15 Apr April 15th 2013
Well its the end of the season for us ..our last guests have left as the girls break up from school this week and we are heading back to the UK to see family and friends.
Paradiski is still open until 27th April , Sainte Foy and La Thuile in Italy closed yesterday. Val and Tignes are open well into May. What a season we have had here in our Chalet in Les Arcs. The snow has been amazing with us having had Powder weeks as opposed to powder days! It must be one of the best end of seasons we have had for years judging by how much snow is still around. It has however warmed up dramatically this week, with temperatures in the 20’s at the minute so the avalanche risk has shot up!
We only just lost snow in the Village in the last 3 weeks and we still have full coverage right down to the Village of Villaroger. The first picture below was taken on April 14th in Sainte Foy.
We had friends in for the last couple of weeks which made it a great end to the Season, and my stepbrother and his son Rhys finally came to see us. Rhys’s first time skiing he was doing reds on the 3rd day.. brilliant. Pierre our Instructor has been great this year, both on and off piste with clients.
Thankyou once again to everyone who visited this year and for making it a happy successful Winter.
Anneha and Fi had a great time learning to snowboard. They love it.
Jonny has passed his INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN LEADER qualification, whoop whoop!!! He’s been studying for it for around 5 years so its great he has finally got his reward. This enables him to take guided walks in the Alps and all over the world. He is also a qualifed snow shoeing guide now too. So if you came and stayed here at the Chalet he would be able to take you walking in the Mountains.
We will be dusting our bikes off now and looking forward to the Summer.
The Tour de France passes through Annecy in July so we will be following that and my mum and GT will be with us too. Looking forward to seeing some cyclists here in June to cycle the cols.
WalktheAlps and Marginal Gains Alpine Cycling are live so please have a look for your Walking and Cycling Holiday in the French Alps, or your Summer Chalet Holiday, for Summer Activities. Bookings being taken now.
We are also holding an off piste week 12th to 19th January 2014 for those who like to have a go at off piste, but feel they want to improve their off piste technique. We have teamed up with Pierre Lohen to offer a weeks course with 5 days off piste tuition enhanced by videos and talks. We will be including avalance awareness and transceivor training during the week. This will get booked up quickly so please get in touch if you are interested.
Prices for Winter 2013/2014 held as of this last season for Early Bookings!