Travel Blogs from Gryon
... flickering on the pist maps. There was only one slope left open in Les Grands Montets area and it wasn't groomed at all. So after having skied there twice we took off our ski boots (which is another big trouble) and we drove off to Brevent-Flegere once again. It was time for la Flegere that day. Most of the pistes were closed there too but ...
... had the time of his life. He is at one with this magnificent car.
The St Bernard pass is very cold but stunning in its
desolation. Lots and lots of motorbikes on the roads and all of them giving us
the foot wave as we let them through on the tiny twisting road. We return to
our chalet to shower and change, we have been invited next door for drinks. Louise and Jamie are the most fantastic
... ice skating. The hospitality they showed us was amazing and we spent many happy hours sharing wine, tea and conversation with them.
Our chalet is gorgeous and very comfy we can see snow capped Mont Blanc from the front door.
We are both early risers and do not want to waste a moment of our time in this glorious area and we set off to the village of Charmonix. At the Patisserie we order coffee and croissants that are tender and crisp ...
... the way.
Once I arrived, I was greeted by wonderful hosts. They are a young couple from the UK that have a 10 month old baby and live here running the business. I got settled in, took a walk up to the nearest village because all the stores in Gryon were closed because it was Easter Sunday. Luckily I found a small patisserie that sold some other little things I put together for dinner. The rest of the night was just me ...
... was to climb to the summit of the Glacier des Diablerets at 3000m. and experience our first contact with the snow. From the summit we walked for about an hour to reach the Quille du Diable (Devel's keel) a straight up rock formation at the end of the walk from which point we could see the valley some 1500m below.
After lunch and soaking the sun on our deck chairs, we chose to return with the snow bus, ...