Get to know the Three Valleys like the back of your hand, skiing better than you ever have before with 3 Weeks of Performance Ski Coaching.
The 3-week course is there for those that want a mini seasonal experience, pushing your skiing skills to new levels in one of the best ski areas in the World!
You will benefit from performance coaching delivered by the best and most experienced instructors in The Three Valleys. The coaching will involve a structured program of on Piste Technical development, and venturing into the off-piste once you've gained a solid foundation (and if conditions allow)
After a fun day on the hill, come back to your cozy chalet to relax and enjoy home-cooked food from your personal host.
What to Expect
Course Price Includes
- Amazing Performance Enhancing Instruction
- Backcountry Tours and Off Piste Guiding
- 5 x 4 Hours Days of Coaching - Total of 20 Hours/week - 60 Hours during the 3 weeks *
- 21 Nights Catered Accommodation in a shared room in TTR Mountain Lodge (single room available too for an additional fee of £280 per week)
- 6 Days of Cooked breakfast and 2-course dinner per week. Wednesday is the staff day off, with self-service breakfast and a chance for you to sample the tasty local restaurants in the evening.
- 21 Day 3 Valleys Lift Pass
- Technical feedback with evening video analysis
- On hill live video analysis
- Intro to Freeride Safety
- 1:6 Instructor Ratio
- Incredible Après Ski and Nightlife
- Return transfers from Geneva airport on set group transfer (leaving GVA at 15:00 on 7th and arriving GVA at 11:00)
* - Please note that the 20 hours of tuition a week is based on a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. If there is a group of 4 or less, the hours of tuition will drop to 16 hours a week to reflect the increased focus of the instructor on the students.
The Chalet - New TTR Mountain Lodge
We are excited to launch the New Ticket to Ride Mountain Lodge in Meribel Centre for the 2019/20 Season. Located in Meribel Moussilon, the TTR Mountain Lodge offers chalet-style catering and comforts, with the warm social ambiance and short term bookings of a hostel. With a capacity of up to 20 people spread between Twin, Double and Triple En Suite rooms, this Chalet is perfect for solo travelers or large groups. Offering an excellent 2-course menu served on its large tables, guests from all walks of life can share stories of their great day on the mountain. The Chalet has a large south facing terrace with a hot tub overlooking the mountains, as well as a Sauna in the lower levels of the building. If you're not socializing in the open plan Dining and Living Room area, kick back and relax in the media room which is kitted out with a large wrap around sofa, Widescreen TV, Apple TV, and Sound System.
Single Room upgrades are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please inquire upon booking.
Food and Drink
What you eat is important! You'll be riding hard for 6 days, and it's important that your body stays fuelled. We'll be serving up hot cooked breakfasts each morning and then presenting a 2-course meal of energy filled healthy dinners. The chalet staff have Wednesday off, where you'll have a self service breakfast and get the chance to sample one of the many great local restaurants. Dietary requirements are not a problem, we only ask for this information to be highlighted during the booking stage.
Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.
Arrival Day Sunday 10th January
Arrive at Geneva before the group transfer leaves at 15:00. Travel to Meribel (around 2.5hrs in the minibus) and get settled into your rooms at the TTR Mountain Lodge. Have a few welcome beers, and then dinner will be served around 19:30.
The first week will be spent getting everyone's legs warmed up for the course. The primary focus will be on-piste performance - shorts, longs, and variable terrain. These skills will be your foundation, building from this into more technical terrain in the vast 3 Valleys.
With a focus on personal development within all mountain skiing, your instructors will introduce you to more advanced techniques and take you into the off-piste terrain - should the weather permit.
This will be your time to tie in everything you've learnt in the first fortnight. With your new knowledge of the mountains, this final week is often where people feel the skills they've honed really come together.
Departure Day - Sunday 31st January
The group transfer will leave the TTR Mountain Lodge at 10:00 after breakfast and get to Geneva by around 13:00. Book flights for after 15:00 to be safe.
There are no qualifications included in the 3 week course, but your skiing will improve greatly with the performance coaching and time available to dedicate yourself to your skiing.
Those looking to improve their skiing over all areas of the mountain giving their season focus and drive. You can expect to come out of the course a reformed skier and have a great knowledge of the mountain and conditions.
You can do parallel turns consistently and confidently on all Greens, Blues, Reds and some Blacks. However, tough and variable snow conditions slow you down and affect your technique. You have done some easy, open Off-Piste and are eager to improve and explore the backcountry.
We are excited to launch the New Ticket to Ride Mountain Lodge in Meribel Centre for the 2019/20 Season. Located in Meribel Moussilon, the TTR Mountain Lodge offers chalet-style catering and comforts, with the warm social ambiance and short term bookings of a hostel. With a capacity of up to 20 people spread between Twin, Double and Triple En Suite rooms, this Chalet is perfect for solo travelers or large groups. Offering an excellent 2-course menu served along with its large tables, guests from all walks of life can share stories of their great day on the mountain. The Chalet has a large South Facing terrace with a Hot Tub overlooking the mountains, as well as a Sauna in the lower levels of the building. If you're not socializing in the open plan Dining and Living Room area, kick back and relax in the media room which is kitted out with a large wrap around sofa, Widescreen TV, Apple TV, and Sound System.
There are limited single room upgrades available to individuals on this trip for an additional fee of £280 per week. For this price, you will have a Double Bed and En Suite room all to yourself. Contact us for availability & information.
We suggest buying a good pair of all mountain skis that will hold on the hard pack but float in the powder.
This performance course itinerary fits in well for people who are working seasons and looking to make sure that they push their ability to the maximum level. As our advertised package includes accommodation, food, ski passes, please contact us if you wish to inquire about a coaching-only package.
The course will be delivered by Nick. Nick is a director and founding member of Marmalade Ski School. His experience even before then saw him teaching and coaching across the globe in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Andorra before finally settling into the rhythm of teaching here in Meribel since the early 2000’s.
Nick holds a fantastic depth of ski knowledge and knows how to make a pair of ski’s perform most efficiently. His local knowledge and history here in the 3 Valleys ensures that he will find the best spots to achieve the day’s goal. Finally, his approach to teaching is to keep things challenging and interesting yet fun and accessible.
You can expect to receive individualised and quality feedback. Feedback which is aimed to bring out the best in your skiing.
Feedback will be used on the hill whether we are: attempting something new for the first time; practising particular skills and drills which benefit our skiing; and even when we think we’ve mastered it you will find that feedback is with you in some form or other. The feedback will be there to introduce, explain and demonstrate new thoughts, ideas, techniques and tactics. It will be used to keep you on the right track to awesomeness!
Feedback will also be given during off-snow sessions. Away from the hill we can look at video taken on that day or further discuss or explain the tasks, goals, sensations and information that is given.
Yes. Video analysis is a fantastic tool to really get in tune with what you are trying to achieve and often what you are actually achieving. It will used during training to bring you a heightened sense of awareness of what you are doing and how it can be improved.
All skiers will be accommodated in the new TTR Mountain Lodge, which houses it;s own Media room, meaning that the video feedback will be focussed dedicated feedback away from the noise of a busy area. Just the group and your instructor in a private room, with a widescreen Apple TV allowing you to absorb the knowledge from the comfort of your sofa.