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    Forgot the link:...

    Forgot the link: http://www.lagrave-lameije.com/en/accomodations
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    Check the listings on the tourist office website....

    Check the listings on the tourist office website. Lots of very cheap small apartments.

    It is not self-catering but also worth looking into Gte Le Rocher. I stayed a night there when I was...
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    There's been 30 - 40cm in town over the last 48...

    There's been 30 - 40cm in town over the last 48 hours but there has also been a tonne of wind. I've been on baby duty so haven't been able to get away long enough to get up high - but the snow in...
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    It's all a question of terroir. You need to match...

    It's all a question of terroir. You need to match the extreme quantities of heavy, rich food with a corresponding quantity of local wine and spirits. That's how the natives cope. The booze might not...
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    Afraid I've been tied up all afternoon. Glad you...

    Afraid I've been tied up all afternoon. Glad you had a good time, sorry not to make it down for beers.
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    Is there a plan, you reluctant visitors to...

    Is there a plan, you reluctant visitors to Verbier? :) Due to new baby responsibilities I can't to commit to skiing but late afternoon/early evening is an easier time so I'd likely be able to meet...
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    I'll likely be in Verbier too. I might even be...

    I'll likely be in Verbier too. I might even be able to ski if someone else holds the baby for a while.
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    Word. I saw plenty of evidence of facets...

    Word. I saw plenty of evidence of facets developing in the snowpack on most aspects yesterday (everything except S) so it's likely to get worse before it gets better. Also some small slides that went...
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    If you take a high traverse skier's-right across...

    If you take a high traverse skier's-right across Tortin and hop over the ridge into the next drainage, that's Col des Mouches. Between Tortin and the exit from Paradise bowl / Gentianes-Tortin on the...
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    Is that somewhere public? Interested to read it...

    Is that somewhere public? Interested to read it if so.
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    I saw a dog search going on there today. Never a...

    I saw a dog search going on there today. Never a good sign. Very sad news.

    And yes, I completely agree with v61 about it being a bad place to go so soon after several days of snow and wind.
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    Sad news. Where was it - somewhere on the...

    Sad news. Where was it - somewhere on the periphery of Gentianes-Tortin? Or more like Stairway or Catwalk?
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    Heading to Verbier on Wednesday. Any of you kooks...

    Heading to Verbier on Wednesday. Any of you kooks around?
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    Am in Verbier. Got off to a slow start thanks to...

    Am in Verbier. Got off to a slow start thanks to illness. Into my stride now though, and happy to make turns if anyone heads over here - although likely shortish days for me as I am trying to juggle...
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    I will be in the Alps, Verbier based from 26/3 -...

    I will be in the Alps, Verbier based from 26/3 - 5/4. Might be heading to the Ecrins for part of that, depending on snow, but keen for beers/turns.
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    Le Caveau is well cheesy, in the centre of town....

    Le Caveau is well cheesy, in the centre of town. Most Swiss restaurants serve fondue. Nowhere is cheap AFAIK. On the hill can be fun, if they will walk up - La Marmotte, La Marlenaz etc.
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    For French speakers there is also a very...

    For French speakers there is also a very interesting interview about this accident - and risk when skiing with a guide more generally - with the President of the Valais Guides Association here.
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    Just had an SMS from V61. Two people were buried...

    Just had an SMS from V61. Two people were buried and one died in a slide on a very similar route as us from Bruson, around an hour after we were there. Skiing with a guide, guide was buried but...
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    Rapid warming in verbier today, raining up to...

    Rapid warming in verbier today, raining up to ruinettes. About 10cm last night - would have been good if we'd got to it first thing but we were a touch slow out of the gate and then got caught up in...
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    Will be in Verbier from late Saturday. Past...

    Will be in Verbier from late Saturday.

    Past experience of Verbier at this time of year has not been pretty, so I am planning on motoring around as much as possible (think GSB, Orv* Crevacol,...
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    Not there myself, but LG has is apparently closed...

    Not there myself, but LG has is apparently closed for the 3rd day due to the dodgy snowpack. Just heard that the whole village got dusted by a (presumably vast) avalanche off the North face of La...
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    It is dumping in London again. Inch or two in the...

    It is dumping in London again. Inch or two in the last 30mins. It's going to be a drift fest getting home on my bike.
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    Dumping in London right now.

    Dumping in London right now.
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    His wife took him home before that happened...

    His wife took him home before that happened...
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    Could be time for a return trip to St Pierre. ...

    Could be time for a return trip to St Pierre.

    EDIT:
    The webcam says 'hallo!'
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=69015&stc=1&d=1259774877
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    Not normally ^^that bad - all the upper mountain...

    Not normally ^^that bad - all the upper mountain closed and one of the busiest days of the year = unusaully level of fuck-fest. Was a lot better on 1/1/08 and 1/1/09.
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    It's amazing what getting dumped on will do for a...

