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blankAfter a busy holiday weekend the slopes are now much quieter and there is plenty of room for everyone despite the limited open runs. All the ski schools are out on the snow doing their training in anticipation of the Christmas rush.

The start of the week was definitely a bit chilly which has kept the snow dry and powdery. The snow cannons have been working at full tilt to get down a good base and the slope down to Ruinettes is now open and well groomed.

Tuesday morning saw a small amount of new snow although the weather since then has cleared up, visibility has improved and we have seen bright and sunny afternoons. Thoughts are varied on when the next big fall will be but the consensus seems to be after this weekend blank

Yesterday saw the opening of the La Chaux area. Conditions here were mixed with generally good coverage but care needing to be taken over bare patches below some of the blind ridges. Looking up towards Mont Fort tracks could be seen coming down the main face – perhaps the pisteurs been getting in a sneaky run?? Either that or some very dedicated tourers as nothing is operational near this level yet.

At Lac des Vaux some strange sights – is this the return of “The Balloon Dance”?????????
Getting a bit peckish or just need a quick chocolate break?

On-mountain restaurants open are the café at the top of the Funispace and at Ruinettes the main café and the outside Kiosk – definitely worth a stop for the deckchairs and awesome view. The Chalet Carlsberg halfway up Attelas also appears to be in action for snacks and drinks.

Down at Medran the Offshore Coffee Bar is serving their famous chicken sandwiches amongst other tasty things – although today’s soup offering must take some beating!! (see picture).blank

The forecast is for sunny days to the weekend temperatures on mountain around 6°C. Over the weekend clouds will be more evident and the temperature will be dropping. The next new snowfall is promised for Tuesday 19th ……… hang on in there!!!!

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