Les Chalets Mona Lisa
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After a horrid nights sleep, with 3 of us not well, we left Asti and drove towards the French border and the formidable Alps. We encountered quite a few tunnels that we had to drive through with some being over 5kms long. At least this saved us having to wind our way through the mountains. Once again there were snow capped mountains on either side of us.
We entered into France and came across a little ski town in the French Alps that was covered in snow. Sophie ...
... 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 ...
So today we had our first "Field Trip" with USAC. It was a lot of fun but boy am I exhausted. We spent the day at a ski resort town in the French Alps. We had several options of things to do (snowshoeing/skiing/snowboarding), but I thought "I'm going to be in the Alps,I might as well make it the first time I ski."
Let me first say the Alps are GORGEOUS I love our mountains in SC/NC but they cannot rival what I saw today. I'm attaching pictures with the ...
... with the driver and one rear. That's it. The busiest time of year in France with thousands itching to get to the slopes. And more transport strikes as the workers would rather be on holiday. After a few hours standing on the platform with many other puzzled travellers a larger train arrives and we depart. It was a slow grind and a complete halt at one point as it was snowing outside. YES REAL SNOW!! Our entertainment was the rudest elderly French lady I ...
... to ski. As in, actually ski.
Thankgod for the human behind hey?
After an hour of human bobsledding (both deliberate and accidental), El stacking it numerous times and random acts of kindness whereby people stopped and offered to ski with my ski's down the mountain (in which I politely accepted), we made it...and took the next two days off skiing.
A white 'orphan' Christmas in the French Alps? Lived the dream!