Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9 2017

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Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9 2017

Here are some photos from my son's NYSEF camp at Les 2 Alpes to whiten up summer for you all

He had a great time.  They had to wake up at 4:20 to get in a lift line to get up to the glacier that doesn't open until around 7.  By getting up earlier they got in more training runs and avoided what he call the circus at the back of the line if you tried to get in line after 5:30.  There was a large 20+ person stand up Gondi that got you from the village at around 5000' up to the skiing at 9500 to 11500.  The glacier itself was serviced by t bars and if the line got too long for that they hiked when training SL.

It had been warm before they got there but it snowed and was cold with temps freezing for more than a week of the camp which yielded really good training conditions - you can see how firm the snow looks.  It was also a great cultural learning experience for him and he made became friends with an Italian racer who was staying in the same hotel.  Cost wise this trip was less cost per day than a Hood camp and better training and learning experience.







Towards the end they had the option to do an afternoon of DH Mt biking which he had a blast doing



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JasonWx JasonWx
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Re: Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9

Very Cool, Looks like fantastic trip..

My daughter is in Chamonix and Courmayeur now..She is circumnavigating Mt Blanc..

Down hill MTB is like crack ..
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Re: Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9

Very cool stuff! 😎
Marcski Marcski
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Re: Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9

Coach...good job. He will remember this trip for the rest of his life.
Brownski Brownski
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Re: Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9 2017

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Amazing pics; I keep going back to that first one. Lucky kid
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Re: Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9 2017

Good for lil Z

Nice work Coach!
D.B. Cooper D.B. Cooper
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Re: Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9 2017

That's pretty cool.  It seems there's strictly T-bars on a glacier.  I've always wondered how they anchor towers in a glacier.....Sno?
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Re: Les 2 Alpes June 26 - July 9 2017


I have skied Whistler and Zermatt in the summer. Only T-bars too.

I would imagine since t-bars are drag lift, the towers act more as a guide then support.  I bet the anchors are quite shallow..
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