22 Apr APRIL 2021 – SAISON BLANCHE IN FRANCE
We are now in April and no ski lifts have opened. The season is a SAISON BLANCHE – known to the locals here in Villaroger as a season without skiing.
We had an OK season for snow and snow depths in Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, Val D’sere and Tignes were around the same as a normal year.
We did have heavy snow mid season when it was a high avalanche risk due to a weak layer in the snow and the Sahara dust that arrived creating a layer in the snow.
Also because lifts were not open the normal securing of pistes from above did not get carried out as per any normal season so slopes got loaded and subsequently not the norm when it came to skiing off piste as previous years.
There were a few accidents in this valley, but as we all had to walk up as no lifts far fewer that any normal year.
It’s been a tough season for us all, however it only makes us more ready for when we can open up and you can come.
Travel is still restricting our regulars from coming and we have missed you all.
We continue to offer a fully catered service. A lot of catered chalets have closed due to Brexit but we continue to offer catered options as well as the odd self catered week if needs be.
Half Term and New Year are already booked but we have lots of other availability throughout the season.
Our guests love that you can ski Multi Resorts and enjoy a ski safari. There is talk of a new lift pass that you can buy to cover the Resorts of Les Arcs, La Plagne, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere, Val d’sere and Tignes but not sure when the companies will have that in place.
Summer will be soon here. Don’t forget the chalet is available to rent for your summer activities family holiday or your walking, cycling or mountain biking trip. Short breaks available.