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Les Arcs 2019 - 2020 (Useful links are added to the first post)

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi Les Arcs - anyone else opt for credit note for refund on COVID affected booking via the central Les Arcs Réservations? We agreed a partial cash, partial credit note settlement from the central agency for a booking of 2 x apartments for the week the lock-down took place (we came, we saw, some of us skied one afternoon and then were told 'non!'). Cash portion was sorted reasonably quickly and everyone involved in our group was happy... until yesterday when the credit note was issued.
Somewhere between agreeing the value of the credit note with Les Arcs Réservation and it being issued nearly 3 months later they have deducted "fees kept by the estate agency ### ########" of over 35% of the value of the credit! (Name of agency redacted - although the mail and approach from Les Arcs during the whole process make me believe its the estate agency that have made the charge). Of course we've asked them to explain why they have changed the agreement we made - just wondering if anyone else has been confronted by similar under hand tactics?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@snowcrazy, Do you know if the mountain huts are opening this summer? I would imagine the very close proximity of sleeping people may have a high risk of transmition or, indeed, the bed bug situation.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Hi John, here is a link to the Robert Blanc refuge, one I use quite often. It is open this summer under special conditions. I think if you google other Refuge names you should find details about other places that are open. I hope this help.

https://refugerobertblanc.fr/important-informations-summer-2020-2/?lang=en
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Here is a copy of my latest update. I will do another one later in the coming week.

The Funicular is running and the Cachette chair is open this week. From next weekend the other summer lifts will open, but not the Vanoise Express this year.
Although they said there was social distancing on the funi, in fact people wear masks, but that is about the only difference.

On the chairs it is suppose to be limited to two people with masks, but again I saw more than that on some chairs. I hope they do not have an increase of infections. Stay safe on the lifts and buses. Wear a mask and gloves at all times and wash your hands when you take off your gloves after touching anything. At least this is what I will be doing.

Once up on the mountains, it is very peaceful this week. Not many people around and some days the weather has been very good, but also a few storms passing through.

Everywhere is looking very green and pleasant. I hope you enjoy the photos of my first hike around Arc 1600 area.

If you want to see the photos please go to the Les Arcs Summer facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/LesArcsSummer/
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Thanks for that @snowcrazy, We are planning to stay a few nights in the Refuge du Ruitor, https://www.ruitor.com/refuge_v2/accueil/accueil.php, up near the Italian border. There is good walking and climbing in that area.
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