Year 10 at le massif for the last weekend in jan
Conditions were ok. Some snow the week before saved it from awful. Most runs were hard and fast but very scraped at the bottom. Glades had some snow but on top of some serious ice which makes for done scary sliding in tight trees.
Overall Still better than last year at this time but a far cry from the fantastic conditions we've seen in years past.
Also things have changed this year. The far skier right lift is closed for the entire season though many runs were open. The bottom lodge (and bar) is closed and replaced with a shack, apparently the gondola only runs Thursday to Sunday. One wonders if they are having financial issues (or perhaps union issues as signs for unionizing are everywhere)
Other good things - NO lineups at all during the week and even by ANY standards no lineup on they weekends either.
Other not so good things. Their badge system for lift access sucks. So many defective badges that they have ab entire building with a huge sign dedicated to them. Tho be prepared for a long wait and no compensation for the time you spend fixing your badge
All in all this incredible gem's lustre is fading fast and we think that year 10 will be our last given this year's disappointing experience.