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Tignes and The Espace Killy 2019/20 (Useful Links Page 1)

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Alpine sherpa
https://alpinesherpa.com/
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Bit of lake level snow:-
https://www.facebook.com/TignesSpiritCommunity/photos/pb.323646766859.-2207520000.1570445709./10156409953686860/?type=3&theater
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@Gustavobs,
Snowdrone do shared transfers from Geneva
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@Gustavobs, Both the companies recommended above in post 1.
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Kenzie wrote:
Bit of lake level snow:-
https://www.facebook.com/TignesSpiritCommunity/photos/pb.323646766859.-2207520000.1570445709./10156409953686860/?type=3&theater

Looks like they have been doing a bit of "farming" on the glacier
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Chanced upon this video clip this evening, posted last week. A study of the glacier commissioned; results to be published in the spring; just a few centimetres of snow cover atop the ice; resort awaits a decent snowfall to open Grande Motte for race training; 20-30 metres in depth lost in the last 20 years. Perhaps those with quicker reflexes to spoken French can add more.


http://youtube.com/v/vqQo8kFfnIk
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This shows how it's going - would be interesting to see it updated for 2016-19.

http://youtube.com/v/XzUPbvoSC_8

Makes me wonder where they will find room for 26 race lanes. Shocked
https://public.tignes.net/PISTES/Octobre.htm
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Well the excitement is rising, the credit card took a bashing this morning with a season skipass, a season car parking pass and a season insurance policy.

So now we just need some snow, talking of which the forecast is looking more favourable mid week. Confidence is not high, like the UK but it looks very unsettled and the freezing level is dropping, so here's hoping the glacier will look better next weekend.
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Just seen that the Grande Motte will open next Saturday 19 Oct for skis of a good level.

Excitement building...
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Just seen that the Grande Motte will open next Saturday 19 Oct
Is that official chocksaway? I was all set to look at flights for a trip to our apartment...but there's nothing to that effect on the Tignes website Confused - it's still saying "Postponed to another date"....
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Cheers chocksaway!! Much obliged - the English version of the website is still showing the old message wink

Will have a look at flights now Very Happy

UPDATE: Trip on hold - weather outlook is poor for the opening weekend... Confused
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The Grande Motte webcam is not saying much this morning, in fact it's saying nothing at all. But looking at the top of the Tov there has been some snow, but it has been windy as it's all trapped on the terrace of the restaurant and not on the ground. Hope they have been farming it on the glacier!
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I know I shouldn't be looking at the web cams this early, but I can't help myself. Why do I keep looking at the wig-wham cone thing outside LeLagon hoping for some sign of white?

Looks like the first few tyres out on the top of Tov/Tomm, so perhaps they think that some of the snow will stick around. Looks like pretty slushy stuff up there though.

Also looks fairly damp and boggy in Lac, with the tennis courts and kids playground still open?
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The sign I always take that the locals think snow is going to stay is when they put the tyres on the tennis courts. Often they will also put some on Toviere. I think it is to protect the courts and is also an indication that the cover is too thin at the end of the season
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And to stop the piste bashers taking lumps out of the roof of the gondola station!
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@Mark1863,
The tyres are for protection of man made surfaces. The indication the snow cover is getting thin at the end of the season is when they bash a piste & the snow turns a mud colour - hopefully due to mud.
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