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Just a few photos from the Ski holiday so far - won't bore you all with tales of daring red runs, lost snow chains (thankfully not this year, so far) or off piste escapades, but the attached photos are a way of sharing our holiday with family and friends ... Don't worry, there will be far more to come in the ...
... long run all the way back to Tignes and a fab last day of snowboarding.
So for the final night we took it easy and headed back to Alpaca. It's what you expect from a ski lodge, animal print throws, wooden walls and apparently there's a couple of wolfhounds in residence somewhere. Jonas brought his French friend Max who unwittingly provided our entertainment. His English was obviously better than ...
... Tom again on Thursday. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas, again. The link lifts over to Val D'Isere were closed until late in the day due to wind. I eventually ventured out and bumped into the boys who were building a kicker at the end of our road. It looked like a sure fire way to break myself, or my snowboard, so I met the girls for lunch instead and decided to spend my afternoon on ski's with them. Now I remember finding ...
... guys I went out alone. I didn't make any friends, but I covered a lot of Tignes , La Daille, and Val D'Isere, the snow was beautiful and the sun was out. Found my favourite run, a little green/blue called Grand Pre which had easy access to some lovely off piste that I could do on my own. In fact I took that lift so many times the lifty knew me by name in the end.
Later in the afternoon I made the mistake of ignoring the 'caution, very difficult slope' sign ...
... through security still with time to spare, and still miss a fight. Just to buy gin), check in again, and remove my boots again to get through security. And we had to delay our first nights dinner at the chalet in order to let the girls collect their ski's and boots which we should have organised earlier in the day. Other than that, I'd definitely say that missing a flight is just not that big a deal!
Other places to stay in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Quartier Les Bruyeres, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Quartier les Balcons des Bruyeres, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Les Grangeraies, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 3 star hotelfrom $288
Rue des Choumettes, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | Hotelfrom $137
Hameau de Saint Marcel, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 5 star hotelfrom $269