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The Alpine Bake Off: Apple and Almond cake

As the season comes to an end we really are going to miss our Chalet cakes. There is nothing better than coming back from a day on the mountain to the smell baking. A long standing Alpine Action favourite is our “Apple and Almond” cake. This mouth watering goodness, has a crisp outside and soft spongy middle. It lasts for ages if stored in a cake tin and if you like it as much as we do, you can even heat it up and serve it with a little cream for dessert.

Apple and Almond Cake

Apple and Almond Cake: Chalet Chez Menor
By Chloe and Oscar, Chalet Chez Menor

Serves 10
Preparation time  10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
50g of almond flakes (plus some extra for decoration)
2 apples
125g butter
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
300g raising flour
200ml milk
pinch of salt
375g brown sugar
80g raisins
Icing sugar (optional for decoration)

Method:
1. Peel, core and slice apples.
2. Sift flour, cinnamon and salt into a bowl.
3. Stir in the brown sugar, raisins, eggs, almonds, melted butter, milk and apples.
4. Mix until smooth and pour into a greased and floured cake tin.
5. Cook for 45 minutes in a moderate oven (180ºC).
6. Stick a knife in the centre of the cake to check it is done, its should come out clean when removed.
7. Decorate with Almond flakes and a light dusting of icing sugar, or with almond icing, like Carmen in Chalet Telekie.

by Carmen and Sam, in Chalet Telekie
By Carmen and Sam, Chalet Telekie
By Bee and Emma, Chalet Azalee
By Bee and Emma, Chalet Azalee
Easter Decorations, by Chloe and Oscar, Chalet Chez Menor`Easter Decorations, by Chloe and Oscar, Chalet Chez Menor
Easter Decorations, by Chloe and Oscar, Chalet Chez Menor

Weekly Snow Report and Events in the 3 Valleys

It is sad to say this is the final weekly snow report and events for Alpine Action Winter Ski Season 2016/17. The 3 Valleys teams have really worked their magic this season ensuring it is the BEST ski area in Europe. Their commitment to having more lifts and runs open than any other resort has delivered and even as we approach the end of very warm and sunny Spring like conditions, they continue to ensure we can access the best snow high up the mountain.

New additions to the 3 Valleys have made it not only the best place to ski but the best place to be!

Some of the more noticeable highlights have been; luxury picnic areas, wifi hot spots, selfie spots with the most amazing back drops, increased liberty free ride areas (allowing you a taste of off-piste skiing in a safe controlled area), amazing Snow park set ups attracting world famous freestyle Olympians and teams. Events such as; the Aerosnow show in Meribel, the Alpine Skiing Europa Cup, torch lit decent’s by local ski schools during school holidays, mega firework displays in Courchevel, ice car racing in Val Thorens, the piste bash festival in Meribel (music and comedy in the mountains) and Champagne Yoga brunches at La Folie Douce. If that wasn’t enough after being released back into the Alps over 10 years ago we are finally starting to see signs of European wolves living free in their natural habitat.

The season isn’t over yet, the next two weeks see skiing in Spring-like conditions, long lunches at sunny mountain restaurants and the annual Meribel Village Charity Day party. Head down to Meirbel Village on Wednesday afternoon and see an incredible line up of local and guest bands/DJ’s playing, hosted by Radio 1’s Jo Whiley.

The weather forecast this week is mainly sunny with some clouds today and Wednesday morning. The forecast for next week, will start of bright and sunny with some light snow showers Monday to Thursday with sunshine for the remainder of the week.

All 3 Valley links will remain open and the majority of pistes. Routes down to Meribel centre will be shut, but lifts will remain open to allow you access back down to the main lift area “La Chaudanne”. For lift and run openings check out this link and scroll down, to see live information: http://www.meribel.net/infos-pistes.html

Temperatures are staying mild with highs of 14 degrees and lows of 1 degree. The coldest wind chill is forecast at -3, freezing level is at 2700m for perfectly groomed pistes first thing in the morning!

 

Image from Snowforecast.com
Image from Snowforecast.com
Image from: LE Meteo France 7 day forecast
Image from: Le Meteo France 7 day forecast
Image from: LE Meteo France 14 day forecast
Image from: Le Meteo France 14 day forecast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Meribel valley currently has a reading of 14cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 157cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 73cm at resort level (1850m) and 163cm at Altitude (2700m).
Avalanche risk is 2 out of 5 today.

