Hotel du Bourg
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
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... can't believe I actually got to experience it!
The first thing we saw when we got off the bus was a dog sledding team, I knew immediately that I would love it up there. The dogs were all so excited to get running and I was just holding myself back from going up and saying hi to all of them!
I spent the day snowshoeing around the mountains and got to see a few mountain ...
... our sandwiches and tried again.
This second time down the green slope I didn't fall. Not even once! We even did a little bit of a blue hill to get back to the base area. At this point, I felt like I was holding Katy from doing the harder routes so since I had kinda figured out how to go forward and was a little more confident I decided to try an entire blue route.
My first time down this route wasn't too bad. I fell once while I was trying to ...
... So I saw my first European castle, and it was awesome! I also learned more about how disgusting our forebears were (never showering for fear of getting sick), and how ridiculous their beliefs were (they thought if you slept laying down you would die). Most important lesson: Because hallways were not invented until the 18th century, most rooms led directly into each other, and so there was rarely any privacy time. If you were really ...
... 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 ...
... in order to breathe. It has spread to the group unfortunately but from the coughing on the buses and the long lines at the pharmacy we are not the only ones.
One of the experiences on offer is a flight above the Alps in a powered hang glider and the views are spectacular. It takes off from the top of one of the runs on skis and a very short runway. We all watched petite Tanya and the pilot take off for a 20 minute flight and it cleared the ground no worries climbing ...