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Poster: A snowHead
Mon 15-01-18 8:37
Replies: 10
@Stew P, If you want to get off the autoroute and save some toll money, then a variation of the route suggested by @DJL, is to exit the A31 Junction 6 Langres Sud and hit the D6 - D67 through Gray and on to Besancon. Fairly straight fast road (slow down for the villages :) ) that will add about 20 minutes to the trip
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Sat 13-01-18 18:09
Replies: 25
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 12-01-18 15:11
Replies: 33
@WindOfChange, They're still building :D but not so involved with the local politics, the new mayor is dynamic and has brought a lot of good things to the village. Think the brother is selling up the hotel side of things. After what happened at Drouzin le Mont is was a toss up between imprisonment or lynching.
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Fri 12-01-18 15:02
Replies: 33
Enjoy Chatel - this is my 28th year of at least one ski trip a year there. Picked up the keys to my flat in Thollon 29 years ago and did the inspection trip the prior winter during a ski trip to Chatel. Time flies, but I dont think much has changed in Chatel over the time. Lifts have been upgraded and some runs re profiled but its pretty much the same.
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Fri 12-01-18 12:47
Replies: 33
The Besancon may be longer/slower which is why the SatNav offers the Poligny route but it does have the advantage that a % is dualled and its a relatively straight major route compared to the other.
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Fri 12-01-18 12:40
Replies: 33
@Matt1959, You can order a vignette from the UK @ https://www.swisstravelsystem.co.uk/products/motorwaysticker , price in GBP and UK postage. But sometimes early in the year they dont have any :?
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Sat 6-01-18 9:53
Replies: 539
@under a new name, Where snow covers the watercourse. Hidden Valley in PLJ for example
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Thu 4-01-18 14:43
Replies: 27
@boredsurfin, a falling tree hit the cable for the gondola in Abondance last year knocking a cabin off. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4295596/Ski-couple-amazing-escape-cable-car-tree-crash.html
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Thu 4-01-18 14:41
Replies: 27
Once saw the cable for the OLD Rochasson chair in Chatel depart from the runners in wind and with people on it. It wasnt catastrophic and the speed that the lifties rectified the situation suggested in was a common occurance. They had a device that looked like a hydralic trolley jack that hooked around the cable and then dragged it backed over the runners, took about 10 minutes .
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Tue 2-01-18 18:36
Replies: 24
@andy, I turned up at calais around 1 am after bailing out due to the weather forecast. with the admin fee plus the going rate for the crossing it worked out around 70 gbp for the change. There were only around 20 people on the ferry so wasn't impressed but complained and got the refund. Luck of the draw, I do prefer the ferry.
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Tue 2-01-18 16:54
Replies: 24
Back in time P and O used to be very flexible, basically turn up and go. At some point they must have employed some clever business analyst and then introduced a multitude of fare types which meant a penalty charge for any type of change in travel plans for the cheap tickets. Thereafter my preference was to use the tunnel.
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Tue 2-01-18 10:13
Replies: 24
You can modify your booking online, you may have to pay the difference in the rate but thats unlikely this time of year
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Thu 21-12-17 16:14
Replies: 188
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Thu 21-12-17 16:03
Replies: 188
@Matt1959, Same for me in terms of travel. I suspect most of the focus will be on the A40 autoroute up to Chamonix although I once saw a -20Km speed reduction on the A39 Dijon to Bourg en Bresse a few years back due to pollution levels
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 21-12-17 15:38
Replies: 188
@Matt1959, from the crit air site "In case of an air pollution peak, the Prefecture provides a set of measures in several stages. After an early warning stage (usually after two days), a first air pollution stage („niveau d’alerte N1“) is announced. This happens when the daily or hourly measurement of the responsible institution for air quality exceeds 50/80 μg / m³ for particulate matter or 180/240 μg / m³ for ozone or 300/500 μg / m³ for sulphur dioxide or 200/400 μg / m³ for nitrogen dioxide. As a result, the road speed within the ZPA environmental zone has to be reduced by 20 km/h. If one of the above-mentioned pollutant values still exceeds the stated values, then a second measure will be applied and an air pollution alarm („niveau d’alerte N2“) with traffic restrictions will be declared, during which only vehicles equipped with Crit´Air badges E, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are allowed to drive within the zone. After the first two stages, the Prefect can also declare a third stage of alarm, which is an aggravation of the second stage (the official definition is „niveau N2 aggravé“). In this third stage, the Prefect can also ban Crit´Air badge classes 4 and 5 from traffic.
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Thu 21-12-17 9:34
Replies: 188
IMPORTANT UPDATE: All of Savoie and Haute Savoie are now ZPAs (weather related). I was looking at the critair site and its says "However, in case of an air pollution peak, the city or municipality within the department, in which the weather-dependent zone comes into force, has to be defined first. This requires a separate individual order from the prefect or the local police. As a result, there can only be locally changing traffic restrictions within the ZPA Haute-Savoie, to which the car owners must adapt." To me that says it will not be a blanket implementation but individual towns that will impose the zone, so you could avoid the area if needed. Can any locals confirm ?
