Meribel 2008

Early February week on the piste in Meribel, in the 3 Valleys
IMG 1533  Nina ready for the snopes  IMG 1534  Another outing for Peter's favourite coat  IMG 1535  IMG 1536  IMG 1537  Chalet de Launey  IMG 1539 
IMG 1543  Day 2 - it's snowed!  IMG 1545  Nina's new goggles  IMG 1568  A bar so successful and busy they can close at 7 every night!  IMG 1574  Not a lot of visibility near Val Thorens  IMG 1538  First sunny morning in Meribel  IMG 1540  Coffee and chocolate stop 
IMG 1541  IMG 1555  Walking in skis  IMG 1553  IMG 1552  IMG 1551  First foray out of Meribel  IMG 1550  Day 3: Not that way! 
IMG 1549  How cold my toes (tiddely pom)... How cold my toes (tiddely pom) Are growing. (with thanks to Winnie the Pooh)  IMG 1548  The more it goes (tiddley pom)... on snowing.  And nobody knows (tiddley pom)...  IMG 1547  The more it snows (tiddley pom)... the more it goes (tiddley pom)...  IMG 1556  IMG 1544  Seriously strong lip block  IMG 1560  View of Meribel from the Col de la Loze 
IMG 1558  Early lunch in La Tania  IMG 1557  Courchevel 1850 - 7 euros for a coffee!  IMG 1564  A well deserved apres ski beer  IMG 1563  IMG 1562  IMG 1561  Looking down toward Les Allues and Bride les Bains 
IMG 1571  Nina in Les Menuires - like Ward Royal with snow  IMG 1570  Tricky conditions for the minibus  IMG 1569  Day 4: It's snowed again!  IMG 1567  Busy evening at the Rond Point (aka Ronnie)  IMG 1566  Pointy mountain  IMG 1565 
IMG 1600  Au revoir!  IMG 1599  Last vin chaud break  IMG 1597  Nina walking  downhill  with skis  IMG 1596  IMG 1595  Chocolate chaud in St Martin de Belleville  IMG 1594  View of Meribel 
IMG 1593  Day 6: Another sunny day  IMG 1590  IMG 1589  Long hike down the ridge to the start of the Grand Couloire black run  IMG 1588  View from the top of Saulire  IMG 1583  Serious lunch  IMG 1582 
IMG 1581  Courchevel altiport, as used in the opening of Tomorrow Never Dies  IMG 1576  Day 5 - sunny again on the Saulire gondola  IMG 1575  IMG 1573  IMG 1572  Ski lift craziness in Les Menuires