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Day 4: Christmas Eve – a day out to Pila, Italy

By on December 24, 2008 in France, Italy

So far I have had three days of skiing Courmayeur in nearly perfect condition, so on my third day of skiing (fourth day of the trip), I headed off to Pila which is another resort about 40 minutes away. To get to the new ski required a 40-minute taxi ride.  The taxi costs €90 (£90 or $130) […]

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Day 5: The drive back to Geneva

By on March 10, 2007 in France, Switzerland with 0 Comments

Yesterday I had a great day of skiing (read post). Clear blue skies and sunshine, plus good snow condition (high up). Today was the drive-back…. The weather was fantastic when I woke up, and I was very tempted to head back up to the slopes, however, as I had taken my skis back, and I […]

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Day 4: Last day Les Deux Alpes skiing

By on March 9, 2007 in France with 0 Comments
Day 4: Last day Les Deux Alpes skiing

Today was my last day of Les Deux Alpes skiing. Overnight we had received a little snow in the town, but it had melted before I had finished breakfast. I had a bad start to the day. I had got all my ski gear on, was walking down the road, when I looked back and […]

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Day 3: Bad weather and the morning lift Les Deux Alpes, France

By on March 8, 2007 in France
Day 3: Bad weather and the morning lift Les Deux Alpes, France

Day three of the trip, day two of skiing. In the morning the weather appeared to be OK in the town, but when I got up the mountain (after what now appears to be the usual wait for the first lift of the day) it was awful. Foggy and a howling gale with driving snow. […]

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Day 2: Les Deux Alpes, France – skiing Les Deux Alpes

By on March 7, 2007 in France
Day 2: Les Deux Alpes, France – skiing Les Deux Alpes

So, skiing Les Deux Alpes. Last night I arrived in town and looking around I was concerned by the lack of snow, in the morning, when I awoke and looked out of the window, I was surprised how little snow there was in the town and how much snow could be seen on the mountain, […]

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Day 1: UK to Geneva and then on to Les Deux Alpes, France

By on March 6, 2007 in France, Switzerland, UK with 0 Comments

So far so good, all went very well. The trip went well; the flight was only delayed for 40 minutes, car hire worked a treat (20 mins to pick it up and get on the road). The drive to Les Deux Alpes was uneventful. I asked the GPS unit for the quickest route and let it […]

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Chamonix Valley, France – A summary

By on January 6, 2006 in France with 0 Comments

The Chamonix Valley is a great place to go skiing. This trip was my third visit to the Valley. In 1997 I spent a week staying in Chamonix and skied most of the resorts/ski areas.  For that trip, we hired a mini-bus (there were 7 of us) and did the long, long drive (this trip […]

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Day 8: The drive back – the good, the bad, and the ugly

By on January 5, 2006 in France with 0 Comments

The long drive back…. Oh!  God!  The long drive back….  Never again am I doing that drive….  Over 600 miles (driving directions). We left Les Houches at 6:15 am and drove north heading for Boulogne.  On the way, we had 3 stops, one for coffee (and the loo), one for fuel (and the loo), and one […]

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Day 7: Lunch in Chamonix, France

By on January 4, 2006 in France with 0 Comments
Day 7: Lunch in Chamonix, France

Day seven of what had turned into a non-skiing ski trip to the Chamonix Valley. My friends who were skiing over at Morzine came over for lunch (well, I couldn’t get there…) and we went out to Chamonix. We had a lunch in La Potiniere and then went to the Chambre Neuf for a beer. The […]

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Day 5: No more skiing for me

By on January 2, 2006 in France with 0 Comments

A quiet day taking it easy and resting the leg – no more skiing for me. In the evening we went to Le Delice Restaurant in Les Houches for dinner.  Very nice little place on the main street.  There is a main eating area and bar upstairs and further tables downstairs.  The place is run by […]

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