Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Meribel News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-11-28 Track your Alpine skills with GPS ski holiday in Val d'Isere, Meribel, La Plagne, Tignes or Les Arcs this ski season, you'll be delighted to know that you can now track every move you make on the slopes.

Sumit Tracker has been introduced to the Alpine ski resorts, a mobile phone-sized GPS tracking device that traces every turn, trick and twist on the snowy slopes.

At the end of their day, anyone enjoying Meribel, Val d'Isere, Tignes, La Plagne or Les Arcs skiing holidays will receive a full colour, double-sided report charting their progress on the Alpine slopes, so you can compare with your mates to see who really is the best skier.

"We have all been skiing in a group where there is always someone who brags about how many black runs they skied or how fast," said Sumit Director and Founder James Doughty. "There was never any way of knowing if they were boasting or not."

The GPS system is a fantastic little gadget to use while on a skiing holiday in Tignes, Les Arcs or any of the other excellent Alpine resorts. It can be used to measure yourself against your mates, or even to track how much you have improved during your stay.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/track-your-alpine-skills-with-gps_a17732443 2006-10-03
Meribel gets new six-seater lift Meribel ski holiday this ski season, you'll be pleased to know that it should be quicker to get to the top of the piste than ever before this season.

That's because in Meribel-Mottaret a new six-seater lift has been installed to replace the old Chatelet chairlift system. As one of the most popular areas of the resort, the new lift, which doubles the previous capacity, will come as a welcome addition.

According to those that run the show at Meribel, the new six-seater lift should ease access to the Valley of Belleville by lightening the load of the lift chain in the Plattieres sector. All in all, it will mean more skiing and more fun from skiing holidays in Meribel.

Ski holidays in Meribel offer you a great selection of runs at a range of difficulty grades, meaning there's something for all the skiers in your party.

Lying in the centre of the three valleys area that also boasts Courchevel and Val Thorens, a pass that encompasses the trio of areas is perfect for the intermediate skier considering a Meribel ski holiday.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/meribel-gets-new-six-seater-lift_a17989703 2006-11-22
New lift pass system for Meribel ski holidays to Meribel this winter, the pre-trip routine of making sure you have a passport photo for your lift pass will be a thing of past.

The ski resort, which forms part of the famous Les 3 Vallees, will benefit from a new "hands free" lift pass system that will make access to the slopes easier than ever.

The system was introduced last winter to Meribel ski holidays and has now been installed on all ski lifts. Skiers simply scan their pass for validation, so getting up the mountain will be as quick as skiing back down.

In addition to the scanners, those on their ski holidays in Meribel can re-use their pass by recharging it as often as they like for the required amount of time.

Passes, which are known as the P@s or the Pret@skier, can be recharged over the internet or on the phone.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/new-lift-pass-system-for-meribel_a17992035 2006-11-24
Early-bird skiers lift off in Meribel Meribel can now leave first tracks on Olympic slope La Face by joining the first lift of the day.

Meribel Alpina lift company is offering early-birds who sign up for the journey, made at 8:00 local time, the chance to share the lift with the ski patrol.

At the summit, they will be greeted with much-needed refreshments, before gracing the virgin snow with their presence.

Meribel is famed for its advanced ski lift system, which has rendered queues a thing of the past.

The area encompasses three neighbouring villages, all within the Vanoise National Park. Part of the popular Three Valleys ski area, the resort is suitable for all levels and abilities, making it an ideal choice for families. Indeed, Meribel's family pass offers a 20 per cent reduction on six to 21 day passes for four or more people.

The resort's new mountain restaurant, Plan des Mains, will also ensure that off-slope time is as valuable as the more active sections of the day.

The ski lift at 8:00 am local time will be available in Meribel every Thursday during March.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/early-bird-skiers-lift-off-in-meribel_a18078658 2007-03-05
Meribel welcomes competition ski holidays in Meribel are looking forward to the annual British Land National Junior and Children Ski Championships.

The competition will be held in the resort between March 31st and April 6th, giving young skiers the opportunity to compete in a world-renowned event.

On Sunday 1st April, the British Land Junior FIS Slalom will commence, with the Junior FIS Super G taking place on Tuesday 3rd.

The children's competitions - beginning on the same Tuesday with the British Land Children?s Slalom - will run until Friday.

Ski holidays in Meribel are a pleasure - the resort is famous for its advanced ski lift system, transporting exhilarated skiers to heights they never thought possible.

The resort recently launched an exciting initiative for early risers - an 08:00 local time ski lift to the summit of Olympic slope La Face.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/meribel-welcomes-competition_a18105374 2007-03-30
End-of-season festival in Meribel ski holiday in Meribel for 2008 should consider booking towards the end of the ski season, in order to experience open-air festival fun.

