24 Oct OCTOBER 2021 – GEARING UP FOR A PROPER SKI SEASON
The Valley and trees are changing colour here in Villaroger and we are starting to think about the Winter although we are having Spring like temperatures at the minute.
Fingers crossed we will have a normal winter with all the ski lifts open in every Resort.
Villaroger and Les Arcs are due to open on the 11th December 2021. Sainte Foy has an opening weekend on the 4th/5th December before their proper opening on the 11th.
Val D’Isère and Tignes will open at the end of Nov, although Tignes Glacier is due to open on the 23rd October.
Lots of work been done over the last year in the Resorts.
In Les Arcs the Vallandry lift has been changed to a Gondola so no more queues at the bottom in the height of the season.
In Sainte Foy the second lift is now a fast 6 man so this will help any queueing at half term and new year as this is about the only time you queue there.
Villaroger have been making their pistes wider to cater for beginner skiers. A big plus point is that the first lift is still free in Villaroger.
They have also been making new areas for kids in Sainte Foy with fun trails and things.
We are practising new recipes and ordering in the wine, gin etc.
Bookings are coming in and we are going to busy so excited for the start.
We still have 1 place left on our off piste week 9th – 16th Jan if we can tempt anyone or alternatively put together your own group. We can cater for any level if you want to put a group together.
Jonny and I walked the Tour du Mont Blanc this Summer with friends. Jonny guided it and we had a fabulous time. The views and route is stunning and we would highly recommend anybody with a reasonable level of fitness to do it. You start in France and walk to Italy, Switzerland and back to France ( all the way round Mont Blanc) I did a write up on my Facebook page Skivillaroger for anyone interested.
We can organise a group trip for next year.
The cycle path from Villaroger to Aime is nearly complete meaning you ride a long way without having to go on any roads ( just a little bit when leaving the chalet) Perfect for families and mountain bikers.
Electric mountain bikes have been all the rage this Summer and of course you do not need the uplift. You can hire them here in Bourg Saint Maurice and Sainte Foy and they enable you to travel miles in a very short time. You can do this at any time in the Spring and Autumn.
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Hope to see you in Villaroger soon.