Shackleton Mountain Resort
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... 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 ...
Salut mes chatons,
Susa Italy was a very cute little town nestled in a valley halfway between Briancon and Turin. We did not spend much time there but since it was the destination of our carpool, we decided to check it out before continuing to Turin. We went to a local restaurant and ate some pizza, and wandered the streets a little bit before heading to the train station.
And that's about all!
From Italy, with love,
... It was pathetic to have warmed up on a "red" slope, spend the whole day outside of the slopes, and then be terrified and unable to board a "green" slope. Fortunately, a few of the egg-shaped lifts took people back down the mountain too.
At the end of our time in Briancon, we caught another carpool to Susa Italy to continue our journey.
From Euroland, with love,
... to meet at the pub for a beer to celebrate NZ new year. Me and Andy made a wrong turn somehow and ended up back at the bottom but luckily managed to get back up in time for a beer at 12. We did a big countdown then all the kiwi boys took their shirts off n did a haka in the snow. It was so funny! After it they all started tackling each other into the snow so Andy n Blair got dressed pretty quick! After another beer ...
... huge boom to shift the loose snow. So, until the all clear, only the lower slopes were open with the result that all the lifts were congested with long queues. Anyway, we got going once the tops slopes were open and Sophie, Anna and I headed to the highest peak in the 3 Valleys, Point du Bouchet, at 3230m. Some of the skiing was hard going as there were tricky moguls to navigate but it was worth the effort for the beautiful views ...