Saturday, 25 June 2011

The snow is falling again. June 2011

Spring in the Alps and winter in Australia although the seasons could have been reversed. On the 1st June 30cm of fresh snow fell in Meribel at village level and it was time to bring out the snow ploughs again. Sadly the lifts are all closed and the warm ground temperature meant the snow soon melted which was probably a good thing as the cows were somewhat confused.

The Chalet Vache Bleue website is now "live". The site includes prices, availability and floor plans for both Apartments, as furniture is installed and kitchens are fitted the interior photographs will be updated.

Although it is "between" seasons in Meribel the Lift Company are busy commencing their scheme of improvements for next season including phase 1 of a new Plattières gondola, the main lift from Mottaret towards Les Menuires and Val Thorens. The link between Chaudanne and Courchevel will also benefit from changes, the Saulire Express will replace the existing Saulire gondola. This new, fast 8-man gondola lift will be installed over the next two summers, cutting travel time from around 20 minutes to 12 minutes.

Plattières Gondola soon to be upgraded