Dates for the Diary!
Well I'm counting down the days until I arrive in the beautiful mountains, the forecast is for snow towards the end of the week, and the ground is frozen. Fingers crossed that we get a bumper December like last season! (The snow didn’t start to fall until just before the lifts were due to open last year)
The lifts open on the 8th December 2012, the lift company has not yet confirmed which runs will be open for the start of the season, as this is snow-dependent, but they will publish the information around the start of December. I’ll bring you the details as soon as they are available.
As I explained in my last post I have been burrowing away like an eager little snow vole hassling the local bars for any events already in the diary, as well as events going on in and around resort, here a few dates for your season diary guys!
Sporting events in Meribel confirmed so far this season
The brilliant French Freestyle cup will be held in Mottaret on 23rd December 2012 (Crazy skilled freestlyer's with amazing aerobatics and moguls!)
The Ice-hockey League Finals on 26th December 2012 (grown adults excuse for a fight on Ice!)
British Forces International Championships on 2nd – 9th February 2013 (cheer on our brave troops on the pistes!)
World Cup Race – All the top female skiers will compete on the newly-reshaped Grand Duc piste, 23rd and 24th February 2013 with a big party afterwards. (Méribel has a new policy of hosting top level sporting events, notably the Finals of the World Cup in 2015)
British Ski Championships, 24th March – 5th April 2013
Bar information opening nights and themed events confirmed so far
First important date for the diary is ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE get gruesome, get dead, get zombie themed for December 20th 2012 various bars in resort are hosting the Zombie Apocalypse, so grab your fake blood and face paint for a night of dressing up and drinking Zombie style!
Jacks Bar opening night is on the 4th December 2012, then its Jacks Birthday party on 11th December 2012 with free.... yes I said it FREE MUTZIG!!!
Scotts Bar will be holding their opening night this Friday 30th November 2012! and their sister bar Le Pub will be opening on 7th December 2012 I am meeting with the staff end of next week to confirm future events.
Barometer is already alive and kicking and open and will be confirming events in the next few weeks.
The Den will be opening at 19:00 on Sunday 9th December, with music from Mikey Grey and canapé sized portions off the menu so that everyone can try their delicious new food for free (We all like a freebie!)
Dicks Tea Bar opens on 7th December at midnight with their new resident DJs playing. Confirmed events for the first half of the season so far are as follows....
Thursday 13th Dec- HONG KONG PING PONG CLUB http://www.mixcloud.com/hongkongping
Thursday 20th Dec- ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Friday 21st Dec- A-SKILLZ
So far it’s set to be a fun filled busy season in resort, and on the Piste in and around meribel! I would also like to introduce Ed Hewison who is running a second live blog from meribel a budding freestyler who will be reporting all the park gossip and more! Check out his first post here. http://www.snowvole.com/blogs/entry/Live-Blog-from-Meribel-2-10-Days-to-go