Tuesday, 15 December 2015

ST ANTON winter events... and glamour

The most fabulous time of year events


12/13 and 20  December: "Advent Magic in the Park" and Christmas Market - a xmas market with local food tastings, craft stalls, etc.  Visitors can create xmas cards, children can take part in craft sessions at the elves workshop or make cookies with the local baker.  There is also Christmas stories being told in the log cabins (in local dialect).

 13 December: Xmas concert in the Pettneu Parish Church

27 December: Xmas concert by the Wiltener Boys Choir - 8pm, in Arlberger Hall: category A tickets 20euro, category B tickets 17euro.

30 December: Ski show 'The Snow Must Go On' - 9pm, Karl Schranz Finishing Stadium, FREE (Show Lounge, 25euro - includes food and drinks): a combination of projected images, 3D effects and 150 actors demonstrate the historical developments in skiing.  The Show is then on every Wednesday from the 13 January.


3 January: New Year's Concert - 5.30pm, World Cup hall @ ARLBERG-well.com: Classical start to the New Year with a performance by the Ambassade Vienna Orchestra: category 1 tickets 49euro, category 2 tickets 39euro.

9/10 January: Women's FIS Ski World Cup (Super G and Downhill):  The women's international ski elite will meet again in St Anton to battle it out for all important World Cup points in the Super G and Downhill disciplines.  The legendary race route down the 'Karl Schranz' piste will test the athletes to the limits.  Both races end at the World Cup Stadium, where the World Cup party will take place for all spectators.

9-30 January: Ladies First! Weeks. Ladies will be treated like princesses during these weeks.  Every lady can pick up a copy of the 'Ladies First' booklet and a small welcome gift at the Tourist Office.  The vouchers in the booklet get you the following benefits: free ladies drinks, discounts in shops and restaurants, and offers for spa treatments.  These weeks are also know as Powder Snow Weeks, as there is much talk about powder and untouched slopes - an ideal time for powder enthusiasts.


8-10 April: New Orleans meets Snow, St Anton: The focus will be on soul, blues, funk and jazz.  There will be live concerts throughout the resort, adding a dash of southern flair to St Anton.  This festival line up includes members of the Austrian jazz elite, as well as a special surprise guest star from New Orleans.

16 April: The White Thrill Race.  This race attracts thousands of winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world every year.  In principle, any one can take part, but from experience it is not suitable for absolutely everyone.  The Race starts with over 500 participants and follows a 9km downhill run (including a gruelling 150m ascent somewhere in-between), which pushes even seasoned skiers to their limits.

Alix and Heather
St Anton 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

St Anton Nanny poem

I'm getting all excited
I'm getting ready to go
I'm off to be a Nanny
and have lots of fun in the snow.

My bags are full of woolly jumpers
to keep me warm when is bitter
I'm packing lots of paints and pens
and not forgetting the glitter.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all
and having lots of fun
from sledging, crafts, and gondola rides
you will be ready for bed when done.

St Anton will be magical
full of Christmas trees and lights
from market stalls and Christmas trails
lots of festive sights

Are we sharing the same excitement?!


Saturday, 31 October 2015

ST ANTON season events

On Saturday, December 5th, 2015 St. Anton am Arlberg will start the winter season 2015/2016 with a spectacular open-air concert. Kim Wilde as Special Guest and the German top band Sportfreunde Stiller will ensure great entertainment ! 

  There will be free ski and snowboard testing, music, dance and a great atmosphere. 

Don't forget the Christmas rituals29 November and 6, 12, 13 and 20.December, St. Anton am Arlberg is hosting the "Advent Magic in the Park“ for the second year   
Open fireplaces and theme areas invite you to join in. The Christmas theme trail takes visitors past oversized silhouettes and a sea of lit candles to the “Christmas photo corner”, where everyone can design their own personal greeting cards. Children can join in the busy craft sessions at the elves workshops in the afternoons, visit one of the rustic log cabins and listen to festive stories and poems from St. Anton, and taste local cookies! Here the local baker tries out his traditional recipes with the children. 

New Year's Concert at ARLBERG-well.com 3.1.16
Classical music lovers are inspired at the New Year's concert on January 3rd

FIS Ladies Ski World Cup where the World’s best to compete in St. Anton am Arlberg. 
World cup excitement will sweep through Arlberg on January 9 and 10, 2016. Then the world’s best women skiers will be guests in St. Anton to compete for key points in downhill and super G.

Ladies First - 9th to 30th January                                                                                                       It´s ladies time   Winter-sport lovers are in the spotlight during the “Ladies First Pampering Weeks” from 9 to 30 January 2016. Every woman, who stays in St. Anton, Pettneu, Flirsch or Strengen during the „Ladies First!“ feel-good weeks from 9th to 30st January 2016, will be treated like a princess.

A premier ski resort with an outstanding selection of chalets and hotels and first class childcare for the whole family ski adventure!

0044 7860925055

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

New Faster lifts in the Three Valleys

Trois Vallees are proud to announce three new lift replacements for the coming season 2015.16
In St Martin de Belleville, the long slow St Martin 2 quad chair from mid station above the village to Tougnette at 2434m ( the link to Meribel Valley)is changed to a six seater , as well as the Combes link quad chair from Mottaret towards Tougnette. The slow double chair from Le Bettex below Les Menuires is now a fast quad chairlift.
This will make a big difference to journey times, no queues no excuse!

www.merinannies.com offer private nanny services in the whole of the Three Valleys

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Winter job a passion or chore? Merinannies have the answer!

 It’s that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder and you are thinking of your winter job/chore or fun.

Let’s face it, most of these Alpine jobs sound glorious but what happens when you are out there faced with reality? Your personal time is limited, your bed too small and you don’t get enough time on the mountain…what did you go for?!   

