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Thanks all for the excellent pointers as usual!

Loving the sounds of dog sledding and dinner in an igloo, think they'd love both those ideas. Last time we were there I think one of the ski schools were pro,outing an evening meal at the top of the Grand Rochette with a taxi ski back down afterwards - any ideas who this might be?!

Merci.
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@chopkins13, Yep, remember that, but cant find it on line Sad
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@Snow and Sunshine, yes I thought so too but can't see it on their website - will drop them an email.
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Latest works on the ski area (Translation below)

traVaux domaine skiable
Remontées Mécaniques
• Télésièges xe Carroley et TSF Crozats : démontés et
évacués
• Télésiège débrayable des Crozats : le montage des gares
G1 et G2 est en cours. L’héliportage de la ligne a été effectué le 12 août et cette dernière est en cours de mise en place. La construction du bâtiment intégrant la gare G2 est en cours. Le déroulage du câble se fera courant octobre
• Tapis Plan Bois : 70 % des travaux ont été effectués. Ce ta- pis, remplaçant le petit TK Plan Bois est donc en cours d’assem- blage et montage par les équipes de la société d’Aménagement
de La Plagne.
• Funiplagne : modi cation de la motorisation
• Télésiège du Chalet de Bellecôte : remplacement des
suspentes
• Télésiège des Blanchets, Carella, TC Lac Noir, Télésiège
xe du Glacier : En grande inspection • Téléski de Plan Bois
Le défrichement a été effectué et le terrassement est en cours. Le génie civil est prévu semaine 37, et le montage dans la foulée. • Téléski du Col de Forcle
Le téléski du Col de Forcle 2 a été démonté et évacué.
Concernant le Téléski Col de Forcle 1, le montage de la gare est en cours, le génie civil venant d’être terminé. Le remplacement de la motorisation et de l’armoire de commande est prévu.
• Tapis de l’Ange : Les terrassements sont en cours. Son positionnement est maintenant gé, en respectant les différentes contraintes (zones humides, ore protégée, périmètre rapproché de captage d’eau...).
Pistes (travaux effectués par la pelle et tracteur)
• Reprises des pistes suivantes :
- Carina : reprise intégrale du mur
- Cornegidouille : reprise et enrochement de l’arrivée
- Pavane : reprise de la piste entre Aime La Plagne et Plagne Centre
- Enrochement sur accès Lovatière
- Repro lage Capella
- Reprise de la piste des Bois
- Travaux au sommet du col de Forclaz
- Reprises de cunettes, drainage, concassage, épierrage de pistes avec un nouvel outil en test
• Divers pistes
- Installation de panneaux d’entrée de pistes (17) - Barrières à vent
- Engazonnement et paillage
- Pose de lets avec bastingage (départ TS Adrets)
Neige de culture
• Piste de Carroley : nition des tranchées et pose des regards
• Piste des Barrières : idem
• Plan bois : les travaux débutent début septembre
• Belle-Plagne : positionnement de canons depuis le restaurant Arpette pour retour Belle-Plagne (sur route et retour
vers les premiers bâtiments) + haut du TK tyrolien. • Bufette : début des travaux en octobre
Points de vente
Après le test concluant de Plagne Soleil, les vitres vont être retirées sur les points de vente de Plagne Centre, Belle- côte et Plagne Villages.
Le point de vente de Belle-Plagne est en cours de modi cation : un point de vente nouvelle génération sera mis en place cet hiver.
Divers
• Modi cation de l’ensemble des webcams du domaine avec installation d’un nouveau point sur le glacier.
• Accent porté cette saison sur les toilettes publiques
- Aménagement de toilettes au Fornelet
- Construction de toilettes en G2 Crozats
- Reconstruction de toilettes neuves au Col de l’Arpette
- Rafraichissement (coup de peps et de modernité) des toilettes sommet du Funiplagne, Roche de Mio, Lac Noir)

Source: https://www.laplagne-tarentaise.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CRCM04SEPTweb.pdf


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..and the Google Translation


