Monthly Archives: January 2013

More snow and all the lifts at Flegere

Yesterday was cloudy with some snow. Today was predicted to be the same but with more snow, and so it has turned out. After no skiing yesterday, I was keen to get out today, regardless of conditions. I took the … Continue reading

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Fresh snow and Jack Lew’s signature

Yesterday was pretty gloomy and snowing all day. Most of the ski lifts in the Chamonix valley were closed, except for Les Houches. There was about 30cm of new snow in the valley, the Col des Montets was shut and … Continue reading

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Close encounters of a French kind

For just over a year the cold tap on our bath has been getting stiffer and stiffer and delivering less and less water. During our last visit here it stopped completely as did the shower assembly diversion switch – you … Continue reading

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All the lifts at Brevent

Today was forecast to be gloomy with snow later and, as I write this, it has arrived, falling quietly and steadily outside. However, the last two days have been sunny just about all day with excellent skiing conditions. We have … Continue reading

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All the lifts in Domaine de Balme (in an afternoon)

We thought this week would be quieter and decided yesterday to take a visit to Vallorcine to ski, travelling by train. Due to track improvements we could only go as far as Chamonix by train. The rest of the journey … Continue reading

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All the ski lifts in Les Houches

It has been really crowded in the Chamonix valley over the New Year; the local paper has apparently declared it a new record for visitor numbers. I am not really surprised. I can’t recall it being busier. Yesterday was a … Continue reading

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New Year New Challenge

I have always felt that winter is less gloomy out here in Chamonix and part of that is due to longer spells of sunshine. But, I have also discovered, we get longer days here than back home on Gower. At … Continue reading

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