We want to keep you up to date with weekly events and happenings in the 3 valleys so here are some of the best bits to get you in the winter holiday spirit…

What’s on this week in Meribel

Monday 10th
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret

Tuesday 11th
Market day in Meribel centre.

Wednesday 12th
Ice Hockey at the Olympic Centre: 8:15-11pm
CHARITY DAY♫

Thursday 13th
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret

Friday 14th
Market day in Meribel centre

What’s on this week in La Tania

 

Availability

If all of this has got you yearning for your next ski holiday, get ahead of the game and give our office a call today. Reserve your week in one of our fabulous chalet for next season 2017/18.    www.alpineaction.co.uk

 


Weekly Snow Report and Events in the 3 Valleys

As the final week of the season gets nearer, the resort is winding down for a little “you time”, from the 1st of April to the 14th, Meribel is focusing on being “Zen” and what a way to do it…

“Zen Altitude” is a two week event in Meribel that you can get involved with. Think piste nap time, mountain Yoga, leisurely lunches, girl power freestyle days with local ski schools and Spa’s for relaxation and pampering with a mountain back drop. Anyone coming to resort this week and next, can get involved just sign up to any the activities scheduled in the “Zen Altitude” itinerary.

If you are less Zen and more adrenaline junkie there is still lots to do, snow conditions may appear Spring-like with lower slopes naturally fading as a result of warm temperatures, but above 1800m the snow conditions are still great! Pistes are quiet and sunshine is forecast nearly every day for the next week.  This is also prime-time for paraponting in the Alps. Light snow showers are expected  for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday daytime. Sunshine for the rest of the week followed by more snow showers Monday to Wednesday next week.

Temperatures have slightly dropped this week with highs of 6 degrees and lows of – 2 degrees. The coldest wind chill is forecast at -5 allowing for the snow to re-freeze overnight for perfectly groomed pistes first thing in the morning!

Image from: Snowforecast.com
Image from: Snowforecast.com
Image from: Le Meteo France
Image from: Le Meteo France
Image from: Le Meteo France
Image from: Le Meteo France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Meribel valley currently has a reading of 25cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 158cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 73cm at resort level (1850m) and 161cm at Altitude (2700m).

Avalanche risk is 1 out of 5 today, as it is Spring off piste skiing is limited to areas only accessible by ski touring. If you fancy some Spring lines, contact the local Meribel and Courchevel Guides to get involved with beginner – advanced, off piste touring days and see what end of season conditions have to offer.

We want to keep you up to date with weekly events and happenings in the 3 valleys so here are some of the best bits to get you in the winter holiday spirit…

What’s on this week in Meribel

Monday 3rd
Folie Douce: Power Ranger Party, 12-5pm
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
Live Music
Evolution: Mardy Johnny Depps – 10pm
Lodge Du Village: Alex Davies – 4pm

Tuesday 4th
Market day in Meribel centre.
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Daisy B – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Bring Your Sisters – 4:30pm
Evolution: Hobo Chic – 10pm

Wednesday 5th
Yoga retreat hour: La Folie Douce, Champagne Brunch, 10am register at auxalpes.com
Ice Hockey at the Olympic Centre: 8:15-11pm
Live Music
The Rond Point: Bubble & Crisp – 5pm
Lodge du Village: The leggomen – 4:30pm
Doron Pub: Wingmen – 11pm

Thursday 6th
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
Olympic Centre Ice Rink: Black out party, 8-10pm
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Hobo Chic – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Sian Hayley Smith – 4:30pm

Friday 7th
Market day in Meribel centre
Live Music
Lodge du Village: The Mardy Jonny Deps – 4:30pm

What’s on this week in La Tania

Last minute availability
As the season comes to an end we have limited availability next week. Chalets Ecureil and Telekie in Meribel both have a few beds left if you fancy a break from rainy England. Alpine views, glorious sunshine, end of season parties and Spring skiing what is stopping you from a last minute ski holiday to the 3 Valleys?


Weekly Snow Report and Events in the 3 Valleys

Hello from a sunny 3 Valleys, the forecast is looking fabulous this week after 30cm of snow fell on Saturday night. Waking up on Sunday morning to a sunny Winter paradise was pretty special and I imagine a great day for any families celebrating Mother’s Day in the 3 Valleys.

