Monthly Archives: March 2011

Whacked Out – But a Great Day on the Snow Shoes

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Oh, today was a sublime day! Hired snow shoes again, and set off from Megeve Altiport (airport, a small landing strip in the mountains but accessible by car) at about 1500m, walked out across the pistes, over the ridge at the edge of the ski area and out across the snow towards Col de Vrey. Looks about 8km in total… Read more »

Walking around Les Contamines

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Went for a great walk around Les Contamines. It wasn’t meant to be around Les Contamines, we took the wrong path and started doing the planned walk in reverse! We then realised that we wouldn’t make it all the way around before dark and so decided to change route and head through Les Contamines ski area. Good excuse to stop… Read more »

A Tale of Two Halves – One Soggy

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Well, the snowfall turned out to be a bit sporadic, but there was about 4 inches of it overall. Below about 1700m it fell as rain, and pretty much trashed the remaining snow below that level. Although it is still possible to travel on skis down to 1200m, you’d be forgiven for donning a pair of water skis in places…. Read more »