Podcast #111 3 Valleys: A Recap!


The bums are back and we’re talking about Mario’s recent trip to Val Thorens, France. He’ll give you the scoop on where to ski, where to stay and where to Apres

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Aprés Today

From The Ganjala

Ski News

Main Topic :

Val Thorens and Les 3 Valles (Val Thorens, Meribel, Courcheval)

  • Village

    • quanit small little villages
    • enough but not an over abundance of services
    • heard there was a great spa
    • Lots of bars, built just for skiing

    Skiing

    • above treeline stay at 7000 feet ski at 10000 + feet
    • great snow, poweder helped for last 2 days, snow day was foggy and low vis
    • 4 bluebird, 1 snow, then 1 bluebird
    • Lots of ski costumes – apparently often for bachelor parties. saw vader with a team of storm troopers. one trooper took out one of our group and girl broke her finger, that dick trooper.

    Food – Hotel

    • Genepi
    • Raclette night
    • Baked Alaska
    • Creme Brulle with flaming Genepi
    • duck, venison, fish
    • desserts
    • breakfast – ok, pastries were awesome

    Apres

    • La Follies Deuce (translated by google to Sweet Folly)-
      THE BEST apres for me EVER. great music, dj, performers, champagne spray, dancing on tables, lauching all the way home. had a perfect day there on a Monday and then again on Friday. Was packed on Wednesday already at noon due to famous Swedish DJ. Lots of electronic and edm there, but with performers live
    • Bar 360, a Follies Deuce want to be, have special guests, gets shaded and cold quick there.
    • In village apres was good too
    • Cafe Snesko – Flugel there, dancing on tables, 80s and 90s music there, beer and shots only
    • Frog and Roast Beef – ended the nights there usually
    • Savon – chill lodge feel with fireplaces, cozy chairs, skins, etc
    • Rhum Box – booty shaking video playing on tvs while Bruce Springseen and David Bowie played, lol. Chanting to see what videos owner pulled up, held out for jujus Birthday and it ended up being a local ski video of a friend’s birthday where everyone dressed in ski costumes.
    • Malaysia – big club heats up at night and parts like that of city never sleep. pretty good.

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