Winter 2009

The Complete Photo Index is here

Summer 2008 Photos


La Tania Locals 2009  |  All The Charity Day Pics
New La Tania Developments Plans & Permits
Sandy and Becks of Extreme Cuisine interviewed
Last Day of Skiing with Nick and Joey
New Businesses in La Tania
Dr Sarah's End of Season Pics
Amy D's Pics from Charity Day and Closing Week
More Random Charity Day, LdV BBQ, Bond Night and Bands on the Terrace
Random last week from the Blog inc FFS Hikers and Penguins
End of Season BBQ Pics - La Tania now closed...
Guitar Heroes - Bring Your Sisters and their radio mics
Charity Day 2009
James Bond Charity Ball - For Your Eyes Only
Bring Your Sisters play at the KT Tunstall WWF Gig
Craigs Paragliding Competition - Winner Sarah Enjoys Her Flight
Above The Clouds - Why You Need To Go High Some Days
First Tracks down Gazex above La Tania
Mexican Night down The Ski Lodge
British Army Lads in La Tania
The Patrick Family Visit
St Patricks Day Part 2
St Patricks Day Part 1
Old School, Old Gits
Mardi Gras
Fairy Tale Night
Mid-Season Blues Beach Party
Random Locals February 2009
Craigs Para-gliding Competition
Snow, skiing and more snow - out with the boys
The Madness That Is Bring Your Sisters (+ a Groovestone pic)
Chav & Chavette Night with The Red Bullets Live
February Freshies - Great Snow Conditions
Pirate Night at The Ski Lodge
Fred n Adam Chalet Gig
UK Snow Pics
Aussie Day 2009
New Snow! 20 Jan
Mikey Gray Rocking LdV
Escapaders 2009 - The Spaniards
Shot Night with Goggles and Beanies
Native Show Love Tour @ The Ski Lodge
Christmas Eve / Day in and around La Tania
Ski Lodge 16th Birthday Party - Sweet 16 Skool Disco
La Tania Lifts Opening Weekend - First Lift & Snow Pics
La Taiga Opening Night
LdV Opening Night
First Down Suisse and a Perfect Day
Extreme Cuisine - First Tracks 2008/9
Ski Deep's First Tracks
Nick Ski - First Tracks in Val Thorens
Bring Your Sisters en-route
Snow Pics - 24 Nov
Snow Pics - 22 Nov
The Bands Playing This Season
Nic's hike up to see how the snow is
Johno Verity - How to survive an avalanche video - scary stuff
The 2008 Ski Show and La Tania Reunion
Ski Show Competition - Win Tickets
First Snow of the Season Pics
What's New For Winter 2008/9

Video Index Here

Sep 27 - Tignes glacier opened for the Winter season


Oct 01 - Ski Lodge's Ania's Birthday Party - La Tania locals in Prague
Oct 04 to 05 SNO!show at Milton Keynes SNO!zone
Oct 22 to 26 - Metro Ski & Snowboard Show at Olympia, London
Oct 25 - The 9th Annual La Tania Ski Show Reunion Main Bar, Olympia (to start with)
Oct 31 to Nov 02 - British Ski & Snowboard Show at the NEC, Birmingham
Nov 19 - Germany v England, Berlin
Nov 22 - Val Thorens opens
Nov 25 - Hotel Telemark Opening Night
Nov 28 - The Ski Lodge Opening Night with Bring Your Sisters live!
Nov 29 - Tignes / Espace Killy opens
Dec 08 - Lodge du Village Opening Night with Bring Your Sisters live!
Dec 11 - La Taiga Opening Night with Freddie Fingers & Adam Afro duo!
Dec 06 - Courchevel 1850 lifts scheduled to start opening
Dec 06 - Méribel valley lifts scheduled to start opening snow permitting
Dec 06 to 07 - Trophée Andros, Val Thorens. Car & motorcycle race on ice
Dec 08 to 14 - French Olympic Sports Week, Courchevel 1850
Dec 13 to 20 - Boarder Week, Val Thorens with free gear tests and lots of music
Dec 13 - La Tania, 1550, 1650 and Le Praz lifts scheduled to open
Dec 15 - locals 2007/8 photo shoot in the Ski Lodge
Dec 15 - La Premiere Neige, Women's Downhill, Val d'Isere
Dec 16 - Natives Show Love Tour Méribel
Dec 17 - Natives Show Love Tour Val Thorens
Dec 18 - Natives Show Love Tour Courchevel
Dec 20 to 26 - La Tania Kids Week
Dec 24 - Christmas Party & Santa skis down to La Tania. Yes, the lifts open tomorrow...
Dec 25 - Christmas Day TUESDAY (Yes, the lifts are open today)
Dec 26 - Boxing Day
Dec 30 - Mercedes Ice Skating Gala, Courchevel 1850
Dec 31 - Mayhem and Fireworks in La Tania (English New Year celebrated at 1am)




Jan 01 - New Year's Day TUESDAY - Anyone skiing today? Lifts may open 15 mins late...
Jan 06 - Russian Christmas all over Courchevel 1850
Jan 07 - Natives Show Love Tour at Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Tania
Jan 08 - Ice Hockey Match between Courchevel and Oxford University
Jan ?? - Columbia Ride Week,Courchevel Freeriders with cameras. May not happen. TBC
Jan 16 to 18 - La Coupe de l'Info Skiing Comp for the media industry, Courchevel 1850
Jan 16 to 18 - Royal Navy Alpine Championships, Les Menuires
Jan 19 to 22 - Alpine Skiing Europa Cup, The Stade, Courchevel
Jan 22 to 25 - Snow Arena Polo World Cup, Courchevel Altiport (yes, horses on snow!)
Jan 25 - Burns Night
Jan 26 - Australia Day, there's a few of them about, so approach carefully today
Jan 28 - Natives Race Day / Workers Challenge, Méribel
Jan 30 - Toss the Boss, T. Wall's 42nd birthday bash at Pub Le Ski Lodge

