Hôtel Courchevel Olympic Madame Vacances
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Yesterday we took a field trip to the French Alps. It was by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and I had one of the best days of my life there! I never truly understood why everyone was so in awe over the mountains (all of them, not just the Alps) until I got to see the sunrise come up over the tips while climbing up the side of the mountain range. It was so breath taking ...
... can get some of the effect.
So back to my first time skiing...ever.
I did 4 runs today before my body told me I needed to stop. My first run down the bunny slopes was kinda awful (as expected for a newcomer). I couldn't stop, or turn so basically I did what I could to slow down and ended up wiping out hard many times.Thankfully I had Katy with me who is from Colorado who talked me through it and got my confidence back up. After the first run, ...
... a pleasant hour or so doing some familiar and some new to me runs. Finally deciding to head down to the village I elected to take a previously unknown run right down to avoid the chairlift with its scanner. I did about the first 20% of this run then came on a sign indicating that the remainder of the run was closed.
A ski instructor I had pulled up beside said " Look It is no problem you can just ski across to the Glacier chairlift ...
... It is all great fun and a world away from the life of rural Africa. It is fun to be here with this lively and boisterous group of friends and they have all made me feel very much included. Who would have thought that when I set out yo drive across Africa I would end up Skiing in France, not me! But life has a way of embracing you if you embrace it, and one of the things i am constantly reminded of in Africa is that life is precious and can change in a blink for all of us, so Carpe ...
... much that 15000 people were stranded en route to the mountains. Luckily, we were already there.
We were completely spoiled in Aussois (and we benefitted from the early "no snow" reduced prices). Our hotel was a beautiful small family run establishment with a Michelin recognized chef and a staff ...