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On our way to Milan we decided to stop by the infamous Courmayeur for a couple of hours. We weren't disappointed! Although Courmayeur wasn't as big and appealing as Chamonix it was a picturesque town with ...
... Even though there were a lot of not groomed pistes, the first day of skiing was enjoyable. The slopes weren't as great as it were in la Plagne or Sölden but it wasn't too bad either.
The second day however was a complete disaster. Somehow with the not-so-drastic snowfall most of the pistes were closed! You could see the ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...
... quite a fast ride. I am suffering from the altitude and it is very hard to breath and my lips are blue by the time we get to the top. I struggle into the warmth of the cafe and Lucas brings me delicious hot chocolate which revives me. We continue up the stairs to the viewing platform and views are unbelievable and the sight will live with us forever. Not nearly as cold as i thought it would be. Absolutely perfect weather and we can see for 100's of klms.
... br> village called Salvan. The building in these villages are original old and
typical Swiss chalet type. The roads are very narrow and all the buildings are
adorned with Geraniums and other flowers. Truly a very pretty sight.
From Salvan he began our descent which took us past an old
waterwheel driven mill that is still in action and then onto a very steep path
that has been paved with steps built out of the local rock. The path winds down
through a pine ...