What’s Happening in Méribel this April?
Heading to Méribel’s slopes this month?
You might be wondering what will keep you entertained once you’ve finished skiing for the day.
Méribel will be finishing the ski season in style! From fantastic après-ski events to fine dining experiences, April is an exciting time to be in one of France’s most well-loved resorts.
Here’s what’s happening in Méribel this April.
3 Valleys Charity Day (11th April)
Fancy raising money for a good cause while having fun?
With activities that include live music, face-painting and a BBQ – the entire family will be entertained here!
Méribel is proud to host this annual event, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Piste de L’Himalaya by Night (12th and 19th April)
A night luge, marshmallows and hot chocolate – the Piste de L’Himalaya by Night is an unforgettable event. Adults and children alike can participate!
In Méribel, the slopes don’t have to close at night! No matter your age, you’re bound to be entertained by this event.
It’s your last chance to enjoy this event before the ski season is over! Is there a better way to make the most of the slopes while you can?
Zen Altitude Week (Until 13th April)
With the ski season winding down, Méribel will host a series of events to help you unwind.
There’s something for all the family here! From snowshoeing to Nordic walking, ‘Zen Altitude’ offers a variety of events every day. You’ll find something that the whole family can enjoy!
Make the end of the ski season an unforgettable one!
The Final Après at Jack’s Bar & Evolution (18th April)
If you’re looking to end the ski season with a bang, head to Jack’s Bar or Evolution on the 18th April.
These two legendary bars combine to ensure this ski season is the most memorable one yet!
Complete with special guests, local bands and two bars – you don’t want to be left out!
Evolution’s End of Winter Party (20th April)
Say goodbye to the ski season properly!
Evolution’s final party of the season is sure to be an unmissable event. You’re sure to make plenty of great memories to carry you over until the slopes reopen!
Après-Ski at Jack’s Bar (Every Tuesday)
Jack’s Bar is one of Méribel’s most famous bars, and a hugely popular choice for those looking to unwind after a day on the slopes.
Complete with a delicious menu and a vast selection of cocktails, Jack’s Bar is the perfect après-ski destination.
From homemade pizza to live music, you’re sure to find something to entertain you here!
Take-Over Tuesdays at O’Sullivans (Every Tuesday)
Renowned for its exciting events, O’Sullivans is a well-loved bar in Méribel.
If you’re looking for a party, you’ll find it at O’Sullivans! As it gets darker, the bar opens up to an underground club that stays open until 4am. Well-known DJs can often be found there, which only adds to the bar’s popularity.
For any party lovers – this one’s for you!
Street Market (Every Tuesday and Friday)
Fancy browsing and sampling some delicious local produce?
Méribel hosts a street market every Tuesday and Friday, on the Route de la Montee, between La Chaudanne and the town centre.
Here you can stock up on everything from charcuterie to cheese!
Thursday Après at Lodge du Village (Every Thursday)
Something about having to wait another year until heading back to the slopes means that at the end of the season, the après-ski is at its best!
If you want to put this theory to the test, head to the Lodge du Village, one of Méribel’s most popular bars, on a Thursday evening.
Celebrate the end of the ski season with a bang!
Mountain Mover Takeover, O’Sullivans (Every Thursday)
If Tuesdays weren’t enough, head to O’Sullivans on a Thursday night.
This bar is a staple when it comes to nightlife in Méribel. So, it won’t let you down if you’re fix for partying is still unsatisfied!
Après-Ski at the Ronnie (Every Day)
At the end of the ski season, you’ll find the après-ski only gets better!
With a regular line-up of some great musicians who perform every day, the Ronnie is the place to be when you’ve finished your day on the slopes.
With the ski season winding down, people are keener to let their hair down at the end of the day. This atmosphere is infectious!
Sunday Roast at Evolution (Every Sunday)
Fancy a more relaxing event? Head to Evolution bar on a Sunday afternoon. This bar is renowned for its mouth-watering menu!
If you enjoy a traditional Sunday roast, you won’t be disappointed here!
Now you know what’s happening in Méribel this April, you just need to choose your accommodation. Make your trip an unforgettable one by staying in a luxury ski chalet. Check our availability and book today!
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What’s Happening in Courchevel this April?
With the ski season coming to a close, Courchevel has seized this opportunity as an excuse to celebrate in style.
Nestled in the heart of the Three Valleys, Courchevel is one of France’s best-loved ski resorts.
The resort is staying open until the third week of April this year, giving you plenty of time to take advantage of its great slopes. But what about off the slopes?
You’d be forgiven for thinking there won’t be much happening in April in Courchevel. But, in fact, the reality is quite the opposite.
