Spend an epic month in Méribel with the fantastic instructors from Supreme Ski School and take your skiing to the next level. Our new course promises personalised technique development, off-snow analysis sessions and 30 hours of intensive training each week.

Trip highlights

  • Coaching from some of the best British instructors in the Alps
  • Approximately 30 hours a week of training
  • Off-snow video analysis sessions and a biomechanics assessment
  • Spend a month in Méribel, one of our favourite resorts
  • Make new friends with like-minded skiers

So do you think you’re ready to become an awesome skier? This brand-new course runs from 6th January 2020 to 1st February 2020 and we anticipate that places will go fast, so make sure you get booking. Prices start from £1750 for the full four weeks – BOOK NOW

Who is the course for?

Our course is exclusively for Ski Club members and we’ve created the ultimate month on snow for our members in conjunction with Supreme Ski School. But don’t worry if you’re not yet a member, you can join the club beforehand and you’ll be entitled to a 50% discount on your first year of membership. In terms of ski standard, the course is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate skiers (or Red to Silver skiers on the Ski Club’s ski profile system - click here to find out more) that are looking to take their skills to the next level. You’ll need a good level of fitness to make the most out of the course – you’ll be spending a lot of time on snow and will be skiing hard all day – BOOK NOW

Ski instruction from top instructors

Supreme Ski School have some of the best British ski instructors working anywhere in the Alps and are led by Aaron Tipping, a former GB racer and current BASI trainer. They’ll coach you on piste, in the powder, over the bumps and between the gates of a race course, ensuring you become a true all-rounder. Your coaching team includes:

  • Aaron Tipping - Aaron will be overseeing the Make Me an Awesome Skier Course. He’s a current BASI trainer, former GB racer, international Olympic coach and owner of Supreme Ski School, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the course where he will be orchestrating the team of coaches.
  • Rydian Morris - Our superstar all-rounder whose love for the mountains and improving people’s skiing is next level. With a degree in sports science and experience teaching in Méribel, Rhydian is a highly skilled coach with buckets of enthusiasm.
  • Max Linney - Our off-piste specialist. The backcountry is where he feels at home the most and with his innate exploring skills, he revels in sharing these experiences with other enthusiasts and skiers.
  • Jack Evans - Our resident pro racing coach and big mountain skier - his technical knowledge and ski race coaching background is second to none. As a former GB racer, he can impress on a race course as well as in the park or in the powder during big mountain competitions.

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Off snow sessions

Away from the slopes, we’ll be running a comprehensive range of off slope sessions to complement your snow time and help improve your technique even more. There’ll be video analysis, ski performance psychology sessions, a biomechanics assessment and we’ll even create a personalised fitness and exercise programme to take away with you into the rest of the season and for winters to come.

Accommodation and logistics

This course only package gives you the flexibility to find accommodation that suits you and month-long rentals are readily available in Méribel. It also gives you the chance to arrive early to settle in and to stay later in the season to enjoy using your new skills – we’d certainly recommend prolonging your stay! The choice of travel options and insurance are also yours. If you need any help, the Ski Club’s friendly staff are on hand to give you advice about booking your travel and accommodation, as well as your travel insurance.

Booking information

The price (from £1750 person) includes:

  • Coaching from elite instructors
  • 30 hours of ski instruction per week
  • In-depth analysis of ski performance to improve your skills
  • Off-snow sessions to build on the on snow time

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The course does not include flights, transfers, accommodation or your lift pass. But, this gives you the flexibility to stay in a place that suits you and arrive and leave when you want to. Make sure you speak to our team at Ski Club HQ for help and advice.

FAQS

We understand that you might have lots of questions about this new course. So, to help out, we’ve put together a list of the ones we’re asked the most, but if you have any different questions, please drop us a line at 020 8410 2015 or email info@skiclub.co.uk.

How good do I need to be?

The course is designed for Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate skiers (Ski Club on piste profile: Red-Silver). This can be described as:

  • Confidently skis reds, easier blacks in good conditions
  • Completed 8 weeks or more experience
  • Can ski the whole mountain but sticks to red pistes mainly
  • Skis parallel on reds, consistent pace and turns, top to bottom, with limited stops
  • Frequently stops in tricky conditions
  • Enjoys groomed pistes and prefers to avoid big bumps or icy slopes

If you have any questions, please give us a ring on 020 8410 2015.

Do I need insurance for the course?

