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Tignes and The Espace Killy 2016/17 (Useful links in Post 1).

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The coverage on the webcams loos pretty good, but a lot can change before the weekend when it opens.
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See the Grande Motte cable car is closed for repairs for the whole summer season Confused??

Disappointing - but ski passes are only €25 a day as a result...

Still decent enough skiing - at least when the runs down to the Vanoise Chair are open.
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@mountainaddict, All part of a 3 year programme to refurbish the old girl (she's about 40). As they are replacing most of the cables this year it would be a bit tricky to run it Shocked Still the 3500 t bar should get a good work out, it gets you nearly to the top!
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chocksaway wrote:
@mountainaddict, All part of a 3 year programme to refurbish the old girl (she's about 40). As they are replacing most of the cables this year it would be a bit tricky to run it Shocked Still the 3500 t bar should get a good work out, it gets you nearly to the top!


Glad I read that, looks like I will be taking my skis up there and not my snowboard Shocked
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Looks like the Val d'I glacier is only open in the mornings and closes on the 16th July. Has anyone tried this side?

Was thinking of the morning in Val and the afternoon on GM or does GM get too slushy in the afternoons too?
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@bar shaker, Normally Val D'Isere Glacier is only open for 3 weeks, it is very limited and you need a car to drive up to the Col, if you happened to be there then it would be a mornings entertainment, nothing more. Tignes Glacier is a little bigger but again a morning is enough unless you are doing ski lessons (or I should probably say summer coaching to please the ski schools!).
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Thanks @chocksaway. I've now looked on the Val website and they are running a bus there from La Daille. We'll have cars so I could drive, but the last day of the mini season is our first morning in the resort. It would be good to do this one morning and GM on another.

We are indeed just looking for some entertainment between bike rides... and rafting, canyoning, paragliding and zipwire snowHead
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@bar shaker, Don't forget the via ferrata - if you are brave! Oh and for a more gentle afternoon there is no better place than the lakeside terrace at Lo Terrachu in Tignes Le Lac for lunch and a glass of something cold(400m on the left after the tunnel to VC)
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just looked at the GM glacier on the webcam, doesnt look great i must say..... has anyone being on it in the last few days?
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@chocksaway, The Roc du Toviere Via Ferrata is 30m from our bedroom balcony and I really wanted to do it... until I watched the video. I'm just not good enough with heights for that Crying or Very sad


http://youtube.com/v/MrwzXbo7-kw

A boozy picnic at the lac is definitely on the cards. We are also doing rafting, canyoning and the Val zipwire park. We are taking road bikes too, so will be climbing BSM to Iseran, Seez to the border via La Rox and the reservoir road up to Col de Cenis.

Glad we aren't there this week. There is 40cm of snow forecast at the top stations and heavy rain in the villages until the weekend.
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Looking at the webcams today it looks like good snow all the way to the bottom of the Vanoise.

@mountainaddict, If you look at today's 1050 webcam you can see some sort of contraption spinning (?) a new cable on the Cable Car.
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Grande Motte is looking a bit dire on the webcams.

Any SitReps?
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Has anyone been up on the glacier in the last few days?

In tignes for the mountain biking and leaving tomorrow but considering a morning skiing.

Heard on Saturday that conditions were fairly terrible, one piste and the park open and pass reduced to €15 as it's so bad, but it's been cold and raining in Val claret last night and today and apparently tonight as well so there is supposedly some fresh snow but not sure if it's worth going up!
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We were recommended not to go by a local hotelier friend, after some of her guests had been up there. It snowed on Saturday night, but was only a dusting.

TBH, there is so much to do, we ran out of days. Rather than skiing, go canyoning or rafting with H2o (their spelling), or who your accom people recommend. The aerial adventure park in Val is also well worth a visit. I crapped myself on the red zone and didn't try the black. I was the only one of our group to attempt red after the blue zone!
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Confirmation that next season will be the Alpaka's last:

http://www.planetski.eu/news/9396

Many a happy night (and the odd lost morning wink )
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Looks like the heatwave has broken, snow at the top of the Col De L'Iseran, I'm sure there is more up the glacier but its too foggy for the webcams!
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chocksaway wrote:
Confirmation that next season will be the Alpaka's last:

http://www.planetski.eu/news/9396

Many a happy night (and the odd lost morning wink )


'Leaders and members of the Ski Club of Great Britain - the country's oldest ski club - were regulars at the Alpaka for around 15 years.

The Club's leaders had their dinner in the hotel restaurant and held their social hour for members in the bar.'

How very gracious of the leaders!
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