Don’t believe us? Here’s what’s happening in Courchevel this April.
Digital Detox (1st-15th April)
Need some encouragement to help you put down your phone?
Everyone could benefit from a little detox from their screens. Luckily, Courchevel is making this easier with a series of events to help you disconnect.
Including yoga, nature walks and meditation – this digital detox is the perfect excuse to take some time for yourself.
If you love to relax, this event is for you!
Human Curling (5th April)
In an effort to put an entertaining spin on curling, Courchevel will be home to a ‘Human Curling’ event.
Taking place on Le Forum ice rink, the game is guaranteed to be fun for all the family, and a great way to unwind after a day on the pistes.
It’s sure to be a refreshing change from the slopes!
Dance on Ice (8th April)
The Winter Olympics might be over, but there’s still the chance to watch some figure skating!
The French figure skating team will be showcasing their talent on the 8th April. So, if your fix for Winter Olympic events is still unsatisfied, be sure not to miss out!
This stunning event will take place in the indoor ice skating rink in the heart of Courchevel 1850.
It’s for one day only – but’s sure to be an unforgettable display!
La Tania Charity Family Fete (9th April)
Fancy a fun-filled day complete with plenty of activities for all the family? You’re in luck!
With everything from bouncy castles to tombola, you’ll find something to keep every member of the family entertained.
It’s the perfect way to celebrate the end of the ski season!
Blue Monkey Concert (12th April)
Love music? Make sure you don’t miss the Blue Monkey Concert taking place in Courchevel village on 12th April.
If you’re a lover of vintage songs, you’re in luck. However, there’s still plenty of modern pop songs also. It’s the best of both worlds!
Moriond Racing/ Flood Racing (Every Tuesday and Thursday)
If you’ve got a competitive streak, this event is for you!
If you’re taste for adrenaline still isn’t satisfied after a day on the slopes, put your driving skills to the test!
Alternatively, try tobogganing at night. See the pistes as you’ve never seen them before!
Chamallow Party (17th April)
From 4pm onwards, head to the Place du Tremplin for a party around the camp fire!
It’s fun for all the family and a great way to mark the end of the ski season!
Live Music at Bar Joe (Every Day)
Love to let your hair down after a day on the slopes? Head to Bar Joe, one of Courchevel’s most popular places for après-ski.
There’s no better way to celebrate the end of the ski season!
If you can’t wait to enjoy Courchevel both on and off the slopes, you just need to decide where you’re staying. Check the availability of our luxury chalets in Courchevel and book your stay today. Make your holiday an unforgettable one!
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What’s on in Courchevel this March?
Lucky enough to be heading to Courchevel this month for some spring skiing? You’ll find plenty to do even when you’re off the slopes.
We might be nearing the end of the ski season, but this doesn’t mean Courchevel is winding down. In fact, it means quite the opposite. This infamous resort will close the season in style!
Here’s what’s on in Courchevel this March.
Millet Ski Touring Competition (14th and 21st March)
Fancy trying some ski touring?
Amateurs and professionals alike put their skills to the test every Wednesday evening with the Millet Ski Touring Competition.
The finale of this event will be on the 21st, where a share of €8000 worth of prize money can be won.
If you think you’re up to the challenge, just don’t forget a head torch!
Comedy Night at Le Montana Hotel (15th March)
What’s the perfect way to unwind after a day on the slopes? Watching live comedy!
‘Taking the Piste’ will be at Le Montana Hotel on the 15th March.
Don’t miss out on a night of non-stop laughter!
Festival Ski et Toiles (15th – 17th March)
If you have a joint love for skiing and cinema, this film festival is for you.
For three whole days, as the slopes close, the films begin.
With a range of screenings to please all cinematic tastes, you won’t be disappointed by the selection.
Another bonus? It’s free!
Guided Tour of ‘L’Art au Sommet’ Exhibition (15th, 22nd and 29th March)
Combine your love of skiing with your love of art at the ‘L’Art au Sommet’ Exhibition.
Not only is the tour free of charge, but it’s a chance to admire some of the best graffiti and street art in the world.
Don’t miss out on the chance to see something new!
Guided Tour of Courchevel Le Praz (22nd March)
Fancy seeing a different side of Courchevel? Take the free guided tour around Courchevel Le Praz.
You’ll get the chance to see the church, the lakeside, and experience the way of life in the village from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Derby du Roc Merlet (31st March)
Fancy having a go at some light-hearted racing?
With the Derby du Roc Merlet, there’s only one rule: first to the bottom wins!
