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The tarentaise is nuked.

post #1 of 18
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7 feet in 48 hours, still going.
A few pics (not mine) of Tignes and val d'Isère, from various sources (TGR, http://www.haute-tarentaise.net/, Skipass, Snowheads...)













And no one can ski it : Avy danger is through the roof.

I'll be there in a few days...
post #2 of 18
Wonderful Philippe! One of the things i miss living on this side of the pond is my regular trips to Val still probably the world's best ski area in my mind
post #3 of 18
Never seen sooooo much snow!
Great!
Christoph
post #4 of 18
Whoa!

When you need avy probes to find your car, that's snowfall.

That just looks great and I'm sure glad SOMEBODY is getting mega snow.

Be careful once they let you on the hill.
post #5 of 18
See, I told you the glaciers would grow again.

Thanks for sharing, and don't hesitate to send some our way.

What is going on here? It looks like a wall collapsed and this is the inside of a building, unless people are putting night stands outside?

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Wonderful Philippe! One of the things i miss living on this side of the pond is my regular trips to Val still probably the world's best ski area in my mind
Yes, I was at Sugarloaf over the weekend. I stayed in a warm, clean, spacious condo, ate reasonably priced food and drank excellent micro-brewed beer at a decent price. The staff in the ski shop were friendly and helpful, as were the lifties and the "Ski Ambassadors" who helped the visitors onto and off the shuttle buses and loaded and unloaded their skis.

God how I missed Val d'Isere! Fortunately, though, I'll be there a week from Saturday (if the bus can get up the hill!)

(By the way, all that snow has come with 60 mile-an-hour winds. As Philippe says, avy danger OFF THE SCALE -- road to le Fornet already blocked.)
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See, I told you the glaciers would grow again.

Thanks for sharing, and don't hesitate to send some our way.

What is going on here? It looks like a wall collapsed and this is the inside of a building, unless people are putting night stands outside?

See the TGR thread.
Someone forgot to close his avy shutters...

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Watch them on the roof in the second picture!


200cm in 36 hours, the col de montgenevre has closed, a major avalanche swept the road...

avy danger 5 on a scale of 5....
no longer fun and freeride pleasure then...
post #9 of 18
more pics from Montgenevre...

this is the first time in years that i won't be going.... gutted.

http://pagespro-orange.fr/bertrand.s...216/081216.htm
post #10 of 18
Great snow here in the Tirol, the Arlberg has had some great snow as always. I skied Ischgl last weekend and had superb conditions. Snowing right now outside my office in Innsbruck - I hope it is dumping for everyone on epicksi.
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Great snow here in the Tirol, the Arlberg has had some great snow as always. I skied Ischgl last weekend and had superb conditions. Snowing right now outside my office in Innsbruck - I hope it is dumping for everyone on epicksi.

That's what I wanted to hear! 3 days until I hit St Anton for Christmas.
post #12 of 18
Leaving tomorrow for Bad Gastein. Probably the part of the Alps that's gotten the least snow, but it still looks great.
post #13 of 18
Sure wish my wife had been open to staying a second year in Bourg St. Maurice...
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more pics from Montgenevre...

this is the first time in years that i won't be going.... gutted.

http://pagespro-orange.fr/bertrand.s...216/081216.htm
whoa!



post #15 of 18
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See the TGR thread.
Someone forgot to close his avy shutters...


This is one of the funniest pictures I've ever seen.
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post #17 of 18
just got back from two weeks and the snow was immense. One thing though last week there were 200kph winds at the top of the Trois Valleys and it scoured most of the snow off the upper sections. Off piste was very dicy with rocks, sastrugi and slab everywhere. one day risk was 5 take care if even thinking of venturing off piste.
post #18 of 18
Fantastic!
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