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

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https://www.seetignes.com/covid
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I think you can be forgiven the rant, @muppet ... On my cycle ride around the Kentish Countryside (taking my daily exercise, solo, as originally instructed by Boris), saw many cummings and goings at the beauty spots, all rather socially un-distanced. Though to be fair, if you don't test your eyes regularly, you may be unaware there are other people standing within 2 metres of you.

Thanks for the link @Whitegold. Will take a proper peruse in the morning.
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Took a peek at the Grande Motte webcam today. Doesn't look like social distancing is an issue... I see the bumps skiers have been training towards the bottom of the Glacier piste. But do my eyes deceive me or is 3500 operational?! Last I heard was that the glacier had lost so much depth that they had to shift the top or bottom pylon, which needed rocks blasting, which in turn needed permission from the national park.

If anyone's been up there do give us an update on how it's shaping up.
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@bobski62, I'd not heard that, but I think its now called Termignon. Let's face it it never went anywhere near 3500m! But not that far from a Couloir of the same name. Last time I was up there, I'm not sure I would like to be to the east of the T bar, it's a long drop.

However they regularly have to tackle the T bar on the lower part of the glacier as the level has dropped and the ice moves at different rates.
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The Termignon lift is shown as running on the Skiplan page. There may be enough snow to move around to get cover on the flat area where you get on.
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Current conditions are excellent on the glacier with very few people about.
3500 or whatever its new name is open,
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Did anyone go for a credit for 20/21 for season pass refund? Heard nothing. If you email office just get a reply to say it’s closed
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Mark1863 wrote:
Did anyone go for a credit for 20/21 for season pass refund? Heard nothing. If you email office just get a reply to say it’s closed

Same boat - going out 4/7 to doorstep them (and do some chores)
Sorry - just re-read your post. I’d asked for a credit.
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I had it paid back onto my bank account within 3 weeks of applications opening.
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I had it paid back onto my bank account within 3 weeks of applications opening.

Good job. I didn’t have the card numbers, in Tignes... ;o(
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Hi @Mark1863, @Grinning, see page 29 of this thread - I got my refund about a week after submitting the on-line form. I think the deadline is the end of this month, so hurry!

I applied for the refund using this web page: https://ticketoski.fr/en/tignes and clicking on the second of the three buttons on the right.

Even though I provided IBAN and the bank details the form requested, it got refunded back to the credit card I'd originally used to buy the pass.

I know you both specifically ask about a credit, but money back in the bank can just as easily go towards a new lift pass for the next season.

Also, thanks @stewart woodward - great news on 3500 / Termignon. That lift should really make a difference for ease of lapping once up and relieve pressure on the cable car. Makes a lot of sense to invest the effort in getting it going again as a better way to manage 'new normal' uplift - two T bars instead of box. First time I have seen it running for about 3 years I think.

Have booked accommodation now for the autumn in Val Claret, so hoping for continuing good progress opening up the resort.

I've looked at some of those couloirs @chockasway, on IGN maps. Not for the faint-hearted! I think a bimble on downwards from the bottom of Leisse chair is more my cup of tea to get into that valley. Just checked the latest lift map and they have indeed renamed the lift as Termignon but kept the piste as 3500.


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@bobski62, Spot on! I wont go anywhere that involves ropes , so the 3500 Couloir is out. I have skied down into the valley from above the Leisse chair, not too bad (think main face of Grande Balme) but you need to be sure of navigation and do it fairly early as its in the Sun from daybreak.
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Mark1863 wrote:
Did anyone go for a credit for 20/21 for season pass refund? Heard nothing. If you email office just get a reply to say it’s closed

I went for the credit voucher option and it came through within a few weeks. It did go to my junk folder and came from CdA.
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Thanks all. I will check my account again and if nothing will put another claim in
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I submitted a claim for a refund at about the same as Chocksaway. In theory it was "validated" but I heard nothing after that. I emailed them on the 10th of June to ask if the information that I'd submitted was in order and wouldn't prevent them processing a claim. I finally received a response on the 26th of June. Quote..... "We have received your claim concerning your claim.Your request is actually be studied by the customer service"

Probably an indication of the backlog of work that it took 16 days to get a reply. Sounds a bit "lost in translation" but my reading of it is that they've yet to process my application. Might be purely coincidence but most of the "owners" (but not all) I know got refunds or credits quite quickly.
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Could anyone here recommend a taxi company for private transfer in Jan from either Geneva or Grenoble airport. Planning ahead a bit. Ever the optimist.
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Alpine Sherpa - Mini bus based in Tignes
Avoid Alps Rider Eu didn't turn up to pick me up from Val d isere and they would not pick up the Phone
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esaw1 wrote:
Could anyone here recommend a taxi company for private transfer in Jan from either Geneva or Grenoble airport. Planning ahead a bit. Ever the optimist.


Myself and family have all used these companies over the past few years
The Mountain Rescue
Snowdrone
Whiterides
Coolbus
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@muppet, many thanks, I'll look into those.
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Made another claim for season pass refund. Please note they have extended the claim date to 15th Aug 2020


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@esaw1, Snowdrone. Used them several times over the last couple of years. Super punctual and doorstep collection or drop-off.
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I can also recommend Snowdrone.
Finally heard from STGM after about 3 months! They say there will deal with my refund in the next month!
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