Yes, all students must take out medical travel insurance which covers you for skiing, including off piste skiing and race training. This needs to be valid for the full duration of the course. On top of this insurance, we also recommend that you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and Carre Neige. The Carre Neige can be bought from the ESF or the ticket office in Meribel.

We advise that you do your own research, but the Ski Club’s info and advice page is a great place to start. 

Do I need to book my own hotel and travel?

Yes, this is a course only product, therefore you are responsible for booking your own travel and accommodation (as well as your lift pass and insurance). This gives you the choice to find accommodation that suits you.

Are lift passes included?

For the course you need to purchase a 3 Valley lift pass and since the course is 4 weeks it is most cost-effective to buy a season pass. This gives you a great reason to get some more skiing in before or to show off your new skills after the course. We are looking into group discounts on lift passes and we will update you when we have confirmation of any discounts. For your information, 3 Valley lift pass prices can be found here – a season pass currently costs €1336.

Do I need my own equipment?

We recommend you have your own equipment for optimal performance progression. It may work out cheaper to buy your own equipment for the course rather than hiring. If purchasing in the UK, we have an discounts with the likes of Snow+Rock, Absolute Snow, Lockwoods, Ellis Brigham and Profeet. Check out our Ski Tests pages for help with choosing your perfect skis.

If you’d rather try before you buy, either visit one of the UK snowdomes and test your equipment first before you buy, or buy out in resort – we have a great range of discounts on offer in Meribel, so be sure to check out our Ski Club discount pages.

Skis:

All mountain skis are a great all round option, as during training you need your skis to work well on groomed runs, moguls and powder. All mountain skis are generally between 80-90mm underfoot and have a shape that is ideal for giving you great performance both on and off piste. Check out the latest Ski Club Ski Tests for the best skis to choose. Another option would be to buy a pair piste performance or carving skis (70-80mm underfoot) to use on the groomers and in the moguls, but you would then need to consider hiring a pair of freeride skis for off piste training days.

Boots:

We highly recommend that you buy your own ski boots. A comfortable, well fitted pair of boots will make a huge difference to your enjoyment and performance on the course. Boot-fitting is a very specialist area. Make sure that you seek professional advice when buying your boots and if possible try to get custom moulded soles – this will make the boot perform better and feel more comfortable. For more information visit our info and advice page.

Poles:

Ski poles come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Look for a ski pole with a handle you like the grip of. Measure them by holding them upside down with your hand under the basket on flat ground in flat shoes, your forearm should then be at 90 degrees. That’s about as complex as poles get – but for more info head to our info and advice page.

Do I need a helmet?

Yes! A helmet will be compulsory on some parts of the course and highly recommended on the rest of the course. Please make sure that it is approved for ski and snowboard usage.

If I cancel do I get a refund on my deposit?

Booking deposits are non-refundable and will be retained should you cancel. If your course is cancelled for any reason, then your deposit will be returned subject to the terms and conditions in your training agreement. Make sure you take out travel insurance at the time of paying the deposit as your cancellation costs may be covered – subject of course to your insurance policy terms and conditions.

What happens if I get injured?

Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Supreme Ski School and the team back at Ski Club HQ will be on hand to assist. However, it is important that you have comprehensive travel insurance in place to cover your medical costs and it might also cover any course components you are unable to attend.

What happens if the weather is bad or the mountain is closed due to weather?

We cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to; bad weather and piste or lift closures. If a training session must be cancelled due to these circumstances, we will always do our best to use the training time to our advantage in other areas of the course or simply adjust training times to minimise loss of on hill training.

When do I need to book by?

Ideally as soon as possible! Spaces on our course will fill up on a first come, first serve basis, so the sooner the book, the sooner you can start planning for what promises to be an epic month.

Do I need to be physically fit for this course?

Skiing is a physical sport so there are a few areas within skiing which will challenge your fitness. The aspects of fitness required for skiing performance include: agility, coordination, balance and power. If you train your fitness before the course, you will pick up exercises and skills faster, therefore aiding your progression and enjoyment through the course. For some top tips head to the Ski Club’s Getting Fit for Skiing page.

How can I book the course?

You can book the course online at the Ski Club of Great Britain or you can book over the phone with our friendly sales team by calling 020 8410 2015.

What is the typical training programme?

Each week will include approximately 30 hours of on-snow training and two off-snow performance analysis and learning sessions. This will be adapted to suit group goals and to get optimal training conditions throughout each week. Your weekly schedule will consist of a mixture of full day and half day sessions, morning and afternoon with one or two full days off a week depending on training week.