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Albertville/Moutiers/Bourg traffic at half term - how bad is it?

 Poster: A snowHead
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Also, the difference between supermarket prices and resort shop prices, whilst considerable, is not worth making a misery of your journey for. Especially with kids in tow. If you have room in your car to stow food supplies it's worth taking some strategic items from the UK, including ready made and deep-frozen stuff for the first night or two. And bacon, perhaps. A few stock cubes. Tea bags. Kids favourite breakfast cereals. A hefty casserole wrapped in insulated ski gear will stay frozen for a good while.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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Allow 4 to 5 hrs when you head back to airport. You don't want to miss the flight home.

It has been bad, and worse, every half term I have done the journey to and from Peisey (9 years running) at half term.

Take drinks and food and games for kids, and relax on the drive 'cos there ain't no way around the worst bits as the side roads and cut throughs are religiously closed and monitored by the Gendarmes.

I have also found taking the earliest flight out, and the latest back, means I travel out of the main peak, midday to 4pm going to, and 10 to 4pm going back.

One thing i have noticed on this run is, when the road goes from 2 lanes to 1, the outside lane moves faster. In the UK it is usually the inside lane.

Oh, and make sure you hire chains.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
As @pam w, says, definitely worth taking stuff with you. We generally have a food box of dry basics and only buy fresh stuff. Personally I wouldn't rely on Sherpa in Vallandry - whilst good on occassions it can be depleted stocks if supplies haven't arrived or a lot of people got there before you
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