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Les 2 Alpes glacier closed this week and not open for fall skiing.

Glacier almost gone.
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@Whitegold, your "news" is anything but, see previous posts on this thread 17 days ago. The glacier is very much there, just short of skiable snow atm.
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The lifts closed yesterday after opening for mountain biking for Toussaint. It's been hiking weather again, I'm going to La Bérarde again tomorrow to walk to Vallon du Chardon. Due to snow a fair bit over the weekend with freezing level down to 1000m. Countdown to winter opening on 2nd December starts now.
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@Claude B
How is the atmosphere in the village? Is everybody confident that by 2nd of december the glacier will be ski-ready?
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@dries_v, Everyone was shocked at Toussaint closing as it was the first ever time. A friend a pisteur has been pointing out that the glacier has been in similarly bad conditions in the past. Who knows the weather changes so quickly up here.
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Let's hope for the best. Probably coming the 20th of january, things will be much better by then I guess Happy
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Last year it snowed a lot in November and very little again until after New Year. We're due a decent winter 😊
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Yesterday was possibly the last warm, sunny hiking day so I went to La Bérarde with my girlfiend and her son, 11, to hike to Vallon du Chardon. 12.5km/566m of vertical he did really well and it was a great walk.



We're due a ot (70cm at 2600m if you believe snowforecast) of snow over the next few day. It has already started on the peak of La Muzelle Very Happy Some interesting and spectacular weather conditions here recently.

Une mer de nuages (sea of clouds)


Spectacular sunsets


Hopefully some snowy photos to come soon Very Happy
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Lovely pics, fingers crossed for the snow this weekend.
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It started raining heaviy about 3.30am and continued for the rest of the night, heavily enough to wake me. At 7.30 when I woke the snowline was about 1800m, now snowing in resort. Must have been a lot higher up. I'll take some photos when I can see something, very murky atm.
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webcams looking better with all that snow. Loving the snow line visible on the hill above resort.
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Like this Very Happy About 1800m. It has snowed in resort but a bit wet

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The freezing level dropped overnight and it has continued to snow lightly. The sun is trying hard to shine atm Very Happy

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A nice bright sunny panorama to wake up to Very Happy Unfortunately the mist has now risen from Venosc, hoping it will clear for a hike in the snow. A bit more snow due tonight and tomorrow, it's pretty cold atm.

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davidof wrote:
Les Deux Alpes have decided not to open the glacier this autumn for skiing due to its poor condition. .


nooooooooo.
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@mihaid, it did look rather snowless. Looking a bit better now on webcams but could do with mo snow.
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Nice photos Claude B, hope you have a good season...............

More importantly please keep up with the piccys..............it makes the nights at work go a tad faster
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@Claude B, looking good for the season, have a blast & keep safe, I am speaking to pals about another boys trip March time, I have told them what an awesome resort L2A is, not to mention Le Frog Very Happy Toofy Grin wink
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For the first time this winter I was woken by the snow ploughs at 6. I had to go down to Bourg D'Oisans and there was about 10cm of snow to clear from the car. There has been a lot of cloud hanging over the resort as mist all week and although we did get a little blue sky today the mist has won again. I did go for a little walk though and took aome photos.

Panorama looking over to Alpe D'Huez from about 1950m with Pic Blanc above the band of clouds


Lac Chambon (abt 1000m) this morning


Snow laden trees in resort


And a boring one looking up towards the pistes
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best get out now in case it melts, like last year.
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@davidof, nice
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@davidof, hoping to over weekend Very Happy

Last year's dump in November was bigger it was possible to ski back to resort for a couple of days after skinning up. Atm need to drive up to Crete.
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> Last year's dump in November was bigger it was possible to ski back to resort for a couple of days after skinning up.

yes good point and that's my impression too. A good half a meter last year, around 30cm this year. Maybe it is a good sign?

Should be a bit more snow over the weekend but it will be quite warm tomorrow.
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I took a hike in the snow today instead. Beautiful when above the cloud. Went up Vallee Blanche but only as far as 1900m (much higher I think I might have needed snowshoes) then down below the resort and back. The snow is pretty nice Very Happy



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best get out now in case it melts, like last year.


I like your thinking! If there's snow on the ground, might as well slay it and carve it up! Don't let it go to waste!
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It has been warmer over the weekend with some rain in resort which must have fallen as snow higher. All changing now with a storm coming in, snow and a strong northerly wind. 30cm forecast in resort overnight 😊
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Keep the updates on snow levels coming please. They are very helpful in deciding whether to make the long trip down there in mid December!
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It got quite wild for a while last night with the snow falling sideways due to a pretty fierce northerly wind. Not as much as the forecast on Snowforecast (27cm but tbh they normally overstate it). Photo from my balcony, I haven't ventured out yet. About 10cm on the balustrade probably a bit more on the ground and more higher up. Still snow flurries which are due to continue all day Very Happy

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I'm working in resort today and you can see the lower slopes where the snow has blown off. Very cold
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Bit warmer today in the sun, must be cold enough though as all the cannons running on Vallee Blanche. No more snow forecast atm. A lot of activity going on up the mountain. Piste markers and padding going up and some signs of bashing. Just over 2 weeks to go Very Happy

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I see from 2alpes.net that the folks in charge at LDA are going to allow snowscoots on the slopes (Jandri only I think)
I’m personally hoping this more enlightened position will also include the use of ski bikes or ski bobs (google brentner ski bike to see what I mean) .
I could never understand why these were banned when dangerous pursuits things like skiing with kites are allowed. I had heard that there was a serious accident involving one at some stage but not sure if that is true.
Up until now we have had to go to other resorts to use them so hoping we won’t get turned away at the lifts this year!
If there is anyone in resort who knows any ski patrollers I would be interested in what they have to say on the subject.
Fingers crossed as ever for more snow in the next few weeks.
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@honeybadger, I've seen them in the past from time to time anyway. I've a mate who is a pisteur I'll ask when I see him.

I assume by Jandri only that's the Jandri Express gondola which opens up much of the mountain.

Do you mean speedriding? That's crazy I watch them in summer too from my balcony. Only a danger to themselves though not really others.
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Hi Claude,
This is what it says on 2alpesnet.com regarding snowscoots.
‘Also available to try on the mountain is the Snowscoot, which you may have seen in other resorts. It's a metal frame with two ski-like skids underneath and looks almost like a bike frame. You can use these on the Jandri Express blue piste from 3200 to 1600 metres’

So I’m guessing just on the two jandri gondolas.
That would be helpful if you could ask around so thanks in advance.
Yes re the speed riding thing looks great fun but my skiing wouldn’t be up to it .
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