What's Le Corbier like for a season?

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What's Le Corbier like for a season?

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Jamielobyrne posted Nov-2011

I'm going to Le Corbier for the season and wondering what it's like there. Anyone know anything about what it's like to work there as a rep?

OldAndy
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posted Nov-2011

No idea what Le Corbier is like !!
Never been there !!


But .....
I predict you will have a wonderful time - enjoy and good luck.

Tony_H
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posted Nov-2011

I was looking at a week in Le Corbier med Jan which came up as a ridiculously cheap deal......and then I found out why.
Its a very very very quiet resort in Les Seybelles, a lift linked ski area, which is hardly touched by the UK market, mainly French skiers. It has a very old lift system, but a massive 300km plus of skiing if you can get round to it all on the snail lifts.
Le Corbier itself is purpose built, something of a monstrosity. No atmosphere I read, and little if anything to do in the resort itself. Theres a small clutch of shops/cafes around the base lift station, and nothing else.
I know someone who stayed in St Jean d'Avres which is across the next valley and lift linked, and they said the place was deathly quiet (nice on the slopes though) but the apartments had been vandalised badly by French youths who either lived there or were visiting en vacances.

Rocket Ski are currently offering a week in Le Corbier mid Jan for £349 chalet hotel inc flights, with half price lift passes. I am seriously tempted to try it, just because its so cheap, and it will be ridiculously quiet on the slopes. Reasonable altitude though.
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Jamielobyrne
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posted Nov-2011

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not too concerned about having a hectic nightlife. I'll be happy enough if there's plenty of fresh trails and blue skies.

Bald-eagleman
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posted Nov-2011

I went last Xmas, like Tony-H because of the seriously cheap price tag by Rocketski. Hotel was OK and food really good being only 100 mtrs from the main lift. You can ski right back to the door as long as there is average snow.....but the resort itself......quiet makes it seem busy. The whole resort is about 500mtrs long (mostly undercover for when it snows heavily) and has an outside pool. Mrs Baldy liked that v much , said it was sureal swimming in a warm pool while it was snowing all around watching skiers swarm into the "home area". The "very" local bit around Le Corbier is really quite small and to get further afield means a torturous long drag lift of about 2 kms. However, as Tony says there is a huge area to ski in and it is quiet. Because Le Corbier area is all grassland there are very few rocks around and so you don't need much snow to venture off piste.

Overall, and for the price I would def consider going again...after all the hotel has a bar and all the rooms had full sized baths...and for France it wasn't too expensive (prob 'cause the frogs go there.
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Tony_H
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posted Nov-2011

bald-eagleman wrote:I went last Xmas, like Tony-H because of the seriously cheap price tag by Rocketski. Hotel was OK and food really good being only 100 mtrs from the main lift. You can ski right back to the door as long as there is average snow.....but the resort itself......quiet makes it seem busy. The whole resort is about 500mtrs long (mostly undercover for when it snows heavily) and has an outside pool. Mrs Baldy liked that v much , said it was sureal swimming in a warm pool while it was snowing all around watching skiers swarm into the "home area". The "very" local bit around Le Corbier is really quite small and to get further afield means a torturous long drag lift of about 2 kms. However, as Tony says there is a huge area to ski in and it is quiet. Because Le Corbier area is all grassland there are very few rocks around and so you don't need much snow to venture off piste.

Overall, and for the price I would def consider going again...after all the hotel has a bar and all the rooms had full sized baths...and for France it wasn't too expensive (prob 'cause the frogs go there.
Great first hand experience, and exactly as I had it explained to me by someone who went. Odd, quiet, surreal, awful long drag lifts, and lots of skiing. Oh and it was sunny all week.
I reckon its worth a crack at those cheap prices.
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ParalyticSkiCrazie
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posted Nov-2011

We stayed in St Jean d'Arves some year ago the skiing was extensive and more varied across in the St Sorlin Sector which you can get to via a fast 6 seater chair. The resorts (and slopes)are quiet but if you are doing a season with a group of other like minded folk I am pretty sure you will find some fun! You could drive to Orelle in an hour and enter the 3V area for a day trip from there.

Tony_H
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posted Nov-2011

ParalyticSkiCrazie wrote:You could drive to Orelle in an hour and enter the 3V area for a day trip from there.
One extreme to the other!
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