Weekly Snow Report and Events in the 3 Valleys

It has been another glorious week in the 3 Valleys with sunshine, blue skies and warmer temperatures. Lunching outside on a sunny terrace in your favourite mountain restaurant has never been so appealing.

However, all is about to change, the snow gods have been listening and our prayers have been granted, as of tomorrow we are forecast nearly half a meter of snow! It’s time to brush off those powder skis and book a mountain guide to explore the vast 3 valleys off piste routes. Tuesday has heavy snow predicted all day, on Wednesday there will be light snow in the morning and brighter skies in the afternoon. Towards the end of the week/early next week, we are forecast for sun, cloud and light snow showers. Later next week the sun will come back out welcoming us into March.

Temperatures over the next 7 days include highs of 2 degrees and lows of -11 degrees on Tuesday evening. The coldest wind chill is forecast at -20!

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 40cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 122cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 74cm at resort level (1850m) and 122cm at Altitude (2700m).

Avalanche risk is 2 out of 5 today, however, with the huge dump of snow forecast this will change later on in the week.

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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.
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Jay Tamkin – 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.
Fashion week and Mardi Gras at La Folie Douce.
Carnival at La Chaudanne – 5-6pm
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Daisy B – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Bring Your Sisters – 4:30pm
Evolution: Hobo Chic – 10pm
Scotts: Alex Davies – 10pm
Doron Pub: The Slopes – 11pm
O’Sullivans: Bring Your Sisters – 12:30am

Wednesday 22nd
Torch lit decent for children: La Chaudanne – 6pm
Ice Hockey at the Olympic Centre: Meribel vs Chamonix, 8:15-11pm
Belgium Party at Folie Douce – all day
Live Music
Jacks Bar: The Mardy Johnny Depps – 5pm & Wingmen – 6pm
The Rond Point: Bubble & Crisp – 5pm
Street Party outside the tourism office: Mr Clean – 4:30pm
Doron Pub: Wingmen 11pm

Thursday 23rd
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
Archery initiation: try your hand at Archery in the Meribel Altiport family cool area – 10-4:30pm.
DC Area 43: search for DC shoes around the park to win them, 2-4pm
Tobogganing and mulled wine at La Chaudanne, 4:15pm.
♫Live Music♫
Jacks Bar: Hobo Chic – 5pm
Doron Pub: Bring Your Sisters – 11pm
Den: Bubble & Crisp, 10pm
Mountain Movers, O’Sullivans: Too Many T’s – 12:30am

Friday 24th
Market day in Meribel centre
Night Slalom: Meribel Mottaret – 5pm

What’s on this week in La Tania

 

 

Last minute availability

The snow forecast this week is so good why not book a last-minute holiday in the heart of the 3 valleys? Call our UK office today on: +44(0) 1273 466 535  to discuss what is on offer for next week and the rest of the season.


Why you should consider spring skiing

Officially winter ends on the 20th of March. The beginning of spring traditionally heralds the arrival of warmer weather, bird song and flowers coming into bloom.

So why would you head to the mountains for some skiing or snowboarding at this time of the year? Because spring in the mountains is great fun, there is some wonderful skiing to do and plenty of other things to get up to.

The Snow

We can’t promise you endless bluebird powder days in spring but more snow fall in the spring than you think. We looked at the snowfall for the 6 week spring period in the alps over the last five years and found that on average 49cm of snow fell in the period. Spring snow accounts for 14% of all the season’s snowfall. This can easily match the snowfall recorded during December in the same seasons.

When we looked at the base depths on the piste in spring they compared almost like for like with the depths of December. Naturally the snow is starting to melt as spring settles in and it is often the case that at the very end of April the charts start to tail off. However, for many of the season we looked at spring starts when the snow depth is at its peak.

Spring Snow 2016

Simply put skiing in spring is as fun and varied as the rest of the season only a little bit warmer.

The Sun

During the spring the average temperatures is around 11° which is a lot warmer than you can expect in January when the average is just above freezing at 2°.

 

In the middle of winter in Méribel there is around 75 hours of sunshine over 28 days. Once spring arrives there is in excess of 175 hours of sunshine throughout the month.

The Fun

It is during these months that the sun terraces start jumping into action with more outside gigs starting happen, BBQ’s appear and of course there is loads more sunbathing to be done.