ski area
Lifts
• Carroley xe and TSF Crozats chairlifts: dismantled and
evacuated
• Crozats detachable chairlift: installation of stations
G1 and G2 is in progress. The helicopter of the line was carried out on 12 August and the latter is being put in place. The construction of the building integrating the G2 station is underway. The unwinding of the cable will take place in October
• Carpet Plan Bois: 70% of the work has been done. This type, replacing the small TK Plan Bois is therefore being assembled and assembled by the teams of the development company
of La Plagne.
• Funiplagne: modification of the engine
• Chalet de Bellecôte chairlift: replacement of
shroud
• Blanchets chairlift, Carella, TC Lac Noir, chairlift
 xe du Glacier: In large inspection • Plan Bois ski lift
Land clearing has been carried out and earthwork is underway. The civil engineering is scheduled for week 37, and the assembly in stride. • Col de Forcle ski lift
The Col de Forcle 2 ski lift was dismantled and evacuated.
As for the Col de Forcle 1, the assembly of the station is in progress, the civil engineering has just been completed. Replacement of the actuator and control cabinet is provided.
• Carpet of the Angel: Earthworks are in progress. Its positioning is now ge, respecting the different constraints (wetlands, protected ore, close perimeter of water catchment ...).
Tracks (work done by shovel and tractor)
• Recovery of the following tracks:
- Carina: complete recovery of the wall
- Cornegidouille: resumption and armouring of the arrival
- Pavane: recovery of the track between Aime La Plagne and Plagne Center
- Armourstone on access Lovatière
- Repro lage Capella
- Recovery of the track of the Woods
- Works at the top of the Col de Forclaz
- Recovery of cunettes, drainage, crushing, stripping of tracks with a new tool in test
• Various tracks
- Installation of trail entry panels (17) - Wind gates
- Sodding and Mulching
- Installation of lets with rail (starting TS Adrets)
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• Carroley track: trenching and looking
• Piste des Barrières: the same
• Wood plan: construction starts in early September
• Belle-Plagne: positioning of cannons from the Arpette restaurant for return Belle-Plagne (on the road and back
towards the first buildings) + top of the Tyrolean TK. • Bufette: start of work in October
Outlets
After the conclusive test of Plagne Soleil, the windows will be removed at the points of sale of Plagne Center, Bellecôte and Plagne Villages.
The Belle-Plagne sales outlet is being modified: a new-generation outlet will be introduced this winter.
Various
• Modi cation of all the webcams in the domain with installation of a new point on the glacier.
• Focus on public toilets this season
- Installation of toilets in Fornelet
- Toilet construction in G2 Crozats
- Reconstruction of new toilets at the Col de l'Arpette
- Refreshment (peps and modernity) toilets top of Funiplagne, Roche de Mio, Lac Noir)
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@boredsurfin, looks a lot when listed out like that!!
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@Layne, Sure does and the Google translate adds a bit of humour Toofy Grin
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@boredsurfin,

basically all pretty much cosmetic, apart from Crozats upgrade, and the magic carpet "Angels" which takes you back up to the top of Arpette from the piste down from Crozats.

This will make skiing over the over side of Arpette much better
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Still waiting for confirmation that the new Envers chairlift will not be repaired/rebuilt in time for the winter season Sad
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Still waiting for confirmation that the new Envers chairlift will not be repaired/rebuilt in time for the winter season


Wasn't this commissioned right at the end of last season? Is it now not definitely going to be open for the start of the season?
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@chopkins13,

Yes, as far as I know officially opened at the end of March
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@chopkins13, It never worked during last season despite being officially opened. Then it was working for a few weeks in the summer, you could take bikes up it but not come down on it and then it had to be closed as a pylon had moved! We went for a walk in the summer and rode up it fully expecting to come back down only to be met by a guy saying sorry, you cannot go down today, people were still coming up!
I rather think it is jinxed, last I heard the cables have gone and the pylon has been dismantled and is laying on the ground..
Almost needless to say, there is no official update.

From Perso La Plagne forum at end of Sept.
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The first pylon leaving the station was dismantled and resting on the ground. All the seats have disappeared. No sign of resumption of work
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The @boredsurfin, is this just a french thing or are other ski resorts just as below average at commissioning new lifts?!

I really hope it's working by the time we come in March, we love a morning coffee in Montalbert but the ski back down to La Roche when it's icy fills me with dread!
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@chopkins13,

IIRC this is the first new lift project that they've had serious problems with for a while, will have to see if Crozats goes smoothly or has problems as well. And yes, avoiding that long icy track to La Roche would be a real bonus.
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@chopkins13, @eblunt, Hopefully its a problem that can be fixed before the season starts, when it was running in the summer it was fine. As you say anything is better than the crowded icy path down to La Roche, ironically when Coqs was running we used to choose to go down to La Roche as it was such a nice piste!
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@boredsurfin,

Maybe once it's not a 'link' piste, with less use, it'll go back to being nice again
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Snow visible on the webcams this evening snowHead
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Lots of snowy cars driving about this morning Happy
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Inversens Chair will be replaced next summer 2018 by a 6 man lift by Poma
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@boredsurfin,

Now you're talking. That Inversens chair was the longest ( in time ) of any lift in the whole area , getting on for 15 minutes. It would mean that via Arpette, Crozats and a New Inversens, they'd be an good alternative for getting up to Roche de Mio. And not too busy, as the red mogul field would weed out the tourists !! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Any source for this ?
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as the red mogul field would weed out the tourists


@eblunt, which piste are you referring to here? The red down to the inversions lift from above Arpette? I've always found that to be perfectly groomed, and although a bit on the narrow side, not quite sure why it's a red!
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@eblunt, It is/was the best chair for a packed lunch Toofy Grin
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boredsurfin wrote:
@eblunt, It is/was the best chair for a packed lunch Toofy Grin


Since when did you have a packed lunch!? Toofy Grin Laughing
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@chopkins13,

Marmottes ? From the top of Crozats to inversens .... A small mogul field IIRC
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@eblunt, yes that's the one I was thinking of.

