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|Resort: Reberty (actually Reberty Village or Reberty 2000 on piste map)
Domain: 3 Vallees
Date: 6-13th March
My holiday: Second time to the 3 Vallees this year
Website : www.lesmenuires.com
Basics : Reberty Village is linked to Les Menuires but has the great advantage that it faces up the valley towards VT, so no ugly tower blocks, went with Ski Olympic to Chalet St Michel, early morning (7:00am) flight so managed to get a couple of hours skiing on Sunday afternoon (well we would have apart from the C**P ski shop that my mate Phil had to get his skis from .. queued longer here than any lift, so 2 hrs went to 1 1/2!
Lift system : 3 Vallees! Big tip avoid Bruyeres Gondola in morning head for Doron chair at bottom of La Masse and then take Mont D'Chambre covered chair .. far faster, otherwise Etele chair or Reberty drag make same link (drag quicker but a b**l breaker!). Liked the new lifts at the St Martin end (Becca and Granges)
The terrain : Went to Les Menuires as it's the only bit of 3V never been based in before, busier than anticpated even though school hols had finished, discovered bits not done before.
The snow : Snowing on way in Monday was a great powder day (just wish I could do it more justice), did Piste M in Courchevel on the Wednesday which was awesome. Lots of very hard patches and a little bit of ice 3V 100% open a first for me, in general brilliant conditions if at times a little cold. Best fast bit was doing the two chairs at the top of the Fourth Valley (Peyron & Bouchet) in one go back to the bottom, cracking snow and no one there, full speed ahead chaps!
Off-piste : Great on the monday but otherwise a little crusty
The resort : 1 Horse town, 3 bars, The Ferme - nice bars - excellent food in evening, Igloo bar just below it shuts early (10pm), Cote 2000 a french bar .. went in one night loads of French in who sang Happy Birthday to someone and promptly left, leave 6 of us alone in bar .. we didn't go back. 1 Bad ski shop and a spar! Advantage on the side of the piste. Back to VT or Courchevel next time.
Food : Ferme is great, both lunch and evening, other memorable lunches Eterlou in C1650 and oz place in La Tania can't remeber name.
Accommodation : Ski Olympic Chalet St Michel .. ensuite rooms (a little small maybe) .. good public area, sauna and jacuzzi, great staff .. Phil (ski buddy) wasn't impressed that there were some kids there but he has lead a sheltered life. Food was great.I've been with SO x times, this was one of their best chalets so far for me.
Costs: Not as discounted as it might have been but quality accomodation.
Conclusion: Great hols only spoiled by the weather being a bit cold at times. Won't go to Reberty again, too little night life and nothing else to look at, but I've got it out of my system. Having said that great skiing from the door and if you don't want to you don't have to go into the centre of Les Menuires at all.