We have an action packed week in Meribel with the start of the annual “Piste Bash Festival” bands from across the Alps perform in Meribel’s La Chaudanne and popular Apres bars.  Special offers are on all week in the bars and restaurants, purchase your wrist bands from Jacks bar or Lodge du Village in Meribel.

The forecast for the rest of the week is sunshine, until Friday where clouds will start to form and light snow is predicted for the weekend. Moving into next week we have Spring like conditions with sunshine from Tuesday onwards.

Image from: Snowforecast.com
Image from: Snowforecast.com
Image from: Le Meteo
Image from: Le Meteo, France 7 Days

 

Image from: Le Meteo
Image from: Le Meteo, France 14 Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperatures this week have highs of 6 degrees at 2000 meters and lows of -3 degrees. The coldest wind chill is forecast at -5 and freezing level is around 2000 meters.

The Meribel valley currently has a reading of 38cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 182cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 86cm at resort level (1850m) and 181cm at Altitude (2700m).

Avalanche risk is 3 out of 5 today, however, with temperatures warming up off piste skiing is not recommended.

We want to keep you up to date with weekly events and happenings in the 3 valleys so here are some of the best bits to get you in the winter holiday spirit…

What’s on this week in Meribel

Live Music with the Piste Bash Festival

Tuesday 21st
Market day in Meribel centre.
DC Area 43: welcome drink and games 2-4pm

Wednesday 22nd
Ice Hockey at the Olympic Centre – 8:15-11pm

Thursday 23rd
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
Tobogganing and mulled wine at La Chaudanne, 4:15pm
DC Area 43: Shoes hunt, find goodies hidden around the park and win them

Friday 24th
Market day in Meribel centre

What’s on this week in La Tania

 


Last minute availability

The recent dump of fresh snow, sunshine all week and a top-up forecast for the weekend it would be rude not to treat yourself to a last-minute holiday in the heart of the 3 Valleys. We have limited availability next week with a few beds available in the chocolate box Chalet Cote Coeur in La Tania. Chalet Alysson in Meribel has 2 beds available and Chalet Telekie in Meribel 1600 has returning hosts Carmen (Queen of baking) and Sam and is available next week. Click here to book or find out more:  http://www.alpineaction.co.uk/special-offers-last-minute.htm

 


Weekly Snow Report and Events in the 3 Valleys

We have been feeling hot, hot, hot, in the 3 valleys this week with glorious sunshine, blues skies and warmer temperatures. Spring is finally here, driving up the mountain towards resort, spring flowers are starting to dot the landscape and with snowy peaks and sunshine what better time of year to come for a sunny ski holiday?

There are some fun events happening in resort this week, with our good old friends Magic in Motion ski school entertaining us on Wednesday. Find an action packed day of Skiing, Freestyle, music, BBQ, water slide and prizes at the top of Rhodos lift, opposite the Rhodos restaurant, to experience “Magic D Freestyle Day” at the Magic garden. On Thursday you can catch the DC pro-freestyle snowboarders as they warm up for the “DC Area 43 Hit and Run” competition on Friday – an event not to be missed you can read more about DC Area 43 on our recent Freestyle blog post.

Weather and snow forecast for the next week is promising, with sunshine today followed by the cloud moving in on Tuesday afternoon and light snow showers continuing into the weekend. Next week the cloud will clear on Wednesday leaving sunshine for the rest of the week.

Temperatures this week have lowered with highs of 5 degrees at 2000 meters and lows of -4 degrees. The coldest wind chill is forecast at -8 and freezing level is around 2000 meters.

Image from: Snowforecast.com
Image from: Snowforecast.com
Image from: Le Meteo, France
Image from: Le Meteo, France (7 days)
Image from: Le Meteo France
Image from: Le Meteo France (14 days)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Meribel valley currently has a reading of 45cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 173cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 99cm at resort level (1850m) and 175cm at Altitude (2700m).

Avalanche risk is 3 out of 5 today, however, with temperatures warming up off piste skiing is not recommended.

