Residence L'Aiguille Chamonix Sud

Promenade Marie Paradis , Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, 74400, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Chamonix

Café Extreme, Place Jacques Balmat, 5.30pm

A travel blog entry by jeremyhill

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... home tomorrow. Driving in the rain will not be pleasant though.

There’s a gentle breeze. Kids on trikes. Mums with buggies. Patient dogs waiting while their owners stop and chat. The odd person on a bike. The odd person with skis on their shoulder. There are a few more dressed-up people round here ie not wearing ...

Résidence Le Choucas, prom. Marie Paradis, 9.15am

A travel blog entry by jeremyhill

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I went on the Montenvers mountain railway this afternoon. I found out this wasn't just a trip on a mountain railway, but a visit to an ice cave as well. In fact the station at the other end of the railway at Montenvers is by a glacier. Or what’s left of it.

When the railway was built in 1913, the glacier would have been about level with it. Now that ...

Résidence Le Choucas, prom. Marie Paradis, 9.45pm

A travel blog entry by jeremyhill

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... falling today. There is a lot of compressed snow on the slopes which means when you start sliding it’s hard to stop. It’s quite disconcerting. You could end up a long way from your skis or – less likely but possible – hitting something.

I had a classic moment with another skier at the top of a slope today. I drew up and while I was looking down, perplexed, a young woman drew up and stopped. We exchanged ...

Car park, Télécabine le Tour Col de Balme, 5pm

A travel blog entry by jeremyhill

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... things that look like floorboards. So my new skis are still old-time.

And it turns out everybody rents their skis these days as well. The boss of Rossignol said so on TV the other day. Naturally I feel like a bit of a mug. Not only am I one of very few punters who bother to lug their own skis across France; I’m also lugging a pair of dinosaurs. Didn’t stop me enjoying the skiing today ...

Residence Le Choucas, prom. Marie Paradis, 11pm

A travel blog entry by jeremyhill

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... br> c) Remembering how to ski; and

d) The sun shining all day.

On the last point, as I started skiing my first slopes of the day I could hear boom-boom night-clubby type noise in the distance. Taking the chairlift up the mountain later revealed all: a beach ...

Location

This hotel, located on Promenade Marie Paradis , Chamonix, is near Aiguille de Midi, Montenvers Train - La Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, and Vallee Blanche.
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