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Half Term – Get out early, our Pistes du Jour this morning…

Jockeys – groomed and mint…
This will be the World Cup Men’s Downhill in 2023
Combe de Pylones in fantastic condition again this morning
Cave des Creux – always a good choice
(we think it just gets bashed by all the machine on their way home!)
 

Two Mysteries Solved – Alex and Folie Guitarist Found Alive & Well

Alex the dog and family along with their kennel have been missing from their home at the Pralong lift station this season. We were told back in December that they’d been relocated to the Châtelet lift above Mottaret but until last week they hadn’t been spotted.

Thanks to Glyn M for the pic

Meanwhile the guitarist from the last few years at the Folie Douce in Méribel, Marc Mayson has not been seen there this season. We did get him in trouble at a London Ski Show event for repeatedly playing AC/DC tracks but he’s been spotted at the new Chamonix FD – which really is like a night club – he still needs to eat mind!

Thanks to Tracy P for the pic

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Suisses must be Piste du Jour today – magnificent!

Another week of wall to wall sunshine and deep blue skies lies ahead…

Combe des Pylones is definitely Piste du Jour today!

Escapade in a Day – Route from Méribel Mottaret last year – Good luck this year!

From Sam Birch:
I completed the route in 2018 with 4 others in my chalet – sadly I can’t remember their names! We started from Meribel on the very first Plan de l’homme lift of the day, and finished on Golf at 1618, with a whole 12 minutes to spare. It was pretty tight and we were behind schedule for a lot of the day, only making up ground when we got over into the Courchevel valley. Food and “next run” briefings were all taken on the lifts, with only a few bathroom stops on the way round. The two worst bits were probably coming down from the top of Col – a real long leg burner – and the long run down through Courchevel, where there was a fair amount of traffic on the slopes.

I’ve attached ski data to demonstrate the day, plus a spreadsheet of estimated timings – every lift involved pulling that out and checking the set of runs we needed to take to get to the next lift. I’ve also marked up a copy of the piste map in case that helps.

For 2019 I think the route should actually be a bit easier; Montaulever has gone so that means one lift fewer to hit during the day, and I didnt’ use Cime Caron as I tried to keep the route to blues/greens over reds/blacks to save the legs a little.

Good luck on your 2019 attempt Sam!


2018 route from Mottaret

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2019 proposed route from Mottaret

3V-Challenge-2019

 

Another great day in The 3 Valleys today…

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Plane in difficulty at Courchevel Altiport today

Pictured today at the Courchevel Altiport – it appears to have overshot the runway and with limited damage we would assume no one has any serious injuries.

We’re no plane experts but this looks very like a Piper Malibu similar to the one that tragically went down north of Guernsey last week carrying the Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala.


Thanks to Greg H for the pics

Webcam Update – New ones include La Tania, Courchevel & St Martin

Some more 360º webcams have been added across the 3 Valleys for this Winter including new ones on the Bouc Blanc restaurant, at the Vizelle summit and in St Martin de Belleville. All the 3 Valleys webcams can be viewed at www.latania.co.uk/webcam

New 360º on Vizelle looks across to Saulire where the old webcam is


New Bouc Blanc 360º webcam above La Tania


New 360º St Martin de Bellevile webcam



The original La Tania webcam since 1999 (well a few upgrades since then)


Also in La Tania across toward Troika and Grand Bois


La Croisette in Courchevel 1850


The webcam at Chenus looking across towards Saulire


All the 3 Valleys webcams at www.latania.co.uk/webcam

Thanks to Neil B for the heads up on these

Another Top Day!

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The Perfect Day… La Tania 4/2/19

More first tracks from La Tania locals…
La Tania looking magnificent today
Fresh snow and sun – a true Bluebird
The new Bouc Blanc Webcam
Chenus Webcam across to Saulire
View from La Croisette, Courchevel 1850
Secret spot…

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