This morning the Happy Hours Bar in Ardent, which has been doubled in size for this winter, has been banned by the local Mairie from playing any music or making any noise in the village. Locals will remember that at the end of last winter, a petition was launched to bring the music back to Ardent. Victor from the Happy Hours Bar told us this morning that the Mayor of Montriond has banned all music because it causes too much disruption to the other residents and businesses of the village. Victor is worried that if there’s no music or apres fun in Ardent, skiers and snowboarders will make their way to other lift stations, meaning the other businesses of Ardent will suffer.
All scheduled apres parties, live bands and DJs have been postponed in the meantime.
A Facebook group has been launched this morning – have your say and stay up to date on developments.