Springtime France

Wednesday, 25th May 2016 by
Above the white cliffs of Dover with a bit of dog walking time before our ferry to FranceWe’re recently back from a couple of weeks in France, what an amazing (and weird?) series of spring weather conditions we had though…

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Powder, powder and more powder

Saturday, 13th February 2016 by
Laetitia starting out well skiing the Magic Forest powderThere’s more snow here than a very snowy place, and it’s fantastic.

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Looking back towards the top Cresta s'Arp lift stationOf course with the mad-for-it speed machines Dave and Jon in the team "take it easy" didn't really work out...

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Mini New Year Break in Chamonix

Saturday, 2nd January 2016 by
After the new year eve's light snow we enjoyed a day skiing at Grand Montets with slightly improved snow cover - still only a few runs open nd nothing down to valley level thoughThe snow conditions were looking very poor in Chamonix with the endless sunshine in the Alps. The Atlantic frontal systems that should have been delivering frequent snow storms were being concentrated in to torrential rain over the north west of England. However, it still seemed like a better option than watching that endless rain in […]

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A quick Chamonix Skiing trip…

Tuesday, 17th February 2015 by
Nick bought us all a yummy raspberry tart to enjoy before we headed off for the UK, leaving Saskia and Nick to continue enjoying the sunshine in Chamonix...Who said you can’t get cheap flights anymore? We just grabbed great value flights to Geneva for a four day ski trip to Chamonix, despite it being half-term. OK, so the times were very unsociable (7AM leaving Liverpool and 11PM returning) but that just meant we could also ski on our flight days! After our […]

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Cham New Year 14/15 Skiing

Thursday, 8th January 2015 by
Laetitia executing a jump at Les ContaminesWe’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 […]

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Laetitia at the start of the Arete.  Look, no crowds.Monday was amazing as well. More wall to wall sunshine, so this time we did jump on the lift up to the Aiguille du Midi (not the first lift I hasten to add).

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Pete feels Queazy…

Saturday, 3rd May 2014 by
Pete doesn't know which way is up, down, left, and right on the BochardWe’re taking advantage of the Bank Holiday weekend and spending a few days in Chamonix. The plan is to climb, but the forecast for today wasn’t looking too good until late afternoon so we decided to enjoy the last of the snow at Grand Montets.

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