Photo : 3 Valleys Charity Day Facebook

In Spring Méribel gears itself up for some great outdoor parties including the Ronnie Loves Music Festival with Norman Jay MBE, The Sunset Sons and Craig Charles.. There is also the amazing Three Valleys Charity day hosted by the LDV’s in Méribel Village.

 

If you fancy a week skiing in the spring then give us a call on 01273 466535 or take a look at our latest offers. 


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.

 


First ski holiday with children : Part 3 – Playing and relaxing

How I entertained my children when we weren’t skiing.

When you plan a holiday “relaxing” would probably appear in capital letters and a bold font in your word cloud. Another highlighted word will be your choice of activity, my guess is that for many people it would be “beach”. My choice is skiing. With its hot tubs, after exercise socialising and tranquil scenery this “extreme sport” holiday is a very relaxing way to spend a week, that is until you invite your young children along for the first time.

Read Part One      –       Read Part Two

The first few days of my holiday had already involved missed flights and manic rushes to ski school, allowing me to tick off the extreme part of my vacation checklist before I had even hit the slopes. I spent some time skiing with my wife, drinking wine and eating delicious food. Relaxing box ticked. This left me with only one part of the holiday brief left to fill, “Spending time with the Family”. Luckily in Méribel there is plenty to do to entertain the children.

Sledging

Playing with Albert Action

In my head sledging involved me standing around watching my 2 and 4 year old children slide down and then gleefully running back up with the sled in tow, repeatedly until exhausted. In reality it involved an argument over the sledge colour, me towing a convoy of child laden sledges across a variety of terrain followed by the children gleefully sliding down and me running back with a full sled in tow repeatedly until exhausted.

Like many other parents we also chose not to use the allocated tobogganing area to allow our children to play in. Instead we chose a spot that was less distance to get to but ultimately more perilous. This meant that in between being a human tow, I spent my time flinching and shouting “désolé” as a fine ballet of near misses involving skiers, snowboarders and underage sledgers was performed in front of me. Untill now I have often wondered who these type of families were.

Eating

In the UK there is no trust between restaurant owners and dinners, which is why we have seen a sharp decline, almost to the point of extinction, of the humble tablecloth. In France there is little evidence of the disappearance of either trust or tablecloths. For one lunch we headed to Le Refuge a favourite restaurant of mine that is full of tables with tablecloths on and delicious pizza.

I am the sort of parent that winces at badly behaved children in restaurants, when in fact it isn’t bad behaviour it is normal behaviour in an adult environment. When it comes to my own children I tend to eat fast, over compensate with politeness, while paralysed with embarrassment. With our children inevitably under the table tugging on a table cloth with more glassware than we currently own, I ate fast, apologised profusely and left with redder cheeks then I went in with.

Skiing

Outside of ski school I wanted to do some skiing with my daughter. The experience was similar to sledging in so much as I decided to return to the same location. Unsurprisingly after only two lessons she wasn’t quite ready for that mildly challenging red despite what my bravardad feelings were telling me. I spent a very happy afternoon towing my daughter up a mild incline and watching her straight line the slope while avoiding everyone that cut across her line.

Our 2 year old had made it abundantly clear that he wasn’t happy with the lack of skiing at the nursery he was attending. To make up for this I negotiated a loan of kit from my older child. He was thrilled and much better that I expected… maybe good enough for a difficult green?

Riding the lifts

It was agreed between us that on some of the afternoons one parent would head off and go skiing leaving the other to entertain the children. Sensibly, during her turn my wife opted for cake and games in the sanctity of the chalet. I thought I would show them the mountain. My goal was a voyage of discovery through the snowy peaks on gondola ships with a final destination of La Folie Douce. As a whole family we boarded the Saulire in Méribel centre.

Once at the top the doors opened and the wind rushed in to violate the safety of the telecabine. I realised quickly that this may not be the place for a 2 year old. Especially one that has a tendency to run towards the most perilous thing in the room, or beach, or field and now mountain top. As my wife skied away I bundled the children back into the lift where we spent an hour or so going round and round while we ate a picnic and spotted mummy an incredible amount of times.

For those of you that don’t know the Saluire Express passes over the top of the Folie Douce. We passed over it at least 6 times before I decide that it wasn’t my best idea to take the children there. They seemed happy enough in the bubble lift.

