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On our way to Milan we decided to stop by the infamous Courmayeur for a couple of hours. We weren't disappointed! Although Courmayeur wasn't as big and appealing as Chamonix it was a picturesque town with ...
... Even though there were a lot of not groomed pistes, the first day of skiing was enjoyable. The slopes weren't as great as it were in la Plagne or Sölden but it wasn't too bad either.
The second day however was a complete disaster. Somehow with the not-so-drastic snowfall most of the pistes were closed! You could see the ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...
... The road winds beside a huge mountain lake and the panorama is mind blowing with snow on the very tops of the mountains behind the lake. Tiny villages are dotted all along the lake and it looks just like a postcard it is so beautiful.
We are not sure when we crossed the border as we do not see a sign at all. But we notice that the number plates on the cars whizzing by us are quite different as we make our way into Geneva. The traffic is very heavy and ...
... of the wind.
Then down thru the ski fields, down down to the valley floor. Lunch & then up to the hut. Zig zag path, rough stones, climbing over boulders, ladders & eon steps. Saw some ibex which were quite tame. Several rests , then the sun came again & we could see , our hut in the distance. Still 1 hour to go & we reached the hut after 6 p. 11 hours on the track!!! From the outside ...