you bake a cake for a birthday?
Please make a note in your party details or contact us in the UK office if you are celebrating a birthday. We can arrange for a cake to be made and balloons for a small charge.


What is the Ski Resort Tax and how much is it?
The ski resort tax is charged at £25 per person 18 years and over. It is used to support the local tourism infrastructure.

Do your prices include Ski Passes?
Our prices do not include ski lift passes, but we do offer an individual ski pass for 15€. They are delivered to your chalet, so no trips or queues to the lift pass office are required.

Are there any discounts on Ski Passes?
You can pre-book with us and save 15€ per adult and you pay on your arrival at Meribel Ski Resort. There are discounts for families, children and seniors.

Which payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major debit and credit cards without a charge. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express. 

What is the deposit for your chalets?
25% of the chalet price or £250 per person whichever is greater. Full payment of the holiday is required if your arrival date is less than 10 weeks in the future.

When is the full balance for my Meribel Ski Holiday due?
10 weeks prior to your departure.

What time can I arrive at the chalet?
Our check-in time is from 16:00. You can arrive at the chalet early if you wish to ski the first day and leave your luggage safely with us. We can have your ski passes ready and waiting. We will also try our best to accommodate areas for you to change into your ski wear.

Do you provide directions to the chalet?
You will find the addresses of all our chalets in the ‘Manage my Booking’ area under the documents tab. We ask that you call the resort office when you are in Albertville so that our team are aware of your arrival. 

Can we book flights with you?
This season we are offering a Gatwick flights and transfer, please see our Travel by Air page


I can’t log in to my booking?
You will need the email address of the party leader or the agent you booked with. Please ensure the booking reference is correct including letters, numbers and full stops. If you’re still having problems then please call us on 01273 977 677.

Do I need a photo for my ski lift pass?
All ski passes are proximity passes and do not require a photo.

Do I need Ski Insurance?
With every holiday you go on abroad, we would strongly recommend protecting yourself and your family with travel insurance. Skiing is classed as an extreme winter sport, and whilst we hope nothing bad happens, accidents do indeed happen. So please ensure you purchase insurance that covers all aspects of your trip. Under FSA Regulations we are not able to arrange your insurance cover for you. You can purchase your Ski Insurance here from a recognised provider.

Do I need a visa?
Visa requirements can change at any time, so it’s important to double check the details for your destination. Make sure you do this within six weeks of your departure date with the relevant Consulate or Embassy. You can also get help at

If you’re applying for a passport for the first time, you’ll need to attend an interview as part of the new application process. And it’s no longer possible to apply for your passport using the one week ‘Fast Track’ service. For help and advice, see

When you’re back from your Meribel Ski Holiday

We thank you so much for booking your Meribel Ski Holiday with us at Alpine Action.

You’ll likely be feeling the after effects of an adrenaline crash and will of course be missing the magnificent ski slopes of Meribel, but you can always book for the next season! 

Lost Property
Alpine Action cannot accept any responsibility for items left in the chalet. If you have left something in the chalet then please send an email to as soon as you realise.

Guest Reviews
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