Patchwork Altitude Hotel
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Wednesday June 4
His take on the day (and her photos):
There is normally a very, very long cable car ride from here back to Italy, but now it is closed for maintenance. We rode up to the Aiguille du Midi peak and it lightly snowed. I again suffered from being at this altitude and was a bit "off" for the remainder of the day. This was unfortunate as we were yet to drive to L'Alpe d"Huez.
What a day to arrive. It is pouring rain and it turns ...
... way but we did not find it. I fell in love with the cute little marmots that were scampering over the high alpine slopes. We saw very few cars going in either direction - that should have given us some clues as to how far we were off the beaten track. The resorts in this area are quiet with the winter season having finished and the summer not yet in full swing.
We are staying in the Hotel Eidelweiss - a hotel that is very popular ...
... After the usual questions about what I was up to and where I was going, he wanted to know how much money I was carrying with me. Did I have more than 10000 Euros he asked. As it happened, I didn't, but would anyone admit to that even if they did? Why would you? "Are you quite certain?" he asked, as if the small sum of 10000 Euros in my wallet could easily slip my mind. "Oh yes, quite certain" I obviously replied. "What about ...
... so much!! I will keep that video forever! The GoPro was definitely worth buying!
We have met so many nice and interesting guests. It's weird because I've never been on holidays where you sit with other guests and socialise as much as we do here in the chalet. It seems as though that it's what people come for.. as well as skiing obviously but I think we give great hospitality!
... inbetween some of the rolling hills. The resort was one of the biggest resorts that I have seen. Even if you stayed in the slopes the entire time, the resort seemed to go on forever. That coupled with the extent of uncharted backcountry gave an impression of unceasing terrain. Some of the backcountry areas were a bit above our level, but I still had a blast trying to tame it the best I ...
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