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Friday Roundup - February Madness & FIS World Cup


Arrgghhhh ! and so it has begun, the madness of February, where the crowds descend upon our “sleepy” little town and all chaos ensues !

Ok so we are not really a sleepy little town and we are pretty geared up for 1000`s & 1000`s of people, but it still comes as a shock when suddenly your daily routine will take that little bit longer and this year it has been made all the more longer with the FIS Women’s World Cup being hosted the same week as the French, Dutch Belgium’s, Italians and the majority of the UK are on holiday !

So what is happening this week in and around Meribel?

First up has to be the FIS Coupe De Monde Ladies Downhill and Super G, the races will take place Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February, and meribel will welcome the best ladies in Alpine downhill and super G in the world to compete on our glorious mountains.

The course that the ladies will race on has been under construction since last summer, To do this, Méribel has undertaken a series of works to accommodate in the best conditions these two tests. As Courchevel, Meribel has visited (Wednesday 29 August) the Security Commission to confirm the final details regarding the safety of this track Corbey. Present among others, Jan Tischhauser (Head FIS World Cup races speed Dames), Fabien Saguez (DTN FFS), Jo Galinier (Race Director for the World Cup in Meribel – FFS) and Christophe Mugnier (Director Organizing Committee – Méribel Tourisme).

The latest work was on the top of the stage with the installation of a tunnel about 52 feet long, held on 11 & 12 September. This will let the flow of skiers during the World Cup events will be held over.

The course:
- Name of the track: “Descent of the Roc de Fer”
- Orientation: upper: East, middle: North East, final: East
- Check “Under the Petit Col”, altitude 2150 m
- Arrival: Chaudanne Plateau, altitude 1432 m
- Elevation: 718 meters
- Length: 2355 meters
- Slope: Maximum slope: 58% minimum slope: 7% average slope: 30%
- The track is accessible by two lifts on the bottom: chairlift Rights Plan (flow rate: 2 500 pers / h) and chairlift Roc de Fer (1500 person / h) and the start of the descent of the Olympic Express chairlift (1500 person / h)
- Ahead of the start of the Super G, a tunnel of 50 m allows safe movement of tourists and spectators
- Teeing: “Under the Petit Col”, 200 m to the north and downstream of the arrival of the Olympic Express chairlift
- Finish area = unique situation: Plateau Chaudanne.

Take a look at the course from a “skis” eye view  HERE!




Next week I will update you further on the chaos and fun that is involved in hosting the World Cup, 2013 is the warm up to the World Cup Finals in 2015 which is was awarded a couple of years back ! A massive achievement for our resort and a great platform for Meribel to show just what it is capable of.

With it being half term, many bars and nightclubs will feel that little bit quieter this week, but there is still plenty to entertain the slightly reduced masses.


You will find Daisy B live on Sunday for her regular Sunday Club, and the extremely talented Hobo Chic performing on Tuesday

Jacks Bar

After the excitement of last week Hot Dog eating competition, this week may feel a little de-bloated so to speak, but you will stil find some excellent Après entertainment featuring Mikey Grey, The ram raid, Daisy B and more plus for all sports enthusiasts live Football and next Saturday (23rd Feb) England V`s France !

If you are a football fan, in particular an Arsenal, Bayern, Milan or Barcelona fan then head to Jacks to watch your team on Eurpoean action !

The Den

So with Valentines all sewn up with a spot of Blind Date, Sunday we will enjoy 2 4 1 drinks, and regular musical entertainment to tantalise your eardrums .

At going to publish I have no other info on what else is happening around resort this week, it appears that all the headlines are taken up with the World Cup and parking chaos, and the crowds that we are going to face


March Madness, with so much snow around, March is shaping up to be one barmy great month, quietness after the february rush and a masive 280m so far snow depth ! Bring on the Sunshine for less.


AktivExperience · 1833 days ago
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