Hotel Boule de Neiges (BDN)
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... sarcasm Wade, so we got to stay in a hostel in Chamonix. We were greeted by our roommates Freddy and Liv from England. Since we only had one full day in Chamonix we hit the ground running and found a coffee shop right away. After fueling up, we took the cable car (which ascended to the top of the mountain in long strides, at one point you followed the long cables up with your eyes until they faded into the mountain not even able to see the ...
... We have had 2 metres in 4 days, and although during the snow its not that flash outside, the result is pretty. The resort gets about 8 metres a year, so to get this much in one dump is quite something apparently. There has been some hard work keeping on top of access, over the last week of so. He has managed to sprain his knee, skiing, and demonstrate that you don't need scissors to remove fingernails. She has been a trooper and picked up alot of the physical outside work while he ...
... They hit the spot though and food is so ridiculously expensive up there! After lunch we did a few more runs then left the mountain a bit early because we wanted to visit another gondola near by which takes you up to the highest peak in Mont Blanc. I can't remember the name but you take two gondolas up 3800m! That's higher than mount cook! In the gondola we met a kiwi guy who is working in Chamonix for the season. Back home he runs ski tours in the South Island so he was able to give ...
... this one actually. By and large ice-cream cones are unappetising and their main purpose is to hold the ice-cream. The alternative is some kind of container made of plastic or cardboard for example. But then you really are into the realms of throwing something away afterwards. Let alone your mini plastic shovel.
So the question is – what edible thing can you use to hold a scoop of ...
... above that to check out the view. The top of the cable car is the same level as the Augille Du Midi halfway station.
Windy up here also but not as bad as the other side of the valley. After about half an hour at the top, we descended back to the valley floor, and meandered our way back to the cars for the drive back to Samoens. Even the roads and railways in this area are engineering marvels. Huge road viaducts, bridges for rivers, and road tunnels everywhere.