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Marmalade Development Weeks – 3,2,1

The 3, 2, 1 week is the champion of our off-piste and backcountry ski courses. Leading up to this performance course we have different levels of off-piste courses, ski touring courses and the ever popular all mountain course. 

3 Valleys, 2 Peaks, 1 Refuge

The 3, 2, 1 is a high octane charging week looking for the best snow, the best skiing and the most fun possible. 

Every day contains a new adventure. Using whichever means necessary – a combination of lifts and our own legs will propel to the tops. Then from there it looks like a little like this ………..

3 Valleys

Being located in Meribel provides the best base to reach all corners and aspects of the 3 Valleys. The 3, 2, 1 week will involve using the full lengths and breadths of this huge area to ensure we maximise the daily adventures.

2 Peaks

This course takes in at least two local peaks which would be normally inaccessible using just the lift system. Taking the lifts as far as they go then using skis, skins and effort the tops can then be tamed.  From the tops of these peaks are descents that are well worth the effort. Also from these peaks are views and scenery that go for miles and never get dull.  

1 Refuge

Experience a night away from resort and the chalet. During a typical 3, 2, 1 week there will be a two day adventure which will involve staying overnight in a mountain refuge. Taking the day to travel further afield and away from the security of the resort. Watch the sun go down over new peaks, mountains and snowfields. Then enjoy the comforts of an Alpine Mountain Refuge. An expedition to step farther into the unknown and reap the rewards of a life away from the beaten track!

The 3, 2, 1 week is big week of skiing. This is a week of primarily guided adventures. Coaching will be available and we still want to help improve your experience on the mountain by learning new skills.


Part of the challenge of the week is the going up. As such time can be spent about how best to prepare, navigate, and manoeuvre our way round the mountain. 

Snow pack, mountain craft, use of and improving skills with avalanche transceivers. These are all essential skills for an all mountain skier. As such time will be spent looking, talking and working on these areas too. 

Of course there will be moments to look at ski technique and offer tips and guidance to improve in certain areas and situations.


There may be moments when the weather does not play its part in the week. When, or if, this happens then alternative adventures will be arranged. The joy of the Three Valleys is the extensive amount of available skiing and terrain. Options are always available. 

Marmalade Development Week – The 3, 2, 1 Week – not for the faint hearted….

For more information – info@skimarmalade.com

Dates for the 3, 2, 1 course for 2019, 20.

Saturday 21st March to 28th March 2020

Course only fee – €675

All inclusive MarmaCamp fee – £1595

The 3, 2, 1 Marmacamp is in association with our friends at Ticket To Ride. The accommodation is in Meribel and the package includes:

  • Return transfer from Geneva airport
  • 3 Valley lift pass
  • Shared accommodation on half board basis (options available for single occupancy rooms if preferred)
  • Daily breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • All coaching costs

Ticket to Ride and Marmalade Ski School – the 3, 2, 1 MarmaCamp 2020

For a full run down of all our available Development Weeks then click here. Options available are:

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