We want to keep you up to date with weekly events and happenings in the 3 valleys so here are some of the best bits to get you in the winter holiday spirit…

What’s on this week in Meribel

Monday 20th
Live Music
Evolution: Mardy Johnny Depps – 10pm
Lodge Du Village: Coco and the Butterfields – 4pm

Tuesday 21st
Market day in Meribel centre.
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Daisy B – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Bring Your Sisters – 4:30pm
Evolution: Hobo Chic – 10pm

Wednesday 22nd
Magic D Freestyle Day: Magic Garden, 11am – 4pm
Yoga retreat hour: La Folie Douce – 10 -11am register at auxalpes.com
Ice Hockey at the Olympic Centre – 8:15-11pm
Lodge DU Village: Comedy Night with Marcus Briggstock – 10pm
Live Music
The Rond Point: Norman J – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Bloc off the Wall – 4:30pm
Doron Pub: Wingmen 11pm

Thursday 23rd
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
Tobogganing and mulled wine at La Chaudanne, 4:15pm
DC Are 43 Hit and Run warm up: 11am – 4pm
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Hobo Chic – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Sian Hayley Smith – 4pm

Friday 24th
DC Are 43 Hit and Run competition: 11am – 4pm
Market day in Meribel centre
Live Music
Lodge du Village: Electric Spank – 4pm

What’s on this week in La Tania

 

Last minute availability

Spring is now here and it would be rude not to treat yourself to a sunny holiday in the French Alps. Apres ski is in it’s prime this time of year, with special gigs and events to keep you entertained. Ski all morning, have a late lunch on a sunny terrace then party until the sun sets with a mountain backdrop. Check out our latest offers for last minute chalet holidays in Meribel and La Taniahttp://www.alpineaction.co.uk/special-offers-last-minute.htm

 


10 Inspiring Women in Winter Sports

In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, we researched some awesome female icons in the world of Winter Sports. These incredible women, dating back to the 1800’s, set the standards in all female mountain sports, ranging from; Mountain Climbing, Figure Skating, Alpine Ski Racing, Back Country Skiing and Freestyle.

In honour of International Women’s Day, here are 10 inspirational role models, giving Girl Power with an Alpine touch.

1. Marie Paradis and Henriette d’Angeville

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Marie Paradis was the first female to climb the famous Mont Blanc in 1808, during this time Chamonix was still under the reign of the Kingdom of Sardinia. This history changing female, succeeded the climb alongside mountain guide Jacques Balmat. The quirky fact in this story was the fashion… Marie Paradis did the whole thing in a dress! Thirty years later, Henriette d’Angeville was the second woman in history to climb Mont Blanc in 1883.

2. Sonja Henie

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Image from: en.wikipedia.org -Sonja_Henie_1936

In 1924, the Winter Olympics was launched, women were only allowed to compete in one category – Figure Skating. At the young age of just 11 years old, Sonja Henie of Norway, competed alongside 13 other female competitors. In the 1928 Winter Olympics, Sonja went on to win Gold and in total won 3 Gold Medals over her Olympic career. There was controversy at the time around the length of her skirt, shorter than other competitors due to her age and size it was frowned upon. However, it is believed that a shorter skirt allowed her to incorporate more movement into her routine, such as spins and jumps. As a result, this iconic moment took Figure Skating to a new level with new attire!

3. Christl Cranz

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Image from: europeana.eu Christl Cranz

In 1936, the Winter Olympics was transformed with a new sport for females to take part in… Alpine Skiing: Alpine Combined (Slalom and Giant Slalom).
Christl Cranz of Germany was the first female to win a Gold Medal. This was the year for female competitors with over 500 women taking part. Christl Cranz then went on to win 13 World Championship titles.

4. Marielle Goitschel


This French female was originally born in Sainte-Maxine, however, moved to Val d’isere at a young age. The Goitschel family are well known for their talents in Alpine Ski racing, making it no surprise that Marielle became the second woman after Christl Cranz to win 11 World Championship medals in Alpine Ski Racing. To this day the Goitschel family are still based in the French Alps and have ski shops named after them in the resort of Val Thorens.

5. Janica Kostelic

Born in Croatia, Janica came from humble beginnings, during her European tour funding for accommodation was not available, so she and her family slept in a tent or their car during her competitions. Janica’s determination and drive to succeed landed her 4 Olympic Gold Medals. She is the only woman to have ever won 3 Gold Medals in one Winter Olympics (2002).

