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French ski resorts recover their mojo
"got to admit it's getting better", Paul McCartney once wrote. To which the ever brutal John Lennon quipped "it can't get no worse".
Ski resorts warn of the dangers of night skiing
Following an incident where an employee of the Folice Douce restaurant at Val d'Isere was killed by a piste basher resorts have warned of the dangers of being on the slopes at night.
Exceptional year for Nordic Activities
People have been flocking to the French mountains despite the curfew, closure of ski lifts and restaurants.
French ski lifts to remain shut to the 6th February 2021
Some lifts are open for ski club and training use. The Haute-Savoie will join the Hautes-Alpes with an 18-6h curfew. Other areas have a 20h-6h curfew. A form is needed to move around after 6pm.
Ski resorts ban ski touring
A number of mayors have taken the decision to impose a temporary ban on ski touring in their communities.
Mayor warns after-hours ski tourers to keep out
Another accident involving a piste groomer and ski tourers has occured. This time on the pistes of Bernex in the Chablais.
Ski resorts sabotaged
Skiers arriving at Allevard on Saturday morning were greeted by a rare sight. The pistes had not been prepared overnight leaving 20cm of fresh snow.
The big 2019/2020 Resort Opening Post
As you may have seen some resorts in France have already opened but this weekend things really start to ramp up especially in the Pyrenees and Southern Alps which were blitzed by stormaggedon last wee
A snowdome for Méribel
The Savoyard ski resort of Méribel, part of the Three Valleys ski area, wants to build a snowdowe “similar to that in Dubaï”. The project is part of the Chaudanne development plan.
Maurienne goes back to the past
“I’m sending you back, Marty, back to the 1980s” - so quipped a social media wag after reading the latest Maurienne 10 year plan which proposes a ski resort expansion fit for the era of the “plans nei
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