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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 27-05-20 12:23
Replies: 68
Here is a list of the pistes here from the 88/89 piste map. Pretty standard fare with a few local names. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49941644712_250b17eb71_o.jpg And here is some of the "new" numbers that they introduced a few years ago. Many who've been around a few years still use the old names :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49941647232_4b245593b6_c.jpg
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Mon 25-05-20 8:39
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@achilles, :lol: :lol: I really don't know what you mean
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Sun 24-05-20 17:22
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49801317931_c1e1eecc6d_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49930147303_f902876af8_c.jpg Nothing held here but why not share some of the glory :lol:
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Sun 24-05-20 17:13
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and strangely everywhere seems to have an Olympic piste despite Grenoble and Alberville being the only places to have held an Olympic games. and Chamonix in 1924
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Sun 24-05-20 16:30
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We used to have pistes with quaint names here until about 10 years ago. Then CdA decided to "simplify" things. Now every piste is the name of the lift serving it followed by a number, the higher the number signifying the comparative difficulty; ie Bellecombe 1-8 :shock: Simples :shock:
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Sun 24-05-20 16:04
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One phrase I am hearing less and less is C'est la tournée du Patron! Might be cos I'm in a resort most of the time not sure if the tradition continues in the countryside. One particular bar here is very good for that. Every 4th beer or so. Inexpensive too even without locals prices.
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Sun 24-05-20 13:40
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@johnE, is a welshman in wellies involved?
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Sun 24-05-20 13:36
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Many years ago I went to Strasbourg for the Christmas Market and drank quite a bit of Kronenbourgs Bière de Noël that year. It was very strange, a strong lager but with the same spice flavourings as vin chaud :shock:
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Sun 24-05-20 13:19
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@pam w, Charlotte ordered un galopin de panaché in my local and the french barman told her she was more french than the french :lol:
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Sun 24-05-20 11:22
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Leffe do a rose too. The french add anything to lager, peche seems to me the most disgusting but it's very popular. But how can you take anyone who drinks a galopin seriously :shock:
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Sun 24-05-20 11:14
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Summer opening dates announced. French version as English has less info https://ete.les2alpes.com/fr/le-domaine-skiable-en-ete.html Le domaine du ski d'été aux 2 Alpes c'est de 7h à 12h30 chaque jour ! Avec ouverture partielle Slalom et Snowpark : → SKIEURS PRO : du 6 au 19 juin 2020 → GRAND PUBLIC : le WE du 6 et 7 juin 2020 & le WE du 13 et 14 juin2020. Avec ouverture en continu, Pour tous, sur l'ensemble du glacier : à partir du samedi 20 juin 2020. Fermeture du glacier selon l'enneigement. Hopefully the mayor stands by his promise of making the opening weekend free. Although I bumped into these two up there a couple of days ago. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49923525857_4245209dfa_c.jpg
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Sun 24-05-20 8:42
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@pam w, take a look at this, brewery near here https://www.goodwinbrewery.com/biere
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Sat 23-05-20 9:28
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Much as I want to visit uk, I'm missing my daughter a lot haven't seen her since October, it will have to wait. I was hoping July would be possible, my parents come out of 14 weeks total lockdown on 1st July, that looks unlikely. I haven't got a home there now otherwise I might just do it. I think France is acting fairly tbh, happy to allow UK visitors without a period of isolation but just reciprocating UK actions, same with Spain.
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Fri 22-05-20 16:49
Replies: 9
Not a patch on the first photo but I saw quite a lot today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49922701358_48d2154ba2_c.jpg
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 22-05-20 8:17
Replies: 1091
https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/societe/enorme-affluence-en-chartreuse-le-maire-d-entremont-oblige-de-fermer-une-route-d-acces-aux-1590081163?fbclid=IwAR1shmkoA-gfMTtsA0XlteHJN0K1kF-vkPhy_pl9bteTLbv2RkdemtIX7-k Absolutely fine here none/very few visitors. But I hiked up to Lac du Lauvitel on Tuesday. First time out of 2 Alpes since 16th March. There were several cars in the car park and several people about on the hiking paths and by the lake. But not that many tbh. I'm hearing though that yesterday it was heaving. A fairly easy family hike with a great vista at the top so very popular. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49916209091_822dd7e4d1_c.jpg I need to do a raid on Decathlon. Thinking Briançon rather than braving Espace Comboire in Grenoble. Nicer drive too. Is it fairly quiet over there?
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Tue 19-05-20 7:51
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I was on a chairlift in late Feb I think with an American couple when one of them saw what she thought was a bear. Definitely something there in the snow moving about. I explained that it was a marmot or groundhog. I think it was actually an avi dog from the pisteurs hut just above :oops: This one, Mousson. One of the pisteurs in the report is a friend and neighbour. https://www.sophierodriguez.fr/-/galleries/reportages/pisteurs?fbclid=IwAR1SByM2OD2Q6d5mKiT8P5SzxSvMUc06Ix8yBca06ZcceiNnyv_65cjegnw
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Sat 16-05-20 8:32
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In full spring mode now, mountains are full of beautiful flowers. This was taken on Vallée Blanche. I did find a few small patches of snow near the top, at about 2000m. Had a reasonable amount of rain recently, I'm not sure what the freezing point has been tbh. I think they're still hoping to open in the summer. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49877671741_7dd2f9b7f3_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49894335386_7131c080a0_c.jpg
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Fri 15-05-20 17:43
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I'm always in awe of the guy who rides a Skwal here in his late 70s. I've only ever seen one other. Like a monoski but with the bindings inline, the only way of stopping seems to be falling sideways. Up here a lot, he lives down in Bourg d'Oisans, I've had have several chats with him.
