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Old December 16th 03, 11:13 AM
PG
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Sunny weather until Friday forecasted, warming up considerably
from tomorrow (

Les Arcs: 0 cms at 1100m, 50cms at the top, domain 9% open only
(worse than neighbouring La Plagne). Just 10/117 runs, 7/57 lifts
open.

Not much better in the 3V, tho I hear Courchevel has managed to
open a few more pistes....

eg Meribel is 12% open, 2cms at 1400m, 64cm at 2952m.

This info updated this morning.....

Pete



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Old December 16th 03, 01:00 PM
Bill Seddon
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"PG" wrote in message
...
Sunny weather until Friday forecasted, warming up considerably
from tomorrow (

Les Arcs: 0 cms at 1100m, 50cms at the top, domain 9% open only
(worse than neighbouring La Plagne). Just 10/117 runs, 7/57 lifts
open.

Not much better in the 3V, tho I hear Courchevel has managed to
open a few more pistes....

eg Meribel is 12% open, 2cms at 1400m, 64cm at 2952m.

This info updated this morning.....

Pete



Is it possible they are saving stuff for the busier weeks? I know the snow
is pretty thin, but even when a perfect cover I've skied this time of year
and only a few lifts were open in Tignes due to the number of people there.
Still plenty skiing though. Is anyone out there actually skiing at the
moment? It can't be all that bad. Where would you recommend in Tarentaise.

the ever optimistic snow forecast dot com has some down for Sunday, and
Meteo France has some for Saturday, so it may be ok for when I get the skis
on on monday.

Bill


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Old December 16th 03, 02:05 PM
PG
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"Bill Seddon" wrote in message
news |
| "PG" wrote in message
| ...
|
| Is it possible they are saving stuff for the busier weeks? I
know the snow
| is pretty thin, but even when a perfect cover I've skied this
time of year
| and only a few lifts were open in Tignes due to the number of
people there.
| Still plenty skiing though. Is anyone out there actually
skiing at the
| moment? It can't be all that bad. Where would you recommend
in Tarentaise.
|
| the ever optimistic snow forecast dot com has some down for
Sunday, and
| Meteo France has some for Saturday, so it may be ok for when I
get the skis
| on on monday.
|

As David says elsewhere it was reasonably ok (comparatively
speaking) above 2200 in Courchevel over last weekend, but rocky
in Val Thorens even at 3200.. Further up the Tarentaise La Plagne
is better then Les Arcs, Tignes is skiable, but it's going to be
pretty crowded whereever you go this time next week. Season pass
holders are still banned from skiing Les Arcs for the time being.

Where are you heading?

Pete


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Old December 16th 03, 02:21 PM
Adrian D. Shaw
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Default conditions Tarentaise

Yn erthygl , sgrifennodd
Bill Seddon :
the ever optimistic snow forecast dot com has some down for Sunday, and
Meteo France has some for Saturday, so it may be ok for when I get the skis
on on monday.


The Swiss forecasters are also forecasting snow for Sunday. I notice some
nice looking snow fallen in the last 48 hours too - see e.g.:

http://www.paradisecam.com/wsb/showp...p?cam=k72l&S=1

for Stockhütte (Klewenalp area) above Lake Luzern - 1286m. Nice and sunny
there now but good cool temperatures means it won't melt in a hurry.

Adrian

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Old December 16th 03, 02:44 PM
Bill Seddon
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"PG" wrote in message
...

"Bill Seddon" wrote in message
news |
| "PG" wrote in message
| ...
|
| Is it possible they are saving stuff for the busier weeks? I
know the snow
| is pretty thin, but even when a perfect cover I've skied this
time of year
| and only a few lifts were open in Tignes due to the number of
people there.
| Still plenty skiing though. Is anyone out there actually
skiing at the
| moment? It can't be all that bad. Where would you recommend
in Tarentaise.
|
| the ever optimistic snow forecast dot com has some down for
Sunday, and
| Meteo France has some for Saturday, so it may be ok for when I
get the skis
| on on monday.
|

As David says elsewhere it was reasonably ok (comparatively
speaking) above 2200 in Courchevel over last weekend, but rocky
in Val Thorens even at 3200.. Further up the Tarentaise La Plagne
is better then Les Arcs, Tignes is skiable, but it's going to be
pretty crowded whereever you go this time next week. Season pass
holders are still banned from skiing Les Arcs for the time being.

