Monthly Archives: January 2014

History of the Planpraz cable car in Chamonix

I often ponder what places would have looked like in years past. This reflection has lead me to investigate the history of the ski lifts that I know and use. Recently, I have been collecting information and pictures about cable … Continue reading

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Courmayeur and French Moonshine

We chose a brilliant day to take a trip through the Mont Blanc tunnel and visit the Courmayeur ski area. It was good to end this particular ski trip on a high. And this was the end for me because … Continue reading

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Notes from the Chamonix valley

The spring-like conditions ended this weekend with rain and snow continuing almost all yesterday and most of today. During a non-skiing day, whilst walking around Servoz, I saw this wonderful painted door. Today I visited the Brevent ski area. There … Continue reading

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Spring time in the Chamonix valley

We have been in the Chamonix valley for about 10 days now. ¬†All this week the weather has been distinctly spring-like, sunny and quite warm; quite unlike the weather we hear that we left behind in UK. As an example, … Continue reading

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Best joke of the year

A couple go to a marriage guidance counsellor. The counsellor asks the man what is wrong. “We just don’t seem to communicate any more.” he says. The counsellor turns to the woman. She launches into a tirade. He is always … Continue reading

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