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@red 27, thatís for the 3V pass though isnít it, since itís a Les Menuires website?

@rob@rar@boredsurfin, thanks
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I think the days of free days in Val, 3v, etc are over for paradiski season pass holders - rather sad news I afraid.
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VolklAttivaS5 wrote:
thatís for the 3V pass though isnít it, since itís a Les Menuires website?


Ray is indeed referring to 3V passes but I rather think it was a reciprocal arrangement and as such is likely to have ceased in both/all directions
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@Arctic Roll, love it !
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@red 27, yeah Iíd agree with your logic there but the strange thing is on Espace Killy passes they are still doing the 2 free days thing in Ste Foy and Paradiski-as far as I know when I looked online about it last week anyhow. So youíd think it would work the other way around too.

Ah well, itís not until 2019 Iím doing the mini season so things might change before then anyhow. It wouldnít really matter if I just did Ski Al La Carte for any away days.
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The Malgovert Piste in Summer.
Knew I had one somewhere:
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Take a helluva lot of snow to turn that into a groomable piste
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@karin, The point is is that it is never groomed. Since you are never sure what lies over the brow of a ridge or round the next bend you have to be very fast on your feet. That is its charm.
It is actually a very nice, but steepish path from Arc 1600. If you looked at Roullles or Combourcier during the summer you would never think a piste went down either. They have chest high willow herb on them.
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@johnE, I know, it's a great run. Much more fun than a groomed motorway!
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Seems to be quite a bit of snow forecast, do you think we are allowed to get excited yet, or should we wait till to see if it actually arrives?
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@wills_h, I think the Friday-Sunday stuff seems nailed on and big, so yes reason to be happy.
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@thefatcontroller, I have my three and four year old nieces doing their snow wiggles. They're too little for offical snow dances! Little Angel
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This is what Bergfex is showing for next week. Outside of 4 days they give as potential but normally pretty accurate for nearest 4 days.

https://www.bergfex.com/les-arcs-bourg-saint-maurice/wetter/prognose/#day3
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I will be a happy chappy if that does all arrive Smile
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Hurrah, there appears to have been some snow, not that the web cams are the first thing I look at when I get into work in the morning rolling eyes
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@wills_h, I think it seems to be rather a lot of snow!

Actually I'm not surprised: friends of ours are out for Christmas, and it doesn't matter where they go or what they do, they have the most amazing luck - upgrades, incredible weather results, miraculous rearrangements that just happen to turn out better than original, last minute deals: you name it, they seem to get it.
You can go off people like that - but when the snow gods in Les Arcs show favour, it befalls to us all, so I'm not going to complain...
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@Arctic Roll, can you convince them to stay there for New Year and then to go back for the week straddling the end of Jan/start of Feb Laughing
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There is an owners newsletter that comes out and this was in it today. Anyone know anything about the upcoming Loup piste that will be past of Comborciere replacement?


Link to the video they reference, its work safe but very dull.


http://youtube.com/v/669xBBECqL4
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@thefatcontroller, you beat me to it - I'd even 'cut' it out of the email to post...! But a 3km ride: wow. You don't think of it those terms when you are skiing ( although you do when you're walking!)

Presumably 'Loup' is the supposed red /blue that will, ideally, enable access from 1600. But which line? What's going to be sacrificed? If they've got as far as a name, they surely must have a route, and permission? I hate teasers...

Where's Snowcrazywhen you need him?!
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@Arctic Roll, it shows in the video but not in the mail that the bottom nearer to Pre Saint 'Valle De L'Arc' has been expanded by 25m so it makes the run from Transcar to Pre Saint a great run now with heated seats to end it, beats scooting onto Marmotte to get home.
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Just received the papers for our cooprop AGM, which is mostly pretty dull stuff such as getting a new wifi provider and is about 1cm thick but at the very end is a letter from the Marie complaining that Arc1600 is the last place in Les Arcs where you can park free and inviting a working party to be formed to look into this and change it. Crying or Very sad All because the people from 1800 dump their cars there for the week
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@thefatcontroller, agreed - I haven't been a picture bore with photos of all the earth moving and terra-forming going on down there during the summer. But I can if you want!
But the MTB route was diverted down the path alongside the piste - from the basher station down to 'the bridge' - as that was closed for widening and cannon installs - and then across the mud plains a la Somme created by the 'dozers trundling up and down to the other side of the valley (which is always an 'interesting' skiing route - wonder if it is still going to be possible?). The final piste pitch (where you pick up speed to reach Combourciere) was also closed for similar. I'm looking forward to seeing this supposed snow store as well.

