Pre Season Fun

The team have arrived in resort and are well into training and the chalets are being prepared for our guests arrivals. Also the coupe d’Europe de Bobsleigh is underway and wraping up this weekend.

A big welcome to the Ice and Fire team! Since arriving we have been taking it in turns to practice breakfast and dinner services throughout the week. We have all felt the need to losen our belts already!

Our maintenance team are undertaking the finishing touches for the season, for example chalet campanules in les couches is having brand new state of the art boot heaters. Our new chalet Bluebell has had a beautiful new outside sauna fitted as well as a covered games area with a lovely warm patio heater for those cold evenings!

The coupe d’Europe de bobsleigh is underway and here at ice and fire we wish our friends at team GB the best of luck although speaking to one of the german world champions their team seems confident of another title.

To top everything off… Its snowing!

The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

It's a white out!

It’s a white out!

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November Snow Pictures

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View down to Plagne 1800 from Plagne Centre – November 2014

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Plagne Centre in the snow

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The stade piste in Plagne Centre – a good base forming ready for the season

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November snow!

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Snow depth in Plagne Centre

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Snow on the beginners slopes

If, like us, you’re excitedly looking forward to the winter season then here is a little something to ramp up the excitement.

The pictures here are all of the November snow we’ve had here in La Plagne this year.

With more forecast for the end of November and beginning of December it looks set to be a good season!

 

 

La Plagne Christmas Lights

La Plagne Christmas Lights

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Winter is most definitely on it’s way – check out a few snowy pics from 5th November!

The Roche de Mio in the snow

The Roche de Mio in the snow

Bergerie Lift

Bergerie Lift

Grand Rochette snow 5th Nov

Grand Rochette snow 5th Nov

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Responsible Tourism For Ice and Fire

Here at Ice and Fire we have always believed that a caring attitude to the environment can go hand in hand with running a ski company.

In fact, we belive that environmentally and socially responsible tourism is perhaps at its most important in the ski industry where the livelihood of whole regions depends on predictable annual snowfalls.

Biodegradable toiletries

Biodegradable toiletries

Although skiing is not in it’s nature an environmentally friendly activity, we and our team do our best to minimise our impact on the environment as much as is reasonably practical.

This year for the first time we have a written environmental policy on our website.

Shared transfers

Shared transfers

The aim of the policy is to let you know what we have in place already, and to suggest some things which you as guests can do to help keep our chalets running in an environmentally friendly manner. You can read the full policy here: http://www.ice-fire.co.uk/about-us/responsible-tourism-policy

 

Got some thoughts or suggestions? Please click reply to let us know – we’d love to hear what you think.

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Winter’s on it’s way!

Here at Ice and Fire we’re counting down the days until the start of the winter season and we can’t wait! The cold weather is coming, there is frost on the ground in the mornings and the first snowfalls have arrived in the resorts.

Snow 23rd October 2014

Snow 23rd October 2014

The first heavy snowfalls of the season fell on the 22nd October with initial coverage down to around 900m although the lowest snowfalls initially melted relatively quickly. Coverage on the glaciers is good and a base is beginning to build ready for the winter season.

Locals are beginning to prepare for the snowfalls too and all across the region farmers are bringing their animals down from the mountains in preperation for the arrival of winter.

New Colossus Lift

New Colossus Lift

In La Plagne the lift pass company is hard at work as well making sure that the finishing touches to the new chairlift from Bellecote are completed, as well as testing the other lifts and trying to get as much routine maintinance as possible done before the snow arrives.

At Ice and Fire we’re beginning preparing for the season too – and we can’t wait! During this pre-season time we keep ourselves busy ordering everything we will need for the winter, preparing the chalets, planning the chalet team training and generally getting excited. Not long to go now!

Want to be first on the slopes this winter? We’ve still got a few spaces left for 13th – 20th December in Chalet Genepi – get in touch to find out more.

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