Hotel Le Verseau
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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 ...
... wonderful mountains against a clear blue sky. Alan took 104 photographs in about 3 hours!
Tuesday was also clear, so we drove to Chamonix, which is also at the base of Mont Blanc, for a view from another angle. We planned to take a telecabine up to Aillguille du Midii, the next door peak, but the web-cam showed it was too cloudy at the top to make it worthwhile, so we had lunch instead!
Today was fine but not sunny this ...
Friday we decided to have the obligatory Big Night Out of the holiday. I met up with Muriel and Jonas for some après in the Marmotte (which was actually the best bar I went to for the whole trip, the band was great and the bar was packed). Even the animal head attached to the wall got into the spirit, sporting his own ski goggles and a smirk. After tea (which was made marginally more entertaining by the French ...
... a completely un-elegant and technique-less manor (rather like my snowboarding actually, I'm just faster at that)) fairly easy 10 years ago. When my limbs didn't get stiff and falling was funny rather than painful. I followed them up the bunny slopes and then remembered that I couldn't remember how to turn. After a few hairy moments when I turned beyond the suggested 180 degrees and ended up facing uphill, almost turning in circles, I ...
Had a very exciting start to my day, pancakes for breakfast! Hannah had me up looking out the window from the crack of dawn, as it was snowing (I did try to explain that it was essential in a ski resort and that my time would be better spent in bed...)
The girls got off to ski school. I took my time getting ready and then wandered off into town to find the lifts. And here I came a cropper. I could see chairlifts, but none of them seemed to be moving. I walked ...