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Blowing an enormous blizzard in 2000, no idea how low it is settling. Lets see what tomorrow brings, of to bed knackered, boarding is tiring. 2 x teenage boys with us, they had their 1st snowboard lesson today, a 2 hour private snowboard lesson, left them destroyed. They are in bed already. Laughing Laughing
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Still snowing heavy in 2000, blasts everywhere, wind is up but seen it worse, lets see what happens at lift opening time.

Handy for anyone ever coming out to bookmark. Link to lift, fairly much live

http://www.skiplan.com/bulletin/bulletin.php?station=les-arcs&region=alpes&pays=france&lang=fr
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Sunday 5 March. Can you ever get bored of POWDER DAYS?!

After the disappointment of Saturday when most lifts were closed. We headed over to La Plagne on Sunday instead.

With all the snow in the last few days, even with the high winds. If you found the sheltered places you were sure to have a great time. It did not disappoint!

We spent the whole day, even after the sun left us and the clouds and snow returned putting down fresh tracks in untouched powder almost everywhere we went.

What a a day. A picture speaks a thousand words so take a look at the photos and see what we were doing! Photos are posted in the March 2017 Album on the Les Arcs Winter page. Just scroll towards the end to find the latest photos. Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LesArcsWinter/photos/

On Monday I will be else where so my next post will be in a few days. Enjoy the powder on Monday see you all again shortly.
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In Arpette having a coffee. All high lifts shut but took bus to 1600. Nuts on the slopes, powder and still snowing heavy. How is work everyone?
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@thefatcontroller, pah.
Still think you should try to get over to Villaroger...
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@Arctic Roll, buttons & boards. An adventure we haven't tried. Toofy Grin
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It's only 150 m - if all else fails you can walk up past the huskie kennels (we do that if the queue is too long...) Worth it though, for all the space and first tracks over that side
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In Arpette having a coffee. All high lifts shut but took bus to 1600. Nuts on the slopes, powder and still snowing heavy. How is work everyone?

Sorry, I have my hands over my ears... and I can't hear you....!!!
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More later but got to 1600 saw some insane snow on piste, back up in 2000 now but everything shut, massive winds. Afternoon of chocolate and telly ahead.
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http://en.lesarcs.com/livecam-arc2000.html#ong333

Who's left those skis and bags there? Puzzled
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http://en.lesarcs.com/livecam-arc2000.html#ong333

Who's left those skis and bags there? Puzzled


Potentially pisteurs, they are hiding just out of camera in hotel. Was chatting to them 30 mins ago, they told us to go in.
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It looks wild! Thought for a moment someone was buried upside down... Very Happy
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They've gone. I take my eye off the camera for one minute and miss all the action Laughing
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It looks wild! Thought for a moment someone was buried upside down... Very Happy


Wild does not begin to describe it, I had 2 kids in tow who were not taking no for an answer to going out from me, thankfully the pisteur set them straight Laughing
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We're there in two weeks time. And I was worrying that the snow would be all gone!
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Heading out to 1950 in 3 and a half weeks. Up until now I was concerned about the potential poor snow conditions... right now I'm worried the village will be blown off the mountain. Looks crazy on the webcam at 1950, but rather more relaxed down at 1800 and 1600!
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By Pre Saint Esprit bus stop about 10.30am this morning, calm before the storm...


Arepette restaurant

Under the Arpette chair, a whiteout, no idea where the piste was and deep, deep snow on piste. From the top of Carelly, why was it open(?), to the flat run to 1600 was one of the grimest we have done. The visibility got much worse than the photo shows.


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Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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7pm in Arc 2000, still a blizzard.
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@thefatcontroller, lovin it!
Just hope there's enough base and low temps in March to make it last until we get there on 1st April...
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Major panic. Been told our bread, croissants and pain au chocolate will be late in the morning as road shut Shocked Shocked
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Right bed beckons, shattered, boarding powder is a killer. Still blowing a blizzard outside in 2000. Not confident we will have anything open in the morning, forecast is a lightening of the snow during the day but still high winds.
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Hmmm I travel out to 1800 tomorrow. I'm believing in the forecast that says snow and winds all stop by the evening to be replaced by a week of blue sky and sunshine. Or perhaps that was just a dream. rolling eyes
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@arking, We had grass in January. Will take today over that anytime.
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@thefatcontroller, would you mind popping out and knocking the ice off the lens of the Livecam? Can barely see a thing!
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It will be my companions third trip this season, he was there over Christmas and again in January. Today he is definitely thinking it's going to be third time lucky. Very Happy
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5am blasting. New definition of laziness. Looking at a live web cam from your bed as you can't be asked looking out a curtain. It's still snowing Toofy Grin
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Lots of fresh snow, maybe 50cm at 1800m over the last 24 hours although difficult to say for sure as it's been very windy and a lot of snow has been moved around. Pisteurs are busy this morning with lots of PIDA blasting. Looks like they lobbing explosives off the terrace of the Arpette on to the slope directly below! Never seen that before. Higher slopes will be slow to open, if they open at all.

