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The Montalbert La Plagne Villaroger Paradiski Challenge

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
A simple, informal event.

The fastest time on snow between Montalbert and Villaroger.
(Or one end of Paradiski to the other.)
Simply post your fastest time for either or both directions.
(ex FIS skiers and ski club reps will be handicapped)
(The route may be on piste off piste or a combination of both but the entire jouney must be made on snow and lifts)

Everybody is welcome to participate Toofy Grin

Results only, here.
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=46446#1109437


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boredsurfin,

Any particular start/end points - e.g. lift-gates or pubs/bars? (the latter obviously being an end point, if 'competing' Wink )
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JimW, Start finish in Montalbert will be the start of the 'Montalbert' chairlift in Villaroger start finish will be the start of the 'Replat' chairlift. Photo's to accompany times achieved welcome wink
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Can I do it on the Wii?
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chris, Can you? If you can a time comparison will be interesting Very Happy
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boredsurfin, you could but it would be difficult. Wii's don't have sharp edges, are a little short and fitting bindings may be a problem! wink
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well, what happens if a lift shuts down whilst your on it? or is traveling slower/faster then normal? maybe pause the stopwatch when you get to the lift/que and start again when you get off?
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boredsurfin, Surely the finish should be in La Ferme ?
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jj193, Tough wink Total time elapsed Sad You'll just have to do it again Very Happy

ski, Why?
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boredsurfin, ski,

cos then you can use the excuse you "got lost like the Hamster" when you lose!
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JimW, doh! of course Laughing
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If conditions allow, I'll have a piece of that action......
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Oh God this sounds like a real challenge and with Mouth Junior in PiouPiou next season am up for this on my board (or maybe I might ski?)

Dec 20th my first day too so am with you boredsurfin,

BRING IT ON...........................
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Been there done that.... and had pints of Baileys en route !
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Don't forget a calendar................. to time boredsurfin, Toofy Grin


Nadenoodlee, Going green
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What about following ex FIS skiers in order to speed up ones own time? Laughing Cool I am out this weekend Cool
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Frosty the Snowman, One day you'll get an oppurtunity to ski in Paradis snowHead Toofy Grin
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boredsurfin, Vanessa?
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redrunmarcus, What! ski in his 'turbulence' (-:
Looks great out there right now Very Happy
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Frosty the Snowman, Ironically 2 of the best restaurants in the area are ran by lovely ladies called Vanessa Very Happy
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Mouth, If we are having skiers and boarders as seperate times, we'll have to get into corporate sponsorship for the prize Laughing
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boredsurfin, what about trying kiwi .....Icelantic etc
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redrunmarcus, Laughing
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boredsurfin, does the lift system record your time like the stats you can get from the Dolomite Super Ski pass or are you expecting plain honesty from contestants? Could you make it into a proper snow adventure race with a combination of transport forms? Maybe start by snow shoeing, then hop on a dog sled, then cross country skis, downhill skis, ice skate across a frozen lake, a bit of ice climbing and then a final ski leg?

I met the Salomon Crested Butte adventure racing team in Kerry last month, I'd say they'd be up for a race like the one above! http://www.teamcrestedbutte.com/
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Just thinking of other variants - how about from in Le Fornet through to Tignes Les Brevieres for those in Espace Killy?
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Peter Ross, my company (Suez) is doing exactly that in Flaine this December (11th - 14th). "The Winter Raid" (aka adventure racing) .

Well, downhill, x-country, biathlon, "rope work", orienteering, & snow shoeing anyway. There will be over a hundred teams there from around the world - rumour has it that some business units employ people solely for the purpose of being good at these things.

Avoid.
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boredsurfin, For those of us based in the middle of the route - could we start & finish on the Plan Peisey side of the Vanoise Express?
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genepi, No, but can we pop in for a nice cuppa on the way by snowHead
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boredsurfin, Puzzled Why not??

Come for tea by all means....... Twisted Evil wink
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boredsurfin, Ahh, I see - its only a simple one-way event rolling eyes
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Should we open a book on which of the "simple one way"s will be the quicker? I suspect ending in Montalabert - but only by looking at various lifts and not having tried them. (God its 173 days until I go, what the hell am I doing examining piste maps already...????)



Confess, I haven't skied La Plagne all that much, so while I am confident of a (reasonably) fast time from Villaroger to / from Vanoise, it will require a little intrepid venturing on 'the other side! (Perhaps I'll need to go over a few days before we do it for real, see whether the piste map tells the truth, the whole truth and ...etc.)

Maybe Genepi's idea is not altogether off beam - a round trip may be a fairer test.
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JimW, Keep studying the maps,I know of a couple of quicker ones on the LP side, practice will be required snowHead
As for direction see the opening post, it's for fun and any directions time can be posted Laughing
Lots of details of the LP lifts are here
http://www.perso-laplagne.fr/Skilifts.htm
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Its a there and back race so you can't start in the middle.................. Puzzled
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That sounds tempting if I end up in Les Arcs with uni again this season Very Happy
I have a feeling we're going to Tignes though, so maybe not Sad
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redrunmarcus, Yes you could - Plan Peisey to Villaroger, Villaroger to Montalbert, then back to Plan Peisey again...... snowHead Same distance as far as I can see Confused Quite a few snowHead stay in Peisey/Vallandry or Montchavin, so you'd widen the scope of people it was available to........ or is that what you're scared of......? Twisted Evil wink
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genepi,

that's twice the distance...
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JimW, Not if its a there & back race as redrunmarcus, says. If its one way, then I agree, it has to be started at one end or the other.
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genepi,

I agree, redrunmarcus if you look at the OP, it is a one end to the other challenge.

So for anyone not staying at the peripherary, travel to/from the start/end points will be prior to/after the timing beams, and we are all going to do double distance anyway to get home - unless of course the washing line is closed by the time you return to it, and it's taxi time...


Think I am going to go for starting in Montalabert, since although I suspect I can do Villaroger - Vanoise quicker the other way, I know how to get back home from almost anywhere on the Arcs side of the mountain should things run a little late.


(I think we are (?I am? ) getting whaaay too serious about this!!)
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JimW, genepi, OK point taken ......but in my view it should be either Montybear to Villaroger or vica verca but its Boredsurfing's baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! snowHead
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boredsurfin wrote:
A simple, informal event.
The fastest time on snow between Montalbert and Villaroger.
(Or one end of Paradiski to the other.)
Simply post your fastest time on this thread for either or both directions
Everybody is welcome to participate Toofy Grin


Hey folks, it's not complex Laughing Stop trying to make it complicated will yer Very Happy


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