07 Jan 7th Jan 2006
We have had lots of snow over the past week and so have been able to enjoy some good off piste as well as on piste skiing. We have probably had nearly a metre of snow which has livened things up. We skied yesterday off the back of Ste Foy down through the village of Monal and down to Pigettes where our friend has the Alpage refuge. He made us lunch, after he had walked up the 50 min climb from the road.The fire was roaring and he had slippers waiting for us when we arrived and a large glass of red wine. Its an amazing place , Jonny worked on it a bit last summer. It would be a great day out if you hired a guide to get you down there as it is an off piste Itinery, but quite an easy route.Simon the owner would then cook dinner for you with drinks and you can stay the night.I will have to speak to him re prices as I think it would be a good idea.
Today it is cloudy and we think more snow is forecast. It has certainly warmed up a lot. We are taking Anneha skiing this afternon and Ffi(2yrs) has got some little plastic clip on ones and a new hat so is very excited.Anneha had a great week last week skiing and drinking hot chocolate with our NY guests’ children.Hope you all got home safely, its unbelievable that flying from Leeds/Bradford to Chambery from their house to our chalet took 5 1/2 hrs door to door!!!!!
Anyway must close as we have guests arriving in an hour.