Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ritter bars, old velcro and skiing

By far and away, my favourite chocolate bar is the Ritter Sport plain chocolate marzipan. Lion bars easily make my top ten. But Lions are readily accessible (and frequently consumed by me). In my opinion, Ritters are in a different … Continue reading

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Whiteout at Domaine de Balme, Marcel and Soduko

Mrs D and I took the train to Vallorcine this morning on the basis of a favourable weather forecast for the afternoon. We found cloud, snow showers, flat light or whiteout, and we saved an American from disappearing into a … Continue reading

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Skiing at Brevent, Freeride World Tour and New Year

Today, Monday, was cloudy in the valley and looking rather dismal. But, ever the optimist, I decided to go to Brevent to ski! The Freeride competition was to take place there. It had been postponed from the weekend until today. … Continue reading

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More snow, Les Houches and Ultra Trail MB

We must have had about 30cm of snow and a fair amount of rain in the last 3 days down here in Servoz, but on the mountains it was probably more like a metre of extra snow. The depth of … Continue reading

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Domaine de Balme, RFID and lift passes

Wednesday was forecast to be the last day of the week with good weather. (Rain and cloud was forecast for the rest of the week, and we’re in it now!) So, Mrs D and I ventured up to Domaine de … Continue reading

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Domaine de Balme, Evasion Mont Blanc and Grands Montets

Sunday is usually a busy day on the slopes in the Chamonix valley, particularly on sunny afternoons, when families seem to appear in droves. So on Sunday, we took an early train to Vallorcine and the ski area of Domaine … Continue reading

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Flegere and a friend in need…

The day started with cloud in the valley due to a temperature inversion, a fairly frequent occurrence in the Chamonix valley. But it was sunny and cold on the mountain. With Mrs D, I started out fairly early for the Flegere ski area. However, … Continue reading

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