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TIGNES 2008/09

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Hi Guys,

Well Mrs W & myslf are back in TIGNES again and will hopefully keep you all informed of all things exciting regarding Snow, piste conditions, and other gossip.

A few snowheads have already visited TIGNES this season and enjoyed the great conditions on the Glacier & the hospitality of Mountainsun Blush The Glacier is generally in a much better condition than this time last year with lots of snow cover and very little ice. The Glacier though is getting smaller & smaller every year and it is a real possibility that summer skiing will stop within the next 10 years unless further step are taken to protect it.

Rob R will be pleased to know we have skied slalom today on the same pitch as last year and it was easy peasy compared to last years sheet ice wink

Currently it is raining in the village but snowing higher up You can see the mountains turning white. Lots more snow forecast for the next few days to low levels and lower temperatures Blush
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Wonderful news. Bev, Linds, Liz B and myself will be in Tignes tomorrow night. Hope to see you there. Looks like I had better pack some serious thermals!

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stewart woodward wrote:
Rob R will be pleased to know we have skied slalom today on the same pitch as last year and it was easy peasy compared to last years sheet ice wink


Certainly can't be any harder than it was last year! I'm hoping to get out for a week with Phil and Em before Christmas, so will see you then.
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Sleet at the moment at village level and lots of precipitation forecast over next five days, reports of up to 70cm on top. Cool
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yay Very Happy
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stewart woodward, good news about the snow coming. It's really cold here too! I am out again 28th Nov so only a matter of weeks, hopefully there will be a blanket of snow down to Val Claret by time I get there again Blush
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Alpaka Lodge, in another thread there was brief mention of a discount/deal on pies and pints for Snowheads at your place. Could you tell us what it is please and when does it start? Thanks snowHead
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€4.50 pint and €5 for pies, open all year round giving you €1 off each, pas mal eh?
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Alpaka Lodge, pas bon either Confused
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Alpaka Lodge, So how far away from the Mountainsun place are you? I suspect it is not walking distance! Thanks for the meteo report.

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Alpaka Lodge, pas bon either Confused



porquoi? 20% or thereabouts you have a problem with? Crying or Very sad
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€4.50 pint and €5 for pies, open all year round giving you €1 off each, pas mal eh?


Ah thank you for that. Did I hear a rumour that they are Pukka Pies?
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Alpaka Lodge, séchez vos yeux mon petit oiseau, je plaisante. veuillez m'envoyer un de pâtés en croûte délicieux et je te donnerai l'argent quand nous nous réunissons après. votre rouge affectueux vingt-sept d'ami. baiser snowHead
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proper pukka volkl, all of range, similar to tignes, pukka eh?!
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VolklAttivaS5, lay off the pies you... they won't let you on the bus to Tignes
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red 27, mind your own business you. Little Angel
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Alpaka Lodge, are you at the top of the road where Precision Ski is on the right hand side and L'Arbina is on the left?
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too many pies.... spoo
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VolklAttivaS5,you can't miss the place - it's got DISCOUNT PIES in big neon letters - you can see it from the airport on a calm night
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red 27, oh good. Since I won't be flying I will have to have a look out for it from the autoroute instead and follow the glow. It will aid my journey to Le Lac. Who needs sat nav when this is available Laughing

My friends from oop North will be very pleased I am sure when I inform them of the calibre of the pies at Alpaka Lodge. Not really a pie fan myself. Alpaka Lodge, see you soon no doubt. wink
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more importantly at the moment the snow here is falling and looks set in for a while Cool winter could be here all you pie eaters, or not volkl??!! c u in le lac for a demi panaché?
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VolklAttivaS5, Ludlow does not count as oop North!
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more importantly at the moment the snow here is falling and looks set in for a while winter could be here all you pie eaters, or not volkl??!! c u in le lac for a demi panaché?


I will be there indeed, pie or not.......great news about the snow, it was fantastic last week on the glacier, it was much better than what I expected it to be at that time of year.

Chris Bish, when you come down from the glacier into Val Claret, the Tignes free bus is running from in front of the Taverne des Neiges and it stops right by L'Arbina and I think the Alpaka Lodge is up that road although I'm not sure how far up it is.


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Alpaka Lodge, So how far away from the Mountainsun place are you? I suspect it is not walking distance! Thanks for the meteo report.

THe guys there know us well, we are their local!!
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Alpaka Lodge, In that case, might well be saying hello in person in the next day or two. If we are not snowed in of course!

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Chris Bish, crampons recommended!! Razz
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Alpaka Lodge, That much falling? Very Happy
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Linds, well no but it might be slippy underfoot! falling but not puking yet Laughing
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No snow in the village this morning, the snow line is about 2400. Should be good on the glacier
Blush Blush

Due to the amount of GENUINE PUKKA PIES consumd by Alpaka Lodge, he skies on big fat ZAG's to distribute the pie load wink This is not a calculation generally taken into account by ski manufacturers rolling eyes
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Yay - welcome back to Tignes stewart woodward & Mrs W! snowHead Look forward to hearing all the goss over the season. Blooming cold here this morning - 2C when I left the house, brrrrrrr Skullie
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i'm coming to tignes on the 13th December and i can't wait now!!!
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Alpaka Lodge, I'm coming out with a few mates on the 8th of November with Mountainsun, we'll be sure to drop in and sample the pies! (and the beer)

Can't believe its snowing already. gonna have to dig out some links to webcams now. No more work from me for the next 2 weeks!
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Lots of new SNOW on the glacier today Blush with visibility varying throughout the day Puzzled The new snow gave some quite tough conditions but tough conditions make for better skiers Laughing

The day was warmer than originally forecast but the snow level has dropped slightly this afternoon to about 2000m and with more snow & lower temperatures forecast for the next few days hopfully we will get some snow in the village Little Angel
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stewart woodward,

Great news - 3 of us are out with Mountainsun on 25th Nov Very Happy Very Happy

4 weeks and counting !
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From the SCGB website:-

Storm brings snow to the Alps
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Heavy snow has begun to fall across many resorts in the Alps, but temperatures are set to rise again by the weekend.
Heavy snow is forecast across the French Alps, with up to 75cm expected to fall at Tignes this week and Chamonix is looking to get snow showers as low as 200m, with heavier snowfall above 500m.

75cm forecast for Tignes!! Almost 1 metre woo hoo! snowHead
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Thinking of popping out for a long weekend this saturday ...so 3 quick questions (sorry I know it's the wrong thread but...)

a) What's open on the glacier at the moment? Any chance of anything else opening if conditions permit

b) I assume access is via the grand motte funicular?

c) Alpaka - are you open? how does one get round from le lac to the funicular (I assume the peak season buses won't be running)

Cheers

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Snow down to 1800 at least. Rumours they are attempting to open 3M. the lift was moving earlier. Vis not great, but we could get around fine today. Where is the smug smiley???

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bertie bassett wrote:
how does one get round from le lac to the funicular (I assume the peak season buses won't be running)

Buses do run, although I'm not sure they are quite so frequent or run quite so late at night as during the regular season.
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VolklAttivaS5, lay off the pies you... they won't let you on the bus to Tignes


Isn't she in training for the lardy bus then?
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