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Skiing at St Nicolas and Grands Montets with views of Mont Blanc

A couple of days skiing with great snow and sun deserve a mention. It has been several years since I visited the St Nicolas de Veroce ski area. It is joined to the area I think of as Megeve but … Continue reading

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A short tour of Les Fiz in the Chamonix valley

We have looked daily at the enormous rock face known as the Rochers des Fiz, everytime we visit the Chamonix valley. We have, in the past, crossed it and viewed it from the other side but never, until recently, walked … Continue reading

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Chamonix Mont Blanc staggering new records

The Chamonix valley appears to have gone a little crazy recently with two new records being set for the journey between the town centre and the top of Mont Blanc. This is apparently a distance fo 14km and an altitude … Continue reading

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Walking in Chamonix valley

It was a long drive down from Calais to Servoz, at the mouth of the Chamonix valley, but, as usual, it took us just under 9 hours, all on the autoroutes. There was very little traffic and we arrived on … 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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Train strike, changes in the Mer de Glace and Orange whatday

Today is gloomy; low cloud and drizzle. Probably, there is a little snow falling on the mountains higher up but I doubt there is enough to make a difference to the skiing. Yesterday was cold with bright sun and Mrs … Continue reading

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