Hotel Le Monal
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... I'm still very confused as to how they stay up there and don't plummet to their deaths. Snowshoeing proved to be a super fun experience with a heavy reliance on balance, which apparently I don't have too much of. But I only fell once, everyone in the group fell at least once, even our chaperone!
Then we got to spend some time in the village, it was so quaint. There was the ...
... because the hill was sortof steep and had a curve at the bottom, but a nice French lady helped get my ski poles back to me and I was off again without further complications. Because it went well the first time down that route and my improvement between the first two runs I took... I thought I'd try it again.
This time however, I hadn't given my legs the chance to take a break and I didn't have the strength to slow down so I had several major wipe outs ...
... 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 ...
... up the wall at a 90 degree angle. If you bent over the basin to clean your teeth your backside hit the far wall, but the breakfast was great, the French sure know how to do crusty bread with ham and cheese and the croissants were to die for.
As a "team" we decided to spend our first afternoon skiing together and as soon as we had got fitted out for the rental skis this whole idea fell apart. These guys are COMPETITIVE. Almost everyone races mountain bikes and ...
... 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 ...