Complete with an after party at the Funky Fox, this event is the perfect way to let your hair down. No one takes it too seriously, which only adds to the fun.
Easter Festivities (31st March)
Easter is the perfect time to be on the slopes! Skiing in the sun is an unforgettable experience, and the slopes are quieter than in the winter months.
Not only that, but Courchevel will also be hosting plenty of Easter celebrations. From egg hunts in the snow to parties, there’s something to entertain every member of the family!
Night Luge (Every Tuesday and Thursday)
Every Tuesday and Thursday night, take on the floodlit night luge track at Courchevel 1650.
Experience the slopes in a completely different way!
It’s fun for all the family that carries on even when the day comes to a close.
Plus, no one will blame you for getting a little competitive.
Verdons By Night (Every Wednesday)
Fancy having a go at night skiing? You’re in luck!
Every Wednesday, head over to Courchevel 1850 for a taste of the slopes after dark.
With music and floodlit pistes, this one is a must-try for anyone who’s fill of skiing is still unsatisfied at the end of the day.
Torchlight Descent (Every Friday)
Every Friday evening, the slopes of Courchevel 1850 host a torchlight descent. You’ll enjoy a sumptuous meal of fondue and wine at Le Pilatus restaurant, before skiing down the mountain with a burning torch.
A First Tracks ski school instructor will be by your side to ensure your safety!
If you can ski on a blue or green slope, you’ll be welcome here.
If you’ve ever wanted to see the slopes at night, this one’s for you. It’s an exciting après-ski event with a twist!
So, now you know what’s happening in Courchevel this month, you need to work out where you’re staying. Make your holiday unforgettable by staying in one of the most luxurious chalets in the Three Valleys. Find your luxury chalet here.
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What’s on in Méribel this March?
Despite the ski season winding down, there’s plenty to do in one of France’s most famous resorts this month. So, even when you’ve stopped making tracks in the snow, you won’t find yourself bored.
From lively après-ski to family friendly events, there’s a little something for everyone. Here’s what’s on in Méribel this March.
Amateur Inter-Club Team Championship (8th-9th March)
Fancy watching a spot of ski racing?
You’re in luck! This month, Méribel will host a ski race where participants from different racing clubs compete against each other. It’s an adrenaline-fueled event where racers showcase their competitive nature.
Taking place on the Corbey race piste, this annual ski championship will take place over two days.
Prepare to have your skiing ability put to shame!
6 Nations Rugby at Jack’s Bar (10th and 17th March)
If there’s any rugby fans in your group, they won’t be disappointed here.
Head over to Jack’s Bar on a Saturday afternoon for live showings of the match, great food and flowing drinks.
It’s fun for all the family!
If the match doesn’t go in your favour, cheer yourself up by staying around for the live music found at Jack’s Bar every evening.
MTB Winter Tour (11th-16th March)
Want to experience the snow in a different way?
Méribel will also play host to a mountain biking event this month, where participants get to discover a new side of the resort.
The event includes a hike, followed by mountain biking and then a gourmet lunch. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new!
Piste Bash Festival 2018 (12th-16th March)
There’s no better way to celebrate end of the ski season in Méribel than the Piste Bash Festival!
You’ll find everything from DJ sets to live comedy, all in the heart of the Three Valleys.
With a great line-up in the open-air, this festival will make your holiday an unforgettable one.
The Village Fete at Lodge du Village (14th March)
This Village Fete is an event you don’t want to miss!
Complete with live music, stalls, a raffle and street food, this event is jam-packed with something for the whole family to do.
Be sure to put this one in your diary.
Wild West Night at Jack’s Bar (27th March)
Jack’s Bar is famous for its lively après-ski, often featuring themed parties.
On the 27th March, the theme will be the Wild West. Make sure you’ve packed your fancy dress gear!
SkiBeat Pub Quiz at O’Sullivans (Every Monday)
Do you think you have what it takes to win a pub quiz?
Visit O’Sullivans every Monday night to put yourself to the test!
Street Market (Every Tuesday and Friday)
Want to discover fresh, local produce? Head over to the delicious street market every Tuesday and Friday on the Route de la Montee.
This is the perfect chance to stock up on your favourite French products! From cheese to charcuterie, you’ll find something to suit your tastes.
Igloo Building Experience (Every Wednesday)
This one is all about the kids! What’s not to love about learning how to build an igloo?
Children can partner up with a mountain guide and experience the mountains like never before, complete with hot chocolate.
It’s a fun-filled evening for them, and a chance for the adults to have a break!
Mountain Mover Takeover at O’Sullivans (Every Thursday)
Looking to let your hair down? We’ve found the event for you.