6. Julia Mancuso

World renowned American ski racer Julia Mancuso is a woman who never gives up, she is said to be one of the best female Alpine Ski Racers in the world. After 7 World Cup wins in Alpine Ski Racing, standing tall on the podium in 5 World Championships, winning 3 Olympic medals including GOLD in Giant Slalom in 2006, this lady knows how to win a ski race or two. Despite a hectic ski schedule she still finds time to enjoy surfing and paddling in Hawaii and is an ambassador for the High Fives Foundation supporting injured athletes.

7. Kelly Clark

This snowboarding role model has achieved the top of her game in Freestyle Snowboarding specialising in Half Pipe. She has had over 70 career wins – more than any Man or Woman. She is a 4 time Olympian and 3 time Medallist, wining Gold in the 2002 Winter Olympics Half Pipe. Kelly now focuses on her foundation, set up in 2010, her company motto is “Success starts with an opportunity to follow your dreams” and she is enabling young aspiring snowboarders to do just that.

8. Linsey Vonn

Possibly one of the most famous Female Alpine Skiers of this era, Lindsey Vonn is always making headlines. Vonn has just been granted the title of “most successful women’s skier of all time” by the Olympic organisation, after beating the World Record for 63 FIS World Cup victories which hasn’t been achieved since 1970’s by Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Pröll’s. Olympic Gold Medallist, and one of only 2 females to win the overall World Cup Championships, there really isn’t much this lady won’t do to succeed. She was awarded “Sports Woman of the year” at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2010 and despite her fair share of struggles due to injury has maintained her competitive drive and inspiring women.

9. Sarah Burke

This Canadian champion put Women’s Freestyle Skiing on the map. She campaigned for Freestyle Skiing to be in the 2014 Winter Olympics and succeeded in her cause. Four time Winter X Games Gold Medallist and World Championship skier in Half Pipe, Sarah Burke inspired thousands of women of all ages to follow their passion. Tragically Sarah Burke died during training in 2012. This devastating loss hit the Freestyle community hard, however, her legacy lives on inspiring females to take Freestyle skiing to another level. Lyndsey Dyer a creative film maker and famous Back Country skier dedicated her all female “Pretty Faces” ski film to Sarah Burke, this is a must see film for anyone who loves mountains, skiing and Girl Power.

10. Kelly Sildaru

The most recent female on our radar, Kelly Sildaru is a 14 year old Freestyle skier from Estonia.  Competing in Slopestyle, Sildaru is the youngest female to win a Gold medal in the 2017 Aspen Winter X Games. If that wasn’t enough she then continued being the first female to win 2 prizes at the X Games landing a Silver medal in Big Air. This talented teenager is one to watch for future Winter Olympics.

These inspiring women have excelled in the sport they love, and have motivated us to go out and challenge ourselves on the piste. This week we are very proud to announce that out of the 11 Alpine Action female staff that participated in the “Sheride Sessions, Slope Style competition” in Meribel’s Elements Park, 8 won prizes! Congratulations ladies representing International Women’s Day and Alpine Action. 


The Alpine Bake Off: PANCAKE DAY!

Pancake day is one of those traditions that stays with you from being a child. Stood in your parents or grandparents kitchen, being assisted in flipping a pancake ever so carefully, ensuring it doesn’t end up on the ceiling or floor. Everyone has their own ideas about what is the best way to make the mix (butter or oil) and what is the best way to flip it (straight flip or slightly tilt the pan). Then there is the sibling rivalry, who will have the first pancake, who will eat the most pancakes, one of our staff said she ate 14 in a row!

Here at Alpine Action we have combined an old Chalet recipe with our Chalet Manager’s mum – Anne Rowe’s pancake recipe and methods… enjoy, HAPPY PANCAKE DAY!

Pancakes

Credit to: Chroniclelive.co.uk
Credit to: Chroniclelive.co.uk
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Credit to: torquayheraldexpress.co.uk

Makes 12

4oz (100g) plain flour
pinch of salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/2 pint of milk (300ml)

1. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.

2. Crack the egg into the well, add the melted butter and half of the milk.

3. Fold the flour into the liquid using a wooden spoon, continue until all the flour has been mixed and beat well to make a smooth batter.

4.  Stir in the remaining milk bit by bit.

5. Pre-heat a non-stick frying pan or pancake pan and grease with butter – use a piece of kitchen roll to absorb any excess grease.

