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Pistes of perfection, in Meribel

Liz Harper and family review the Meribel ski resort, France

Posted: 7 December 2012
by Junior

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Molly, kitted out in ski gear

One of the challenges with family skiing as children become more proficient is getting the balance between ski school, family skiing and time for children to relax. For the first time, we’d decided not to put our daughter into ski school, but to have her skiing with us, and have her downtime with a dedicated nanny as needed. VIP’s pre-departure registration process meant that I had already passed on a lot of information about Molly, including her likes and dislikes, so our nanny, Laura, instantly knew how to put Molly at her ease. Indeed, in no time Molly was smitten. Equipped with more enthusiasm than I can ever muster at 8am, Laura came armed with a box bulging with arts and craft and promises of sledging and hot chocolates later in the morning, and Molly didn’t even look up from her sparkly glitter glue to say goodbye as my husband and I exited for a morning of grown-up skiing on the piste.

Three hours later, Molly was once again kitted out in her ski gear and hand-delivered by Laura to the top of the Pacs du Lac lift by Laura to join us for lunch and an afternoon of family skiing. No compromises on this holiday – just a great family ski trip and some wonderful memories for us all to savour.

Prices for a family of 4 at the Chalet Mariefleur, Meribel, with VIP Ski in February half term 2013 start at £1,149 per person based on two sharing (children under 12 years, £1,074) and include flights, transfers and catered chalet. Visit for more details.

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