Every Thursday night, O’Sullivans will play host to an unforgettable night of live music and partying.
Is there a better way to unwind after a day on the slopes?
International Banquets at Evolution (Every Saturday)
Hungry after a day of skiing?
Head to Evolution on a Saturday evening!
It’s an all you can eat event featuring food from all over the world, followed by live music. It’s a food lover’s dream!
Sunday Club at Evolution Bar (Every Sunday)
Who said Sunday’s were boring?
At Evolution Bar, the end of the week is just another excuse for celebrating. You’ll even find discounted mojitos!
Another bonus – their sumptuous menu is simply delicious. It’s the place on be on a Sunday!
Sunday Roasts at Evolution (Every Sunday)
You’d be forgiven for thinking that you can’t get a traditional Sunday roast on a ski holiday. But, you’d be wrong!
Evolution bar is famous for its excellent food. So, you won’t be disappointed with the Sunday menu here.
Après-Ski at the Ronnie (Every Day)
Every day of the week this month, the Ronnie will host the ultimate après-ski event.
With live musicians and a great atmosphere, it’s the perfect end to a day of skiing!
Music always sounds far better when echoing off the mountains. Don’t miss out!
As you can see, Méribel is an exciting place to be this March! Make your trip an unforgettable one by staying in one of the most luxurious chalets in the Three Valleys. Find out more and book your stay in your luxury Méribel chalet here.
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A Guide to Off-Piste Skiing in the Three Valleys
Fancy exchanging the well-groomed pistes for untouched snow and quiet descents? You might be tempted to venture off-piste.
Off-piste skiing has gained huge amounts of popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to see the appeal.
While skiing off-piste is known for being a challenge, you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views and a sense of achievement you won’t get even from a black run. The experience gives new meaning to ‘off the beaten track!’
So, if off-piste skiing is calling your name, you might be wondering how to go about it. Here’s a guide to off-piste skiing in the Three Valleys.
Why Ski Off-Piste?
What makes skiing off-piste so enjoyable?
You’ll find yourself completely removed from the crowds and noise of the busier pistes. There’s something uniquely thrilling about making the first tracks in unmarked snow!
The hordes of fledging skiers will be a thing of the past. When venturing off-piste, it’s just you and the spectacular scenery in front of you.
Also, venturing where not many others have gone before is extremely self-satisfying. Why not push your abilities to the limits? The only noise is that of your skis making tracks through the fresh snow.
If nothing else, who doesn’t love a challenge? Even the most ambitious skiers will see themselves satisfied by off-piste areas.
Tips for Off-Piste Skiing
Skiing off-piste in the Three Valleys is an unmissable experience. The views are unparalleled, and the linked ski area means there’s a variety of places to explore.
However, before venturing off-piste, there are a few important things to be aware of. Ski safety is particularly important when heading off the beaten track:
- Keep up to date with avalanche warnings.
- Check the weather forecast.
- Get some advice from locals and experts.
- Plan your route.
- Ensure your transceiver is working.
- Always go with a group.
Also, the further away from the well-marked tracks you go, the more of a necessity having a guide becomes.
When venturing off-piste in the Three Valleys, it’s essential to have a 3 Valleys pass. You never know what area you’ll find yourself in, which is all part of the adventure!
Best Places for Off-Piste Skiing
The Three Valleys have an abundance of places for you to explore off-piste. Due to the immense popularity of resorts like Courchevel and Méribel, the fresh powder is often tracked extremely quickly.
So, avoiding the busy areas is the perfect way to take advantage of fresh snow. But, where should you head for off-piste skiing in the Three Valleys?
Experience the mountains like never before!
For your first off-piste experience, Bel Air above Courchevel-Moriond is the perfect choice.
There are many reasons to visit Courchevel, and its variety of off-piste terrain is one of them. Where better to satisfy your taste for adventure?
Here, the terrain is manageable while still providing thrills for skiers. It’s the ideal location to get to grips with the off-piste challenge.
Col du Fruit
Much of the off-piste area Col du Fruit provides endless routes for you to descend at your leisure.
Making the first tracks in the snow here is a uniquely exhilarating experience, giving skiers a new-found sense of freedom.
The Glaciers of the Vanoise
Take advantage of the many glaciers in the Three Valleys!
The descent from a glacier, such as the Gebroulaz glacier, is an unforgettable experience.
Off-Piste Areas to Avoid
Despite plenty of mixed terrain and exciting challenges, some off-piste areas should be avoided. Some areas should only be attempted by the experts, if anyone at all.