PsE is going to be great - as long as they don't break it in the first week, and it is up and running when we get there on 23rd! Especially as we're headed down there for Christmas lunch on the Monday - albeit I suppose the bus may be a more suitable form of transport if one has (over) indulged...
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PsE is going to be great - as long as they don't break it in the first week, and it is up and running when we get there on 23rd! Especially as we're headed down there for Christmas lunch on the Monday - albeit I suppose the bus may be a more suitable form of transport if one has (over) indulged...


If it is broken you can always get Combourciere then down Malgovert to 1600, Cachette and Arpette to return via Ours.
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@johnE, Don't forget Bois De L'Ours as another option back Skullie Skullie
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@johnE, we charge Ä98 per week at 1950, (admittedly for inside parking). Think of all the lovely money 1600 could make to tart the place up!

Wonder what they will charge down at Pre St Esprit when the car park is back in action?
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And, the workman's webcam at PsE is still running - http://m.webcam-hd.com/lesarcs/chantier-pre-st-esprit

Loooking good!
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@thefatcontroller, as a new owner where do I register for the newsletter?
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@Alastair, I "think" it may be via your Nirvanalps.com registration (cheaper lift passes for owner/residents - or at least, points win prizes) Not sure if we had to do anything else to get it. FC?

Or, it is sent out by: Rťfťrence Les Arcs: reference[at] lesarcs.com Maybe try them first?
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@Arctic Roll, thanks - I'll look around. Just about got my apartment sorted out and can't wait for the lifts to open!
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Fresh snow everywhere right down to the valley and more to come all week! Check out the web cams. More details later. Very Happy Next weekend is going really fun Toofy Grin
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Looks like it's hammering down this morning.

Safe to say the season has started a bit better than last year Smile
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Looks lovely! And the depths appear to be going up on the forecast, rather than down from the usual over-optimistic projections. 41cm now showing predicted for today.
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Can anyone explain why the 3 valleys opened this weekend and Les Arcs is still closed? I know that's the way is was planned by the ski lift company but why do we get the late opening? As an owner in 1950 I feel I have been denied a perfectly good week to go skiing (the season started on the 10th last year). With Val d'Isere and Meribel?couchevel open I want to know why Les Arcs is being treated as the one to open last (and don't tell me Meribel has a better snow record)!
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Looks lovely! And the depths appear to be going up on the forecast, rather than down from the usual over-optimistic projections. 41cm now showing predicted for today.


Very heavy for next 3 days

https://www.bergfex.com/les-arcs-bourg-saint-maurice/wetter/prognose/#day0
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@SStreet, A good question. Even Les 7 Laux claims to be open with 2 lifts running. Perhaps people wouldn't go to the film festival if skiing was an option.

Sadly in recent years the very early part of the season has been very poor in Les Arcs and they make the decsion on openning dates perhaps a year in advance.
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Thinking about it I am actually quite glad that the resort is closed. I'm not going until Friday next week and would like the snow to pack down and consolidate a bit before it is skied on or scraped off.
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There is TONS of snow coming down at the moment in Bourg!

Anyone coming out for Xmas/NY has absolutely nothing to worry about this year Very Happy
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I was over in Le Grand Bornand yesterday for their opening day, lifts and runs open down to 900m or so with amazing conditions.

@SStreet, Les Arcs opens roughly the same weekend every year, early snow is never guaranteed and if they did open early the majority of people who would take advantage would be season pass owners, a lot of extra expense for no extra income for the resort. As annoying as it is I agree!
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@SStreet, A good question. Even Les 7 Laux claims to be open with 2 lifts running. Perhaps people wouldn't go to the film festival if skiing was an option.

Sadly in recent years the very early part of the season has been very poor in Les Arcs and they make the decsion on openning dates perhaps a year in advance.


I agree the last couple of years were scratchy but Les Arcs was no worse than the other resorts in the Savoie area. Go 3 or 4 years back and we had a bumper start to the season! I always go out for the start of the season with a few mates to get away from the 'Christmas shopping' madness and, as the resort opened on the 10th December last year , I pencilled in this weekend as the date to go for our trip and am mighty miffed that not only were we denied the chance to go but also that the snow is so good! As I said before, I want to know why the 3 valleys opens before the Paradise area!
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alasdair.graham@hotmail.c wrote:
There is TONS of snow coming down at the moment in Bourg!

Anyone coming out for Xmas/NY has absolutely nothing to worry about this year Very Happy


Fantastic... sounds like a full ski home to Bourg might be on the cards again this season!!!
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