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Month: February 2009


Meribel Live Feeling Gig Cancelled

Just heard that The Feeling won’t be playing the Meribel Live gigs that were announced a few weeks ago. Sophie (Ellis-Bextor) and Rich’s premature baby plus a few other “last minute” issues have led to a postponement – so fingers crossed for next season. A real shame ‘cos it was such a blast last year.


Avalanche Safety Gear Mandatory in Italy

Italy has decided to make avalanche safety gear (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe) mandatory for all winter sports enthusiasts heading out of marked and secured ski runs. The law will also apply to off piste skiers.

From the excellent off piste skiing site – more here


Can’t see it happening in France – although we have seen the Pisteurs checking transceivers at the top of the Chanrossa chair before people head off piste this season, not sure if they actually stopped you if you weren’t properly equipped though.


The sunshine is back!

Glorious sunshine today but very chilly.
Fantastic pistes and plenty of fresh powder still to be found out there.



Minus 5 and dumping it down the bonus is that it is day off in the morning. Up to 50cms predicted by France Meteo. Should be a fun day.
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Snow Now!

It's snowing! Down to about 800m well below resort – getting colder too and starting to stick on the roads. High winds closed all the high lifts once again this afternoon. Remember those days and days or calm weather with blue sky and sunshine???


Over 30cm by 2pm Sat

Fantastic everywhere now. . .


Rob Staff bags Jockeys

First tracks at 9am this morning. About 10cm of fresh down to Le Praz top lifts should be open when we get back up. . .


2am Saturday Morning Snow

2am Saturday morning and snowing quite heavily. Forecast is not for much snow but coming down hard right now. High Winds once again this afternoon and some top lifts closed again, runs down in to Meribel stripped of snow on the way down to the Ronnie tonight but will recover when the bashers get out. All in all the piste skiing is still spot on, for the best day out get the groomed run list first thing and go hard…


Andy & George

Apres ski at La Boulotte 1650 with Bring Your Sisters once again. . .


Meribel Live Details

UPDATE: The Feeling have had to cancel from this event. More on the main site when we hear.
As promised…..


Tue 10th March:
The Feeling, The Automatic and Glen Tilbrook will play a 2 hour exclusive “Live and unplugged” gig in a 300 seater auditorium in the centre of Meribel (300 tickets will be on sale with the launch of the “Meribel Live” web site next week; )

Wednesday 11th March FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
– The Automatic will play on the piste outside the Rond Point with livewire as support.
– Norman Jay will play the Doron Pub (from 10pm)

Thursday 12th March FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
– The Feeling with Glen Tilbrook plus support will play on the piste outside the Rond Point.
– Norman Jay will be playing the aftershow party on Thursday night.

Further details and ticket sales will be available with the launch of the “Meribel Live” web site next week: )

Great music, great skiing……great craic!

Come and join us……….You know it makes sense.