While the keenest skiers are always looking to push themselves, skiing off-piste requires caution.
This off-piste area is particularly prone to avalanches and should only be attempted with a guide.
However, even with a guide, this difficulty of this terrain too much of a challenge to be enjoyable. Stick to areas where you can snake down more freely!
The Couloir L’Echelle
Near to the Saulire gondola, the Couloir L’Echelle is also known as the ‘Death Couloir’. This reputation is not one to be proud of!
This area of off-piste has unpleasant and rocky terrain which would pose a near-impossible challenge even for experts.
Looking to spend your ski holiday in high-quality accommodation? Make your holiday the trip of a lifetime by checking out our luxury chalets and experiencing the best of what Courchevel and Méribel have to offer!
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What’s On in Meribel this February?
Looking to shred into the snow and make your mark on the mountain sides this February?
With the grey of dreaded January firmly behind us, it’s time to get excited about the activities that are taking place in Meribel during the continued ski season.
Whether you’re visiting Meribel for the first time, or are a seasoned regular looking to brush up on the February calendar, we’ve covered anything and everything below. Here’s our guide to what’s on in Meribel this February.
Stand Up Comedy, Jack’s Bar, Central Meribel (Thursday 8th February)
Jack’s Bar is a regular host to comedy nights all across the ski season, with big names from the UK often popping up to bring out the laughter.
Andrew O’Neil and Dave Fulton are set to appear this February. You can grab your tickets for a moderate €15 and doors open at 8pm, so book your place and head on down!
Carnival, Meribel Mottaret (13th February)
Taking place throughout the day on Tuesday, skiers in fancy dress will get a drink and a ticket to the S3V. This is a sledding event called ‘Himalaya by night’ that kicks off the following Thursday.
You’ll want to crack out the costumes and bring your best for this one!
‘Meet the Eagles’, Meribel Altiport (15th February)
Ever wanted to get up close and personal with an eagle? Now’s your chance, as throughout Thursday 15th February there’ll be opportunities to meet and watch the birds in all their glory. From 11:30 to 15:30 enjoy an ‘Eagle Show’ and a ski descent!
This is a free event and takes place from 10am to 4pm.
‘Feel My Phunk’, O’Sullivans, Central Meribel (Every Wednesday)
If you’re in need of a funk fix during the small hours, O’Sullivans has got you covered. Enjoy resident DJ Seekid’s set list until late, with an exclusive two-for-one happy hour deal until 2am.
The event lasts until 5am every Wednesday and is definitely one for the late-night party goers!
‘Bubble and Crisp Thursdays’, La Taverne, Central Meribel (Every Thursday)
Looking for something a little less intense? La Taverne serves up a delightful mix of music, pub grub and extensive drinks every Thursday.
Open until 1am and happening every week, make sure you pop down and see what all the fuss is about.
‘Himalayas by Night’, Meribel Mottaret (Every Thursday)
A great experience for all the family, this event takes place in the Yeti Park. Enjoy the views of Meribel and Mottaret as you sledge down the green Himalaya run.
You’ll have music to and a ‘Chamallow’ party to enjoy, with €12 for the whole evening and €6 per go. Also, it’s free for children under 11!
‘Immediate The Bassweight’, O’Sullivan’s, Central Meribel (Every Friday)
Booming bass is the business on Friday’s at O’Sullivan’s, where the heaviest tunes are pumped out from midnight onwards. If you’re an intense night owl, this is the perfect party to keep you up until the early morning.
‘Friday Nights Live’, Brewer’s Den, Central Meribel – (Every Friday)
If beer, brilliant bands and smokehouse specials sound up your street, then make it a priority to pop down to Brewer’s Den on Friday’s.
Live music and a wide selection of craft beers are available until 1am.
‘Changeover Saturday’s’, Brewer’s Den, Central Meribel (Every Saturday)
There’s a focus on local bands and live music at Brewer’s Den on Saturday’s. Original music, blues and craft beer, this is a fantastic night out that runs until 1am.
‘Sunday Club’, Evolution Bar, Central Meribel (Every Sunday)
Every Sunday night is host to great live music at Evolution Bar, with an extended Mojito O’clock that offers their famous mojitos between 10pm and midnight.
It’s free entry, so don’t pass up the opportunity and join in!
Looking for high-quality accommodation? Make sure to check out our luxury chalets and experience the best that Meribel has to offer!
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What’s On in Courchevel this February?
Are you getting your skis on this February?
It’s the perfect time to venture out to Courchevel, with more snow coverage than January and longer days of sunshine. You’ll have plenty of picturesque views and photo opportunities this month!
