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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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Domaine de Balme, Evasion Mont Blanc and Grands Montets

Sunday is usually a busy day on the slopes in the Chamonix valley, particularly on sunny afternoons, when families seem to appear in droves. So on Sunday, we took an early train to Vallorcine and the ski area of Domaine … Continue reading

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Skiing at Combloux and flannels/washcloths

Recent days have been very similar weather-wise, so this blog is getting a bit samey! Another sunny day and cold to start with.  Today I went to the very quiet ski resort of Combloux; part of the large Evasion Domaine. Previously this … Continue reading

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Les Grands Montets in the sun

Made an early start because I anticipated lots of people at Argentiere. But it turned out to be pretty quiet. Even at 09.20 there was quite a queue for the cable car, so I walked up and took the Plan … Continue reading

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