Where are you heading?

Pete



Stopping in La Tania, but will have car. Kids booked into Ski School all
week, so it limits us a bit. Might get out for an afternoon trip if it's
needed.
Just hoping the snow arrives over the weekend and the lack of snow puts
everyone else off going :-)

Bill


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Old December 16th 03, 03:17 PM
PG
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"Bill Seddon" wrote in message
news |
| "PG" wrote in message
| ...
| |
| | Is it possible they are saving stuff for the busier weeks?
I
| know the snow
| | is pretty thin, but even when a perfect cover I've skied
this
| time of year
| | and only a few lifts were open in Tignes due to the number
of
| people there.
| | Still plenty skiing though. Is anyone out there actually
| skiing at the
| | moment? It can't be all that bad. Where would you
recommend
| in Tarentaise.
| |
| | the ever optimistic snow forecast dot com has some down for
| Sunday, and
| | Meteo France has some for Saturday, so it may be ok for
when I
| get the skis
| | on on monday.
| |
|
| As David says elsewhere it was reasonably ok (comparatively
| speaking) above 2200 in Courchevel over last weekend, but
rocky
| in Val Thorens even at 3200.. Further up the Tarentaise La
Plagne
| is better then Les Arcs, Tignes is skiable, but it's going to
be
| pretty crowded whereever you go this time next week. Season
pass
| holders are still banned from skiing Les Arcs for the time
being.
|
| Where are you heading?
|
| Stopping in La Tania, but will have car. Kids booked into Ski
School all
| week, so it limits us a bit. Might get out for an afternoon
trip if it's
| needed.
| Just hoping the snow arrives over the weekend and the lack of
snow puts
| everyone else off going :-)
|

Reckon you might as well stay put, unless things change radically
conditions in Courchevel are as 'good' as anywhere! Will update
conditions on Fri/Sat but full sun forecast until then anyway, so
they won't alter much.... And the likes of Tignes is a long drive
from 3V for just an afternoon...

Pete


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Old December 16th 03, 03:23 PM
Bill Seddon
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Default conditions Tarentaise

-)
|

Reckon you might as well stay put, unless things change radically
conditions in Courchevel are as 'good' as anywhere! Will update
conditions on Fri/Sat but full sun forecast until then anyway, so
they won't alter much.... And the likes of Tignes is a long drive
from 3V for just an afternoon...

Pete



Cheers, here's hoping to being snowed in!

Bill


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Old December 16th 03, 10:33 PM
David Off
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Bill Seddon wrote:

Cheers, here's hoping to being snowed in!


You might be, the 10 day US military forecast for the European Theatre
is for snow from the 19th-24th/Dec in the 3vs, non-stop. :-)



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Old December 17th 03, 10:41 AM
Arno FR
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Snowfall over 1500m are announced for sunday!
10/15cm but after temperatures will be colder and may be snow under 1000m...
We'll see...


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"PG" a écrit dans le message news:
...
Sunny weather until Friday forecasted, warming up considerably
from tomorrow (

Les Arcs: 0 cms at 1100m, 50cms at the top, domain 9% open only
(worse than neighbouring La Plagne). Just 10/117 runs, 7/57 lifts
open.

Not much better in the 3V, tho I hear Courchevel has managed to
open a few more pistes....

eg Meribel is 12% open, 2cms at 1400m, 64cm at 2952m.

This info updated this morning.....

Pete





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Old December 18th 03, 11:18 PM
Darren Atter
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Season passholders are still banned from skiing Les Arcs for the time being.

Banned - is this a common occurance?
 




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