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Grand Massif 2018/2019 snow report, Les Carroz, Flaine, Samoens, Morillon & Sixt

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I arrive Tuesday. Any rain?
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Maybe. It was meant to rain/snow Wed/Thurs, did not really materialise. I tend to use http://chamonix-meteo.com/chamonix-mont-blanc/weather/forecast/morning/5_days_weather_forecast.php - as this is the one used by the LC tourism office etc
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Having cruised around the area for the past few days - in general most pistes have a good base and should last through next week. Skiable down to 1100m although it's pretty sticky and granular low down.

Still some decent conditions on the higher pistes around Flaine and Samoens.

Pistes are very quiet - and lift queues minimal - which is great. But unfortunately this has led to the lift company closing a few lifts as the season starts to wind down. E.g. in the Flaine bowl the following drags are closed - Veret, Lapiaz, Aujon. All the buttons have been taken off Veret so it's not going to restart even if there's a mega dump of snow and a huge influx of visitors.
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Bit misty this morning (read could not see a dam thing at times!)

managed to ski all the way down to vercland, during lunch time even if it was rather narrow and stoney /muddy near the bottom. snow softened loads during the day, timalets on the way back was fun if a bit sticky. Very quiet, after 12 it was empty, knee gave up at 3, so off home, roll on tomorrow.
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Excellent very quiet day, cold this morning with a dusting of snow, everything was rather hard first thing, if it was not groomed it rattled your teeth!

Blues down to Coulouvrier were very pleasant, and empty.................

Just could not believe how quiet it was for a Sunday.........
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Worth coming to flaine tomorrow? Got a free ticket on my cham season pass that still needs using...
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To confirm, it was! Snow off from Platieres was lovely and we skied down to Samoens 1600 on lovely stuff. Excellent use of a last free ticket Very Happy
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Understand the Austrian ski team hire Flaine out this week. Fresh of 20 cm Thursday.
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We have been wondering around the Grand Massif in the heat, and doing a few 360 pictures

here are two at the top of the gondola, front and back

back of gondola

http://bit.ly/backofgondolagooglemaps

front of gondola

http://bit.ly/frontofgondolagooglemaps
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Link going straight to Google Maps on my i-Phone. Is there much new being constructed?
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@BAN, They have been published on google maps, hence the links are to there.

nothing new we have seen yet, but we have not been everywhere yet
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@Zorrac, is the K Lounge open then? Like the piccies, thanks for posting. Interesting to see if you gt up to the Tete. We won't be over until August, so ti s lovely to see the blue skies now.
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@Cheesie168, They have red brollies outside today, so I assume it is open, we did the sept freres walk today, It is very quiet this week, lots of people did the JPP cycle event and then went home.

One of the classic views in les carroz, that is part of the Sept Freres walk

http://bit.ly/googlemapsLeChaletdedTronchets

and top of molliets lift

http://bit.ly/googlemapstopofmoilletschairlift

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Doing Corbalanche tomorrow, so that will include Tete Des Saix, early when it is cool..........hopefully
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I wonder what building activity at the bottom of Le Lac is all about? New reservoir for the snow canons? Seems a bit daft to place it there.

Glad to see the entrance to Coulouvrier from the Samoens side getting property sorted. Never bothered me personally, but it would be nice to relieve the Marmottes a bit during a busy period.
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various lifts were running today stopping and starting, took some photos of things going on under the express chair out of samoens, and they were hammering away at the rocks on the red that comes off marmottes, can't see what difference that will make, assume that is what you are talking about @cheburator?



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there is also a load of building happening just further down from the club med.



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In les carroz they were doing some surveying (most of the day) next to the drag with the dog leg that is under the gondola that goes up to the junction of plein soleil and combe. Other than that les carroz seems rather peaceful as far as lift stuff goes.

will post the pics and some 360's tomorrow
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In les carroz as far as lift work goes I forgot about the timalets drag lift, they have cut all its cables, had to walk over them walking down and I think they may be moving the base station, as the walkway from the new super expensive apartments is right behind it. Hopefully they are not getting rid of it???

Picture of the top of the DMC in Flaine, lots of snow in pockets, with Mont Blanc behind. Taken from the top of Corbalanche.

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some 360's we did at the top of tete des saix, (with one on the way up corbalanche) enjoy Very Happy

http://bit.ly/GoogleMapsCorbalanche

http://bit.ly/googlemaptopofchariandeexpress

http://bit.ly/googlemaptopoftetedessaixlift

http://bit.ly/googlemapscliff
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base of the telecabine in summer, note no walking down combe, MTB only

https://goo.gl/maps/1tkSzzM1qbEBn9Sy9

and a rather good view from about the top of Dahu

https://goo.gl/maps/uJJqyKaChATZ8kYN7
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Oh good photos thank you. We walked up and back and had lunch at Igloo today. Spotted what seemed to be work on the runs down, to the Colouvier (sp), or was that wishful thinking?
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@Cheesie168, Pleased you like the photos. They were working on those runs back in July, the new steep red from the Samoens side that was closed most of last season, they were digging up rocks from the top part.

another photo, this time bottom of bergin chair in Morillon

https://goo.gl/maps/zsCzgB2B4834c18y5
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