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Fantastic April Skiing for those hiking up and the new World Cup L’Eclipse Piste skied

Private Ski Instructor Martin Hemsley based in Méribel has been ski touring around some of our favourite pistes and sharing his efforts in his blog at:

Last week he made his way up to Col de la Loze and skied fresh untouched powder on Dou des Lanches just above La Tania…

The top section of Dou des Lanches – Ski Instructor quality tracks!
The Bouc Blanc restaurant and La Tania Gondola top station in view on the right

At the end of March, Martin was one of the first to ski the new World Cup Piste named L’Eclipse after it was prepared for inspection by the various racing committees. Next Winter will see international events prior to the Alpine World Cup Finals in February 2023 with the Men’s Downhill, Super G, GS and Slalom events held on L’Eclipse. The women’s events are held on the Roc de Fer piste in Méribel.

Set to be one of the most challenging, fastest and steepest race pistes in the World with no respite for racers in any “gliding” areas – this will be full on, flat out lunacy… A detailed view by Martin of the new piste made up of the top section of the Bouc Blanc (with an S shaped curve) and the old, black Jockeys piste (regraded, widened and straightened) is available in his blog here

The starting area before the 3.2km length / 944m vertical piste.
The finish area in site next to the Le Praz lake on to the roof of the new Alpinium Building.
L’Eclipse on the 2021 Piste Map

One of Méribel’s most respected Private Ski Instructors. Martin enjoys sharing his passion for the sport and mountains. Instruction is delivered whilst being patient, safe and considerate. Martin always respects the needs and requirements of his clients. More at:

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