7 January 2012

Les Gets - Exceptional ski, powder and avalanche

The past few days in Les Gets have been quite eventful - incredible snow and practical problems caused by so much snow:

At 08.00 Wednesday morning, Ben called me and said: Dad - you must get out, the snow is fantastic....at 08.30 he called me again while I was enjoying my breakfast...we agreed to meet at 10.15 at the top of the bubble lift on Mont Chery.

The piste was powder, however, as it was snowing heavily, many people decided to stay indoors. Ban gave me a really good lesson in powder and moguls. By lunch, there were indications that Mont Chery would be closed and Le Grande Ourse restaurant had decided not to open as the snow had become even more heavy. The snow was excellent, however, at points, it was snowing horizontally!

On Thursday, I decided to do some jobs around Hastings - this was a pity as this was much better weather to ski in.

Our clients went out skiing on Friday and reported the best snow they had ever had, in 20 years of ski holidays and clear blue skies.

Unfortunately, Thursday evening a power line came down on the Chavannes Road and most of the chalets were without power until this afternoon - 2 days in all. We understand this was caused by an avalanche. The team at Chalets1066 worked exceptionally hard, they kept in close contact with EDF while they were making repairs and also communicated the latest status with clients, they also ensured all chalets/apartments had deliveries of logs, candles and everything practically possible under the circumstances to minimise the problems. In the Catered Chalet, Larurie and Morven did an amazing job of cooking meals off-site and serving by candlelight, the clients were very happy.

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