Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by roger.hol.. » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 17:37:59


Interesting to see that the Val d'Isere web site is still stating an
opening date of 25 November, a week today, despite the fact there
doesn't seem to be any snow at all !

They delayed opening a week last year and I wouldn't be surprised if a
2 or even 3 week delay happens this season. But then I guess we'll also
be skiing into May...

 
 
 

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by Matt » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 19:40:19

Quote:

> Interesting to see that the Val d'Isere web site is still stating an
> opening date of 25 November, a week today, despite the fact there
> doesn't seem to be any snow at all !

> They delayed opening a week last year and I wouldn't be surprised if a
> 2 or even 3 week delay happens this season. But then I guess we'll also
> be skiing into May...

Yeah - not looking good is it :-(  I'm not convinced it's really been
cold enough to do any serious snow making either, although Orange/OK
seem to be coming along nicely for the Premier Neige comps.

Skiing into May? The snow might be good, but if it's like last year,
when the French say something's going to *close* on time, it's really
going to close on time! They had the first bits of the old Palafour
lift on the ground by 9am of the day after..!

Matt

 
 
 

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by roger.hol.. » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 19:52:43

Quote:
> Skiing into May? The snow might be good, but if it's like last year,
> when the French say something's going to *close* on time, it's really
> going to close on time! They had the first bits of the old Palafour
> lift on the ground by 9am of the day after..!

Didn't part of Val extend by a week last season?

 
 
 

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by Matt » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 03:28:39

Quote:

> > Skiing into May? The snow might be good, but if it's like last year,
> > when the French say something's going to *close* on time, it's really
> > going to close on time! They had the first bits of the old Palafour
> > lift on the ground by 9am of the day after..!

> Didn't part of Val extend by a week last season?

Don't think so - closed on the 1st May, as planned, from what I
remember. Tignes closed 8th May, as planned, for sure.

Matt

 
 
 

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by Brian McIlwrat » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 18:47:25

: Don't think so - closed on the 1st May, as planned, from what I
: remember. Tignes closed 8th May, as planned, for sure.

I also recall something about Val D'Isere also being open for an extra week
due to the "excellent snow"....I think that this was just at Le Fornet.

Anyway some snow seems to have fallen last night....still not enough to
ski on but it all looks much more cheerful on the ***s!

 
 
 

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by Alan » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 02:54:21

Quote:

> Interesting to see that the Val d'Isere web site is still stating an
> opening date of 25 November, a week today, despite the fact there
> doesn't seem to be any snow at all !

Well, there is now!  Tignes is open and Val d'Isere opens on 25th Nov.
I'll be there in Jan - several times!

AlanC

 
 
 

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by roger.hol.. » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 04:18:19

Quote:


> > Interesting to see that the Val d'Isere web site is still stating an
> > opening date of 25 November, a week today, despite the fact there
> > doesn't seem to be any snow at all !

> Well, there is now!  Tignes is open and Val d'Isere opens on 25th Nov.
> I'll be there in Jan - several times!

> AlanC

Yup, eating my words!

Wow is that amazing luck that it's snowed today or is someone in Val an
awesome weather forecaster!

 
 
 

Val d'Isere opening a week today!?

Post by sinkt.. » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:59:06


Quote:



>> > Interesting to see that the Val d'Isere web site is still stating an
>> > opening date of 25 November, a week today, despite the fact there
>> > doesn't seem to be any snow at all !

>> Well, there is now!  Tignes is open and Val d'Isere opens on 25th Nov.
>> I'll be there in Jan - several times!

>> AlanC

>Yup, eating my words!

>Wow is that amazing luck that it's snowed today or is someone in Val an
>awesome weather forecaster!

It snowed... 30 cm
first tracks pics of Andreas and Misty on YSE website
http://www.yseski.co.uk/home.html