Hotel Le Sherpa - Val Thorens
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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This week was my first week of classes, or I should say my first 3 days because I don't have class on Mondays or Tuesdays. As great as that is, it does make for a very tiring 12hrs of class on Wednesday. Each class is an hour and 45min which is surprisingly very hard to sit through! And I'm taking politics and economy for the first time in my life, hopefully it ends up being easier than I ...
... can get some of the effect.
So back to my first time skiing...ever.
I did 4 runs today before my body told me I needed to stop. My first run down the bunny slopes was kinda awful (as expected for a newcomer). I couldn't stop, or turn so basically I did what I could to slow down and ended up wiping out hard many times.Thankfully I had Katy with me who is from Colorado who talked me through it and got my confidence back up. After the first run, ...
Ski resorts attract daily hundreds if not thousands of people bent on having a great time in the snow and use various methods to manage the movement of these crowds and to extract the maximum cash from each person. Normally one has to purchase in advance a lift pass that is commonly a small credit card sized piece of plastic that allows access thru gates at the bottom of chair lifts and gondolas. You pay for the number of days skiing and swipe ...
... with the more experienced one's hitting the black runs with Pierre and the "learners" following Ludo onto the green beginner runs for the first day or two. The snowboard boys got a couple of lessons followed by a lot of falls and then began to really get cracking. Ludo patiently got me "tuned up" again and my turns sharpened up but I was very happy to stick to the slow group as the flu that had visited me at Nature's Vally was coming back with a vengeance.
Like all ...
... much that 15000 people were stranded en route to the mountains. Luckily, we were already there.
We were completely spoiled in Aussois (and we benefitted from the early "no snow" reduced prices). Our hotel was a beautiful small family run establishment with a Michelin recognized chef and a staff ...