French Schools Winter Holidays 2009 - Feb 07 to Mar 08, but split as follows:

Feb 07 to Feb 22 ZONE A

Feb 21 to Mar 08 ZONE B

Feb 14 to Mar 01 ZONE C

Feb 02 to 06 - The SnowKball Championships, 1850 - almost rugby on skis....
Feb 02 to 15 - The 2009 Skiing FIS World Championships Val D'Isère
Feb 14 - The worst transfer day of the season (main half term Sat), it will snow today!
Feb 14 - St Valentine's Day. Red, Amber, Green party at the Ski Lodge
Feb 17 to 22 - La Tania Environment Week
Feb 20 - The 4th La Tania Forest Challenge, family orienteering / photographic safari
Feb 24 - Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras. Massive fancy dress party at the Ski Lodge
Feb 26 to Mar 06 - Fireworks Festival / Competition Courchevel 1850
Mar 01 - St David's Day
Mar 04 - James Bond night at Dicks T Bar in Méribel TBC - Whatever happened to this?
Mar 12 to 15 - Film Festival, Courchevel 1850
Mar 17 - St Patrick's Day Always a big Murphy's night in the Ski Lodge
Mar 18 - Boss des Bosses, Chamonix
Mar 22 - Mother's Day
Mar 28 - Clocks go forward at 1am. Don't be late for work/flights/transfers/lessons etc.
Mar 28 to Apr 06 - British Land Alpine Ski Championships, Méribel (provisional)
Mar 27 to 29 - The North Face Ski Challenge, Val Thorens
Mar 28 to Apr 03 - Méribel Festival 2009 Comedy, DJs & Bands plus Freestyle comps
Mar 29 - Arrival of the Race for the Heart, Transplant Charity Competitions 1850
Mar 29 to Apr 03 - La Tania Singles Week, includes speed dating on the Gondola!
Apr 04 - Le Grand Raid GORE-TEX™2009 comes to The Three Valleys
Apr 05 to 11 - Scottish BASS Races & Alpine Championships, Courchevel (provisional)
Apr 07 to 11 - British Children's Championships, Méribel (provisional)
Apr 09 - Derby du Roc Merlet, the mass race with Le Mans type start down to 1650 TBC
Apr 11 - EASTER Good Friday
Apr 12 - EASTER Sunday
Apr 13 - EASTER Bank Holiday Monday
Apr 13 - The La Tania End of Season Charity Ball at La Taiga - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, 007
Apr 13 - Three Valleys X-Wing Rally - Race, Speed, Freeride, Skier-X for everyone!
Apr 14 to 19 - Teenities Festival, games and activities for 7 to 12 year olds, 1850
Apr 15 - La Tania Charity Day for Cancer Charities in the UK & France
Apr 19 - La Tania and 1650 lifts scheduled to close - last lift circuits & random party
Apr 23 - St George's Day
Apr 26 - Courchevel 1850, 1550 and Méribel lifts scheduled to close
May 03 - Val Thorens lifts scheduled to close


the season of 2009/2010... (thanks to monz).... opening night friends return snow hikes up folyères scooby first tracks reunions new bands sisters are back nannies breakfast stalkers nakedness more snow photo night christmas pressies the sisters tree new year cheap drinks sandy gibb birthday trouble sun sackings first fight club birthday boys first escapaders aussie day mess chavs ldv defence of the desk ldv night ski brown returns bys 1650 nakedness another gaz weekend mini doghouse feeling rumour nanny trouble beer pong snow snow threesomes half term bozel ski transfer hell serious meetings pirates chrome love where is everybody the golden pappadum rob extreme mardi gras gasex fall nads fairy tales courchevel chalet fire quiz nights sunshine superb skiing you're barred brown returns again more comedy gareth gabbie spring shows its head then snow returns more happy hours phil boards the lightest ever powder bar wars derby arrival free cider avalanches older women with younger lads in hot tubs top breakfasts more snow return of the sun red noses second fight club off piste with the esf space snow rugby dicks battle of the bands will sax sun sun sun st patricks night lodge simply full rugby british army boys old gits luncheon bys at la boulette lateness nakedness practice charity hikes funday friday jaeger nukes snow bunnies snow report more rugby moustaches everywhere winter returns once more surfers comedy kissing kt the drug bust ska wars ski for free in april hot tubs more ska and bys happy hour on the terrace penguins troika mutzig centurions ldv and outdoor apres guitar heroes for your eyes only la boulette full lodge toilet sleeper charity day daves steps out again fight club 3 taiga 5 bands closing the dr and rob fresh snow just bys mayhem in dicks ldv bbq telemark closing ski lodge no rob dr last blast bys final lodge gig tears and poll awards 5am daves new snow no report no going home cleaning time another bbq more hot tub scandals last ski last bouc blanc nannies in tignes plus phil skiing m for the last time jenna bbq and then some more snow everywhere... Many thanks to all who helped keep the site up to date this Winter, contributed news and photos and to everyone I skied with and drank with - top people, you know who you are... See you in the Summer or next Winter, until then - go hard.... Toffa. The End.