So, if you’re in need of a fix for those Courchevel cravings, we’ve put together all the events and activities taking place at the resort throughout the month.
Once you’ve done your packing, booked your flights and sorted out all the essentials, it’s time to fill your calendar with unmissable events. Here’s our guide to what’s on in Courchevel this February.
Snow and Fire Ski Show (12th, 20th, 27th February)
Each village in Courchevel is hosting a unique Snow and Fire Ski Show this February. ESF ski school will be putting on a party, offering up free cake, mulled wine and hot chocolate for all involved. Make sure not to pass this one up!
Of course, there’ll be firework displays, DJ sets and the main torch lit ski descent itself. It all starts at 6.30pm for the three days. Make sure to be there on the 12th February in Courchevel Village, 20th February in Courchevel Moriond, and 27th February in Courchevel.
Valentine’s Day (14th February)
Looking for a romantic venture on Valentine’s Day?
Luckily, Courchevel has a huge variety of luxurious restaurants to choose from, as well as many cosy bars about the slopes. Keep things warm and stress-free this Valentine’s Day and book ahead!
If a stay at home evening is more to your taste, our luxury chalets come with catering included.
Verdons by Night XXL, Verdon (14th February)
Keeping energy levels up a little higher, the Verdons by Night XXL event is the biggest night ski session of the season. There’s a dance party, DJs, fireworks, and an interactive show by piste workers.
The best part? It’s free! Make sure to head down to the Verdons slope at 17:30!
International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art (15th February)
Now in its sixteenth year, this international festival is the perfect family event. Prepare to be dazzled by Courchevel’s renowned mountain fireworks show, with some of the best pyrotechnics from around the world coming together in celebration.
Expect a combination of music, lights and adrenaline all evening. Be sure not to miss out!
Guided Tour of ‘L’Art au Sommet’ (15th February)
Are you a lover of urban art and graffiti?
If you fancy a change from the pistes, you have the chance to admire an impressive display from some of the best street artists in the world.
An added bonus? This incredible show is free of charge.
Plum KV Races (16th February)
If you’re looking for a nail-biting and exhilarating event, we’ve found it.
Whether you’re brave enough to participate, or you enjoy spectating, this vertical ascent of 1000m is sure to be thrilling.
For everyone involved, the infectious and lively atmosphere makes for an unmissable experience.
Millet Ski Touring Competition (Every Wednesday)
Are you a keen ski mountaineer?
The Millet Ski Touring Competition is an event unlike any other!
If you’re looking to improve your own skills, or bump shoulders with some professionals, this event is sure to take ski touring to the next level.
Torchlight Descent (Every Friday)
Every Friday evening, the slopes of Courchevel 1850 will transform – covered with families and lit up by the torches.
The torchlight descent sees families and ski instructors alike experiencing the slopes like never before. It’s the ultimate après-ski event!
Night Luge (Throughout February)
If you’re still in need of some slope-time as it gets darker, you’re in luck.
Head over to Courchevel Moriond 1650 on Tuesday and Thursday nights for tobogganing and a luge track. Your fix for night-time skiing will surely be satisfied!
It’s fun for the whole family that’s sure to create some thrills and laughter. Especially if you have a competitive streak, this event is not to be missed!
Heading to Courchevel this February? Make sure to make the most of your trip by booking a spot in one of our luxury ski chalets in Courchevel. Experience the Alps in the best accommodation possible!
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What’s On in Courchevel this January?
Are you headed to the ski slopes this January?
The Christmas season may be over, but that doesn’t mean things are winding down in Courchevel for 2018. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, both on the slopes and in town, and we’ve put it all in one place.
As part of the internationally renowned Three Valleys, Courchevel is a hive of fun and activities. Here’s our definitive list of what’s on in Courchevel this January.
Yoga at La Folie Douce Meribel-Courchevel (3rd, 10th and 24th January)
For three sessions across January, Aux Alpes at La Folie Douce Meribel-Courchevel are offering yoga sessions amongst the snowy scenery, starting from 10:00am.
Dubbed ‘snowga’, this is perfect for those looking to break the intense ski run routine and eager to relax after all that exercise.
Le Bubble Bar’s Comedy Night (18th January)
This annual comedy night looks to turn the laughter levels up with featured appearances from Carey Marx and Bobby Mair at Le Bubble Bar. Expect plenty of punch lines and packed performances!
Make sure to book your tickets before the night to ensure you get a seat. This is a fantastic event that’ll offer something unique for your trip.
