When people are choosing between instructor courses, and deciding which resort is the best one for them, we often get asked the question: what are the very best things about each course?
Well, here are the headlines... the showstoppers... and the top three features of the SnowSkool instructor courses in France's Three Valleys! We can't guarantee that this info will help making that decision any easier (they all sound so good, dammit) - but hopefully it will give you a better feel of the vibe of the Three Valleys course itself.
Chalets, chalets, chalets
Standard accommodation on the SnowSkool course in The Three Valleys is in one of our chalets which are located close to the centre of Méribel – I can’t emphasise enough how beyond standard this is for an instructor course! Standard accommodation on an instructor course tends to be four people sharing a one-bedroom/ one-bathroom apartment or a nice chalet… 10km from the slopes/centre! In fact, we are so proud of the accommodation we offer on the SnowSkool course in France, that we wrote a blog all about it…
The ski area
Other resorts will claim they have better off-piste skiing or a higher top altitude or more freestyle parks but the clear fact remains that, with 600km of pistes, The Three Valleys is the world’s largest ski area. This size affords the area plenty of diversity and it is this that keeps SnowSkool clients happy for 11 weeks. With one lift pass covering the world-class resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Les Menuires, Méribel, Mottaret, Orelle, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville & Val Thorens and with skiing from an altitude of 1000m to 3300m, you have so much terrain to explore and places to visit. No wonder it is the world’s favourite ski area!
There are a lot of good apres-ski bars in the world… Krazy Kanguruh in St Anton, Cocorico in Val d’Isere and Farinet in Verbier spring to mind straight away… but we reckon Méribel is as good as it gets when it comes to an après-scene and nightlife. There’s a Folie Douce up the hill that is only accessible by skis or gondolas, halfway down you will pass by le Rond-point (aka Ronnies) which has live bands and/or DJs every day and then down in the main part of the town you have a whole host of options; Jack’s Bar, the Tav, Scott’s, le Pub, Bar-o-meter as well as two nightclubs; Sully’s and Les Saint-Peres.