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Les Arcs 2022 / 2023

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@rob@rar, they own a few of the bars & restaurants in 1950. Bought them from P&V after *their* takeover from Intrawest included them in the deal.

(I know Michel Porcel, owner and head of Restoleil, reasonably well through my activities in 1950 (we've shared a few croissants and coffees in breakfast meetings), and his son Quentin is the manger of BCL. I'll ask him what's up next time I'm over there)
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@rob@rar, they own a few of the bars & restaurants in 1950. Bought them from P&V after *their* takeover from Intrawest included them in the deal.

(I know Michel Porcel, owner and head of Restoleil, reasonably well through my activities in 1950 (we've shared a few croissants and coffees in breakfast meetings), and his son Quentin is the manger of BCL. I'll ask him what's up next time I'm over there)
If you could make a special plea that they reduce the price of their Espresso to match the Bulle Café I’d be forever grateful!

More seriously, I do hope they refurbish the self-catering part of the Arpette as well as the restaurant. The picnic benches are well past their best.
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I am lucky enough to be skiing this season in Arc 1800. My apartment has no phone or internet and the phone signal is non existent and as a positive move to keep work and skiing apart for me and the family, I made the decision not to install internet.

In the past, I've used the wifi in some bars plus data when there has been a phone signal to access emails mainly and answer any that needed it which has been infrequently. Its worked for 7 years.

As I'm now out for a longer time, and the way life is moving, I know that I will need to have access and print out and scan some docs while I'm away.

I will only need it over the winter and for this ski season so I dont need a permanent solution.

I've contacted the Marie office in Bourg and the tourist info in Arc but nothing back as yet.

Does anyone know if there is something like a business centre in any of the ski villages or in Bourg ?
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@ipken, have you looked into satellite connectivity at all? Not cheap but might be an option for internet in the apartment for netflix etc
https://www.starlink.com/
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@ipken, I know that the Base Camp Lodge in Bourg has a business center, and also a new place called SOWO opened last summer, which I believe also offers the same, you rent the work space as and when required.

Not sure of anything up the hill.
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thanks for the responses
I never thought about sat but its quite pricey for what I need
The tourist info have answered part of the issue in that they are boosting the public wifi across the resorts and they can print docs, scan them and then email to me, which sort of works

I hadnt thought about Basecamp as when I called in when it opened, it was a hotel, so will speak to them. I didnt know about SOWO so will also contact them though it looks like the shortest time is a day

Its really somewhere to go for an hour once a week/two weeks and sort out some things which doesnt really fit into using a bar wifi or sitting outside Transarc
Simple emails are fine
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@ipken, I've no experience but would a 4g wifi/internet dongle for your laptop work? If so buy a cheap printer/scanner then you are sorted?
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I've no experience but would a 4g wifi/internet dongle for your laptop work?

Not sure if is the same in 1800 but in 1600 you rarely get 4g, sometimes edge, but mobile phone data is almost not existant. My thoughts would be to enquire at the big hotels such as Golf for office services. Otherwise it is a couple hours sitting over a coffee in a bar. Many other people seem to do it.
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New webcam for Les Arcs? Just spotted a Webcam and LiveCam at the Varet top station on the Les Arcs website. Is this new?

https://app.webcam-hd.com/lesarcs/varet


http://youtube.com/v/a0X_CHpkPs0
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@rob@rar, There was a livecam on the Varet all last season. I used to watch it to watch people set off on the zip wire. It took a long time to load them up onto the trolley
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thanks for the responses on the internet question. The phone signal isnt great so dongles dont work. The wifi in the resort isnt that bad but the Tourist info seemed eager to help out with printing and scanning. The Hotel Golf used to have an area with computers in a sort of business centre but they went a few years ago, presumably as guests brought a laptop or phones and wifi worked for them. I will be contacting them to double check
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