The season ended as it began with powder snow. We have never had so many fresh snow days. You have to feel sorry for the restaurants with sun terraces because they had hardly any business outside in this record snowy season.
If you don’t believe me about the powder, here I am on Friday 13th April which was lucky for some.
The end of season is also time to party. Music was everywhere. Here is a compilation of three completely different clips. There is the wonderful Lionel the accordionist at the Farm Ariondiaz.
There was the fantastic concert put on one night by the Pisteurs on the roof at their hut at Mont Vallon.
It was magic skiing down at 9 o’clock at night on a freshly groomed piste with a flaming torch. My third clip is at the famous Apres Ski Rond Point des Pistes in Meribel. “Ronnies” rocks all season long.
It’s been a wonderful season, great snow, wonderful entertainment and music, and all the other things that go on to make The 3 Valleys so special. Even my one-year-old grandson enjoyed being made up as a red Indian in the zone near the Bel Air restaurant in Courchevel 1650.
There really is something for everybody including non- skiers. If you don’t ski, you can access most of the good restaurants; and enjoy skating, swimming walking, snowshoes, roaring log fire dependent on how energetic you are.
For the last 30 years, Jonathan Rose has owned Chalet Le Yeti in Méribel.
Jonathan's knowledge and experience of Meribel and the Trois Vallées ski area is extensive through his own personal experience as a skier and chalet owner.