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... from about 14 degrees when we left Isola. By the end of the day in Brian(s)con it was a balmy 24. The next days (11th) forecast was pretty cool so we dressed accordingly but found after half an hour that the weather gods were indeed smiling.
It was a ...
We continued following our guide to Beautiful Villages of Provence and were never disappointed. Impossibly quaint and generally tiny - 5 minutes to explore each one! We saw very few people and the roads were quiet.
The mountains were quite intimidating. We are simply not used to such hugeness. Soaring limestone massifs, steep sided canyons, lush valleys and tons of ...
... at how soft the snow was- just like Fairy floss. We drove on towards Grenoble and then Gap where we were staying the night. We drove through the most amazing picturesque scenery. Towering mountains and old fortresses either side as we moved along the valleys. Just stunning.
The hotel we stayed in was in a good location with the host being very friendly, he reminded us of Gabriel Gate. Gap was a gorgeous little town easily explored by foot from just outside the hotel.
... skiers than us.
Aside from these minor hiccups we managed to play some card games and relax, do a night ski run with torched from the bar with some alcohol in the bloodstream, make snow angels and snow men, drink wine and eat cheese. We called in the NZ new year at a bar on the slopes and watched a night torchlight ski run by the ESF ski instructors complete with fireworks. A cracker of a holiday really. Worth the hiccups.
Happy New Year ...
... to ski. As in, actually ski.
Thankgod for the human behind hey?
After an hour of human bobsledding (both deliberate and accidental), El stacking it numerous times and random acts of kindness whereby people stopped and offered to ski with my ski's down the mountain (in which I politely accepted), we made it...and took the next two days off skiing.
A white 'orphan' Christmas in the French Alps? Lived the dream!