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Serre Chevalier 20/21

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@davidof: Great pics, thanks!

I understand, from the Calotte you can't reach the main pic, can you? Anyway, that's a great rando in and of itself.

Weathercam wrote:
Weathercam wrote:
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One of our slack country tours is off the Yret Chair down Montagnolle and then skin up Vallon de Grand Tabuc.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3025165694

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Mmmmmm maybe a lot of debris up there now!

https://www.ledauphine.com/environnement/2020/12/20/video-hautes-alpes-la-crete-des-grangettes-s-effondre

https://www.facebook.com/1651050628/videos/10221927174042408/


That is very depressing to watch in deed.
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@Charlieehr, fingers crossed, we could do with it!
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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?
Looking at SC for hols next year and have seen some apartments in Le Bez. Nearest lift is pontillas gondola but it doesn’t seem to link with any other lifts. Is it much of a schlep to the lift above it? Cheers
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@dobby, We call the Pontillas lift "Pointless" for exactly the reason you stated!
There used to be a handy chair which went from the top of Pointless to the top of the Frejus gondola but in their wisdom, the lift company took it out when the installed the new Cote Chevalier lift.........
Way too far to walk up to the Cote Chevalier lift, so best bet is come down to Frejus/Casse du Boeuf, not much in it........
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Hardly any snowfall over the past few weeks, but it's been really cold so the snow has held up really well Very Happy

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After a bit of research SC looks like the favourite for next year's trip. 2 adults (1 who likes to stick to blues, and 1 who likes reds), and possibly our 18 year old daughter, probably going late Jan-early Feb 22. Chantemerle and Villeneuve look the best options, given their central location.

I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer:
1 - we are thinking of driving from the UK; is this doable/sensible? Is it easy enough to find parking? I've had a look on the SC website and it shows car parks, but I don't know whether they are free and/or available.
2 - any local tips on self-catering accommodation in Chantemerle/Villeneuve? We'd generally go for somewhere that is relatively close to a lift.
3 - good instructor for private lessons (for intermediate plodder who doesn't freeze when he sees something steep)

Cheers

Dobby
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dobby wrote:
After a bit of research SC looks like the favourite for next year's trip. 2 adults (1 who likes to stick to blues, and 1 who likes reds), and possibly our 18 year old daughter, probably going late Jan-early Feb 22. Chantemerle and Villeneuve look the best options, given their central location.

I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer:
1 - we are thinking of driving from the UK; is this doable/sensible? Is it easy enough to find parking? I've had a look on the SC website and it shows car parks, but I don't know whether they are free and/or available.
2 - any local tips on self-catering accommodation in Chantemerle/Villeneuve? We'd generally go for somewhere that is relatively close to a lift.
3 - good instructor for private lessons (for intermediate plodder who doesn't freeze when he sees something steep)

Cheers

Dobby


Hi Dobby,
1 Drive is easy really, 9-10hrs from Calais Euro tunnel to our place in Serre Che, set cruise control to 130Kmh and have £140ish for the tolls, just ensure you have winter tyres and snowchains and practice putting them on beforehand Smile
2 Stacks of self catered accommodation about in the valley, SC tourist board is always a good option.
3 Darren Turner gets good feedback, but I had some really good coaching with ESI Generations team, have a look on website 'checkyeti' for some good deals too.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@dobby, pm'ed you.......
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@KenX, thanks.
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