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Grand Massif 2019/2020 snow report, Les Carroz, Flaine, Samoens, Morillon & Sixt

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@final patsy, agree with @sj1608, you would be able to help them play and use the magic carpet at the top of Kedueze and then the drag but then they would need a leap of faith. Much better to get lessons as the ESF chaps know where the best snow will be and give learners confidence by breaking it all down into bitesize pieces. Also, get them to pack swimming costumes as there is a small spa attached the public pool in LC and it is really nice if they fancy something different. Are you driving or transfer? If driving you could all drive over to Flaine once they are feeling more confident and go up the DMC. If the snow does not arrive I may well need to do car hire for my ladies trip on 16th to do the same.
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Cannons going at 1200m last evening and night but not tonight, yet.
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Cannons going at 1200m last evening and night but not tonight, yet.


Cheers for the info. Need a nice cold snap and the heavens to open.
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@Cheesie168, don't forget the bus option up to Flaine as well, although you do have to book.
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@sj1608, good point. I always forget about the bus.
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@Cheesie168, hardly surprising. I sometimes think it's one of the best-kept secrets in the GM!
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Does the bus go from Les Carroz ? I can’t find any info on it on web page
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@final patsy, yes, but on the Les Carroz website it is only mentioned as a way to link with the train to/from Cluses, hence my view that it's a secret!

https://www.lescarroz.com/content/uploads/2019/12/Fh-Carroz-Flaine-Express20201.pdf
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We go out to Samoens on 19 Jan - lack of snow is concerning. Any tips of finding deeper firmer snow on linked lifts ie Flaine?
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Is the Mephisto Superiore piste open?, from the webcam it seems to be netted off Puzzled
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I skied it Monday after skinning off the back. Narrow and quite icy. So skiable but wouldn't advise it until more snow.
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I skied it Monday after skinning off the back. Narrow and quite icy. So skiable but wouldn't advise it until more snow.


Thanks mate, really hope the weather is going to change asap.
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Snowed for most of yesterday in Les Carroz so looking forward to great weekend⛷
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Snowed for most of yesterday in Les Carroz so looking forward to great weekend⛷


Hurrah...!!
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Snowed for most of yesterday in Les Carroz so looking forward to great weekend⛷


Great news, please post ref snow conditions for us when you can, enjoy the freshies!
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@final patsy, much deposited? not so much in Chamonix ...
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@under a new name, 5cm at best, conditions are hard and a bit sugary, rocks sticking through in odd places, down to molliets is a bit of a yellow / brown mess. It was skiing, but could do with lots of new snow. Did Char and the bottom was slightly hard...like nails!

Basically low down it is very thin and stoney.
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Just been out there for a week, second what has been said above. Flaine in general is better particular over towards Aup De Veran lift etc. Apart from one day visibility was cracking all week. The lower towns aren't pleasant at the bottom, Morillon in particular but it isn't game over. Cascades has been closed all week along with the rest of Sixt and people I spoke to didn't seem to think it would open anytime super soon. Samoens 1600 is very manageable. I wish anyone going soon some more snow Smile
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Need more info on bus from Les Carroz to flaine - beginners so cant ski down marmottes its mush at the bottom - told by hotel the bus won’t take skis - are they right ? It was mentioned here that bus was an option - would love to go tomorrow for last day
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@final patsy, ask at the les carroz tourist office as that is where you book the tickets
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The pistes are holding up quite well although there are some bare patches lower down. Skied down Timalets this morning, have to watch out for the stones! Bergin down to Morrillon was OK but generally stayed up high. Hazy sunshine today and quite windy at the top of Grands Vans and Tete des Saix.There is snow forecast for Friday pm/evening so let's hope it actually arrives - I think it's been nearly 3 weeks since there was a decent dump of snow and the pistes are showing this.
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We head out 1st of feb and I’m preying you get a lot of snow between now and then.

Some forecasts are saying heavy snow Friday into Saturday with 20cm of snow at around 2000m. Fingers crossed this happens
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@Ian_86, fingers crossed, yes, but that's not really “heavy snow”. Would certainly be most welcome however.
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Snow was really very good today, top of faust was superb, in fact all of faust was super all the way down to flaine, just avoid the odd ski killer rock poking out! Even the winding red celestine? down to aup du veran was nice. They are doing a super job with the snow.

