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... gear, which we stowed in a locker at the base of the gondola. The apartment was a five minute walk from the gondola, had a spectacular view of the mountain, and was full to bursting with English language books, which was a welcome bonus after nearly seven months travel.
We were extremely lucky with the weather; it was sunny and in the 60s most of the week, so we had classic spring skiing. The snow was deep enough that ...
... but Kate didn't seem to find it funny. Took it slowly coming down the other side. We thought we were over the worst of it, but before we could relax we started climbing again with the snow getting heavier. Watched cars unable to move with their wheels spinning, so we pulled over and eventually got our unused snow chains on. Took us a while to get them on as we've never used them before, but got there in the end with what felt like frostbite to the fingers! I never thought ...
... and then when we got home, we got ready to go out for New Year's Eve. We were invited to Amandine's aunty's home (which is where Bernie, Corinne and the kids were staying), and when we arrived it was obvious we were going to have another amazing feast! We had appetisers which included freshly shucked oysters, then the main was a traditional French meal called "Cassoulete". It was a combination of beans, pork calf, duck and local sausage with herbs in an ...
... enchanting. There are no photos of us, probably a good thing!
Must tell you about our Christmas Dinner! 4 course buffet in the Hotel for NZ$20 each. Delicious pasta and meatball soup starter, salads, cold meats, seafood for Africa, and some things I couldn't identify (and didn't have a dog to help), then "for your second plat" a choice of Beef or Fish. Having been to the supermarket the fish got a swerve so we both went ...
... down to hold the bike, dismount and throw it up onto the stand in one fluid movement. We were fortunate enough to have a bus driver take us to de la Casa who was a scooter rider on his time off. He also had part time work with the Red Bull team. Best 11 euros bus fare ever spent. This guy drove, talked on the phone, gave change and tickets, changed gear, waved at the girls and grumped at the car drivers often all at once. Hilarious. Holding ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center