Cham New Year 14/15 Skiing

Laetitia executing a jump at Les Contamines

We’re just back from a little over two weeks of skiing in Chamonix. Well, I say two weeks of skiing, but in fact the first week was a bit short on the skiing as there was no (very little) snow. We did manage a few days, but in the end we decided the lift pass was too expensive to justify for the amount of skiing available.

Despite the poor snow it was nice to enjoy Xmas in the sunshine relaxing and checking out all the shops in Chamonix with Ian. Ian is out in the Alps for the whole season. Lucky (ski) bum!

However, on Thursday it started snowing – a lot! It kept snowing all day Friday too! And Saturday! Although on Saturday the rate had slowed a bit and the visibility was better, that is it was just about possible to breath, so we ventured out for a great powder day at Grand Montets.

The second week of skiing was of course much better thanks to the new snow. Plus we had Saskia, Nick, James, and Oliver with us for the week and to help us see in the new year.

Here a few piccies from the trip…

Ian, Laetitia, and Pete on a hot-chocolate break
Ian, Laetitia, and Pete on a hot-chocolate break
Pete skiing in the deserted Combe Pendant at Grand Montets
Pete skiing in the deserted Combe Pendant at Grand Montets
Laetitia and Pete celebrating in the madness that is Chamonix town centre on New Year's Eve
Laetitia and Pete celebrating in the madness that is Chamonix town centre on New Year’s Eve
Fireworks over Cham at New Year
Fireworks over Cham at New Year
Laetitia executing a jump at Les Contamines
Laetitia executing a jump at Les Contamines
James, Pete, Oliver, Saskia, Ian, and Nick with another warming hot chocolate. But why did we sit at the only shady cafe on the mountain?  Everywhere else was in glorious sunshine!
James, Pete, Oliver, Saskia, Ian, and Nick with another warming hot chocolate. But why did we sit at the only shady cafe on the mountain? Everywhere else was in glorious sunshine!

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