Just who you want share lift with!


There are loads of other things to do with your children when you are in Méribel : Ice Skating, swimming, soft play, Bowling and more. We were just too busy having our own fun to get round to doing it all.


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.


Weekly Snow Report and Events in the 3 Valleys

We are proud to announce… It’s SNOWING in the 3 valleys!  It has been ongoing since Friday evening and hasn’t stopped in the past 24 hours. Forecasts are reading around 40cm has fallen at resort level and 55cm higher up, today we are expecting another 6 – 9cm of snow!

The atmosphere in resort is fantastic with everyone turning into big kids; snowball fights, sledging, snowman making and Igloo building. Meribel and La Tania have been transformed back into glistening white Winter wonderlands.

Conditions on the piste are more forgiving with softer snow and mixed terrain to suit all levels. Some of the more advanced pistes such as Suisses in Courchevel are looking inviting, ready for Alpine adrenaline junkies to test their skills.

Temperatures are staying cold over the next 7 days with highs of -2 degrees and lows of -8 degrees. The coldest wind chill is forecast today with -14! Today the snow will continue falling lightly, tomorrow skies will clear for a sunny morning, then the clouds will come back in towards the afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday are forecast for light snow showers with Friday clearing up again for another beautiful, sunny (hopefully powder), day.


 

 

The Meribel valley currently has a reading of 43cm of snow at resort level (1450m) and 105cm at Altitude (2700m).

The Courchevel valley currently has a reading of 67cm at resort level (1850m) and 105cm at Altitude (2700m).

Avalanche risk is 3 out of 5, although we’ve had a lot of snow, please be aware of going off piste. The current snow pack is very unstable after compact conditions followed by heavy snowfall. Make the most of local knowledge available in resort and go out with a guide who knows the area and has expertise to assess the risk.

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 6th
Street Party with “Counterflow” 5-7pm
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Blazin Strings – 5pm
Lodge Du Village: Counterflow – 10pm
Evolution: Mardy Johnny Depps – 10pm

Tuesday 7th
Market day in Meribel centre.
DC Area 43: mini comp and games, opportunity to win prizes, 2-4pm.
Live Music
Jacks Bar: Daisy B – 5pm
Lodge du Village: Bring Your Sisters – 4:30pm
Evolution: Hobo Chic – 10pm
Scotts: Celine Dos Santos  – 10pm
Doron Pub: Bubble & Crisp 11pm

Wednesday 8th
Torch lit decent for children: Meribel Mottaret – 6pm
Ice Hockey at the Olympic Centre: 8:30-11pm
Live Music
Jacks Bar: The Mardy Johnny Depps – 5pm & Wingmen – 6pm
Lodge Du Village: The Slopes – 4pm
The Rond Point: Bubble & Crisp – 5pm
Doron Pub: Wingmen 11pm

Thursday 9th
Himalaya by night: night sledging 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meribel Mottaret
Black out evening at the ice rink with head torches – 8-10pm
DC Area 43: Shoe hunt, bag yourself a pair of DC shoes if you can find them hidden around the park 10 – 12:30pm
Sledging and Vin Chaud: La Chadanne – 4:30pm
♫Live Music♫
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

Friday 10th
Market day in Meribel centre
Night Slalom: Meribel Mottaret – 5pm

What’s on this week in La Tania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last minute availability

After a huge snowfall who can blame you for wanting to take a last minute trip to the Alps, for some fun on the slopes and in the POWDER! Check out our last minute offers on Chalet holidays in the heart of the 3 Valleys. Both Meribel and La Tania are the perfect locations for current conditions, with trees lining the pistes, breathtaking scenery and mixed terrain provides something for everyone.


The Jump Season 4 – Is it as good

The Jump returned for its 4th season on Channel 4 this weekend but is it as good?

We are not convinced. Something seems to be missing. It could be that this is the first year that I haven’t live blogged the Jump therefore allowing myself more time to watch it but to me it seems to have lost its edge. It doesn’t feel as anarchic as is it once did it. It feels a bit like that seasonnaire who want’s to carry on living in the mountains but knows a lifestyle change is in order to make it sustainable.

At the end of the last season there was much written about it being the most dangerous reality show on TV after many participants were injured, including Tina Hobley who dislocated her elbow and Beth Tweddle who still sufferers from a back injury. Combined that with plummeting ratings and there were talks that it could be axed. But it wasn’t.

