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Les Deux Alpes 2022/23

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Supposed to be going to LDA at the start of the season. I was just browsing the website and looked at the piste map and noticed that Signal chair and Signal the piste aren’t shown at all.
Also Vallee Blanche and Diable are now shown as mixed lifts which I believe are some chairs and some gondolas on the same bits of cable.
Anyone in LDA care to comment or give a snow report please
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@Honeybadgerversion2, from a LDA based ski instructor Charlotte Swift (Easiski):
Sad news today. Signal will not be opening this winter. Apparently the melting of the glacier has made it too dangerous. Many will miss it. Lovely piste.
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Hi Charlotte,
Thanks for the reply. That’s a shame about Signal it was one of my favourite runs.
Pete
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maybe because lack of use v running cost? Signal does not lead to anywhere & anyone who ski's down has to get the lift back up.
Melting glacier indeed. It is not going to melt when it 0c!!!
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@Alastair Pink, what’s the snow like in LDA right now .We need to decide whether to travel down for opening week? Looking on the webcams the glacier looks ‘a bit rough’ and lower slopes barely covered.
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Honeybadgerversion2 wrote:
@Alastair Pink, what’s the snow like in LDA right now .We need to decide whether to travel down for opening week? Looking on the webcams the glacier looks ‘a bit rough’ and lower slopes barely covered.


I've no more idea than you since I'm not in LDA! Laughing The information I posted about Signal was from a FB post by Charlotte Swift, the LDA based ski instructor.

My advice is just to keep watching the webcams (and snow forecasts).
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@Alastair Pink, doh ! That explains a lot . Thanks will do
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Sad news about Signal lift Sad

The conditions far from great, dont have to be on resort to see that, its been warmest October in history (almost) and only little snow in November (20-30 cm so far).
I was planning to drive to France, but it looks like snow condition is little bit better in Austria, so my plan to wait for end of next week, check forecast and go accordingly. Hopefully the weather improves.
Cheers
Ed
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Hi we are are off soon too.
I believe the diable is now a mixed gondola/chair.

Seen there’s a new restaurant at top of vallee Blanche too. Not skied that side for a while as usually go Easter
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Gored wrote:
maybe because lack of use v running cost? Signal does not lead to anywhere & anyone who ski's down has to get the lift back up.
Melting glacier indeed. It is not going to melt when it 0c!!!


Surely, all pistes lead only to the bottom whence the only option is to get a lift up…?

And there are pics of the large crevasse towards the bottom of Signal which has made it too dangerous to ski.

How do you manage to be so poorly informed on such a wide range of subjects? It’s seriously impressive but not in a good way rolling eyes
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In LDA at the moment.
First day out today and although opening is limited snow is sufficient and nice.
Glacier open but not furnicular . Fee , Vallee Blanche side and below Cretes closed.
More snow this week so I am counting myself lucky!
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Official statement on the Signal piste situation

Quote:

This summer’s heat wave unfortunately caused a significant amount of water to flow under the ice cap all the way to the bottom of the Signal resulting in the formation of sub-glacial vaults measuring several tens of metres.
The very thin layer of ice and snow covering these cavities makes it impossible for all skiers and any motorised vehicle (snow groomer, snowmobile, etc.) to access the bottom of the slope.
For these safety and security reasons, the entire Signal sector (lifts and slopes) will thus remain closed with access forbidden for the entire winter, under municipal bylaw.
In consultation with experts, our teams are currently studying ad hoc solutions and repair works that could eventually allow this sector to reopen to the public.
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@Gored, Signal has always been very well used when I've been to LDA. A great sector/run. On the map it looks like the sort of run that no one would use because the run doesn't go anywhere. But it's a fantastic piste
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Hello. Anyone who knows how to book tickets for the helicopter trip to Alpe d' Huez?

Also, what would be the easiest way to get to the tarentaise valley, on a saturday using public transportation? I figure taking a bus from 2 Alpes to Grenoble and then train to Moutiers or Bourg Saint Maurice. But what bus am i supposed to get on in 2 Alpes, and do i need to book a ticket in advance?

Thanks. Smile
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@Bülow,
Grenoble Gare Routierre to Les Deux Alpes

https://www.transaltitude.fr/media/filer_public/51/87/5187dc85-e162-438b-9d8f-641efba6d918/2_alpes.pdf

You do need a ticket in advance. When I have used the system, I have always booked it before leaving home. However, you could book from your mobile without much trouble, I think. Probably from the ticket office at the Gare Routiere, too*. I have bever seen the bus full. But then again, I avoid peak times! I don't know what happens if through not fault of your own you arrive late at Gare Routiere - but suspect if you explained what had happened you'd be allowed on the next bus.

The bus is a very good service, and I like the feeling of being with the locals as I go up the mountain. Part of the holiday for me.

* Though for some reason it was shut last time I was there - in 2019, IIRC.
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@Bülow,https://www.skipass-2alpes.com/en/helicoptere

We are picking up our ski passes on Saturday and are going to try and book the helicopter at the same time for next week.
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@achilles thanks! I've been looking at it, and it seems allright. Have you just booked tickets on the web page? Think i read somewhere that it should be booked at the tourist office.? I'm heading from the resort to grenoble on the 28th. Smile

@surferrosa thanks. Looks like it is booked at the skipass office. Hopefully it's not sold out on sunday. Smile


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@Bülow, sorry for my slightly hazy memory. Digging back I now recall that I have booked successfully from the booking office at Gare Routiere. OTOH I have also been there wine the office was closed, so I must have booked on line. I have booked tickets in advance form the company office at LDA, but I would also expect to be able to buy them at the Tourist Office.

It's been 3 years since I have been there. I have hopes of gong again this season, but I have a major long-haul trip to sort out first.
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I'm going in a couple of weeks.
I know that the helicopter from LDA to AD'H is 85 Euro's return.
I would like to know about the alternatives to this.
I know that Telecabin Venosc gets you to a bus system to AD'H, does anybody know if the earlier buses are usually full or have ample space.
Are there many places in LDA where you could get a shared transfer to AD'H and back?
What sort of terrain does the Telecabin Venosc go over, is it hikeable?, I don't want to climb on rocks, etc. Is there an easier walk there anywhere?
Thanks
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@achilles haha its okay. Time does seem to cloud the memory a bit.

I've got a Transaltitude bus ticket departing from Les 2 Alpes on saturday. It says it takes two and a half hour to reach the Gare Routiére in Grenoble? Can this be true? It seems a little long to get there?


Anyway this was a first visit to this resort, and a really great resort it is. Really like the altitude difference giving some long runs. We also did the helicopter trip to Alpe d'huez yesterday. Such an awesome experience! CoolSmile
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One of the best things to do in L2A is the top to bottom run.

If you’ve never done it, you can go all the way from the very top of the glacier at 3400m, down the wide open blues, skirt along Jandri, pop out at the bottom of Cretes, down the tricky Valentin black into town, hold your speed through the green through the village, and then the fun Mont de Lans red all the way to the valley floor at 1300m (if it’s open).

2100m of descent in one go. I did a season there nearly a decade ago (blimey) and we used to race it against the clock without stopping at all - I think my record was about 13 minutes or so.

Really worth doing!! Hell of a leg burner though.
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