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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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Skiing Brevent, and an awkward exhaust pipe

Overnight we had rain, then snow. Where I live there was about 5cm of snow on the car first thing, but it was not settling on the roads. It was grey and still snowing. The weather forecast was “cloudy with … Continue reading

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Ski etiquette, queues and life

Yesterday seemed like the weather was going to be OK in the morning so I took the train with 3 ski buddies to Flegere. Although, at that stage the resort was only partially open, the queue at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Fantastic day, fantastic snow

This was easily the best day skiing this season and with the combination of sunny weather and fresh snow, it would be a highlight of any season. I was at Brevent and found some wonderful knee-deep, and beyond, powder in … Continue reading

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