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PDS/Avoriaz/Chatel/Les Gets/Morzine 2018/2019 NOT THE WEATHER

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Pierre Longue chairlift in Chatel /Pre La Joux being upgraded from a four seat to a six seat for the coming season. Hard to believe the existing one was twenty years old but can remember the old two seater prior to that.

https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30294&st=0&p=298804&hl=chatel&fromsearch=1&#entry298804
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@BergenBergen, I can remember the old one being installed ... Shocked
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Are they just changing it because it’s old? I’ve never had to queue for that lift, although I don’t use it that often.

I thought they were hoping to change the lift to Mossettes, maybe splitting it into 2. Although I guess that’s a bigger project.
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@doddsie, the link says they were considering a six seater or a mix of a six seaters and 10 person cabins. You do get queues at times so guess an uplift increase was needed. They are constructing a second lift up to Pointe de Mossettes, details here https://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=30399
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Thanks for the details
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Really happy that one from Linderets is being upgraded. Whilst being a pretty scenic ride It must be the slowest lift on the whole circuit and as I'm 6'2 I could never get my knees under the bar without my skis hanging loosely underneath.
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@no_snow_in_swindon, it was quicker hopping up Prolays and skiing to Brochaux... and you got a nice run in. Esp if off piste.
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@no_snow_in_swindon, it was quicker hopping up Prolays and skiing to Brochaux... and you got a nice run in. Esp if off piste.

As the man says. But will change dynamics of restaurants near base of Mossettes
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@stevew, it may well do. But my experience in recent years is that the quality is good enough to justify the detour.
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I wonder if it is connected to the closure of French Mosettes due to the avalanche last year.

Agreed about the Brocheux restaurants - probably my favourite in the PDS (Abricotine particularly)
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@DJL, as they state that it is to supplement Mossettes TSD4, that’s not going away. But as theynsay, it is susceptible to wind closure. The new one goes up more valley like to skier’s left of the existing.

If the map’s accurate, just the lip of one of the couloirs.
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Glad to see they are looking at replacing TSF Lechere - hopefully with a chair that's not so slow you can feel yourself aging while you're on it! Taking 2 summers to do it though... rolling eyes
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As there's only 20 days left to buy a season pass at a "reasonable" price, I checked out the opening dates. According to the Website Les Gets will open on November 24th, which is 3 weeks before Avoriaz officially opens. #Optimism
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I will miss Lechere, granted its not a lift you want to take if you need to get somewhere quickly, but I have fond memories of sitting on it with my daughter and watching deer and rabbits etc frolic around the trees and the riverside. At the right times that lift was a bit like being in a Disney film Smile
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Wind of Change - I think they're hoping to have limited opening just for the weekends like last year.
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I could only access the cheap pre-seaon season tickets via the Avoriaz site. But when I pressed the "Avec Assurance" button, the price in the basket remained EUR 774. I seem to recall you can't get insurance with a season pass. Can anyone offer guidance?
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Yes. You need to buy insurance separately. snowHead
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@shep, thanks. Further research says I need a Carte Neige, which is the season insurance. Do you know who sells it, or its equivalent, in Morzine?
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Carte Neige available through the Morzine ski-club I believe, they may charge a membership fee... We get the annual insurance from Le Vieux Campeur (Thonon or online), which is pretty basic, cheap and for us fills the gap between "Ow!" and Carte Vitale. Others will say differently, do a search on here for "insurance" and you'll get more options, opinions, policies and permutations than you ever wanted!
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gordonrussell76 wrote:
I will miss Lechere, granted its not a lift you want to take if you need to get somewhere quickly, but I have fond memories of sitting on it with my daughter and watching deer and rabbits etc frolic around the trees and the riverside. At the right times that lift was a bit like being in a Disney film Smile


Mrs C likes it - she calls it the "Narnia lift."
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FYI there are cheap passes for visits over 5 days until the end of September - https://www.agence-lacentrale.com/en/real-estate-blog/season-pass-for-les-gets-morzine-save-40-until-30-10-18/ (that's a link to our agency website which then gives links to the right places to buy but google if you don't want to end up giving us traffic Wink )
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Video of the Pierre Longue being dismantled. https://www.ledauphine.com/haute-savoie/2018/09/19/chatel-le-spectaculaire-demontage-d-un-telesiege
Somehow I dont think a hard hat would be sufficient if things were to go wrong.
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Video of the Pierre Longue being dismantled. https://www.ledauphine.com/haute-savoie/2018/09/19/chatel-le-spectaculaire-demontage-d-un-telesiege
Somehow I dont think a hard hat would be sufficient if things were to go wrong.


No going back now and looking forward to the new 6-seater lift opening. I believe the old chair will be stored and eventually used to replace Morclan in the future after they have replaced the very old Conche lift with another 6-seater. I also heard over summer they would like to replace the twin Chalet Neuf button lifts but are facing planning issues.


https://www.passionportesdusoleil.com/chatel/les-projets/
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Just been looking at Avoriaz webcams to see snow levels. On the Amara webcam it looks as though they are building some kind of shed/shack on the slope outside Malinka/Amara. Wandering if it might be another drag lift going in to link up to the existing one in the kids snow park.

About 3 seasons ago they had a knot rope drag which meant you could ski from Plateau as if you were going to Proclou, ski to snow park drag, ride it then get off the Snow park drag and then get all the way back into the Falaise and from there ski back to Amara or Malinka ski rooms or go to restaurents in Falaise etc. I wander if they have decided to put in a more permanent drag to make it easier for people to get back to Falaise/Amara.

Anyone have any local info on the matter heard any rumours. Not urgent, I'll find out at Christmas, just curious.

G
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gordonrussell76 wrote:
Just been looking at Avoriaz webcams to see snow levels. On the Amara webcam it looks as though they are building some kind of shed/shack on the slope outside Malinka/Amara. Wandering if it might be another drag lift going in to link up to the existing one in the kids snow park.

About 3 seasons ago they had a knot rope drag which meant you could ski from Plateau as if you were going to Proclou, ski to snow park drag, ride it then get off the Snow park drag and then get all the way back into the Falaise and from there ski back to Amara or Malinka ski rooms or go to restaurents in Falaise etc. I wander if they have decided to put in a more permanent drag to make it easier for people to get back to Falaise/Amara.

Anyone have any local info on the matter heard any rumours. Not urgent, I'll find out at Christmas, just curious.

G


We normally stay in the Amara, so that would be a good addition, I agree.
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