Hotel Bouton d'Or
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... not far from the train station that went up to Pila ski fields. When we got off the train it was easy to find, so we joined the line of people carrying skis, sleds and dressed in snow gear, not many people wearing jeans like us! Got our tickets which was only €12.00 (I had read €60.00) and hopped into a cable car that went for miles,it took 20 minutes to get up the mountain, the ride was fun on its own. Liam was so excited to see white snow ...
... of the ski resorts were yet to open. However both Dean and I were able to finally experience our first proper french snowboarding experience just before Christmas. We headed off to Grand Montets which is about 15 minutes drive from where we are living. The conditions were very icy but it was a fun afternoon and both Dean and I were gradually growing in confidence as the hours ticked by. We had some laughable experiences getting off the ski lift ...
... 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 ...
... we stopped in at the bar for a ridiculously expensive pint before catching the gondola back down to Chamonix. We got on a different bus so it didn't stop near our hostel so we had to walk for about 10min which was cold and painful. Once back at the hostel we had a quick shower them went out for a bite at our usual pub then into the town centre for a couple of drinks. We were all pretty shattered by then so after a couple we were back at the hostel ready for another big day ...
... so ahead. From the top it was then an easy traverse across the hillside for a few hours through more pure whiteout cloud. This felt a bit tragic as it was a really nice easy path which would normally have had fantastic views out across to Mont Blanc.
Eventually we arrived at the very modern and nice Rifugio Bonatti at around 2:30 after a pretty short, but still intense, day. Being the only evening on tour where camping is pretty much ...