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January 2015 in the Chamonix valley

Since my last post about skiing I have had 3 more weeks in the valley. Conditions for skiing have been mixed. There is undoubtedly a need for more snow but I have had some excellent skiing especially at Brevent/Flegere. The … Continue reading

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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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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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Chamonix video clip

Reading a recent blog about Chamonix in the summer reminded me of a tremendous and truly frightening video clip I saw recently. It was filmed on the Brevent in Chamonix and covers ground I recognise very well but not when … 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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Spring skiing

Another lovely sunny, spring day today; shirtsleeve¬†weather in the valley and even, for some, on the ski slopes. But not me, although no tights/long John’s today! Mrs D and I went to Brevent for a morning ski; not too crowded … Continue reading

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Old tights and skiing

Words are very emotive. For example, one might quite easily recognise that other people are “mean”, but I am “careful with money”, “frugal” or even just plain “sensible”. Hence, when we were about to go for a skiing holiday over … Continue reading

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