People are still being rescued out of the Gorge du Malpasset on a daily basis. There are warnings every morning on Radio Val, there are signs at the top of the Cascade chairlift, there are signs on the Col Pers as well as a weekly mention on this website, but people still manage to find themselves stranded and in need of tying up several Pisteurs as well as a very expensive emergency helicopter, which could be needed elsewhere where someone has had a serious accident, instead of dealing with idiotic tourists. Please ,stay out of the Gorge. With all these warm sunny days, many of the pavements have been scraped and melted down to the bare tarmac, but in between there are still some extremely icy sections, so be careful while walking about town, especially later in the evening when they start to freeze up again. This time of night usually corresponds with people leaving bars and restaurants.
After nothing but clear blue skis for what seems forever, next week should be very mixed, with a few flakes of snow floating about, partially sunny/cloudy skies. We were hoping for some decent snowfalls, but the latest forecast is showing less snow than first expected. Don’t forget to get out and sample the live music in town, and my two favourite venues are the Baraque and Le Petit Danois. The Baraque kicks-off nightly (except Mondays when there is a DJ) at 19:30, and the Danois is an après-ski bar with live music every night around 17:30, and they also have a DJ later on in the night. Cocoricos is a favourite outdoor après-ski hot-spot with the teenagers, and they have a live band every afternoon, and the place gets rocking. Have a fantastic week, and look out for another update next Friday.