6. Add half a ladle or 2 table spoons of the batter and swirl it around the pan immediately, coating the entire base.

7. Poke around the edges with a spatula to ensure it isn’t sticking to the sides of the pan. When the pancake is lightly browned, it’s time to flip!

8. Tilt the pan away from you and shuffle the pancake so a little bit of the edge is hanging out of the pan, with your wrist flick the pan up and catch your pancake.

9. Brown the other side, then transfer to a warm plate.

10. Toppings: traditionally you squeeze lemon juice and sugar all over the pancake and role it up. Other Alpine Action recommendations are; Orange slices squeezed with sugar, maple syrup, honey, Nutella and Speculous spread!

Bon Appetit!

 


Weekly Snow Report and Events in the 3 Valleys… Featuring James Woods aka Woodsy!!!

What a special week we are having in the 3 Valleys… we hope you enjoyed our new #celebrity snow reporter James Woods aka Woodsy. This Team GB Freestyle skier, just won Gold at the Aspen Winter X Games 2017 in the Big Air competition and amongst other incredible achievements, was ranked 5th place at the Sochi Winter Olympic 2014. We will be discussing Woodsy in our Freestyle skiing blog at the end of the week so keep your eyes peeled for the feature.

Further exciting events happening in Meribel and La Tania this week include the Aerosnow Show in Meribel this Wednesday. Not to be missed, the display will be similar to the UK’s Red Arrows and start at 11:30am on the 22nd February, there will be a 20 minute show with French pilots flying over the Valley.

The weather is looking fabulous for the event, with sunshine forecast and continuing for the rest of the week. On Friday the clouds start to move in and heavy snowfall is due, Saturday the clouds will clear and blue skies with glorious sunshine continue into next week.

 

 

 

Temperatures are varied over the next 7 days with highs of -2 degrees and lows of -9 degrees. The coldest wind chill is forecast at -16!

The Meribel valley currently has a reading of 45cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 122cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 77cm at resort level (1850m) and 116cm at Altitude (2700m).

Avalanche risk is 2 out of 5 and with the off piste skiing being fairly iced over we recommend staying on piste and enjoyed the beautifully groomed runs.

We want to keep you up to date with weekly events and happenings in the 3 valleys so here are some of the best bits to get you in the winter holiday spirit…

What’s on this week in Meribel

Monday 20thth
Welcome drink, La Chaudanne, enjoy a complementary drink and advice on where to ski between  9am – 11am.
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret.
Aperol Party: Folie Douce DJ set, 9am – 5pm.
Planks Clothing Shop: James Woods aka Woodsy meet and greet.
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Blazin Strings – 5pm
Evolution: Mardy Johnny Depps – 10pm

Tuesday 21st
Market day in Meribel centre.
DC Area 43: welcome drink and games, opportunity to win prizes, 2-4pm.
Biathlon initiation: try out biathlon for free in the Family Cool area of Meribel Altiport, 10 – 4:30pm.
Disco at the Olympic Centre swimming pool: swim to a DJ and florescent lighting, drinks included, 10euros,  8 – 10pm.
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Daisy B – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Bring Your Sisters – 4:30pm
Evolution: Hobo Chic – 10pm
Scotts: Sian Hayley Smith – 10pm
Doron Pub: Bubble & Crisp silent disco 11pm

Wednesday 22nd
AEROSNOW SHOW:
Similar to the UK’s Red Arrows we are delighted to welcome the Aerosnow show to Meribel. Starting at 11:30am you can watch this amazing flight display from anywhere in the Meribel Valley. Key locations are; La Chaudanne, restaurants: Rhodos, Folie Douce, Rok and Cote 2000.
Torch lit decent for children: La Chaudanne – 6pm
Ice Hockey at the Olympic Centre: Meribel vs Chamonix, 8:30-11pm
Live Music
Jacks Bar: The Mardy Johnny Depps – 5pm & Maps – 6pm
Lodge Du Village: Rob Cross, 4pm
The Rond Point: Bubble & Crisp – 5pm
Doron Pub: Wingmen 11pm