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Thu 14-12-17 16:33
Replies: 539
@Jenniper, To ski back from Chatel you will need a PDS pass. if the links are open then the offices will be selling them. However I would pay attention to @BobinCH post re the weather forecast before making any plans. The higher links maybe closed for safety reasons
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Thu 14-12-17 12:50
Replies: 539
I might be wrong though The weather forecast might support that :D
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Sun 10-12-17 14:36
Replies: 308
. Glad I'm headed for the Tunnel, not a ferry. Bet you are, Port of Calais closed and the Pride of Kent has run aground outside the port. :roll:
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Thu 30-11-17 17:37
Replies: 24
@under a new name, Sorry, confused your post with one from the OP. I did repeat you :-D
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Thu 30-11-17 17:27
Replies: 24
@under a new name, Sort of ;-) but if you bought the pass from skipasschampery.ch would you have to validate it from Champery, ie the resort it was purchased in
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Thu 30-11-17 9:50
Replies: 24
Pretty sure in previous years you had to start your skiing from the station you bought from. That was my impression but I looked at the terms and conditons on Telemorgins.ch and it does say "Conditions générales de vente et d'utilisation des forfaits 2017-2018 Le 1er jour de ski doit commencer dans la station où le forfait a été acheté." so looks OK.
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Tue 28-11-17 9:52
Replies: 33
Drop off attendant once told me that if they have to put more than a litre into the tank upon returning they will charge you the full cost for refuelling. I then took the car back out the car park and round the block to top it up.
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Sun 26-11-17 11:37
Replies: 32
fill up with the -30 windscreen washer fluid. Check the weather in advance and plan a contingency. While every one talks Snowmageddon the worst trips I have experienced have been due to thick fog, once from Calais all the way down to Dijon.
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Sat 14-10-17 9:18
Replies: 23
Travel Journalists? Eh? The same copy writers who tell you that the Ryanair flight you have booked is convenient for the city you are going to.
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Sat 30-09-17 11:43
Replies: 539
. Odd but that's how it seems to go! That would explain it. Could never understand why the on line system didn't match what was on the pass when I asked at the ticket office
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Mon 18-09-17 8:03
Replies: 21
Nice to see the tops of the mountains painted white this morning http://live.chatel.com/webcam_village.php?langue=FR
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Fri 8-09-17 13:48
Replies: 539
There is some posts on here towards the end relating to Morgins. https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=5883&st=1160 Doesn't look promising. On the plus side, Chatel appear to be updating things on the Torgon side.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 5-09-17 9:40
Replies: 31
small third world airports insisted there was "fake luggage" which was put on carousels to reassure punters that something was happening. Certain I've seen that at Geneva, three suitcases appear on the belt and then nothing for 30 mins.
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Fri 1-09-17 11:58
Replies: 6
@AllyK, Some background reading for you http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=122319&highlight=turkey+switzerland
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Fri 21-07-17 8:20
Replies: 8
@cedricpoon, here is a daily update of the snow condtions in the PDS last season http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=126759&start=280 In summary, it wasnt one of the best, However Tuesday 7th March was something else.
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Fri 21-07-17 8:03
Replies: 7
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3012378&highlight=route++ferney#3012378
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Fri 21-07-17 7:54
Replies: 7
@kez, If its summer and daylight then worth getting off the autoroute to see the scenery. France on a Sunday will be shut so petrol will be self service from supermarkets so either fill up before leaving the autoroute or google supermarkets in any major town you will pass through. Cant see Geneva on a Sunday being a problem for traffic, just drive the through middle and then back out into France, (if coming from Ferney V - airport there was a thread on various routes) just remember signs for the autoroutes are blue in France but green in Switzerland.
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Wed 12-07-17 9:13
Replies: 12
Maybe one of these http://www.devolo.co.uk/article/devolo-wifi-repeater/ will attach to the dongle Wifi and give you a Lan port to feed the access points
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Mon 20-03-17 10:42
Replies: 5
Go to the gig, life is too short. I wouldn't tell you or the kids to lie as its too easy to get caught out on social media. Mrs BB works in a school and facebook is her first port of call if kids are absent from school.
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Mon 13-03-17 11:16
Replies: 824
@Paul Chittenden, if you have snow tyres, I think you would be ok for Morzine in march not to have chains. The forecasted FL is around 2000m for next weekend dropping to around 800m late on Monday night. Reality is usually worse than the forecast so pack an umbrella.
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Tue 7-03-17 16:45
Replies: 824
My other half reports some of the best snow ever on piste this morning, around Morzine and Les Gets and Chatel. After 25 years finally in the right place at the right time :D
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Tue 7-03-17 8:46
Replies: 824
Driving up the valley. Reached Abundance. ok so far. Starting to look like an episode of ice Road truckers
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Mon 6-03-17 15:41
Replies: 824
@DJL, did Bernex this morning and not two many people about. Fresh snow at the top but really really sticky towards the car park. Resort shutdown at 2 pm and now the wind has really got up. Lots of tree debris on the roads so glad to be back in the flat. . Buckets of snow up high.
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Mon 6-03-17 8:24
Replies: 824
@DJL, thanks for the update. Was considering plj this morning but expecting the gales and lift closures this afternoon. Looks like plan b now
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