Monthly Archives: January 2013

Combloux and a piste bike!

Combloux is quite an up-market ski resort, in my view. It is fairly low-lying and gets loads of sun, being essentially south-facing. The ski runs are not too demanding, generally, and most of the lifts are chair lifts; button or … Continue reading

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All the lifts in the Chamonix valley

Today I completed my project/target of riding on all the lifts by taking a ride on the Tramway du Mont Blanc, to ski at Les Houches. This completes the task I set myself in December. I suppose some purists might … Continue reading

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Espace Diamant

Our annual lift pass gives us three days of skiing at other resorts in the Haute Savoie region. One place we had not been to for at least 5 years is Praz sur Arly, which has fairly recently joined up … Continue reading

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More Chamonix lifts and recovering medical costs in France

It was cold, but bright and sunny today. To add to my lift tally and look around a bit, we took the train to Chamonix then went up the Montenvers railway. This is not a main ski lift, obviously, but … Continue reading

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Grand parenting and Brevent

Last night I became a grand parent for the first time. Our daughter produced a grand-daughter for us, after a long labour. Happily, both mother and baby are well and recovering rapidly from the ordeal. They are in Sydney, so … Continue reading

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Domaine de Balme, The Hobbit and Argentiere

Friday was a fabulously sunny day and, with a less than promising weather forecast for the weekend, I was anxious to get out on skis. I took the train and a bus and went to Le Tour to the Domaine … Continue reading

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All the lifts Les Planards, and hokey cokey

Today was very cold but mostly sunny. I took a trip into Chamonix to tick off all three lifts at Les Planards. This does not sound too demanding and indeed was not. However, I had never been on two of … Continue reading

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