Ice Hockey Match – HCMP vs Cergy-Pontoise (20th January)
If you’re a fan of winter sports besides skiing, HCMP take on Cergy-Pontoise at the Courchevel ice-rink at 8pm. You’ll need to be prepared for action, intensity and all-out competition!
Tickets are available on the door. Come along to cheer on for your side!
Burns Night Dinner at the Funky Fox (25th January)
A celebration of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, will be taking place at the Funky Fox this year.
For a great night of whisky, music and games, this is one that no Scotsman will want to miss! You’ll want to book yourself in for the Funky Fox Burns Night dinner to get the best experience.
Australia Day at Pub Le Ski Lodge (26th January)
Looking for a fill of Australian culture?
Pub Le Ski Lodge in La Tania has got you covered, with a special Australian style bash that features Kangaroo burgers, special drink deals and fancy dress themes.
Prizes are dished out for those best dressed, and local band Bring Your Sisters will be playing live at 17:00. If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted, fun evening event, this is the night for you.
Live Music in Le Praz (Throughout January)
Le Praz will be host to a flurry of bands this month, with new bar and venue L’Elephant offering a spacious and large atmosphere for the best gigs in Courchevel.
This is where the party, music and entertainment will be happening this year!
Should you fancy a quieter evening, The Drop Inn offers sport and drinks, while Les Peupliers is perfect for those looking for top-tier wines.
Bar du Strato Live Music Nights (Throughout January)
Throughout January, Bar du Strato will be hosting regular live music with Freddie ‘Fingers’ Wilkens.
Starting off at about 7pm each night, this is a great way to relax with a drink and unwind.
Make sure to pop in and enjoy the evening entertainment!
Shot Night at Pub Le Ski Lodge (Every Monday)
Those in need of a well-priced drink and a lively evening will want to check out Pub Le Ski Lodge. Every Monday is ‘shot night’, where each shot purchased offers the chance to win a pair of skis.
It’s not just limited to Mondays, as this area of the resort is busy every evening. You’ll find open mic nights, plenty of dance music and drinks for all!
Verdons by Night (Every Wednesday)
This night time ski experience takes place every Wednesday from 19:00, where Verdons cable car and drag lift are open for brightly-lit descents down to the Verdons piste and Family Park.
Music is played about the park, making this a unique and exciting family occasion that’s great for all ages.
After you’re all done descending the slopes, check out the special evenings at the Verdons and Chalet des Pierre’s restaurants.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to love Courchevel, the plentiful options of late-night entertainment, ski events and more make it the obvious place to be this January.
Looking for quality accommodation? Make sure to check out the availability of our luxury chalets and experience the best that the Three Valleys has to offer!
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What’s on in Méribel this January?
Off on a skiing holiday this January?
If you’re heading to Méribel this month, you might be wondering about how to keep entertained off the slopes.
As part of the world famous Three Valleys, the world’s largest linked ski area, Méribel has plenty to offer its guests. Here’s a list of what’s on in Méribel this January.
Live Music at Le Rond Point Bar (7th-14th January)
If you’re looking for one of the ‘best après-ski bars in Europe’, head over to Le Rond Point Bar.
Every night in January, Le Rond Point will be home to a live music delight. These ‘Live @ Five’ events are sure to satisfy all après-ski cravings.
The bar offers some delicious food also, including pizzas and steaks, for those who fancy it.
Le Rond Point is sure to deliver an unforgettable night!
Open-Air Yoga (10th and 24th January)
There’s a form of yoga to please all tastes! If you’re in the mood while in Méribel this January, why not try some Snowga?
If you fancy stretching out any sore muscles, this activity is for you!
This open-air yoga will take place in the Folie Douche, one of Méribel’s most popular bars. It’s sure to be a welcome break from the slopes!
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Piste de L’Himalaya by Night (11th, 18th and 25th January)
Fancy a night of music, marshmallows and night sledding? If so, you’re in luck!
Méribel’s night-sledding event is a truly magical experience, complete with hot chocolate, guaranteed to please the young and old alike.
The night luge on the Himalaya piste is sure to unleash your inner child!
Ski Test Tour (21st-24th January)
Méribel is undoubtedly a premium ski resort, improving year after year.
This year, it’s home to the Ski Test Tour, an event where retailers can exhibit their products.
This event is sure to be exciting in more ways than one! Keen skiers can get inspired by some premium equipment, while others can simply admire the new ranges.
O’Sullivans Club (Every Night)
Love the après-ski scene? You won’t be disappointed by the O’Sullivans club!
With a different party on every night, you’re sure to find something to suit you.
Late nights, flowing drinks and loud music are all waiting behind the doors of the O’Sullivans club!