    It's amazing what getting dumped on will do for a place's reputation. :cool:

    I'll be there 26/12 - 2/1, and depending on snow, probably driving a fair bit to spend most of my time hitting small...
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    Misty: I'd invest in 4 snow tyres for any driving...

    Misty: I'd invest in 4 snow tyres for any driving to ski resorts. Seriously worth it, even if you are skint. So much more hassle without, so much safer with. Even with them, my season ride from my...
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    Gutted not to be able to make it over. Did you...

    Gutted not to be able to make it over. Did you both meet my brother-in-law at my wedding? Not sure if you planned to meet up, but I'm pretty sure that is who misty_fly will be meeting in Verbier.
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    Normally the copious snow is what keeps the...

    Normally the copious snow is what keeps the skiers away from the copious snow. The roads always seem to get plowed as snow turns to rain... Bienvenu au fuck-fest ecossais. ;)
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    I skied Stairway and Mt Fort backside in Verbier...

    I skied Stairway and Mt Fort backside in Verbier yesterday, had some great snow. Mid calf deep on Stairway, boot deep on backside. Definitely will be untracked for several days if you are prepared to...
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    I'll be around the Val de Bagnes from Sunday AM,...

    I'll be around the Val de Bagnes from Sunday AM, mobile and online. Keep me in the loop foolz.
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    I'll most likely be there from the 22nd or 23rd...

    I'll most likely be there from the 22nd or 23rd for a couple of weeks. Drop me a PM telling me how I can get hold of you if you're keen for turns then.
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    My office was 6" deep in water after the rains...

    My office was 6" deep in water after the rains hit. Nice clear water, luckily - the guys next door were in 6" of sewage... The river next to us rose 3-4' in 20 mins. If it had risen 2" further it...
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    I'll be in Verbier late Thursday until Sunday pm....

    I'll be in Verbier late Thursday until Sunday pm. PM me if anyone wants to ski.
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    Yeah? We got a whole INCH in South London! I am...

    Yeah? We got a whole INCH in South London! I am considering busting out my Sanouks for the Garrett Lane schlog to work. :D
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    Just had two epic days in La Grave. Storming the...

    Just had two epic days in La Grave. Storming the first, tracks were blown over every run, no one on the mountain. Second day Wildstyle got his ass up on the mountain - we had windblown chalky pow,...
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    I'm there now. Will be meeting Verbier61 at...

    I'm there now. Will be meeting Verbier61 at Medran at 9 tomorrow morning, possibly with wildstyle. Will have Sanouks mounted with Dynafits.
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    Hey bitches, I skied soft snow today. And if you...

    Hey bitches, I skied soft snow today. And if you want to know where you'll have to torture me. :D
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    I got to La Grave this evening. It's ugly. Will...

    I got to La Grave this evening. It's ugly. Will schralp around the boneyness here for a few days then heading to Switzerland for parties. If it snows I'll follow the snow; if it doesn't I'll just try...
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    Thanks Davidof, that was just the excuse I...

    Thanks Davidof, that was just the excuse I needed. I booked a flight to Grenoble on Boxing Day. :D
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    I was going to head out to the Alps at the...

    I was going to head out to the Alps at the weekend but it just doesn't look worth it. I think I'll stay here until after Xmas... :(
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    Cool your boots, man. There were seasons with no...

    Cool your boots, man. There were seasons with no snow before Xmas in the 70s, 80s and 90s. And probably before that too. Doesn't seem like anything new going on to me (although the frustration does...
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    I am jealous. But it is snowing in the Wasatch...

    I am jealous. But it is snowing in the Wasatch right now. :)
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    From the snow reports I've seen I'd say that LG...

    From the snow reports I've seen I'd say that LG is still a little bony but not too bad. Maybe Glisse will chime in with some real info though.

    Word is that Morzine has the best conditions for this...
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    From http://pistehors.com/comments/533_0_1_0_C/ ....

    From http://pistehors.com/comments/533_0_1_0_C/ .

    I skied 40cm very light pow in Ovronnaz yesterday. Sweet snow, barely crossed tracks all day. :D
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    ^^ Those places aren't that close to Nice - 4-5...

    ^^ Those places aren't that close to Nice - 4-5 hours min for SC, 6-7 for Cham. Some of the Alpes Maritimes have had good early season snow (eg Isola 2000 - 1.5 hours from Nice) and some of the...
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    But you can piss in the kettle in the meantime. ...

    But you can piss in the kettle in the meantime.

    So, does this mean your place in Terrasses is empty? I could feel a deal coming on... :)
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    Knee deep for lots of runs in Verbier today....

    Knee deep for lots of runs in Verbier today. Guess about 25-30cm overnight last night. Warm in the village, not much down here. Warmed up and snow got a bit heavy but snowing again now. Only...
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    1. Depends on the resort. Some have big weekend...

    1. Depends on the resort. Some have big weekend trade (eg Verbier), others will be quieter. IME most resorts are relatively quiet by that time of year.

    2. Correct.

    3. IMO The Bernese Oberland...
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