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Fri 15-05-20 16:17
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According to this article cafes and bars could open in just over 2 weeks https://www.sortiraparis.com/actualites/a-paris/articles/215579-reouverture-des-restaurants-et-cafes-envisagee-des-le-2-juin-dans-les-departemen
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Fri 15-05-20 14:28
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@achilles, and very well too :D
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Fri 15-05-20 11:35
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Someone I know drove from Nice to La Manga in Spain last week. A crazy American with homes in both. She got turned back at 3 border crossings before crossing somewhere in the Pyrenees :shock: Next time she got stopped she was so far into Spain they let her continue.
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Fri 15-05-20 9:05
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@Dave of the Marmottes, They're obviously sloppier than they were but no foot problems. I'm going to dump them next season and use my touring boots with alpine soles.
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Fri 15-05-20 8:39
Replies: 49
Well we've had boots and skis :lol: Keep going until you drop I believe. My neighbour here, not a local, still skis in his mid 80s, After having both hips replaced last year. All pistes plus off piste too, not just pootling about on blues. I aspire to that. Now 61 I'm skiing about 75 days a season. I'm ok, didn't start until my 40s. But I believe I'm not deteriorating too much ;-)
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Fri 15-05-20 8:29
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Even liners differ. When I bought my current Heads Cedric here told me they'd last a lot longer than the Salomons I had before. He was right, they've done 400 days. OK they're shot as are the boots but not a total disaster.
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Wed 13-05-20 18:33
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@Honeybadgerversion2, I only sent mine off about 3 or 4 weeks ago. Not heard anything, I'll look if they're open this week sometime.
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Wed 13-05-20 9:36
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@LaForet, Better taking the A39 rather than the A6. Much quieter to Bourg-en-Bresse.
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Tue 12-05-20 16:46
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I went for a local hike and saw no-one up there. It was nice to stretch the legs tbh. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49886964131_edacc293b2_c.jpg
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Mon 11-05-20 20:48
Replies: 1091
I went to the mairie but they said they're being delivered. In fact there was a photo on FB of the police with all their boxes. We'll see :?
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 11-05-20 20:24
Replies: 1091
The Police Municipale are hand delivering masques here to peoples letter boxes :D Not sure what database they're using, I'm expecting to have to go to the mairie which has re-opened. I have ordered some online, expected delivery, 5 - 7 May :?
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Mon 11-05-20 8:02
Replies: 149
@NickyJ, put them on YouTube, easy to share here then
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Sat 9-05-20 18:45
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Like many of the UKs strategies it seems to be ill thought out and mistimed.
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Sat 9-05-20 18:23
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A mate of mine who spends all winter here is really pissed off. In February he bought a new yacht in Spain to replace the one he has in Croatia, intending to sell that. Of course he can't get to either, or his place here. Tough life :lol:
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Sat 9-05-20 14:54
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Not too much point in people coming here, nothing much more will be open than now. A few hikers, etc I guess. One shop opening next week is CBD https://www.cbd.fr/ so I'll be able to get legal cannabis products :lol: I'm thinking that July may be when I visit UK. My parents (very vulnerable) can't see anyone until then and as an asthmatic my daughter is quite nervous. I wonder whether France will slap a similar period on UK citizens entering, tit for tat.
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Sat 9-05-20 5:23
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So it's 100km á vol d'oiseau if travelling outside your own department or anywhere within your own department. Outside of those limits only for d’un motif professionnel ou familial impérieux. Quite a wide area really. There is an official tool for showing the 100km but it's over complicated and doesn't really work for me. It just generates a strange green blob on the map which is totally inaccurate. For me that's Annecy in the north, Sisteron in the South, Valence to the West and anywhere in the east. Enough scope to keep me amused.
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Fri 8-05-20 12:13
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See quite a lot of guys here on them. One old guy rides a skwal which is very rare.
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Sat 2-05-20 9:15
Replies: 1091
I won't be rushing up regardless. Only way up to the glacier is via a 2 section 20 man gondola which suffers with big queues. Social distancing will be impossible. Bars and restaurants won't open until July at the earliest so hardly a holiday, ok though for teams race training who are the majority of summer visitors. Much nicer things to do imo, glacier skiing is pretty dull. Business owners and the resort in general need something badly though.
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Sat 2-05-20 8:36
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@efsefs, no idea tbh. The maire announced summer opening for early June, that ain't gonna happen. I'm sure we'll open next winter but what that will look like is anyone's guess. I'm looking forward to being able to get out a bit more in about 9 days.
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Fri 1-05-20 20:19
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Pre ski resort days and WW2 I think https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49842178778_3b120e17d0_c.jpg The glacier on the Muzelle far larger than in the summer now.
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Fri 1-05-20 10:40
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Our doctors here have sent out a communication that cases are decreasing locally but still occurring and almost always after supermarket visits. They are advising the wearing of masks on those occasions.
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Thu 30-04-20 19:43
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Beat me to it. https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/sante-sciences/carte-du-deconfinement-quels-sont-les-departements-en-vert-ou-en-rouge-en-auvergne-rhone-alpes-1588259932
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