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Accompany a groomer

Live my life as a groomer

Evening falls on the resort of the 7 Laux. After the skiers have been on the slopes all day long, it is the turn of the snow groomers of the resort to get into the swing of things. An incessant ballet to get the slopes back into shape. And if you live this unique experience thanks to our animation “Live my life as a groomer”.

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At Prapoutel and le Pleynet

An unforgettable experience !

Enter the world of the groomer, live his job on a dayily basis

During all school holidays, we organise the ” Live my life as a groomer ” operation on Thursday evenings on the Prapoutel and Pleynet sides.

Since you were a child, have you ever wanted to ride a groomer? Then put your entry form in the ballot box available at the Prapoutel Tourist Office or the Pleynet Tourist Office and if you are lucky enough to be drawn at random, you will immediately set off in the groomer, after the torch-lit descent, to groom the slopes and discover the profession of groomer.

 

 

 

Closing the slopes… The groomer comes into action

At nightfall, you can see the lights moving over the ski area? It’s the snow groomers that come into play to redesign the slopes, level the area and prepare for the next day.

Make yourself comfortable, you will live a magical and unforgettable experience. When the caterpillar starts moving, it is the heart that starts beating, because you know that what you are about to experience is not given to everyone. First steep slope and there you feel the power of this multi-ton machine. Slightly clinging to your seat, you feel the excitement rising. But the worst part is when the groomer takes a nose dive straight down the steep descent. If it slips a little… your heart pounds and you try to get into the back of your seat to avoid kissing the windshield. You’ll have to take the same route several times to make a perfect grooming.

 

The grooming from the inside

As soon as the slopes are closed, it is essential to work on them immediately. Like a yo-yo, the groomer goes up and down the slope. It is absolutely necessary to break the moguls that have been dug during the day by the skiers.

The caterpillar tracks and snow blower at the rear of the snow groomer will be used to grind the snow. The snow will then be levelled by the blades called “finisher”.

From your experience, you understand that this job requires mastery, agility, experience. Depending on the time of year and the temperatures and that, depending on the amount of snow, grooming a trail is a real sport.

Don’t wait any longer and fill out an entry form to discover the snow groomer’s profession and live an unforgettable experience!

 


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