Welcome to Thollon

 

This website has the objective of gathering and sharing information for English speaking visitors to Thollon les Memises. To help visitors, apartment and chalet owners, and those renting properties. It aims to give a wider view than other web sites. Information that a visitor for a week or two may require. Not just for Thollon Les Memises but also the area that can by visited in a days drive.

Thollon.org has been updated, new format but same information news and updates.
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Thollon News and blog

Thollon Live Telecabine WebCam


Historic winter web cam picture below.

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There is a new web cam giving views from the "Top" fantastic views

  PARCHET SUMMIT WEBCAM

Historic Webcam view

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Check out Facebook Telecabine Thollon for regular updates and lift opening.

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See notice boards for special offers of lunch and lift combined. Also offers of discounted lift passes and rates for the new ski season when purchased early. Go to https://hiver.thollonlesmemises-tourisme.com/  There are combined pass with options, Thollon  Bernex and Abondance. https://lesmontagnesdevian.com/#!/tarifs  

When the resort can only open limited runs, a reduced rate is sometimes applied. There is now a site showing what runs are open. Plan Thollon Alpin.

Check out the Facebook  Telecabine for latest news and further information and requirements to use the lifts.

The resort ski restaurant Les Balcons du Lac gives up to date information on their Facebook page Les Balcons du Lac 

NEW : Whats on the Mairie Thollon Facebook now publishes the latest events.
Concerts, weekly list of animations, markets, walks, Fondue, torch descent and more.

22 January 2024 The Mayors Speech: See The News Page 

8th February 2024

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The station has been very busy at weekends. The sun comes out and the pistes are in good condition, but well used…… lots of visitors flocking to try the “Quiet” slopes! **

There is a lot of good work going on to keep the slopes going and with temperatures expected to fall after the recent unseasonal warm weather throughout the Alps we hope to see the snow canons on and maybe some real snow. It’s needed as we are now in the holiday season. Check out the latest with the web cams links above....

There are special offers that will keep the resort busy, and Balcons Du Lac continues to run balcony music and food in the sun.

**Le Figaro reported in December on Thollon:- “Attractive prices and slopes for yourself: here is one of the most underrated ski resorts in France. LeFigaro

Photos mid Jan 2024.

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Ski Season 2023 /24
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The Christmas and New year has seen some excellent powder skiing in Thollon with the resort getting the best of the local snow. Even some sun at times. At the moment the sun is out and following a good dump of snow on Tuesday (9th Jan) we have excellent conditions.

The village has been in a cold fog but the sun has been out up top giving great skiing, a man who knows, and with the GB Masters ski team commented, it’s the best he has seen in 20 years. Looking forward to some sun and excellent pistes over the next week or so.

So good to see all the bars working hard to look after us, and great to see Bar L’Ourson open with Marine serving a great Biere Noel.

The season started with the snow arriving and the station opening 16/17 December for a “pre opening weekend”

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The Season 2023/24

Bars and restaurants are open including Bar L’Ourson under the new Manager Marine. We look forward to meeting her and enjoying the “village” atmosphere of this Bar which has seen many changes over the years.

 

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The 2023 Evian to Thollon Bus time tables can be found here.

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Winter 2023/24 English language films are back being shown in the village. Updates on Thollon.org Facebook

Why not come along and reinforce the message that the English language films in Thollon are certainly worth showing as they get the biggest audience numbers!
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End of ski season March 2023  Strictly Come dancing See Latest News for full review

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We have had in previous years Wheres Wally,  British Country Gentlemen, Tweed Day, Peaky Blinders, Horseying Around, and Cones.

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January 2023  Joe and his family live in Thollon... so get fit and support a local business.

THE BASECAMP FITNESS POD IS HERE! FINALLY! IT IS HAPPENING ! THIS MAY 2023. IN EVIAN LES BAINS- THE SWIMMING POOL THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER SEASON! An incredible Fitness and Coaching space of 160m2!  Details on the News Page 

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Lindsay has her excellent blogs for the Winter of 2022/23 on the  Letter from Thollon page 

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2022 Remembered and some nostalgia

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Music   Mike Noyce Acoustic Set Carnotzet August 2022  Facebook Mike Noyce Acoustic Guitar Covers

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End of Season March 2022

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Prize giving... Thollon.org win again!