Thursday 23rd
VTT Winter Tour: Winter mountain biking event, La Chaudanne, 9 – 5pm.
Street Party, outside the tourism office, Blazin Strings playing 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
♫Live Music♫
Jacks Bar: Coco and the Butterfields – 5pm
Ice Skating Rink: DJ Kaya 8 – 10pm
Doron Pub: Gareth & Westy – 11pm
Den: Bubble & Crisp, 10pm
Evolutions: Conor Owen, 10pm
Mountain Movers, O’Sullivans: DJ Kaya – 12:30am

Friday 24th
Market day in Meribel centre
Night Slalom: Meribel Mottaret – 5pm
Beauty & the Beast show at La Folie Douce, 9 – 5pm

What’s on this week in La Tania

 

 

Last minute availability

Due to the fantastic snow and weather conditions we are booked up until the 25th March. However, check out what availability we have from the 25th March until the end of the season for spring skiing and absolute steal deals.

 


Weekly Snow Report and Live Music in the 3 Valleys

What a week! The 3 Valleys is a Winter Wonderland with over half a meter of snow fallen in the past week, pistes have been left in prime condition. The weather forecast is looking favourable for the next 2 weeks as we continue into the second week of French and English school holidays. Thanks to the speedy 3 Valleys lift systems, queues are small and quick, so shredding the 600km of piste on offer is a breeze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the weather forecast for the next week, today is similar to yesterday, with cloud, sun and this evening some light snow showers. Tuesday morning, is looking cloudy with sun popping out later in the afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday are looking the best days with full sunshine and clear skies – this would be a great opportunity for those staying in resort, to cover some distance and head to Val Thorens or the top of Le Masse in Les Menuires.

Friday has a mixed bag of weather with sunshine cloud and light snow showers. Temperatures over the next 7 days have highs of 0 degrees and lows of -7 degrees. The coldest wind chill is forecast on Friday at -11 degrees! Next week, current predictions show sunshine and warmer temperatures with lows of -1 degrees and highs of 8 degrees.

Credit to: snowforecast.com
Credit to: snowforecast.com
Credit to: Le Meteo France
Credit to: Le Meteo France
Credit to: Le Meteo France
Credit to: Le Meteo France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Meribel valley currently has a reading of 50cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 138cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 91cm at resort level (1850m) and 149cm at Altitude (2700m).

Avalanche risk is 3 out of 5, with most off piste runs tracked out we still recommend to only head off piste with the right equipment, knowledge and a local guide (click for more info).

We want to keep you up to date with weekly events and happenings in the 3 valleys. Yesterday we published our Alpine Action Guide to Entertainment for the whole family, below is what music/apres ski is playing this week…

What bands are on this week in Meribel & La Tania:

Monday 13th
♫Meribel♫ 
Jacks Bar: Sian Hayley Smith, 5pm
Evolution: Mardy Johnny Depps, 10pm
♫La Tania♫
Chrome Bar: JRBB, 5pm
La Taiga: Live Wire, 10pm

Tuesday 14th
♫Meribel♫ 
Jacks Bar: Daisy B, 5pm
Office de Touruisme: Counterflow, 4:30pm
Lodge du Village: Bring Your Sisters, 4:30pm
Evolution: Hobo Chic, 10pm
Scotts: Alex Davies, 10pm
Doron Pub: The Slopes, 11pm
♫La Tania♫
La Taiga: Freddy Fingers, 5pm
Ski Lodge: D’funk, 10pm

Wednesday 15th
♫Meribel♫ 
Jacks Bar: Wingmen, 5pm
Lodge Du Village: The Slopes, 4pm
The Rond Point: Bubble & Crisp, 5pm
Doron Pub: Wingmen, 11pm
♫La Tania♫
Ski Lodge: Mr Clean, 5pm
La Taiga: Al Jones, 10pm

Thursday 16th
♫Meribel♫
Jacks Bar: Hobo Chic – 5pm
Lodge Du Village: Jay Tamkin – 4pm
Ice Skating Rink: DJ Kaya 8 – 10pm
Doron Pub: Bring Your Sisters – 11pm
Mountain Movers: Rodney & Skitz – 11pm
♫La Tania♫
Ski Lodge: Bring Your Sisters, 5pm

Friday 17th
♫Meribel♫
TBC
♫La Tania♫
Ski Lodge: Coco and the Butterfields, 5pm

Last minute availability

If the giant snowfall, forecast for sunshine and lots of activities and entertainment has got you craving some time on the slopes, take a look at our latest offers page. We still have limited availability for next week in the chocolate box Chalet Cote Coeur in La Tania.