Corbalanche lift was shut due to wind on the way back, and portet was really the first bit busy piste we had to go down all day. Combe down to les carroz had the odd thin brown bit, but it was ok, better than timalets as noted above that had too many stones on it.

Brill piste day!

and finally a piste basher is on the free figaro run next to moving carpet, moving all the cannoned snow, so you should be able to ski down rather than walk down the tube....yay!!
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I see Gers draglift finally fixed. How's the snow?
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only skied Les carroz and morillon today, and just doing a few runs repeating them alot. Snow was very good, it was nearly perfect piste skiing. Just the odd stone, which les carroz seems to suffering more from. However timalets on the way back was very stoney and thin, don't think we will be doing that again without more snow.

Didn't have to walk down the tube, at the end of the day, yay!!
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Any tips/suggestions for some easier black slopes to attempt (or particularly difficult ones to avoid at first)? We'll be out there mid-March and staying in Flaine, but intend to cover the whole area.

I know it very much depends on conditions, but some idea in advance would be appreciated.
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A lot depends on snow. Corbalanche is great when it's had a bit of snow (assuming you don't mind a few bumps)!
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There are more loose rocks on Les Carroz today than the last few days. Much warmer today too. The bottom of Morillon was closed due to lack of snow. Flaine is quite icy. More snow expecting on Friday and Saturday. Here's to hoping they'll open Cascades on Saturday Very Happy Anyone around this week wanna ski together?
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Flying out Sunday. Looks like around 20cm forecasted Fri/Sat and followed by blue skies and cold temperatures. Fingers crossed. Just need Cascades to open now - seems rather hopeful.
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skied a bit of les carroz today, but mostly flaine. Snow surprisingly good, nice and grippy, over towards the desert blanc lift side of things it a bit more polished, but fine piste skiing. Seemed to be lots of groups of blokes skiing too fast and mostly badly today, my VI skier got a bit spooked at times.

End of day decided to save the skis and downloaded down the gondola in les carroz as combe is a bit of a mess at the bottom and timalets is a sea of stones.
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It started snowing in Flaine at about 1pm and it's still snowing now. I would guess that there's been about 10 cm of fresh snow so let's hope it keeps snowing all night. Timalets was better today (less stones) but Morillon was getting very brown towards the bottom of the Sairon chair by midday. Just driven down to Magland and back, the snow/rain line is just above Carroz but hopefully that will fall during the night. As others have said, the pistes are generally in very good condition, partly because it is fairly quiet but mainly due to the cold temperatures and only weak sun at this time of the year. If is carries on snowing all night the traditional transfer day tomorrow could produce carnage on the roads with ill-equipped cars and crazy drivers. Me? I will be out there searching for some fresh powder!

@andylocity, I don't think there's any chance Cascades will be open, the bottom is IIRC at about 900 metres, where it will be raining at the moment.
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Hi! dropping into this thread, as we've just booked a long weekend in Flaine. Can anyone recommend private transfer company, from experience?

I've used Alp2Alp previously to Chamonix - and they were fine, no problems. Just wondering if anyone had other options to recommend... Thanks!
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@Richie_S, we used Action Transfers (for Les Carroz) - a shared transfer but we ended up being the only ones in the minibus each way. Would recommend.
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@Chris Mason, the Grand Massif website just posted this update: "Sixt opening - Tariff 5€". Any chance Cascades will be open? Confused
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Very pleased to hear it’s snowing - 8 days until our next visit
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Arriving tomorrow evening. Also glad to hear there is some new snow on the ground.
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Hi! dropping into this thread, as we've just booked a long weekend in Flaine. Can anyone recommend private transfer company, from experience?

I've used Alp2Alp previously to Chamonix - and they were fine, no problems. Just wondering if anyone had other options to recommend... Thanks!


Gomassif are great for any of the resorts. Not the cheapest but good service the last 6 times I've used them.
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We have booked Gomassif for our transfers tomorrow
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