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Taking the Piste (Throughout January)
This year, The Lodge is offering stand-up comedy events throughout January.
After a long day on the slopes, some live comedy is a welcome treat!
Help yourself unwind with some drinks, entertainment and laughter.
Friday Nights at The Brewer’s Den (Every Friday)
Fancy a night of live music, mouth-watering food and craft beer? If so, head over to the Brewer’s Den every Friday night.
The Brewer’s Den provides something a little different, catering to food and music lovers alike.
These live music nights are sure to help you let your hair down after a day on the slopes!
International Banquets at Evolution (Every Saturday)
Take a trip around the world every Saturday night at Evolution!
This January, Evolution is home to a selection of international feasts, sure to suit all palettes.
Sumptuous meals are a great way to get refreshed after a day on the slopes!
Sunday Roasts at Evolution (Every Sunday)
If you miss your Sunday lunches while on a ski holiday, you’re in luck.
Evolution bar is known for its delicious food as well as its music scene, offering Sunday lunches every week.
Winter Activities (Every Day)
If you fancy a break from the slopes, or want to take your skiing to the next level, there are plenty of winter activities to keep you occupied!
From the cinema to winter walks, you’re sure to find something for you, whether you’re an adrenaline junkie – or you need some rejuvenating!
As you can see, Méribel is an exciting place to be this January. Tempted to head to the slopes? Take a look at the availability of our luxury chalets to take your holiday to the next level!
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Best White-Knuckle Ski Runs in Meribel
Meribel has plenty of options when it comes to finding the right ski slopes to spend your time on. From intense rushes to beginner sessions through the snow, there’s something for everyone.
For those who are familiar with the demands of the winter sports, you may be looking for slopes that demand the most of your skills.
We’ve put together a list of the most exciting, white-knuckle ski runs in Meribel, so you won’t waste any time getting to the good stuff! Whether it’s on or off-piste, we’ve got it covered.
Combe De Vallon, Mont Vallon
Reaching the highest point in the Meribel valley at 2952m, this red run offers spectacular views across the Parc National De La Vanoise as you hurry down a thousand vertical metres. Top speeds are easy to reach, with a challenging gradient that requires skiing experience and skills.
Hidden away to the side of Meribel-Mottaret, this is one slope that provides all of the intensity of the best ski runs without the congestion. You’ll avoid the crowds, gain some picturesque views and carve up the snow in a rush!
Offering a mix of terrain, the Roc de Tougne area is ideal for a range of abilities, but is not recommended as a solo venture and should only be considered with a guide or expert. This area is high risk and prone to avalanches.
If you’re a little shaky on your skiing abilities off-piste, check out the area beneath the Plan des Mains chairlift leading to the bottom of Mont Vallon. After a heavy snow fall, and with clear weather conditions, it’s worth coming back toward St Martin de Belleville off the Olympic chairlift.
There are lots of routes to choose from, intriguing terrain and plenty of space to make the most of your skiing.
Turning right at the Saulire gondola, skiers will be able to reach the couloirs leading into Meribel. Two challenging gullies are immediately accessible, with the first known as ‘The Couloir L’Echelle’ and the second as ‘Couloir de L’Antenne’. These runs are rocky and exposed to the sun, but are a must-do for those looking for an intense experience.
It’s not all for experts however, with some easier terrain for off-piste beginners available between the Dent Burgin and Loze chairlifts. Should you be lucky with some good snow fall, the area to the east of the Loze can offer up some fantastic off-piste routes through to the forest and linking cross country trails.
While slightly less of a challenge than some of the more intense black piste runs, the Sanglier is ideal for those looking to take on a more expert slope for the first time. This is a particularly sun-soaked mountain side, so you’ll want to get there early to gain the best experience!
La Face, Roc de Fer
Boasting a claim to fame as the slope of the women’s Olympic downhill course in 1992, this black piste is a challenging descent designed for the experienced skier.
It leads from the top of the Olympic chair lift back into the Chaudanne and requires a ton of skill and concentration to master.
This once off-piste run is for the experts only, with some challenging natural obstacles and a steep gradient. Having been classed as a black run in the 2012-2013 season, this is one of the toughest challenges in the Three Valleys.
You’ll find this descent scattered with rocks, requiring a technical approach that is less than forgiving. Fortunately, the slope is covered with cameras that’ll record your skids, slides and even tumbles, the latter of which are likely!
Once you’re done on the adrenaline-pumping slopes of Meribel, you’ll want somewhere high-quality to relax and wind down. Alpine Infusion has a range of luxury chalets to suit your needs, providing comfort, cosiness and exquisite catering.
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