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Avoriaz - First day of the 2005/06 ski season - Saturday 26th November 2005 and
Les Gets - Sunday 27th November 2005

After a decent snowfall on Thursday night we heard that Avoriaz was opening 2 lifts and 2 runs for the weekend of Sat 26th & Sun 27th Nov. Just above the Lac de Montriond, the Télécabine d'Ardent and the Télésiège des Lindarets were open along with two decent blue pistes - Prolays and Parchets. Lifts opened at 9 a.m. and we were there!

Conditions were pretty good with plenty of snow and no rocks or grass showing through. In the first hour there weren't more than about 20 people on the pistes, though there were a couple of hundred by lunchtime. Temperature on Saturday was about -10 °C with mainly blue skies.

Les Gets also had 2 lifts open this weekend - the Télésiège Express des Chavannes and the Télésiège de la Croix. We went on Sunday morning - again just 2 runs open and a lot more people than yesterday. Some good powder at the top but quite a few icy patches and occasional stones lower down. More snow is forecast for the coming week. Jump to the Les Gets photos taken on Sunday 27th November.

A great start to the season!

Above: At the arrival of the Télécabine d'Ardent (Télésiège des Lindarets is to the right)


Above: Arrival of the Télécabine d'Ardent


Above: Morning sun


Above: View towards Morzine from the Col de la Joux Verte


Above: Useful sign! Good thing there were only two pistes open so we couldn't really get lost


Above: Road leading down to Les Lindarets (Village des chèvres)


Above: Les Lindarets


Above: View from the piste Prolays


Above: Snow cannon in action


Above: Lonely grass


Above: Morzine, foot of the Pleney. Lots of snow now - compare with last Saturday


Above: Morzine - the Pleney (not open today). What a difference a week makes - compare with last Saturday


Les Gets - Sunday 27th November 2005

Above: Les Gets


Above: Les Gets - the Télésiège de la Croix


Above: Runs felt quite crowded compared to Saturday in Avoriaz


Above: Footsteps into the trees ...

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