From April 5th - April 20th, The Altitude Festival will take to the slopes of Meribel, bringing with it stand-up comedy performances from English and French speaking comedians as well as music and competitions.

Entertainment is not restricted to the slopes, but will also form part of the apres ski experience that those familiar with Meribel ski holidays will appreciate.

"All this and your days will be spent sliding down some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Laughter and sliding - the stuff of great postcards," the website of the festival notes.

Meribel is a popular resort for those looking to enjoy family ski holidays, thanks to its selection of beginner, intermediate and advanced ski slopes.

The resort also boasts 2 snowboard areas in addition to 685 snow canons covering 42 per cent of the skiing area, so snow cover should not prove to be a problem even during April, however, the weather should be far less extreme, again making this time of year a hit for those on family ski holidays.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/end-of-season-festival-in-meribel_a18294695 2007-09-26
New chairlift for Meribel Ski holidays in Meribel are set to be even better this ski season, now that a new high-speed chairlift has been installed on the resort's slopes.

The new chairlift features a pull-down weather shield and replaces the gondola lift previously located on the second stage of the Tougnete slope.

Furthermore, the addition of the new chairlift means that those on family ski holidays no longer need to wrestle with button lifts on this stretch of slope, as the Tougnete draglift has been dismantled.

The ski resort notes that this has left fewer pylons on the mountain - providing both an aesthetic benefit and a practical plus for those on ski holidays in Meribel.

Another benefit of the new chairlift is the pull-down weather shield, which is designed to protect those on a ski holiday in Meribel from bad weather.

Meribel is scheduled to open for skiing on Saturday December 8th 2007.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/new-chairlift-for-meribel_a18321065 2007-10-17
Meribel ski holidays 'among most popular' Ski holidays in Meribel are among the most popular winter sports breaks among British tourists, it has been noted.

Frances Tuke, PR Manager for the Association of British Travel Agents, remarked that France is the top destination for ski breaks by UK travellers, with destinations such as Meribel being easy and convenient to access.

"The convenience and the sheer scale of the resorts" make Meribel ski holidays and other French destinations so popular with Britons, Ms Tuke said.

She added that Christmas, New Year and particularly February half-term are the most common times of year for ski breaks.

"The month of February is very popular because many of the French schools are off throughout the month, so that is the peak season really."

Situated at the centre of the Three Valleys ski area, ski holidays in Meribel are renowned for the resort's state-of-the-art lift system and ability to cater to all levels of skill.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/meribel-ski-holidays-among-most-popular-_a18339709 2007-11-01
Innovative joint-lift pass scheme launched in France
The XXL Pass enables holidaymakers to have a day in another resort for €10 (£6.90) if they hold a lift pass for five days or more for one of a selection of destinations - so travellers enjoying ski holidays in Meribel, for example, can have a day in a resort such as Les Arcs through the scheme, reports the Ski Club of Great Britain.

Some 12 resorts are participating in the endeavour - as well as Meribel and Les Arcs, Courchevel, La Plagne, La Tania, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville, Tignes, Val d'Isere and Val Thorens ski holidays may all benefit from the new system.

"It's obviously a bit of a trek to go from one ski area to another but for people who have a car and are out in a resort for a while it's a great way to visit another area," commented Al Morgan from The Ski Club's Information Department.

The Association of British Travel Agents recently described France as the number-one destination for Christmas skiers.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/innovative-joint-lift-pass-scheme-launched-in-france_a18346027 2007-11-07
French resorts do well in readers' awards Ski holidays in Val D'Isere have been praised in a newspaper travel awards, with readers of the Telegraph naming the French resort the best in the world.

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2007 produced a top three in the Best Ski Resort category, with readers of the Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph voting across a range of other categories too.

Val D'Isere was followed in second place by ski holidays in Meribel, another French resort. Located in the centre of Les 3 Vallees, Meribel and neighbours Courchevel and Val Thorens have been popular for a long time.

In third position in the Best Ski Resort rankings were ski holidays in Whistler. The resort boasts the most terrain of any ski location in North America.

The newspaper also noticed a change in the popularity of certain resorts since the awards began almost a decade ago.

"In 1998, the US resorts of Vail and Breckenridge were firm fixtures in your top five. Today, not one US resort makes the shortlist."

Whistler opened in mid-November this year and Val d'Isere welcomed skiers from December 1st. Meribel's season is due to start on Saturday December 8th. ]]>
http://www.igluski.com/news/french-resorts-do-well-in-readers-awards_a18384261 2007-12-06