We stayed in an old world mountain village just down the Meribel Valley from the ski area. Our home for the stay was the Chalet Nikita, a renovated old house made comfortable without any loss of charm. It sits in Chandon, a small gathering of ancient buildings on the hillside looking up at Meribel [...]
JB and Russell skiing on a bluebird day in Courchevel, France
We sent home our ski gear today. Russell was the first to leave for home of those who came along to Meribel to ski and send us off. A life lesson we’ve learned from skiing is to keep your knees bent. Being flexible makes [...]
The Three Valleys, Fance, is the largest connected ski area in the world.
It is hard to describe or imagine the vastness without experiencing it. As you approach one of the 25 summits, another valley of skiing opens below. Run after run, we explore, never crossing the same ground twice. We find ourselves becoming redundant [...]
Savoy cheeses on display
As I was leaving home, my friend Murphy asked me to write about the food. We have eaten in a few restaurants, but tend to stay in, eating the local foods in our temporary home. Twice a week, there is an open air market in Meribel. Although many shops sell the [...]
We shared a day of quiet yesterday. The girls and I opted to lounge around the house, lazy Saturday. From the rented chalet we look down out the bottom of the Meribel Valley toward the mountains to the North and East. The forested valley walls are broken here and there by small villages, clusters of [...]
Old buildings in the Meribel valley, France
We’ve made it to Chandon, Meribel. The view from our windows includes several ancient buildings, barns in disrepair quietly passing through time. Beams of timber, stone, and plaster patiently bearing snow of the winter season, another year blending into other decades.
It was raining yesterday, as we settled [...]