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Thanks to Natalie and Claire for the pics…
It’s back! The ATM was removed at the beginning of Summer but back and installed again today (everywhere does take plastic anyway though!).
The 26th Lumberjack Fête and Competitions take place in La Tania on Tuesday 15th August 2017.
After it’s success last year, the amateur contest takes place in the centre of resort in the morning followed by the professionals starting at 11:00 in the bottom car park near La Taiga.
Le Springboard – Two springboards are places in a vertically mounted trunk and the goal is cut down a 27cm diameter log.
Standing: A vertically placed log must be sliced across as soon as possible.
Underhand: Horizontal log axe chopping.
Single Buck: A 2m long hand saw cutting a 46cm diameter log.
Double Buck: Same as the Single Buck with a competitor on either side of the saw.
Hot saw: The Chainsaw competition…
Courchevel Valley Summer lifts are all to be free from 11th August to 1st September…
It’s just been announced that all the Summer lifts in the Courchevel and La Tania Valley will be free (Praz, Verdons, Saulire and the La Tania Gondola – which was already free) until the end of Summer from this Friday 11 August.
An agreement with the Marie and S3V has been made to help promote access for the rest of Summer with events including The World Cup Summer Ski Jumping, Fly Courchevel, The Frappadingue, Shop Sales etc still to come.
Good luck to all the runners today…
And a video of the start from Andrea at Snow Retreat…
Down to around 5ºC in resort overnight last night and some fresh snow visible on the Grand Bec, the magnificent looking mountain at the end of the Bozel Valley.
Fab photograph from Sarah B of the fireworks in La Tania on Friday night celebrating French National Day.
With the current heatwave The Mairie has announced the following water usage restrictions:
The following are prohibited:
– washing vehicles outside professional stations.
– watering lawns and green spaces between 8 H and 20 H (except vegetable gardens).
– fill and drain private pools.
The municipality also has an obligation to cut off all public water basins and fountains.
A reminder that lift passes are strictly non transferable and while spot checks on season passes (which include photographs stored electronically) have been made ever since the wireless passes came in to force, from next season there will be photos taken at lift stations of all passes being used to help identify lift pass fraud.
The use of facial recognition technology as well as manual checks takes place and unusual lift pass usage is also monitored.
Not worth the risk, the fine, the cost of replacing a pass (and the humiliation!) – a few of us know this from experience…
From the S3V Ts & Cs:
As explained into the General Terms & Conditions of Sale & Use of Ski Lifts Passes, the ski pass is strictly personal, non-assignable and non-transferable. To fight against fraud, the customer is informed that photographs are taken automatically when passing the inspection terminals at the departure of ski lifts. These photographs are then used by sworn inspector for regular checks, for the sole purpose of ensuring that there is no exchange. The photographs will be retained for the period of validity of the pass and up to 2 additional days. They are treated as personal data.
First Pints of Summer…
Rich from Family Friendly Skiing came in first, closely followed by David got first pints of Summer… Mini in third but didn’t have a pint.
Although we hear that technically it was Crispy, Ralph, Luke, Olly and Mini who were involved in some quality control testing on Friday night.