altitude chalet

 

for those who can’t commit to an entire season

  • Ski and serve in the French Alps

  • Come on your own, or bring a church group.  12 beds available each week. 

  • Ski Angels, Worship, 24-7 Prayer, Mission in the mountains.

  • Enjoy fellowship and prayer with inspirational Christian leaders.

  • Enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea, and 2-course dinners prepared by our chef

  • Holiday Mission is for as much time as you can spare, from a week to a whole season.  Find out more below.

    FROM £295.00 PER WEEK

 
 
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holiday MISSION

This is ideal if you’d love to come and serve in the mountains, but you can’t spare a whole winter season.  You can come for a week, two weeks, a month or longer.  You get all the benefits of staying in our catered chalet with the Altituders and other guests.  You’ll come to serve, to ski, and to enjoy God’s playground! You’ll be living in a chalet with 23 other Christians and non-Christian guests, you’ll enjoy great fellowship and meet some inspirational Christian leaders. It’s the perfect opportunity for church groups – we have up to 12 beds available per week, in twin en-suite bedrooms. You are also very welcome to bring non-Christian guests as part of your group.

We’d love worship leaders to come and help lead worship in our Sunday evening service at the church, our Sunday morning informal service at an apes-ski bar, in the chalet, and on a mountain top. If you can ski well, we’d love you to be a Ski Angel, helping people down from the après-ski bars. If you don’t ski well, you can base yourself at the Ronnie which is on a bus route or provide prayer support for the Ski Angel teams from the chalet. We’d love you to spend time in our 24-7 prayer room – we want to cover Meribel in prayer for the whole season.

If you’d like to come and serve, to follow God’s call, and to do mission with us in Meribel then do get in touch.  We want to grow God’s kingdom in the mountains.  Help us in the church on a Sunday, lead our Bible study, help make pizzas. There’s so much need out here, we’d love you to come and get stuck in. And there’s so much beauty out here – spend your days discovering the 3 Valleys, on stunning, corduroy pistes or venture off-piste with a guide.  You can sign up to lessons or try a different discipline. (Ski guides and instructors fees not included in the price).  Be a light on the hill, as you chat to people in bubble cars or on a chairlift.  

You can come for as short or as long as you like.  Please contact us to check what availability we have.

 
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TYPICAL GUEST DAY

Days will start with breakfast and a prayer for the day. We will take it in turns to help the cook with setting up breakfast and everyone will help clear away and make their picnic if they want one. (Baguette, cheese and ham are €2 per day). 

Then for those that want to, we’ll head up onto the slopes.  It’s a short walk from the chalet to the slopes, so you can head out in your own time, or we can ski together as a group.

Some days we will all try and meet for a picnic lunch on the mountain or grab a legendary mountain burger from Chez Bif.  If there are non-skiers staying with us, we can make sure we choose a place accessible on foot. This is also a good chance to meet up with the Richmond chalet chaplains, workers and guests.

You can ski all day if you want – the skiing and the mountains in the 3 Valleys are awesome – or come back to the chalet for some chill time.

In the late afternoon/evenings there will be a whole range of activities. These may include 

  • Ski Angels at the Folie Douce

  • An après-ski meet-up in one of the local bars – this is a chance for us to be a Christian presence out in resort.  It won’t be hard-sell evangelism, but just getting out there, and being seen, going where God wants us to go.

  • Our open house nights at Chalet Altitude open to all.

  • Serving at our church service in the Meribel chapel – on welcome, or worship, or leading prayers.

  • Serving at our planned Sunday morning “Pop up church” in an après-ski bar. This is in the developmental stage and aims to be a unique way of doing ‘church’. 

  • Praying in our 24-7 Prayer Room

  • Bible study 

  • Meeting with our visiting ski chaplains who are inspiring Christian leaders in their field.

  • Our mission will be very much God-led.

  • On 5 evenings a week, your chalet cook will prepare a 2-course evening meal for you.  We will take it in turns to help the cook with meal preparation.  Everyone will help tidy away, wash up and lay the table for breakfast after the meal.

ACCOMMODATION

You will be living in a catered chalet very close to the centre of Meribel.  The chalet has 12 twin bedrooms, all with en-suite shower or bathrooms.  You will be sharing with other Christians and their non-christian guests. The chalet is fully catered on 6 days of the week.  On the other day you are welcome to eat out or cook for yourself.

The centre of Meribel is just a 4-minute walk downhill, and the ski slopes just a couple of minutes beyond that.

There is a large dining area, and a comfortable living room with open fireplace + free wifi.

Please note that we have 2 chalet dogs, and they are very friendly!

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COSTS

HOLIDAY MISSION - FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T COMMIT TO THE ENTIRE SEASON

Holiday Mission – You can stay for as short or as long a time as you like, subject to us having beds available.  Accommodation is in twin rooms, with en-suite shower or bathrooms. . We have up to 12 beds available per week, contact us here for availability.

  • £295 per person per week to cover half board accommodation (Catered chalet 6 days a week, breakfast (every day), afternoon tea, 2-course evening meal)

OTHERS COSTS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER

  • Travel to resort.  You’ll need to arrange your own travel to Meribel.

  • Ski pass.  A 6-day 3 Valley pass costs €291.  A 6-day Meribel Valley pass costs €245.  (2018/19 prices) These are discounted prices that we can get for you.

  • Ski hire.  We use Slide Candy as they provide the best in-chalet ski hire service.  Please ask us for a 10% discount code. Prices from £90 for skis and boots for a week.  There are cheaper, but not as good, options available online. 

  • Insurance – we recommend you take out ski accident or travel insurance.  For an extra €2.80 a day you can add ski accident insurance to your ski pass

  • Ski lessons – we can help you arrange these.

  • Apres-ski drinks