Sunday, January 25, 2009

Les Contamines

Hello there again. This weekend it was time to change place, or actually change back to one of our favorites: Les Contamines. It is located just on one of the sides of the Mont Blanc. We kicked of around 07:45 from Geneva and was standing with the skis all ready to go at 09:15. Excellent weather as well. It just snowed 15-20cm fresh which is just what was needed.

So when we arrived, there came 4 large buses at the same time, and you immediately go: "No no no... Lots of people and messy", but the slopes were basically empty where we went. We start of to Signal and the continue on the "left" part of the system, and down to Hauteluce, which the adjacent valley. Some great power skiing next to the pistes as well.

After while it is time for lunch at our usual place, which is "La R'mize a Louis". Really good food, nice cosy chalet, but they only accept cash, since they have no phoneline. They do not even have any running water :) Just after we were done we also go some free schnapps which was nice as well.

Then off to ski some more and in the end go back to the parking and drive back home to Geneva. Really amazing day with sunny skies, not too cold, and fresh snow.

This is a place we go back to often, just because it is not as massive as Val Thorens or Verbier, so you can get some privacy and not having to queue for hours just to get back up again. Of course, the non-smoking restaurants in general in France are very appealing :)

More skiing adventures will follow. The season this year is really good!!! :)

Just a little note: All photos are taken with my iPhone, so quality is a bit so so...

A of course some nice views on the place. To the left is the Mont Blanc, and to the right is just a small chalet covered with snow.

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