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Serre Chevalier 20/21

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Hi all! Here's to hoping for a bumper 20/21 ski season, if it happens........
We've already had some snow, but it's since warmed up and as I write it's raining Sad
But the main news is that the entire Hautes-Alpes has been placed under curfew from Saturday 24th October until Saturday 5th December, same as the other areas in France currently under curfew, ie bars/restaurants closing at 9pm, gatherings of more than 6 prohibited and people must stay at home within these hours......
Hopefully these measures will have the desired effect and we'll be able to open our doors for the start of the ski season, which is bizarrely the same day the curfew (currently) ends, Dec 5th
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The peak looks like it will be in the New Year.... Some health professionals say March. That doesn't mean stuff won't be open but don't expect a quick return to normal.
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And maybe some snow tomorrow.

https://www.skipass.com/news/meteo-neige-alpes-lundi.html
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I already have my season pass (fingers crossed) !!
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Cams looking encouraging at altitude

https://www.serre-chevalier.com/fr/webcam-serre-chevalier-briancon-direct
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Rainy all day, but in between the higher peaks are getting whiter and whiter Very Happy
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Here's to a fantastic season in Serre Che. Webcam watching has started a little early this year.......not sure how tat is going to effect me if I dont actually get on the planks! We would hope to join you at some point if the rules allow but in the meantime stay safe all you Chevalierais / se and wider snowHead Snowhead peeps.
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Good day everyone!
Based on your previous experience, and regardless of Covid...is it really possible that pre-opening happens on Dec 5th? Forecast is not looking very promising Puzzled
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@Charlieehr, MetCheck 16 day forecast spews out a lot b*ll*cks at the further end of its range but high pressures are much easier to forecast than the intricacies of a series of low pressures. This morning it is forecasting mild weather pretty much till the end of the range so sadly I would be betting against a 5th of December opening which is especially disappointing after September and early October made the Alps look amazing

https://www.metcheck.com/WEATHER/16days.asp?zipcode=briancon&locationID=14252&lat=44.9&lon=6.7
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All the infrastructure and staff are in place, just need some cold temps for the snowmaking, sadly not looking good for the next 10 days or so.......
And then there’s Covid......
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Montgenevre were testing their snow cannons yesterday........
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Starting to get below freezing at night now, so expect to see some snow-making commencing Very Happy
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Getting cold now, -6 last night!
All rather moot now though in light of the government announcement that the lifts are to stay closed until early-mid January........
However, ski lift chiefs have written to Castex, not much help for tourists but works for me Very Happy

"Ski resorts to be opened only for schools, clubs and season pass holders. This is the proposal of the mayors of Serre Chevalier. They wrote this Thursday to the Prime Minister "to suggest that Serre Chevalier could be at the heart of an experiment which would only allow clubs, schools and locals who bought their season pass before October 15 to have access to the ski area. ". The goal: to open part of the estate and therefore justify the hiring of seasonal workers because "to open on January 20 in a dry way, without having run our economic machine once is very risky"

Great if they pull it off, but not holding my breath..........
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You know it makes sense.
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locals who bought their season pass before October 15


That would be amazing although I got my pass exactly on the 15th which was the last day of the sale the had...In that scenario, am I screwed ? Puzzled @KenX,
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Just had to check as I had problems, and phew......

Confirmation de votre commande Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier – Domaine Skiable commande@skipass-serrechevalier.com via sendgrid.net

Tue, 13 Oct, 11:05

Anyway 99.5% sure will come to nothing!

Top of Bachas Monetier this morning and canon doing their thing FWIW - and just look at the South Side!!



More webcams https://www.serre-chevalier.com/fr/webcam-serre-chevalier-briancon-direct
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Weathercam wrote:
and just look at the South Side!!


Nice autumn hiking conditions by the looks of it
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First days of december might bring the white stuff apparently, fingers crossed I guess
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Arno, first lock-down 7th May Cool

https://www.strava.com/activities/3412536289

Over that side is also where we ski toured quite a few times last season as a result of numerous summer hikes trying to suss out routes.

Have to say using the Bachas webcam (link above) there's another route I should try which I actually hiked about four years ago.
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