Must have caught it on a good day the couple of times I've been down there - I'm a below average intermediate who struggles on anything not motorway smooth so would have avoided if I'd known the risks of moguls!
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Just had a newsletter through from APLP (property owners association of La Plagne) and there is an old notification from SAP saying the Envers lift will be open at the beginning of the winter season - http://www.aplp.fr/Administration/Nouvelles/Documents/20170816-INFORMATION%20FERMETURE%20TELESIEGE%20DES%20ENVERS.htm

Also saw on the APLP site the annual multi-sports insurance available through them. Looks good value at 112 euros for a family of five. Anybody out there taken this out before?
If so have you ever made a claim?

Details of it here - http://www.assurance-multi-sports.com/AssuranceSportDetail_en?ID=76fe1788-43cf-4ea5-99e1-085f20b7351f

Small print here - http://assurance-multi-sports.com/docs/notice_en.pdf
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Just seen an old article about the Vail Epic season pass which covers plenty of resorts in America as well as resorts in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and France. It includes 2 days free skiing in the 3 valleys, Paradiski and Espace Killy - http://news.vailresorts.com/corporate/vailresorts/resort-news/europe-is-epic-vail-resorts-season-pass-france-italy-switzerland-austria-2016.htm

Anybody know if there is a reciprocal agreement in place?
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Yes should be reciprical - you probably only get a couple of days though. Your lift co should have details.
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@Dave of the Marmottes, They offer 2 days in each of the ski areas in France, hopefully the reciprocal agreement offers the same in their resorts in Colorado - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.
Would make a trip to Colorado even more appealing.
I've sent an email off to Vail resort to try to find out more.
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The Perso website has an update re Envers, the Arpette carpet etc

http://www.perso-laplagne.fr/Actualites.htm#31_10_17



Also, does anyone know what the scraped out areas on the front at Centre are for ?

https://www.laplagnet.com/webcams/piste-front
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No response back from vail resorts yet but found this at epicpass.com - https://www.epicpass.com/info/europe-is-epic/france.aspx

Which Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D’Isere passes are eligible for the 6 free days at Vail Resorts?
Only Tarentaise season pass holders are eligible for the 6 days at Vail Resorts. Tarentaise season pass holders receive a max of 6 days total at Vail Resorts ski areas with a max of two days per resort.
How do Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D’Isere pass holders pick up their lift tickets?
Eligible pass holders are required to present their Tarentaise season pass as proof at a season pass office in Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood or Stowe during the winter 2017/2018 season. Guests will be issued a multi-day lift ticket loaded onto a hard card pass, with photo. This card can be used at any of the eight resorts valid, including Arapahoe Basin. While it will be valid for skiing and riding at Arapahoe Basin, International pass holders cannot redeem their full day lift tickets at Arapahoe Basin.
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ukredsox wrote:
The Perso website has an update re Envers, the Arpette carpet etc

http://www.perso-laplagne.fr/Actualites.htm#31_10_17


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The goal is a commissioning for the Christmas holidays.


Same as last year! Very movable French goal posts....
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Yes@ukredsox, they are the concrete bases used for mini/crazy golf during the summer - they have been in place for years.
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Hi @eblunt, you wrote "It would mean that via Arpette, Crozats and a New Inversens, they'd be an good alternative for getting up to Roche de Mio"

I don't think that is possible unless you walked back thru the tunnel from the Belle Plagne side and skied off piste between the 2 pistes, that is, unless the new Inversens is going to start in a new place.
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@Charliee, my recollection is that from top of Crozats you can ski down to bottom of Inversens. That was always an option to get to Roche de Mio when coming over from Les Arcs once you reached the top looking down to Crozats. Whether to go Carroley (when it existed) and down from that top to catch the Roche De Mio gondola at bottom or halfway, or to go for Crozats and take the path from it across to bottom of Inversens. Never did it often enough in timed conditions to work out what was the faster route although with an upgraded Inversens next season that would become the obvious choice.
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@SteveM, Yes, but be aware The Marmottes piste (red) Crozats to Inversens, is often closed due to avalanche risk and quite often when it is open its a case of picking your way though the avalanche 'rubble' and/or a couple of steep and narrow mogul sections. I guess you could say its a proper Red - I'm a bit surprised its not marked up as a black, although it is regularly pisted.....
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@boredsurfin, I agree that it's often closed due to avalanche risk but I always recall it being a well groomed windy track round the mountain. Odd.

The other alternative to the Roche De Mio is to go up Blanchets and Carella. Two not especially quick lifts but an alternative nonetheless.
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