Pala'Fou

Pala'Fou opinie, Tignes

Stoki narciarskie i snowboardowe
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SERIOUS INJURY WAITING TO HAPPEN - DANGEROUS
lut 2020 • Pary
Usually I love this kind of thing, however, this is simply dangerous and is only a matter of time until someone gets seriously injured. The very beginning, the tunnel and the last section from the restaurant are good, the bits imbetween, particularly on the piste in the gully are dangerously steep for tobogganing with little to no control over speed or direction. If you’re going to do this, at least wait until the end of your holiday so you don’t miss out on skiing because of an injury.
Written 21 lutego 2020
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Dear client, sure Palafou is a sportive activity and a sporty leisure. Depending on the snow condition, temperature, traffic... Palafou seems more or less dangerous. We are on the 4th year of the activity and we do not record a big number of injuries. This is why we keep offering this entertainement. The communication talks about “excitement” and the minimum height is fixed at 1.4m because of the profile of the slope. Nevertheless, we hope that you had some fun and to see you soon in Tignes.
Written 23 lutego 2020
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Dangerous and to be avoided
sty 2020
I was in Tignes over new year 2019/2020 as part of a large ski group of 50+ friends. One night about two thirds of us decided to give this a go. The general feeling amongst adults and children was that it's an awful and very dangerous experience run very badly with no health and safety considerations at all. The activity is a 3K toboggan run at night with head torches on. I have done something similar in the US and it was really fun and safe over there. The same cannot be said for Pala'Fou. First of all we had to queue in the cold for an hour and 20 minutes before getting to the ticket booth. They really should only pre-sell and give time slots, but they don't, so you get cold and bored waiting in line. Once you pay you are given a cheap plastic helmet and shown how it fastens. Children over 1m40cm height are allowed, but no one helps anyone with the helmet or makes sure it is correctly fastened. The attendant then tells you 'if you crash go to the side'. That's it, that is all the instructions you are given. There is no risk assessment and no safety briefing. You then proceed to the chairlift and go up to the start point. There isn't anyone from Pala'Fou at the top. There is just a pile of cheap plastic toboggans. No one to do a safety check, no one to help you, no one to show you how the sled works, no one to give advice, no one to reassure you. Once you start down the run there is no way to get off it if you aren't enjoying it, you have to finish the 3K course. Bearing in mind you are up the mountain, at night, with only a head torch on your helmet I expected some safety marshalls positioned at various intervals down the 3K course, but there is no one, you are on your own. The sides of the track are slightly banked, but only slightly and it's extremely easy to lose control and go over the side, where you could end up literally anywhere on the mountain off the pistes. There isn't anyone even counting in and out the people up the mountain. If anyone was lost off the side up the run and potentially hurt the only way to know this is when friends or family might eventually raise an alarm.
The only indication in the literature that the experience can be tricky for some is the use of the word 'intense' in a description. The literature really does not explain the nature of this activity at all well and clearly.
I have no problem at all with anyone running an 'intense' toboggan experience at night with only head torches, but I do have a huge problem with it not having any safety infrastructure at all. The mountain is a dangerous place, especially at night. This activity is dangerous. You cannot run this safely without introducing a better queuing system, a head count system, and especially safety marshalls at the top and positioned at regular intervals down the run, as well as a fast and effective way to get people (primarily children) off the run and back to town if they are unhappy and scared.
I would comfortably call this the most unsafe and therefore worst experience I have ever had on a mountain. I really cannot discourage you enough from trying it.
Written 13 stycznia 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, Nowa Zelandia16 012 contributions
Snow Toboggan
lut 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
One of the best things to do in winter after a day of snowboarding.
You toboggan down the trail to the bottom and it was really fun. It is quite tiring since you use your hands to brake and control it but it was quite a rush going down as fast as you could without crashing into the wall, other people or just fly out of the track. There are also some good views of Val Claret and Le Lac at night with all their lights.
We were there during school holidays so the line was really long but it was worth lining up for an hour to do. It cost 8 Euro to hire the helmet (with a torch) and toboggan. Just make sure to bring your own gloves or your hand will get really cold especially if you keep falling over or stop. A good waterproof outer layer also helps especially if you keep tipping over. Goggles aren't necessary but you do get some spray if you follow behind other people.
I would say that it's not something for younger children since you do need a bit of strength to control the toboggan and the trail is quite long. The children that did go stopped quite a bit and were quite slow so not sure if they enjoyed it much.
Definitely, something to try if you are in Tignes and you like thrills.
Written 12 kwietnia 2019
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