The return feels like it has taken seriously the safety issues that have been raised over the years, but that doesn’t mean that it is any safer. Vogue Williams, was the first person to injure herself and has not be able to compete in the show. Her knee injury happened while she was receiving some ski cross training. Last year 50% of the entrants when home with injuries, can you imagine if that was a sport wide statistic, skiing wouldn’t be as popular as it is.Image result for the jump channel 4 2017

There could argued that it doesn’t seem as good because the contestants aren’t that famous. Getting to know 14 new people in 90 minutes is a tough ask especially when several of them come from privileged backgrounds that make it hard to identify with and get behind. The rest of the cast are mainly athletes who essentially aren’t Phil Tufnell. The biggest star is Sir Bradley Wiggins, who looks like a man that has ended up at a Hen Do and can’t escape but  knows the only way to survive is to join in as half hearted as possible while saying how much fun he is having.

One of the biggest innovations of this years event was the celebrities being introduced and appearing from behind a screen and then paraded through a crowd of unexcited crew members. This could have been dramatically improved if done in ski boots on icy steps with a handicap system that matched number of day skiing to the number of additional children skis they had to carry.Related image

Of course we will still be watching every week and soon it will be time to confess that Spenser is our favourite, but not just yet. Let’s just hope the action gets a bit more exciting as this week’s just seemed like a beginner slope highlight package and the racing was about as tense as a snapped hamstring.

Join in the chat during the show with our twitter account @alpineactionski.


A Video Tour of Meribel

Our virtual video guide to Méribel

There are some people that have never been to Méribel, there are many that just miss being there and there are the obsessed that just love Méribel so much that they can’t get enough of it. To help all these people out we have put together a virtual tour of Méribel using a collection of videos. Hopefully it will help the people that have never been want to come, those that miss it feel like they are back there and those that love Méribel can get quick top up.

 

 


The History of Méribel


The Tourist Office Guide to Méribel

Méribel, Coeur des 3 Vallées – Hiver 2015-16 from Méribel Tourisme on Vimeo.


Messing About in Méribel

RUSTY TOOTHBRUSH – MESS UP MERIBEL 2.0 from Rusty Toothbrush on Vimeo.


Alpine Action in Méribel


The Méribel Scenery

The Alps at night – Timelapse from Matthew Vandeputte on Vimeo.


On Piste in Méribel


Working in Méribel


Off Piste in Méribel

HD170 Promo Clip, Ski Freeride from Drift on Vimeo.


Apres Ski in Méribel

LA FOLIE DOUCE from G O M O V I E on Vimeo.


Fireworks in Méribel

 

Vol de nuit – 70 ans de l’ESF à Méribel from Drone Capture System on Vimeo.


Méribel from the Air

35 minutes de bonheur en vol à Méribel from Vincent on Vimeo.


Snow in Méribel

For all our latest snow reports go to our YouTube page.


The Alpine Bake Off: Banana Bread

In December we featured a typical favourite – chocolate cake, for January we have the humble Banana Bread. This classic loaf is a fabulous way to use up any uneaten bananas and is better when they are a little mushy. Magic in Motion ski school LOVE our Banana Bread and said Daisy from Chalet Alysson’s Banana Bread was the best they have eaten – now that is a BIG statement when ski schools are piled with cakes on a weekly basis!

So if you loved our Banana Bread as much a Magic in Motion then here is our secret to this simply classic afternoon tea treat:

Banana Bread

Banana Bread Chalet Bouchot
Banana Bread: Chalet Bouchot
http://www.alpineaction.co.uk/meribel-chalets-bouchot.htm
Banana Bread: Chalet Azalee

 

Serves 10
Preparation time            10 minutes
Cooking time                45 minutes

Ingredients

3 eggs
1 pot (yoghurt pot) of brown sugar
1 pot of natural yoghurt
¾ pot veg oil (not olive oil)
3 pots of self rasing flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 mushy bananas
50mls milk

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180c.
2. Line and grease loaf tin.
3. Place all the ingredients in a bowl mix well then pour into loaf tin and bake.
4. Decorate with a sprinkle of icing sugar – maybe use your creative skills like our host Davina in Chalet Bouchot and use a seasonal stencil.


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