♦ 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!!