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Day 3: A visit to Chamonix Hospital for an x-ray, crutches and some drugs!

By on December 31, 2005 in France with 0 Comments
Day 3: A visit to Chamonix Hospital for an x-ray, crutches and some drugs!

After my accident at St Gervais (see Day 2: Skiing St Gervais, France – OUCH!) I woke up he next day and realised that as my leg was so painful (I couldn’t walk) that I would need a visit to Chamonix Hospital. I didn’t think anything was broken, I just couldn’t put any weight on the […]

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Day 2: Skiing St Gervais, France – OUCH!

By on December 30, 2005 in France with 0 Comments

On day two we decided to go skiing in St. Gervais, which was just down to the road from Les Houches. St. Gervais is located just outside the Chamonix Valley.  Basically, take the road back towards Geneva and take a left (i.e. follow the signs). St. Gervais is only about 20 minutes from Les Houches. […]

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Day 1: Dinner in Chamonix, France, and problems with parking

By on December 29, 2005 in France
Day 1: Dinner in Chamonix, France, and problems with parking

The weather was still unbelievably cold in Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley. This evening we decided to go over to Chamonix for dinner.  The air temperature was -16°C.  Brrrrrr… The roads in the valley are in really good condition, well salted and clear of snow. Parking in Chamonix, as usual, was a bit of a […]

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Day 1: Skiing Les Houches, France

By on December 29, 2005 in France with 0 Comments
Day 1: Skiing Les Houches, France

The weather in Les Houches was unbelievable, but it was time to go skiing in Les Houches. When we arrived last night the air temperature was around -12°C.  Overnight it dropped to -16°C. Breakfast was served at 8:30 am (porridge, croissants, tea and fruit juice) and we then had a cold walk (about 300 meters) […]

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Travelling from London, UK, to the Chamonix Valley, France

By on December 28, 2005 in France, UK with 0 Comments

Up at 4:30 am, showered, and on the road by 5 am for a 90 minute trip to Dover to catch a ferry to France for the long drive to Chamonix / Les Houches. Snow in UK bad, snow in a ski resort good… What a journey!  The 90-minute drive to Dover took well over 2 […]

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Problems booking a ski trip to Chamonix, France

By on December 14, 2005 in France with 0 Comments

Fun and games trying to book a quick trip over to Chamonix, France, to go skiing I decided to base myself in Chamonix Valley and take day-trips to ski areas in the Valley, and to Morzine Two options to get to Chamonix were explored: By train; or by air. Driving was not an option as […]

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La Conciergerie, Les Houches, Chamonix Valley, France

By on December 12, 2005 in France with 0 Comments
La Conciergerie, Les Houches, Chamonix Valley, France

We arrived at La Conciergerie in Les Houches around 7:30 pm local time, after a 600+ mile, 14-hour drive from the UK (see Travelling from London, UK, to the Chamonix Valley, France). Les Houches is easy to find as it is well signposted, and the first exit on the right after the second tunnel in the valley. […]

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