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The party continued. Many thanks to ESF, Pisteurs, Telecabine, Les Balcons, Le Carnotzet, St Nicolas, L Ourson and the Wally's.

More pictures and videos on Thollon.org Facebook.

The last weekend of the season,  some great memories

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Thollon is a family resort and many visitors return every year to enjoy the great  welcome.

Bit of nostalgia :-

 
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Christine (ESF Thollon Secretary) presents a first badge to Cora age 4 and then Gold Award age 12 in February 2020.

 Party in the Polyvante hosted by ESF, Ski Club, Fondue and music Mickael and accordion.

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 "Horseing around"  Thursday 20th February 2020.

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 Thollon Snow Park

The Thollon Snowpark association organises events on the theme of freestyle skiing/ snowboarding. The half pipe, landing balloon and water jump add some fun to Thollon.

Reggae Fever

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One of our own has a sneaky play.

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Below January 2020 BBQ

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Carnaval in Evian see Evian page for photos from previous years.

Summer 2019.

Music and fun. Bars, fete, BBQ

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The annual fete 

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The site at the aerial Hucel which has a wonderful view over the lake was the venue for an inpromptu byo BBQ. A group of locals and Brits enjoyed food and wine as the sunset. The steep and dark climb down from the site was interesting.

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The Lake

Many of the Thollon group have boats on the lake and enjoyed a great summer of boating. The lake provided its usual mirror calm surface ideal for motor boats. The usual venues of Grand Rive “Nathalies” and new this year L’OXXY Beach providing refreshment.

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Annual Football Match

On Saturday 8th June 2019 at 3pm the annual football match was played on a lovely sunny day.

Result: England 8, France 7 yes we won!

As usual the band, ceremony and football of a standard only seen once a year. A great celebration.

Football 2019 4 Thollon football cups

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Pink Pub to Pegasus Bridge

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This site celebrates the link between many countries. We have a large British contingent. Several Bognor Regis members  supported a great forces charity by cycling from Bognor Regis to Pegasus Bridge to celebrate D-Day leaving on Wednesday 5 May 2019. Have a look at the Facebook page. Pinkpub2PegasusBridge They have raised over £120,000....Great job guys. 

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They made it! Well done guys!

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 The Paddle steamers salute Evian

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 Winter 2018/19

The season closed with the UCAT Race and the water slide, and the British enthusiastically joining in the celebrations with this years theme of Peaky Blinders. Around 35 British visitors, and some Ex Pat residents joined in the fun.

Thollon.org entered a team of three generations photo below, 2 skiers and a snowboarder! A superb effort but no medals this year.

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Below the race winners Garage des Memises and the British "second place?" Team Meda Sport (Ketts Taira Andy) we understand that we might have translated "Les Perdants" incorrectly..... Great trophy, medals, cheese and chocolates were all appreciated as was the great atmosphere and the paella served for lunch. Thanks to the organisers and the many supporters for such a fun event. The race had a unique compulsory half way stop with a glass of wine or juice being consumed before continuing to the finish. 

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Results correctly reported in the le dauphine below on the 3rd April 2019 together with a picture of the Peaky Blinder racers.

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More pictures and video below

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Peaky on the slopes PeakyYouTube video

 

The British half term, Monday 18th February 2019 brought many visitors to Thollon. A great sunny week with fun had by all.

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The Tourist Office will be running many events during the holiday season. Thollon les Mémises Tourisme  Facebook publishes details. The "Agenda of the week" Programme d'animations. Torch light descent, table tennis. Karaoke and much more.

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 Winter fun

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More on our News and Blog page 

 


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The website invites contributions and constructive comments: info@thollon.org

Do check in regularly as new articles are added.

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