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Alpe d'Huez, Oz, Vaujany, Villard Reculas, Auris - 2019-20.

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I'm hearing there are plans to replace the Chalvet lift with Marmotte 1 and replace that with a new telemixte similar to Les Jeux.
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That seems to be quite a common thing with snow-forecast. I’m also in Vaujany from Sat. As you say, hopefully getting colder and fingers crossed for some fresh snow!

I was there for New Year and the Fare which is a great run was incredibly icy lower down, lots of freeze thaw.
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Raining now Sad but the snow is holding up on piste fine, if a little heavy, and it's snowing higher up.

Does anyone in Vaujany this week have paracetamol? Asking for MrsSabreboy's aching knee.
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Most French chemists stock Doliprane - it's 1000mg paracetamol.
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@sabreboy, I assume you are asking because there is no pharmacy in Vaujany ? There is one in Allemont but that closes at 19-30. I think it is open early though, something like 08-15.
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Alpinebear wrote:
I'm hearing there are plans to replace the Chalvet lift with Marmotte 1 and replace that with a new telemixte similar to Les Jeux.


Makes sense, The chairlift is a total mismatch with the folly ducks because of the downloading it seems to me. Bit of a big step up from the ancient 2 man though ? Why don't they sell the marmottes 1 to OZ / Vaujany to replace the Clos Giraud Laughing

"Alpinebear" do you have a link to any info about lift pass arrangements during Tomorrowland ? Last year you could buy "normal" lift passes until the Tuesday, I think, and then season pass holders got limited access for Weds. Thurs. Fri. ?
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Yes @skitow, cheers for the tip, but we don't have transport. Early finishes and hot chocolate seems to be helping.
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@sabreboy, OK. If you were desperate you could catch the skibus down to Allemont. It runs a few times a day and stops near the pharmacy, which is at the very far end of the village nearest Bourg d'Oisans. Times are on the internet somewhere.
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A good week, sunny for the past couple of days and pistes quite firm in places. It felt very busy at times, which we should have expected at half term. I'd post a picture of the pic-blanc queue if it would help anyone and if I could work out how.
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Agree @sabreboy, conditions mixed for the whole week, both weather and snow. The resort must be hoping for a massive dump.

We queued an hour for Pic Blanc on Thursday. Worth it when we got there.

We skied today, Saturday, and every where was busy. The Pic Blanc queues looked to around 3/4 an hour. Went to Marmottes 3 and queued for less than 10 mins.

Mont Frais was a ghost town this PM. Nice cold beer whilst kids blasted down snow park for the last few runs, before a quick charge down La Fare.

The infrastructure seems tired, with quite a few stoppages. Also escalators in Vaujany have been crocked most of the week.

Overall a good week and my son and 2 of his mates had a great time.

Apologies to anyone who had a 6'2" Tigger, Pooh and Eyore fly past. snowHead
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@Sabreboy, too late now probably, but I understand that the Tourist Information in Vaujany will sort out over the counter pharmaceutical deliveries on your behalf. They are helpful people, though I have never asked them for this service.

Also the suggestion about replacing the Clos Giraud is timely and already in hand. A Telemixte has been ordered from the same people who did the lift from the bottom of La Fare (Bertholet); apparently it will go from Montfrais to Alpette in less than the time the current lift takes to do half the journey.

@Alpinebear the replacement of the Chalvet TS is overdue, but I will miss the pace and views from both it and the Clos Giraud when they go. I won't miss the freezing cold experience when they stop unexpectedly though!

@Knackered_knees, though Pic Blanc can be brilliant, timing is everything with regard to the lift. First thing is nearly always a problem, lunchtime hardly ever is. You can also traverse across to the Glacier chair from the top of Marmotte 3 but it can be a bit of a trial. It looks as though your observation about the need for fresh snow will be met this week. Fingers crossed.
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@Petere, timing didn't seem to matter last week as very busy with half term. When we got on the lift after an hour, the queue had doubled in size!!! Basically throughout the day the queue was a minimum of 3/4 hour to an hour.

Marmottes 3 was better, but still long queues to get up there from Marmottes 2 and at 3.

Good news that there will be a new lift from Mont Frais to Alpette. It's a pain to catch the 2 slow chairs to get to Alpette this way.
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Sadly/thankfully we aren't tied to school holidays any longer. I guess the good news is if they are in a queue for Pic Blanc they aren't on the other pistes!
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@Petere, Only next year for us and then freedom beckons snowHead
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You will miss them , but not the restaurant and lift pass bills! Vaujany is a great place to ski outside the half term holidays by the way, we had a great long weekend in January, perfect sunshine, good piste conditions and no queues - managed 220km in 3.5 days! Needed a holiday at the end of it though
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I arrive Saturday, very excited, to a snow forecast of epic proportions. Are the French meteo reports for as much as i am reading.
A little soleil would be nice
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Meteo France aren't great at forecasting snow depths in my opinion. I tend to look at as many different forecasts as I can be bothered to(Bergfex, Snow Forecast, wepowder etc.) and pick the one I like the look of! The big issue with this dump will be wind. Ad'H is very exposed to Westerlies, the top lifts may well close.
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