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La Plagne 2017/2018

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thefatcontroller, i think you're right: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowcat snowHead
(though boredsurfin idea also looks good)
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Anyone know for a space for 1 w/c 24th Feb
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
How's the place holding up under the half term hoards??
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@chopkins13,

It has been relatively busy when the sun has been shining but on the not so clear days it has been pretty quiet, today especially.

It is easy enough to avoid the crowds and queues if you time it right and, if you stick to the difficult runs, it can be as quiet as a low season week.

Yesterday we hardly encountered another skier all day. We ventured on the off-piste bit next to Inversens, took Mio and then Anne's valley route back to the Verdons Sud lift. From the top of Verdon Suds took Mercedes down towards Becoin lift. From the top of Becoin we took the Morbleu down before calling in at the 360 restaurant at the top of the Montalbert gondola. From there you can look across to all the blacks off the Aime la Plagne side and they were deserted, only the blue run down to the Envers lift was busy.
We then skied down the difficult red back to the Envers lift, took the Colorado and then Verdon Nord lifts and had Les Bosses all to ourselves on the way back home. I don't think we had to queue for more than 5 minutes for a lift and Mercedes was the only difficult piste where we came within 20 yards of another skier.

I think the next 2 weeks will be the busy ones as 2 of the 3 French regions will be on holiday then.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
skichampcouk, so, has the 360 got any better from the overpriced chaotic disaster it was back in December?
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@Jonpim, It has improved dramatically. The toilets and washbasins now work, the restaurant is now heated, they also have menus and you can get a decent cup of tea. The views not bad either.
It's a good place if you want a quick snack, they serve a good Chicken wrap and the vegetable soups not bad. The home-made pizzas also looks reasonable but we haven't tried that yet.
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
skichampcouk wrote:
Improved dramatically
Would need to.
But on your upbeat description we will give it another go when back next month.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Official Traffic advice for tomorrow
in short get out early!

http://www.savoie-route.fr/en/recommendation-to-drivers
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and its going to be snowing and or raining!
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and its going to be snowing and or raining!



The snowline is forecast as 1900 in the morning dropping to 1000m by late evening so black roads for the departing hoards
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Plans for 2019/2020
including a Gondola from 1800 to above Plagne Centre?
This Google translate from http://www.perso-laplagne.fr/Actualites.htm#19_02_18

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The last meeting of the Syndicat intercommunal de la Grande Plagne was an opportunity for the SAP to announce to elected officials its plans for the summer of 2019 , including the replacement of the long-awaited Glacier gondola.

1- After many variations studied, projected and announced, it seems that the replacement on the same line of the Glacier gondola is finally envisaged. The massifs of the pylons would be poured in the summer of 2019, for an opening expected at Christmas 2020. Obviously it is necessary to reckon with the administrative constraints, the environmental obligations, and especially the budgetary constraints. It will therefore be necessary to follow this file closely.

2- Another project: the replacement of the Mélèzes chairlift between Plagne 1800 and Plagne Center by a gondola , which would be extended towards the arrival of the former Véga chairlift. Again, clarification will be necessary, because it is not really what had been considered until then!

3- Finally, a chairlift would be under study to link the departure of the Inversens (raised to 6 places next summer) and Crozats , to finally create a direct connection without requiring a passage by Bellecôte. A project that many faithful of La Plagne also imagine for years ... To follow there too!
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
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1- After many variations studied, projected and announced, it seems that the replacement on the same line of the Glacier gondola is finally envisaged. The massifs of the pylons would be poured in the summer of 2019, for an opening expected at Christmas 2020. Obviously it is necessary to reckon with the administrative constraints, the environmental obligations, and especially the budgetary constraints. It will therefore be necessary to follow this file closely.

Never thought I'd see the day!

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3- Finally, a chairlift would be under study to link the departure of the Inversens (raised to 6 places next summer) and Crozats , to finally create a direct connection without requiring a passage by Bellecôte. A project that many faithful of La Plagne also imagine for years ... To follow there too!

I think this will be a useful lift - especially as we usually stay in Les Coches.
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Another project: the replacement of the Mélèzes chairlift between Plagne 1800 and Plagne Center by a gondola , which would be extended towards the arrival of the former Véga chairlift. Again, clarification will be necessary, because it is not really what had been considered until then!
An interesting development for those of us in 1800, but what an odd comment: " clarification will be necessary, because it is not really what had been considered until then!"
It was not on any of the previous plans.
And really not a sensible idea unless they also put back a Vega-like lift - to send all the Mélèzes customers down into Plagne Centre would be bonkers.
Maybe too much Vin de la Plagne . . ?
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@Jonpim, I'm guessing the idea is to stop 1800 customers going up to use the Bergerie lift by taking them directly up to the area near the top of the Colossses lift. (vaguely near where Vega terminated)
Bergerie is already 'saturated' and with the development of the new Dou du Praz village Bergerie needs some 'relief' to allow space for the new developments customers.
However, the route will be very interesting, particularly as lifts crossing roads and other lifts is now frowned upon, if not 'illegal'.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Oh! So the new lift is planned to go right up to near the top of Colosses?
Now, that is really quite sensible. Then it is just one lift from 1800 and you can ski straight down to Bellecote, or back to Plagne Centre. Excellent.
Now we just need another way back from Arpette to Plagne Centre that avoids Bellecote.
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