 


February half term: Entertainment in the 3 Valleys for all the family

February is upon us, Meribel and Courchevel are gearing up ready for an influx of families to the resorts. Piste are well groomed and the entertainment events calendars are bulging with fun for all the family. Snow conditions are prime in the 3 valleys due to the recent MEGGA snowfall and forecasts are fairly sunny for the next week.

#AlbertAction our company mascot and in-chalet furry friend, is SO excited to meet our new guests and show them around the mountain! #AlbertAction LOVES an adventure so don’t forget to take him out and share the fun tagging @AlbertAction for any photos. Just like our lovely guests Ben and Chloe Riglar, they stayed in Chalet Bouchot recently  and had so much fun getting #AlbertAction to help build an igloo and a snowman!

Find below the Alpine Action Guide to what you can get involved with whilst staying in Meribel or La Tania:

Events to look forward to in Meribel are as follows:

Sunday 12th February

Elements park challenge; pop down to the Elemnets Park at the top of the Plan de l’homme chair lift and jump/slide over the the boxes – 10:30am.
Pet the huskies; meet local mountain dogs at the Piste des Inuit Meribel Altiport, 1-4:30pm.
Warm up with complementary hot chocolate, Piste des Inuit 2-4pm.

Monday 13th February

Welcome drink at La Chaudanne, ask the experts to recommend routes for the day 9-11am.
Inuits Fishing Mystery; fish for mysterious objects in the lake and keep whatever you find, Piste des Inuits, 2-4pm.
Kenotte an organised family entertainer will be at the sledging area, Meribel Altiport, 3 – 4pm.
Himalaya by night; sledge down the green run Little Himalaya in Meribel Mottaret, 1 run 5euros the whole evening 10euros, 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Tuesday 14th February
Love is in the air as we celebrate Valentines Day in resort.

Why not pop down to Meribel centre and join in the street party! Starting 4-7pm there will be music from the fabulous “Counterflow” and free Vin Chaud.
Valentines celebrations. La Follie Douce 9am – 5pm.
DC Area 43; Welcome drink and games, starting at the DC Area 43 hut, win DC shoes and goodies! 2 – 4pm.
Market day in Meribel! Head down to the town centre where you will find a local market selling cheese, wine, sweets and clothing – a great place to buy gifts for friends and family.

Wednesday 15th February
Ice Hockey; at the ice skating rink in the Olympic centre, 3euros for children and 5euros for adults, 8:30-11pm.
FEATURE OF THE WEEK…. Extraordinary Eagles Day! Head down to the family cool area  at the bottom of the Altiport chair lift and experience the Lac Leman Eagles show for 30mins the first show is at 11am and the second 3pm.

Thursday 16th February
Ice rink foam party; skate in foam to the latest DJ beats 8-10pm at the Olympic centre ice skating rink.
Free introduction to Archery; Neige de l’Altiport try out Archery and get a free hot chocolate or tea 10am-4:30pm.
Inuits Sledge; have fun sledging on the inuits toboggan run 2-4pm.
Himalaya by night; sledge down the green run Little Himalaya in Meribel Mottaret, 1 run 5euros the whole evening 10euros, 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Friday 17th February
Market day in Meribel! Head down to the town centre where you will find a local market selling cheese, wine, sweets and clothing – a great place to buy gifts for friends and family.

For more information and to see the full in-resort events calendar CLICK HERE or on the below picture:

Events to look forward to in La Tania are as follows:

Alongside the organised activities in La Tania there are also lots of things to do in the Courchevel valley. The free bus runs throughout the day between La Tania and Courchevel 1850, here you will find many family friendly activities such as; bowling, the FAMOUS Courchevel toboggan run and ice skating. Courchevel also has an incredible new swimming and activities centre called “Aquamotion”

Aquamotion-Courchevel-Auer Weber-© Aldo Amoretti


 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to see the full in-resort events calendar CLICK HERE or on the below

HAPPY HALF TERM from the Alpine Action team in the UK and Resort! If all this entertainment has got you craving some family time on the slopes, take a look at our latest offers page. We still have limited availability for next week in the chocolate box Chalet Cote Coeur in La Tania.


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