It has been an exciting week here in Meribel, with both the Telemarking World Cup and Europa Cup taking place on the legendary Roc de Fer piste, where the Women’s World Cup has been hosted in previous years. So this means we got to watch some of the world’s top skiers compete in Super-G, Slalom and Downhill racing every day this week!
It has also been the final week of preparations for the SnowSkoolers’ BASI Level 1 examination, which starts on Monday (eek!). All of the ski and snowboard groups have been focusing hard on getting their short turns up to scratch - under the watchful and alert eyes of their instructors. Each group will be meeting their BASI examiners on Sunday night, so everyone better be on their best behaviour! Not to worry though, we are all confident in everyone’s ability to pass the Level 1 exams.
Luckily the weather has been brilliant, with amazing blue skies above and an incredible view of the clouds settling in the valleys below (which you can see in a lot of the pictures below!). However, this does mean that the conditions are getting a bit icy so we are praying to the Snow Gods for some more snow as soon as humanly possible! More snow please Snow Gods?!
On Saturday we had our weekly themed dinner, which kicked off with a chilled Hawaiian night. The good members of Chalet Campanules all went out, fully embracing the theme with summer holiday outfits and music! Henry Depel paved the way with a classic example of a “Brit Abroad” wearing his “suns out guns out” vest.
Thursday was a highlight of the week with Australia Day celebrations! Our resident Aussies were out on the slopes in force, with Ben Norman and Ed Potter managing to find Australian flags to wrap around themselves like capes for the day!
All in all it’s been another brilliant week here in Meribel and we’ve got all of our fingers and toes crossed for a high success rate in the BASI 1 exam this week!
We’ll keep you updated…