Tree-ometer looking very snowy this morning.

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@rob@rar, I can confirm looking at the decking of the restaurant opposite us that an absolute poo-poo load of snow fell last night in 2000 and still snowing, not due to stop till this evening? Normally they clear the deck by hand but have had to bring a machine in this morning its so deep. Can't see 2000 area opening quickly this morning.
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Can't see 2000 area opening quickly this morning.
Nope.

Quite sheltered where I am at 1800m, so the wind is now very light and the snow has almost stopped. Just popped out to take some trash to the bins and it's thigh deep outside my front door. Not seen it's been that deep since November.
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@thefatcontroller, @rob@rar, what sort of temps are we looking at ?
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@Arctic Roll, down to -6 degree overnight at 1800m, currently -3. Temperature spiked around the middle of the day yesterday to about +2 but it's most been in the range of -2 to -5 (at 1800m) for all of the storm. Colder higher up, obviously. The snow is not super light, nor warm and heavy.
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Some of the blasts in 2000 are nuts, shaking the whole apartment block.
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It's a day to use The Force. Not much viz above 2200m, but plenty of fresh turns available by the side of the easier pistes. Any risk 4 so caution required.

Enjoying a caffeine top up in the Arpette, accompanied by PIDA shock waves Happy
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Heading out on Sunday - can't wait Very Happy
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Sun came out around 1pm in Arc 2000 and it stopped snowing but now 2.15pm and snowing heavy again. Getting tired of this fresh stuff now, tired, but kids want to go back out.... rolling eyes Laughing
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Getting tired of this fresh stuff now, tired, but kids want to go back out.... rolling eyes Laughing

Serves you right for gloating!

Very Happy Laughing
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Never got out of the bowl today, grim most of the day but now only snowing very lightly. Conditions are amazing, tiring having to smash your way through powder all day. Did go back out with the kids, one could board 2 are having lessons. The 2 on lessons did Plagnettes with their instructor today in a blizzard and no visibility, twice. They were fine when I went out with them this afternoon. 3 x teenage kids who can board and ski, my work is complete.....

Expecting the lifts to open over the top tomorrow so should be another fine day....

For those wondering just how much has fallen, this is the car park at Pre Saint Esprit. Spot the lost camper van...
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Tuesday 7 March. As hoped for, it was an amazing powder day and worth the effort of driving back last night!

I was so pleased I managed to miss the storm on my drive back last night. With 10cm in the garden today promised to be a great day! It did not disappoint!

I shall not bore you with all the routes we did today. Let me just say we started at 9.30am and except for a very short break for lunch we kept going until 6pm!

Almost everywhere we went was untracked powder, deep, soft, light and fluffy! It was AMAZING!!

Take a look at the photos for today and enjoy our journey into the dark forests of Les Arcs and even all the way down to the mid station of the Funicular.

The higher lifts were closed all day although they did open the Carreley Chair later in the day. The Mont Blanc chair opened late as did the Vagere chair. With so much to do in the Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 areas we did not go across to the Peisey Vallandry area.

Conditions everywhere on piste were excellent with a layer of soft powder on a hard base. The off piste was awesome with waist deep and even higher powder at times and I did not hit a rock all day!

Photos from today will be posted shortly in the March 2017 Album on the Les Arcs Winter page. Just scroll down towards the end.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LesArcsWinter/photos/

Anyone wanting to join us tomorrow needs to contact me before 9am. by PM to get the meeting point details. You must have avalanche safety gear (Arvi Gear) to come with us!

Hope you all enjoy the fresh snow as much as we are doing! Very Happy Toofy Grin Smile


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RACE TRAINING in Les ARCS!
For anyone interested the details of the Race Training for April are now published on the Les Arcs Winter facebook page. You need to go to the link below to open the page and then follow the Instructions. It is easy. The race training is a bargin and aimed at your kids, but adults can also take part if they are interested. It is being run by the ESF Race coaches that speak good English. All coaching is in English! You need to sign up quickly as places are limited.

Hope to see some mini snowheads and even their parents take part! Very Happy

https://www.facebook.com/LesArcsWinter/
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