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As I've mentioned on other threads, I've flights booked to Geneva, going out this Sun, 11 Dec, returning the following Sun. I think it's getting near the time when I should decide which resort we're going to go to, and then book accommodation!

From the snow reports it looks like Tignes is prob No. 1 pick, followed by Les Arcs. If anyone is in a different resort that has finally received decent amounts of snow, please let me know.

And can anyone reccomend/suggest somewhere to stay? There are only 2 of us, and we're trying to keep costs down, cos we're going again in a monh's time. Toofy Grin

We're not fussed whether it's half board or S-C.

Thanks in advance.

Tom.
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ignor the reports. the tignes site says we had 10cm today but
took this 4 mins ago




oh, cleared the banister this morning
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Wayne,YUK! Sour cream & onion? Shocked
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Tom Doc, We are off to Tignes on Thursday, picked up a four bed apartment in Val Claret for £70 each for four nights on www.tignes.co.uk
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YUK! Sour cream & onion?

As it happens, they are very tasty! Very Happy

The Hotel Diva in Tignes is worth a try. Reasonably priced for half board and very nice rooms.
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Not so keen on sour cream and onion after a 6 year old regurgitated them on the bus down to Chambery from Val d`Isere last year. He was given them for breakfast, with chocolate, whilst playing Nintendo, on a winding mountain road with a French driver..... what a surprise!! Sorry, cant help with accom, but you know who not to sit near to on the transfer.
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Wayne, and to be fair that is only a small tube of Pringles wink





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He was given them for breakfast, with chocolate, whilst playing Nintendo, on a winding mountain road with a French driver.....

Shocked
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Thanks guys, I'll try www.tignes.co.uk and The Diva.
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Tom Doc, Diva is in a really good spot too, just a minute or two from the funicular, fresse, laisse, and the lift by the slalom course (tichot? maybe).
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The trouble with Tignes could be that it's the textbook answer. "Where shall I go early/late season for good snow?" It'll be busy.

I'd head for somewhere like Avoriaz I think, assuming it opens, which I think it will. Short transfer from GVA, Northern Alps have had (and are getting) better snowfall than as far South as Tignes, and it will likely be a lot less busy.
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paulio wrote:
The trouble with Tignes could be that it's the textbook answer. "Where shall I go early/late season for good snow?" It'll be busy.

I'd head for somewhere like Avoriaz I think, assuming it opens, which I think it will. Short transfer from GVA, Northern Alps have had (and are getting) better snowfall than as far South as Tignes, and it will likely be a lot less busy.


Thanks Paulio, sounds like this is worth considering, and one of the reasons I left booking so late. Can you recommend anywhere to stay?


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No, sorry. I never have.
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Check [url] http://www.wepowder.com/weather[/url] for some recommendations.
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Using precise measurements taken by the BBP ( balcony balanced pringleometer) I can confirm that in Tignes there has been precisely about a full dump today, and the dumping is continuing, so wednesday looks like being fun Toofy Grin

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Wayne, you're using two different flavours though aren't you? Which probably invalidates the results Very Happy
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Is the Smokey BBQ Pringleometer cumulative or discrete? What about wind transportation (before or after consumption)?

I suggest that you need to prove at least a King sized can to claim dump status.
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avoriaz les gets looks promissing good snow cover not far from geneva airport 1hour infact
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Have a look at Flaine, too.
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Tom Doc: The valley town of Cluses is a decent base for a few days. Prices for food, drink and accommodation are a fair bit cheaper than up the mountains but it's within easy striking distance of a few resorts. We have stayed there and skied Les Gets/Avoriaz; Chamonix; and Les Carroz/Flaine. It was a while ago - so I can't remember the hotel name, although we just turned up in January and found accommodation easily.

Alternatively, if Combloux is open, that may be worth a look. Big area, close to Geneva, linked to St Gervais and Megeve - and cheap digs in the valley town of Sallanches, about 10 mins away. We've stayed in the Ibis Hotel a few times (see Accor Hotels website). Sallanches is also handy for Chamonix and other resorts in that area.

Here's the Combloux area piste map:
http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Combloux/pistemap
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Tom Doc, I'd say Tignes your best bet although grands montets planning Limited opening on the 19th.
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I'm surprised mountainaddict, hasn't let you know that his apartment may be available in Tignes.

It may we worth dropping him a PM to ask about last minute availability.
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Thanks for all the ideas. Lots of e-mails have been sent, so I'll see what comes back, and let you all know where we end up!
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mountainaddict, that's an old Combloux map (we're not on it!). Here is the new one for interest's sake - unfortunately the area is not scheduled to open until the 17th though http://www.skiamegeve.com/fr/hiver/domaine_skiable/index.php

Was going to play the BBP game but don't have any Pringles here this morning, so will have to do the BBB game instead...

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Wayne wrote:
ignor the reports. the tignes site says we had 10cm today but
took this 4 mins ago




oh, cleared the banister this morning

How high is the pringles can?

Here is some info about open resorts this weekend:-

http://pistehors.com/news/forums/viewthread/1064/#3543
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miranda, Laughing very classy! Looks good.
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The Balvenieometer indicates clearly a higher quality of snow and nicer decorative woodwork on the balcony. I fear however this attention to chalet features has been at the expense of showing the top of the dump.
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Due to the highly complex procedures involved in correctly and precisely calibrating the BBP, in addition to the large number of monitoring personnel required, it is unusual to take an ad-hoc reading.

However, as the 4ft high balcony is now almost buried, it did seem prudent at this time.


PS - still dumping down
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Laughing yes, when I was out on the balcony first thing this morning pre-dressing, I was thinking "I know what will impress those snowHeads... a fancy balustrade!"

looks great Wayne - have fun!
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Tom Doc, any decision yet? Saw elsewhere that Avoriaz is going to be 80% open
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If your going to Tignes try the tTgnes chalet company they are good!
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Once the clouds pop, they just can't stop, eh?
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FastEddie, Laughing Laughing

Can't believe all that snow in Tignes! Having been there last week, it was hard to imagine that conditions could improve sufficiently in time for Christmas, but now... Really pleased, actually, even though we're not there to enjoy it! snowHead
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That pringles measured accumulation certainly looks to be one mighty satisfying dump. It's a great word for it and we shouldn't change it.
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Are we accepting the Pringle Measured Accumulation (or PMA) as the new standard measurement of snowfall in Europe? And are we calibrating the scale using the mini can?
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don't fall into the crevasse your are creating on your balcony
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Now standing alone, forlorn, a naked banister forsaken
of lofty peaks of dove white snows now alas by gravity taken
the sad and wretched stumps of once its towering glory.
Ner’re mor to tell of snows or dumps nor any other story
Sadened I am in pitiful woe and in reverence my cap I doff
The rights of passage down to depths when the whole lot just fell off wink
Down, down, down it flew gently sooth ice shorn roof and shingles
Oh alas will ner I speak of BBP and precisely calibrated Pringles




Yep - it fell off Toofy Grin
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some joys are fleeting

but not for that small fault

less sweet or full of hope
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Tom Doc, any decision yet? Saw elsewhere that Avoriaz is going to be 80% open


Yeah, and we're taking your advice, so you now share liability with Paulio! We're staying in Morzine to ski Avoriaz.

We're staying with snowHead DallyPaul so Snowheads is proving it's worth again.

Thanks everyone!
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Chamonix is a good choice......went last minute....£70 return GVA with sleazy......Cham express 50 euros each way........Les Lanchers, half board 80 squid per night.....food was massive!......about a 2 min walk to the lift.....ideal!
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