Monthly Archives: March 2012

Goodbye to Grands Montets

Today was my last ski day this season. I have been counting and today was my 47th day. I feel privileged and lucky to be able to do that much skiing in one year. Today was memorable because once again, despite the … Continue reading

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Grands Montets and extraordinary biking

Today was a very pleasant surprise. I went to Argentiere and Grands Montets and found sun (no surprise there; it has been sunny for nearly a week now non-stop), no crowds, and brilliant snow. I suppose the “brilliant” bit needs … Continue reading

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Shampoo, Uxbridge English, skiing and Montenvers

Last night, suddenly, I thought what a funny/peculiar word shampoo is; like you do . (It is possibly even funnier in French – shampooing.) So I decided to see what its origin is. Well, it turns out to originate from … Continue reading

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Spring skiing, cats and lost in translation

The past three days have been just perfect spring weather here; sunny all day and warm in the afternoon. I have skied at Brevent, Grands Montets and Domaine de Balme and in all cases found very good skiing conditions. There … Continue reading

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Powder skiing at Les Houches and NASA photo of Earth

Today has been cloudy with almost continual precipitation; snow in the morning and rain after lunch in Servoz. But, after snow overnight, I had to get out and ski. I went to Les Houches, which was quiet; no problems parking. … Continue reading

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Aiguille du Midi and cable cars

Just about every visit we make to Chamonix involves at least one trip up the Aiguille du Midi cable car to look at the marvellous views. Sometimes, only with a guide, I ski the Vallee Blanche. And once, also guided, … Continue reading

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Skiing at Grands Montets and looking round Annecy

The weather stays, for the present, warm and sunny. Yesterday I was at Grands Montets. Just for fun I took at least one ride on all the lifts. The snow on Pylones was pretty good except for lots of loose … Continue reading

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