For what was probably the last day of skiing, we went off to Flaine again for some decent snow. A little cloudy, and even a small snow shower right at the top, but a very pleasant afternoon skiing. Today (Sunday) is overcast, so we are off for a walk locally, see how far we can get up the hill without… Read more »
A lovely day again today, blue skies and warm sunshine. The legs were still a bit tired this morning for both of us, so rather than ski, we decided that a trip out in the car to Annecy would be a good move. It’s a lovely drive across the mountains (assuming the Col du Aravis is open, which it was),… Read more »
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 »
Well, we decided to give them a go – snow shoes that is. And Wow, what fun they are! Makes walking in snow a breeze, very sure footed on slush or ice, so no more trying to keep your feet straight sliding about in normal boots. You can just power on up the hills with practically no fatigue. We went… Read more »
The following three clips were taken at St. Gervais after fresh snow on Thursday night.
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 »
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 »