If you have a passion for snowsports you need to think carefully before you choose your winter job. And if you love kids, want so spend time making snowmen, messing about in the snowy woods, having hot chocolates and lunches up on the mountain, surrounding yourself with glittering Christmas trees and other like minded people….then we have a job for you in resorts that we pick with care.

We have only two positions available now in Megeve or Samoens

You get paid by the hour and you choose when to work !

All you need is childcare qualification of level 3 or above, three references, a clear CRB and lots of love for children!

For more information our jobs page explains why nannies come back year after year

Good luck
Katia 07860925055

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


Five reasons why you should work for an agency rather than an employer: 

You feel confident enough to look after children unsupervised.

You genuinely love being around them, but want to work in a different environment so mountain life sounds appealing.

You want to explore or improve your winter sport and enjoy socialising with like minded people.

You want to have a say in your hours of work and have some free time to socialise.

You want to earn enough cash to enjoy yourself and save!  

Then we have the answer…join our dynamic team in France or Austria for a truly special winter adventure.

Due to many returning nannies we now have only two vacancies left for the coming winter, so send your cv, references and photos today! 



Monday, 13 July 2015

Nannies in The Alps Jobs/Merinannies

Merinannies are looking for enthusiastic experienced nannies to join their team for the coming winter in the French and Austrian Alps.

We provide you with accommodation, uniform, activities and enough work to enjoy a season full of fun, ski and great experiences.
Our seasonal jobs start beginning of December to middle of April and we have vacancies in St Anton, Samoens, Megeve.

You DO NOT need to be a skier to join us! 

If you are looking for a change, feel dynamic and can work independently with no supervision, send us your cv with photo and references today! 

This post will suit nannies, teachers or nurses who are qualified with a level 3 childcare, teaching, social care work or nursing qualification,  over 23 years of age and who have lots of experience with babies and children of all ages plus a genuine love for children!
You need to provide a current DBS. 

For more information please visit our nannies and jobs pages

Worth watching this too https://youtu.be/zZ57BolssN0


Or 0044 7860925055

Monday, 20 April 2015

Until the next ski season....

10 things to do until the next ski season

1.Continue your fitness! http://befitlondon.com/ enjoy a great day out at the London show this bank holiday from 1 to 3 May
2. Try skiing on a glacier, Tignes is still open
3. Go hiking in Chamonix, you can walk the Vallee Blanche, leave the kids with a Chamonix-nanny
4. Enjoy great food in Megeve and some excellent spas to rejuvenate ,or play golf in Meribel
5. Make some refreshing non alcoholic cocktails and homemade ice-creams with the kids...
6. Get your next ski gear on the sales, take a look at some great offers.
7. Don't just dream about your summer get away, make a plan to take the kids to Greece for an active break! learn to sail or surf!
8. Follow our facebook pages on www.kidsingreece.com for our childcare updates in Greece and things to do in the Greek Islands
9. Take a cookery course in Greece while leaving the kids behind with a Kidsingreece Nanny, they can cook too!
10. Book your villa, book your summer nanny in Greece and prepare your bags!

And don't forget, it's never too late to book your winter nanny too if you are planning to ski on school holidays!

See you soon

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

And the snow is still there....

Well, can you believe the season is over but the snow is still there ...!

We are still busy sending our nannies to families in our highest resorts while talking bookings for the next season!
Most of our lovely nannies are joining us again, so you can feel reassured that the private nanny care you receive will be superb!

If your mind has started to drift in summer sunsets and beach holidays with the family please check out www.kidsingreece.com , our private nannies are all qualified and very experienced in Greece and the Greek islands too!

Always available for advice so please call or email

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

A day in the life of a Merinanny...

FUN AT WORK   ....
I arrive at work on a very cold but beautiful sunny morning, today I have one child who is 3 and a half years old. After parents have gone off for the day the child and I have a play of her favourite game, chasing each other around on the floor pretending to be dogs! what an adventure.... and the sound making turns to lovely singing and more imaginative play...
After this we wrap up warm and off out on the sledge. As the chalet is right on the piste it's easy to pull her along on the sledge down to the village. We hop on the bus to Courchevel to do some sledging in the fun area they have there, as well as some building in the snow. Our favourites being dinosaurs and dogs!
After this I take her to soft play, she has a great time playing with others and we have a dance together in the disco room. Tired but not exhausted we head back down on the bubble and then  on to the sledge she goes and I pull her back to the chalet.
After lunch we do snow painting, which involves food colouring mixed with water in a squeezy bottle and then 'paint' the snow... It's a very popular activity!
By the time the parents return the little girl is very tired but happy and she excitedly shares her day with her mum and dad.

By nanny Rebecca 2015 Meribel


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

La Grande Odyssee 2015

La Grande Odyssee 2015


Once again La Grande Odysee is coming to the Grand Massif and what a sight to see. Samoens and Morillon will again host the opening ceremony of this 12 day race. Which is now the biggest stage race worldwide. 25 mushers from around the world will race for 2 weeks over 750 km through France and Switzerland.

Saturday the 10th  January will see the prologue stage at our very own Samoens lac aux dames and morillon’s lac bleu with opening ceremony and entertainment such as music, igloo building, trappers’ village, food and drink and topped off with fireworks.

Stage 1 will be in Les Carroz with Stage 2 returning to Morillon, Samoens, Sixt-FER-a-Cheval, Flaine and returning to Morillon 1100. With the mushers and their dogs visiting all areas of the grand massif no one should miss out on this spectacular sight.

For more information visit http://www.grandeodyssee.com/en/index.html


If you would like to experience this event and the beautiful back drop of the Grand Massif ski resorts then please contact Merinannies to see how we can make your children’s’ and your holiday even better! We have nannies waiting to meet you.