//Meribel Blogs For 2016 Season

Meribel Blogs by the Meribel Mole:
Your Guide to the 2015/16 Ski Season

St Martin Mountains January 2015

St Martin side of Meribel on 16th dec 2015. On piste skiing was fine and so quiet.

Saulire Mountain 17th dec 2015

Top of Saulire Courchevel side. Perfectly groomed piste at 9.15am on 17th Dec 2015.

Montain restaurant 22nd dec 2015.

Lunch on l’Ours Blanc Les Menuires terrace. Beautiful sunny and warm weather. 22nd December 2015.

♦ December 2015 was a disaster in many of the low lying ski resorts. However in Meribel & the 3 Valleys there was reasonable on piste skiing right up till the start of New Year week. (as the above photos show).
♦ New Year week saw piste skiing possible all over the 3 valleys but with extremely hard and well worn conditions. This of course unavoidable due to the very crowded pistes.
♦ For the first time in my 30 years here, seasonworkers were requested to not ski during New Year to give the tourists more chance of better conditions. The piste bashers as usual did a fabulous job each night with the limited snow to work with. So to sum up, December in Meribel was far better than the UK newspapers were reporting but New Year snow was dissapointing. The only redeeming feature was the fabulous sunny weather throughout the month!!

JANUARY 2016

Meribel Les Allues Village.January 2016.

Les Allues Village In January 2016

Meribel Les Allues Mountains.January 2016.

Mountain View From Les Allues Village. January 2016.

Meribel 1600.January 2016.

Meribel 1600. January 2016.

January 2016 in Meribel. After a slow start, with most of the French Alps having the limited snow in December, the start of superb snow arrived 2nd January. And it just got better and better as the month went on. January is often the best month of the season. Cold normally but great snow. The week of 16th Jan 2016 was the best of the whole season for combined weather and snow conditions.

Car in snow. 10th February 2016

My car buried again early morning 10th February. Meribel Mottaret.

5th Febuary 2016. First tracks on piste.

First tracks in the morning on the Tougnete side of Meribel valley. 5th february 2016.

Beautiful weather. Beautiful snow. Meribel Feb 10th

A beautiful day in Meribel on 10th february 2016. Great new powder snow. Sun, blue skies.

February 2016 In Meribel. A good month this season for uk school holidays as they did not coincide this year with Paris. Some mixed weather over the month (some rain!) but generally overall very good for snow conditions.

MARCH 2016

Off piste skiing March 2016

Off piste in les Menuires on 10th March. Superb powder snow.

Off piste skiing 24th March 2016

Off piste agin 24th March St Martin side of the valley.

Car buried in snow again.

3rd March 2016. had to dig the car out yet again!! Parked in Meribel Mottaret as usual.

March 2016 In Meribel. A fabulous month with excellent snow above mid stations.. Even very cold fresh powder days. However March often means slush in the afternoons as it can get so hot. Always best to choose a high resort for much. The 3 valleys is excellent for this month.

APRIL 2016

Lunch On The Mountain

10th April. Sunny lunch on Chenus terrace. Courchevel 1850.

Saulire Mountain . Courchevel side. 12th April 2016

12th April. Saulire again early morning. Fabulous skiing on empty slopes.

Off piste skiing April 14th 2016

14th April. WHAT A FABULOUS MORNING!!! 20cm of new powder and NOBODY up the mountains! A dream morning that comes only a few times in a lifetime. Absolutely empty slopes. Powder everywhere. Perfect till 12pm then started to get heavy. Did not even rest for a coffee! 3 hours non-stop.

April 2016 In Meribel. A disappointing start to the month generally but we did have a few really excellent days of new powder snow and totally empty slopes. Heaven! Loads of snow then arrived late April and in May!! After the lifts closed sadly. The locals were seen skinning up the mountain in May!

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