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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 28-12-2014, 11:16 Thread Starter
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Snow Chaos in the Alps!

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We arrived at Les Saisies Xmas Eve and there was precious little snow even up here, although skiing was possible on a few runs.

The drive up from Sallanches was superb and the roads were clear all the way. Christmas Day and Boxing Day were fine and sunny and you could sit outside in shirt sleeves.

Snow started Friday night and hasn't stopped since!

Just cleared 2ft off the roof this morning in-between the snow falls.

Problem here is that too many car driver's haven't got chains and are causing mayhem on the narrow alpine roads.

Skiing looks very good now for the next week though.

Compliments of the season to all.
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Always an issue when it dumps on a Saturday.

We had 85 cm in Andorra yesterday and its still coming down :P
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tut, tut, you'd think they would be prepared for it!

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Wrong kind of snow!
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Wrong kind of snow!
No, wrong day zeb
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One of my daughters and her family were convoy driving to the Three Valleys region, having left at 0600 on Boxing Day via Tunnel etc.....

They arrived at 0430 THIS MORNING after a 46 hour journey (with an 8 and a 6 year old N).....

They AVERAGED 9,5kph and the last 30km took 5 hours....

and yes they do have snow tyres, chains etc BUT the traffic was moving at the rate of a paralysed snail.......

Rather them than me.....

This is one of the biggest influx weekends for the area and a heavy snowfall when there is already a large number of vehicles stops the gritters, snow ploughs etc doing their work efficiently.....

I am happy not to have had to do such a journey and hope that the return is easier....

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Better to get it out the way before we go.

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Just what I was thinking, another couple of feet next weekend would be perfect!

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We're not off to the Alps for another 10 days so this snowfall is (selfishly) very welcome. We're visiting a number of resorts but we always plan to arrive/depart resorts mid-week to try and avoid these 'weather' hold-ups. Last year we had a couple of occasions where we left a campsite after heavy snowfall but, being mid-week, we encountered very little traffic...
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